Pick­ing a shaft isn’t just about ‘R’ or ‘S’

Golf Digest (South Africa) - - Play Your Best -

‘A SHORTER SHAFT CAN IM­PROVE CON­TACT, WHICH IN­CREASES DIS­TANCE.’

When you swing a club with a shaft that feels good, you aren’t re­spond­ing to the reg­u­lar or stiff flex. You’re feel­ing the tip stiff­ness and torque. Those fac­tors, along with shaft weight, give you the spin, dis­tance, con­trol and feel you want. So don’t fix­ate on the let­ter on the shaft band. And don’t buy off the rack: You wouldn’t buy a suit or dress with­out check­ing the fit, would you?

Jared Zak, one of Golf Di­gest’s Best Young Teach­ers, is based at Sea Is­land Golf Club in St Si­mons Is­land, Ge­or­gia.

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