27 Dec '14, 7pm

Study: Do lighter shafts increase clubhead speed?

Study: Do lighter shafts increase clubhead speed?

Lighter is faster. It holds true in car racing, running, and well… just about everything. Same for golf shafts too, right? In theory, lighter shafts allow golfers to swing faster with the same effort, and a faster-moving club head means more distance. But what actually happens when the concept is put into practice? I set up a controlled test using Club Conex adaptors so I could switch four UST Mamiya ProForce VTS Black Stiff shafts of different weights in the exact same driver head. The driver was a TaylorMade SLDR 460 (10.5 degrees) set to neutral weighting. The UST Mamiya ProForce VTS Black shafts were 4S, 5S, 6S and 7S and they had uncut weights of 46 grams, 59 grams, 66 grams and 74 grams. Note: The 10.5-degree driver loft and stiff-flex shafts were not ideal for every golfer who participated, but I wanted to keep as many constants as possible to isolate the variable o...

Full article: http://www.golfwrx.com/266973/study-do-lighter-shafts-inc...

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