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What is Shaft Flex?

The flex of a golf shaft refers to its stiffness or bendability and is an important factor in determining how a golf club will perform. Shaft flex is measured on a scale that ranges from extra stiff (X) to senior (A), with additional increments for ladies (L for ladies).





Below is a general overview of the different shaft flexes that are available:

  • Extra Stiff (X): For golfers with a swing speed of over 105 mph who require maximum control and accuracy.

  • Stiff (S): For golfers with a swing speed of 95-105 mph who want a good balance of control and distance.

  • Regular (R): For golfers with a swing speed of 85-95 mph who want a good balance of distance and control.

  • Senior (A): For golfers with a swing speed of less than 85 mph who need a more flexible shaft for maximum distance.

  • Ladies (L): For golfers that have a swing speed of less than 85mph and require a shaft that will assist with a consistent delivery and impact position.

It's important to note that these are general guidelines and that other factors, such as the golfer's swing technique, tempo and personal feel preference, can also play a role in determining the best shaft flex for an individual golfer. It's always a good idea to get fitted by a professional club fitter to determine the best shaft flex for your game.


Here at Perth Golf Centre we utilise all the latest technology including Trackman 4 and Mizuno's Shaft Optimizer. All of the technology is balanced with data, discussions, feel and final dispersion and distance results to ensure that you get the best shaft for your current golf game.





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