LOOKING AT YOUR SHAFT – WHERE DO YOU BEGIN?
Long for distance, short for accuracy – unquestionable golfing truth or outdated thinking?
One thing virtually everybody in the golf industry agrees on, is that the shaft is a club’s most important component. And, on the whole, drivers are getting longer –from the 45in of a couple of years ago to 46in, and even 47in.
But don’t just follow the herd. Choosing the right shaft for you – short or long – is absolutely crucial to lowering your scores and giving you the feel and control you desire.
Chat to me about choosing the correct shaft. If you work with me I can offer you the opportunity to try a variety of different lengths to find out what your most important performance factor is – length or accuracy – and to kit you out as necessary.
In the meantime, below are two different opinions, one arguing ‘long’ and the other ‘short’. I think that there are several points I agree with in the opinion of both writers, but Neville Bland makes the point that one of the most important steps is to determine what part of your game needs the most improvement right now - distance, accuracy, feel, trajectory or consistency. From there, depending on your swing type, as well as your ability to consistently hit the ball out of the sweetspot, a range
of shaft lengths may work – every golfer is different.