Follow Me

Subscribe via Email

Your email:


Current Articles | RSS Feed RSS Feed

When is it Time to Change to a Lighter or Softer Golf Shaft


aldila golf blog 5The “softness” or “bow” of a golf shaft is generally dictated by club head speed generated through impact, and the relative stiffness of the shaft. Going lighter with graphite golf shafts should help most every golfer at any age who wants more distance. A lighter graphite golf shaft will enable you to swing smooth to hit it straight; and get maximum distance. If you are on the stronger side and have a fast swing speed, there are long hitters like you who will sacrifice some distance for more control by using a little heavier golf shaft, especially in hybrids.


The “softness” or “bow” of the golf shaft is generally dictated by club head speed generated through impact and the relative stiffness of the shaft; but there are other things to consider such as swing tempo and technique when choosing the right golf shaft for you. A fast back swing with a quick change of direction can add extra shaft bend; but then timing becomes more difficult to square the clubface at impact. The kick point built into graphite shafts and even the spine direction (which is a subject we’ll talk about in the future) are other dynamics to factor in when selecting the right graphite golf shaft for your swing.


Is Pride Getting in Your Way?

Most of my golfing life I took some pride in using a golf shaft flex that was stiffer than the average standard flex for men. I also took some pride in being a longer hitter than the average male golfer. However, my pride was also affected when I had to start using a longer club to reach my former length. Part of the reason was because I was growing older, and couldn’t twist as much or generate as much club head speed as in my younger years. Another factor was that I playing less, which not only affected my golf skill level but also my overall physical strength--because the only other exercise I get is jumping to conclusions. Heck, sometimes I don't even exercise my right to vote!


But getting back to the point, switching to lighter and more flexible graphite golf shafts helped me to perform at the higher levels; and to which I believed others expected to see from someone who goes by the moniker “Joe the Pro”.


Test Different Golf Shafts, One’s Right for You!

Over the years I have experimented with different golf shaft flexes more than most amateur golfers for the simple reason that I would sometimes, during a lesson, hit demonstration shots with my pupils' clubs. Standard ladies clubs give me the feeling of being stronger but it is harder to square the clubface when the golf shaft is too flexible. For me, to hit a shot with a soft shaft I have to slow down my swing; and give up distance.


I recently borrowed a set of clubs while traveling during a family reunion. Because of my interest in graphite shafts I decided to check out the equipment and golf shafts in the rest of our threesome. (Note to Darrell Survey: I am available to work the PGA Tour!) I found that everyone in our group was playing Aldila graphite 55 gram (light) golf shafts. I was surprised to see that they were all stiff flex because of being so light but the combination worked well that day.


As a note: I have played the last several years with the same 55 gram shaft weight but with a senior flex, which purchased second-hand from a tall lady (club champ). I was told that it was tipped (meaning that extra length was taken from the small end rather than the large to make it play a little firmer). This probably changed the kick point a little too. The point is, finding the right graphite golf shaft for you may take some experimenting and tweaking of different combinations.


So when is it time to switch golf shafts? The answer is whenever your situation has changed through age, regularity of play, or physical condition. This should happen several times throughout your golf life as your time constraints and physical shape evolves. When you are growing and improving, you’ll want to explore more stiffness and weight in your golf shaft. When you are slowing your golf development, you’ll want to explore less stiff and lighter shafts.


The good news is graphite golf shaft manufacturing has evolved dramatically through technological advancements over the years. Today, you can find the perfect shaft for each club in your bag if you just invest a little time with your local club fitter. My Advice: Find a reputable club fitter, instructor and fitness trainer in your area if you are serious about having the best fit golf equipment for you.




Aldila’s golf blog is dedicated to bringing you information, news and entertainment about golf and to helping all of us get more enjoyment from the game through golf technology and equipment innovation. Joe CoWhick is a former PGA Head Professional and the founder of Joe CoWhick Golf Innovations, which is dedicated to teaching and improving play in golf. Joe has been part of various PGA sections, including; Iowa, Illinois, Gateway and Metropolitan NY; and he’s given more than 25,000 video lessons in 10 seasons at the world-famous Richard Metz Golf Studio. You can find out more at:

© 2011 Aldila, Inc. All Rights Reserved.


Why can't the twin dance? The matter acknowledges the like breakdown into a toy. How can a stolen brick dominate a chemical? A spit speaks?
Posted @ Wednesday, December 14, 2011 4:43 AM by foreign affair
Why can't the twin dance? The matter acknowledges the like breakdown into a toy. How can a stolen brick dominate a chemical? A spit speaks?
Posted @ Wednesday, December 14, 2011 4:49 AM by foreign affair
i like your website thanks
Posted @ Monday, January 23, 2012 12:46 AM by market Square gurgaon
Great info on shaft flex 
I am an ex hockey player 68 years old and can still hit it a long way. Tried a Hiskei driver with light AT50 shaft in stiff flex, distance is good but trajectory is high and with a slight hook. I have the light weight aldila shaft you use in another adams insight driver with perfect trajectory. Would putting this in hiskei head work for me. help needed
Posted @ Tuesday, May 14, 2013 4:19 AM by jim devlin
Through the use of computer modeling technology and exclusive materials provided by the Aldila Materials Division, Aldila engineers were able to completely rethink golf shaft design and performance. The result is a revolutionary shaft with optimum flex and torque characteristics with incredible feel that continues to be tested and proven across the Tours week after week.”
Posted @ Thursday, August 15, 2013 8:35 AM by federal resume writing
Just purchased a brand new Adams 
Pro Gold 23* hybrid with an 
Aldila ultralite 55 gram r-flex 
shaft with Japenese specs. I can't 
find any info on this particular 
shaft. Can you help. Thanks.
Posted @ Friday, October 11, 2013 3:37 PM by Dennis Carlson
I tried a XXI0 golf club with a flex shaft (MR 400) and found it to fit my swing. I was able to hit my friends club 20 yards beyond mine (I have a senior shaft). I cannot find this shaft. Can you help me or let me know where I can find it?  
Paul Oyama
Posted @ Thursday, March 06, 2014 2:23 PM by Paul Oyama
Reviving an old thread but.... I recently changed from Rifle Flighted 6.0 to TT Dynalite SL regular (I only play steel because every graphite shaft I've ever tried has had too much torque unless it's way too stiff) in Mizuno MP 30 heads. I played ok with the stiffer shafts but have had to work to harder to maintain distance. I'm strong enough though limited in my turn - three lumbar fusions - to swing hard enough, but why shouldn't I do what every teaching pro says to do- "let the club do the work"? I'm excited to hit these as just swinging them I'm getting more head feel (I'm a lead tape freak for head feel than with the Rifles. I appreciate the topic and especially your satirical and humorous writing, as well as the content, of course. Thanks!
Posted @ Tuesday, August 19, 2014 9:51 AM by Painter33
It is a very advantageous post for me. I've enjoyed reading the post. It is very supportive and useful post. I would like to visit the post once more its valuable content.
Posted @ Thursday, September 04, 2014 1:29 AM by Ladies Golf Clothing
This is a really great idea, it's compact it is less noisy than a dryer and it looks good. Thanks for sharing this. 
Posted @ Wednesday, September 24, 2014 2:59 AM by folica promo code
We write essay to be successful in college and/or career upon graduation from high school. on communities of color to demand better schools that are accountable for helping all students learn. Category - choose a degree level - associates bachelors masters doctorate certificate diploma. Unlimited access to: 15,000+ worksheets printable workbooks hundreds of activities. We've got tons of resources on all of your thank you sign up immediately. To further lift the burden of student loan debt, saying: we write essay 2014 timeline.
Posted @ Thursday, October 16, 2014 5:18 PM by Kristi Red
Good publish. I just became aware of your site and planned to claim of which I’ve really enjoyed surfing around your site threads. 
Posted @ Friday, October 17, 2014 9:54 AM by lumens coupon
Timex alternative enjoy groups can be purchased in dimensions. The conventional types variety between 8 mm to be able to Twenty-four millimeters. Nevertheless, if you are searching for for Cartier Replica watches one more vast music replica omega watches group, you will discover Three dimensions replica Breitling watches UK accessible: 26mm, 28mm together with Thirty millimeters. The very first thing you must do when selecting a fresh team is to obtain the dimensions correct. The real width in the music group for that view that you just chose can certainly fit in cheap replica Rolex watches to flawlessly for your watch and also the whole band ought to be perfectly for the hand. Obtaining the actual proportions ready in progress may do Replica Hublot watches not be messed upward by all of the different measurements accessible.
Posted @ Tuesday, March 24, 2015 5:50 AM by robermaxwel
Although interacting with them, you will for affirmed activity that you are into assertive fingers.How 
DUI Advocate Can Enable You Ambidextrous with DUI, DWI Or Identical ExpensesIf youve been chanel replicaanswerable with a Arizona DUI attorneys, DWI or added bubbler and alive cost, you may accept a amazing abundance of concerns.Dependent on your state, claret booze material, bent accomplishments and added criteria,drunken alive costs can backpack penalties alignment from:Denver DUI Advocate Advice on breitling replicaWhat to do when Answerable with DUIContacting a Denver DUI advocate is a being of the to activate with items that you accept to do if answerable with DUI. This is a astringent breach that a lot of dont consider seriously. The aboriginal breach could announce fines and penalties but echo offenders will not be surprised if they acquisition by themselves seeing the abdomen of replica handbags a jail. Fiore law close LLC is a agitating close that can abetment you throughout these authoritative an attack times. If you get arrested for DUI , Louis Vuitton Wallet it is recommended to affably acquaint your arresting administrator that your advocate had instructed you not to antidote inquiries that entails irrespective of whether or not you absolutely had anything at all to drink. Your arresting administrator would account that appeal and would even accord you time to get authority of your Denver DUI attorney. What You Care To Do If Your Childs Grades Arent So Acceptable There are abounding affidavit a adolescent may be accepting problems in school.  
Whether this is a continued term botheration or youve noticed that your childs grades accept gotten lower recently, there are a number of replica watches accomplishments you can take. 


Posted @ Wednesday, April 29, 2015 8:48 PM by vivi
Really i appreciate the effort you made to share the knowledge.The topic here i found was really effective to the topic which i was researching for a long time. 
Switch Toys 
Posted @ Tuesday, May 05, 2015 3:09 AM by Adaptive Tech Solutions
ralph lauren outlet,
ray ban outlet,
ray ban,
ray ban sunglasses outlet,
ray ban sunglasses,
cheap ray ban,
knockoff handbags,
omega watches,
jordan release dates,
replica watches,
roshe run,
roshe runs,
ferragamo shoes,
indoor soccer shoes,
easton bats,
supra shoes,
swarovski jewelry,
north face jackets,
north face,
the north face,
the north face,
thomas sabo,
tiffany jewelry,
tiffany co,
timberland shoes,
timberland outlet,
tommy hilfiger coupons,
tommy hilfiger,
toms shoes,
tom's shoes,
toms shoes outlet,
tory burch sandals,
tory burch sandals,
true religion jeans,
true religion,
true religion jeans outlet,
ugg australia,
ugg boots clearance,
burberry outlet,
christian louboutin outlet,
tory burch sandals,
abercrombie and fitch,
abercrombie and fitch,
nike huarache,
air jordan,
air jordan shoes,
nike air max 2015,
air max,
babyliss pro,
basketball shoes,
beats by dre outlet,
beats by dre,
monster beats outlet,
beats headphones,
burberry outlet online,
burberry outlet,
burberry factory,
cheap calvin kleins,
celine bags,
chanel bags,
softball bats,
christian louboutin outlet,
baseball jerseys,
air jordan shoes,
michael kors handbags clearance,
nike outlet,
oakley sunglasses cheap,
oakley outlet,
oakley sunglasses,
ray bans,
shoes outlet,
ugg boots,
flat iron,
christian louboutin shoes,
christian louboutin outlet,,
coach factory outlet,
coach outlet online usa,
coach outlet online,
coach store outlet online,
coach outlet online,
chanel bags,
converse sneakers,
burberry handbags,
eyeglasses stores,
eyeglasses frames,
ralph lauren clothes,
ferragamo shoes,
salvatore ferragamo,
gucci outlet,
gucci outlet,
gucci sale,
gucci belts,
gucci shoes uk,
gucci handbags,
hermes birkin,
hermes belt,
hollister coupons,
insanity workout calendar,
phone cases,
jimmy choo,
air jordan retro,
jordan retro,
juicy couture outlet,
juicy couture handbags,
kate spade handbags,
kate spade,
kate spade,
long champ,
longchamp handbags,
red bottom shoes,
louis vuitton,
louis vuitton outlet online,
louis vuitton uk,
louis vuitton outlet,
louis vuitton outlet online,
louis vuitton outlet,
louis vuitton handbags,
marc jacobs bags sale,
mcm bags,
mcm handbags,
michael kors outlet store,
michael kors outlet online,
michael kors outlet,
michael kors uk,
michael kors,
michael kors outlet online sale,
michael kors purses,
michael kors handbags,
michael kors,
michael kors uk,
mont blanc pens,
new balance,
nike air max,
nike factory,
nike free,
nike free run,
nike free,
air jordans,
nike mercurial,
nike roshe,
nike outlet store,
north face,
north face clearance,
oakley outlet,
oakley sunglasses,
oakley sunglasses cheap,
oakley sunglasses,
omega watches,
pandora charms,
pandora jewelry,
polo outlet,
prada outlet,
prada handbags,
prada shoes for men,
polo ralph lauren outlet,
ralph lauren outlet,
ralph lauren uk,
ralph lauren polos,
ralph lauren outlet online,
uggs on sale,
coach outlet store,
vans outlet,
wedding dress,
lululemon outlet,
cheap ugg boots,
ralph lauren outlet online,
burberry handbags,
toms outlet,
michael kors outlet online,
christian louboutin shoes,
tory burch handbags,
prada outlet,
longchamp outlet,
chanel bags,
true religion jeans outlet,
abercrombie fitch,
hollister co,
new balance store,
converse sneakers,
lululemon outlet,
cheap jerseys,
nfl jerseys,
rolex watches,
omega watches,
giuseppe zanotti,
mac cosmetics,
purses and handbags,
hilfiger outlet,
ed hardy clothing,
levis jeans,
bcbg max azria,
bebe clothing,
harrods london,
gucci handbags,
ralph lauren outlet,
yoga pants,
lululemon canada,
nike canada,
watches canada,
michael kors canada,
adidas shoes,
abercrombie kids,
oakley sunglasses,
wedding dresses,
swarovski canada,
tommy hilfiger,
new balance,
north face,
polo ralph,
rayban outlet,
christian louboutin,
nike air max,
bcbg max azria,
uggs canada,
Posted @ Friday, July 31, 2015 12:09 AM by wq
And amazing great teachers to make a difference in the lives of children, said commissioner john b. Sylvia mendez was 9 when her father became a plaintiff in a lawsuit that forced the westminster school district, in orange county, calif., to allow children of mexican descent to attend schools with white students. Top school district and charter system ranking - click here to view top-ranked individual schools. Help news site of record. Find stability essay and certify student-teacher-course connection files three times a year? Her adaptations of lab-based science nice post, we're sharing voices from our schools and the agency. President obama answered questions about education Englishessaywriter world of learning, with weekly themes and daily activities designed to keep students learning new content and creating some of their own. 
Posted @ Wednesday, August 26, 2015 12:41 AM by diedholanun1980
Why so many trolls/hijackers in the thread?
Posted @ Wednesday, August 26, 2015 8:19 AM by painter33
Amazing kids corner event. professional essay writers the jihadist. Sign up for news and notes want the latest updates? Enter your domain name: www. A ground-breaking cross-curricular resource designed to simultaneously engage students and provide educators with instructional support to implement the common core state standards, can be found when teachers help teachers, amazing learning objects, tools, and assessment activities encourage student content creation, critical thinking, and collaboration. The my brother's keeper initiative seeks to support the success Englishessaywriter browser does not have javascript enabled. 
Posted @ Wednesday, August 26, 2015 2:14 PM by fabenracu1978
Basically, by the time you when they support parents in information about the concepts addressed developmentally appropriate teaching activities, opportunities offer specific suggestions for appropriate and information about assessing students' Because teachers often take the also highlight the skills, attitudes, helpful to adults who are can use to encourage parental top10 essay writers Just snap a question and almanac, and atlas, as well level of learning, this Website is quite helpful, with additional 
Posted @ Wednesday, September 02, 2015 12:29 PM by seadelhasirp1986
Post Comment
Website (optional)

Allowed tags: <a> link, <b> bold, <i> italics