Table of Contents
- 1 How do you know if your driver is too short?
- 2 Is it easier to hit a driver with a shorter shaft?
- 3 How long should my driver be for my height?
- 4 How long should my driver shaft be for my height?
- 5 Will a shorter shaft help my slice?
- 6 Does shortening your driver Help?
- 7 How does driver shaft length affect driver distance?
- 8 Should you try a longer shaft?
How do you know if your driver is too short?
If you have difficulty seeing where your ball makes contact on the face, you can use Dr. Scholl’s Foot Powder or some face tape. If your hits are mostly on the toe, your driver could actually be too short. The optimum spot on the face to hit your driver is slightly towards the toe and slightly above the centerline.
Is a shorter driver shaft better?
A shorter driver shaft will shorten the arc of your swing. This will help you to hit the center of the clubface more often. Hitting the center of the clubface more often means you are more likely to keep the ball in play than you were before.
Is it easier to hit a driver with a shorter shaft?
It is easier to hit the center of the clubface with a shorter club than a longer club, therefore if you feel like you are struggling with your current driver here’s a few things you can try before you cut that driver down or order a new one.
How can I tell if my golf clubs are too short?
If a player has clubs that are too short, they will usually bend over too much from the waist in their address position. Conversely, clubs that are too long will require the player to stand too erect.
How long should my driver be for my height?
The Tall and Short of It For example, if you are 6-feet tall and your wrist-to-floor measurement is 35 inches, a standard length driver — 44 inches for a steel shaft driver and 45 inches for a graphite shaft driver — would be appropriate.
How much does it cost to shorten a driver shaft?
Generally, this fee will be about $15 to $35 depending on where and when you get the work done. Replacing a shaft on a driver is a bit more work than regripping a club. Try to have it done by a reputable person who understands club fitting.
How long should my driver shaft be for my height?
How long is Rory McIlroy driver shaft?
Lefty slams USGA for potential driver length rule Several top amateurs also told GolfChannel.com that they knew of no one who gamed a driver that long. “I went back to 44 1/2 [inches] earlier this year,” Rory McIlroy said.
Will a shorter shaft help my slice?
When fitting a driver, it’s important to get loft, lie, shaft, and grip sorted, but better driving may be hiding in a shorter shaft. In fact, a shorter shaft should help you find the sweet spot more often and may even add distance.
What happens if golf irons are too short?
If the club is too long, the player’s posture will be more upright. If it’s too short, the player’s posture will be more bent over. If the club is too long, the player’s swing path will be out-to-in. If the club is too short, the player’s swing path will be in-to-out.
Does shortening your driver Help?
Shortening the shaft will make the club shorter but it will also make the shaft stiffer and adjust the swing weight as well. Plus, the more length you remove, the less flex your club will have. Depending on how much you cut it down, it could move a regular flex to a stiff or a stiff to an extra stiff.
Should I cut my driver shaft?
How does driver shaft length affect driver distance?
Perhaps more than anything else, added shaft length has increased driver distances. In the last 25 years, the average driver shaft length has gradually moved from 43 inches to 45.75 inches. A longer shaft produces more swing speed. More swing speed produces higher ball speed. Higher ball speed means more distance.
Who benefits the most from a longer shafted driver?
While our fastest swinger was clearly the best user of the 46″ driver, he was not the only one who benefited from the longer shaft. Players 2, 3, and 5 – none of whom have elite speed or low single digit handicaps – all found improvements to their distance, club head speed, and/or accuracy with a longer shaft.
Should you try a longer shaft?
No one should be scared of trying a longer shaft because of their perceived lack of skill or speed. Despite the fact that we kept the swing weight the same across all shaft lengths, over half of our testers told us that the 46″ driver felt heavy .
Why do golf clubs have such long shafts?
The advent of much larger and more forgiving titanium and composite clubheads has allowed for the extra length, because the clubs have a larger effective hitting area and require less precision to produce a decent shot.