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What driver shaft flex do you use?

Discussion in 'General Golf Talk' started by warbirdlover, Mar 2, 2018.

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What's your driver shaft flex?

Poll closed Apr 1, 2018.
  1. senior

    11.8%
  2. regular

    29.4%
  3. stiff

    52.9%
  4. x-stiff

    5.9%
  5. You're lying

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. warbirdlover

    warbirdlover Ender of all threads Supporting Member

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    I play a stiff flex but have been having good luck with a 3-wood and hybrid with reg flex shafts. I seem to spray the ball and get more spin with a regular shaft in my driver. Splain yourselves when you vote.
     
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  2. limpalong

    limpalong Mental Ward Escapee Supporting Member

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    Transitioned almost everything to regular flex shafts over the past few years. Drivers have been "R" flex for quite a while. Have not had a very good experience with the "senior" flex in my GMax irons. Zero consistency, distance wise. And, my undeniably ugly old man's swing sure isn't up to handling "S" flex anymore.
     
  3. eclark53520

    eclark53520 DB Member Extraordinaire Supporting Member

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    The shaft in my driver is x flex.

    Do I need x flex? I have no idea. I hit this driver better than any other driver I've ever hit, so I keep it. Mainly with accuracy though. I don't necessarily hit this as long as some other drivers(this driver is also 2" shorter than 'normal')...but I have a lot less problems with left/right/slice/hook issues.

    The last time I was 'fitted' for a driver, was way back in the Rory or 'Indacup' days, and I believe that was a stiff flex, but I ballooned that driver so damn bad it was crazy. Spin was off the charts. It was a 12º, my current is a 9º.
     
  4. SiberianDVM

    SiberianDVM I love Hooters Moderator

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    I put a Senior (A) flex in my 11.5° Cobra driver head last year. Sometimes it goes straight, sometimes it doesn't. That's golf.
     
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  5. PaPaD

    PaPaD Club ho, geezer........ Supporting Member

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    Playing R flex in everything at this time.
     
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    Project-X stiffs in D-3-5
    TT Dynamic Gold S300s in everything else

    I think I need a lighter, higher kick-point shaft in my driver. I probably should also go to a 9.5° (right now is 8.5°)
     
  7. Fairwaysplitter3320

    Fairwaysplitter3320 Recovering Equipment Ho...off the wagon again. Staff Member Admin

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    I play regular shaft in everything.
     
  8. azgreg

    azgreg "Don't count that." Supporting Member

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    Stiff



    Yes sir.
     
  9. TheTrueReview

    TheTrueReview "Playing it straight" Supporting Member

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    Stiff flex.

    I was persuaded by a golf coach 10 years ago to drop back to regular flex “because you don’t get faster as you get older.”

    He was wrong and he’s no longer my golf coach. Last I heard he has a job cleaning offices.
     
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  10. azgreg

    azgreg "Don't count that." Supporting Member

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    Does his mop have a stiff shaft?
     
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  11. Wi-Golfer

    Wi-Golfer Golfer on hiatus. Supporting Member

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    Regular, stiff is for the hard bodies with some actual speed.
     
  12. warbirdlover

    warbirdlover Ender of all threads Supporting Member

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    Well at the Bridgestone ball test and also the test at the Appleton golf show mine was 99-102 which is borderline regular/stiff. I like the stiff because I get less spin.
     
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  13. eclark53520

    eclark53520 DB Member Extraordinaire Supporting Member

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    Bunch of wuss swingers in here...no wonder y'all aint on that other golf site!
     
  14. limpalong

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    Hey, all my "R" flex shafts were hand-picked by my pro from PGA Tour vans. I was told 90% of PGA players actually play "R" flex shafts. They are logo'd at the factory with "S" or "X" flex to satisfy a combination of the players' egos and for the manufacturers to sell more of the stiffer flex shafts. How else do you think those wimps on the Tour hit the ball 400 yards? It's the "slingshot" effect of those "R" flex shafts.
    If everyone of you weekend hackers played "R" flex or Senior flex, golf courses across the Country would need to purchase more acreage and extend the course lengths. By keeping the flat-bellies in the stiffer flexes, it keeps the yardages under control.
    This is straight from the mouth of a very good friend of one of the people I overheard at IHOP one morning. This guy was dressed in authentic PGA Tour shirt and hat I'm certain he got from the expert. Between those indisputable facts and my Tour shafts purchased from an ad on Craigs List, y'all better believe me!!!!
     
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    R..for rebar.
     
  16. limpalong

    limpalong Mental Ward Escapee Supporting Member

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    I assumed your clubs had so much dust on them from non-use it would be difficult to even read what flex the shafts are!!!:D
     
  17. sssmokin

    sssmokin Retired and loving it Supporting Member

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    Stiff. I can't tell any difference in distance, and I don't spray the ball like I did with a R flex.
     
  18. MCDavis

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    They do.

    Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
     
  19. twogreen

    twogreen Well-Known Member

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    I have senior flex shafts. I will be 81 years old in a couple of weeks; and that's all I've got to say about that.
     
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    Regular shaft in everything for me.
     

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