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carolina x

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I was fitted recently at my local golf shop, they checked my swing speed, length of club, lie etc. I was in the market for a new set of irons and ended up with Cleveland CG4's that i love. My question is this: The salesman told me that if I ever go to buy a driver I should look for one with a 5.1 - 5.4 shaft, he showed me one on the rack with a little sticker on it that read 5.1. What does this number represent and how important is it to my choice of driver?
 

obagain

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I am sure it is the flex. What kind of shaft was it? What were your swing speed and launch angle?
 
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carolina x

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My swing speed was 98-103 with a driver, I don't think they checked launch angle.

Are there "sub-flexes" within a given shaft flex? I usually hit a firm or stiff flex driver, is the 5.1 and even more accurate measurement of the flex?
 

Don

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Rifle shafts are listed for flex by those numbers. 4.0, 4.5, 5.0. I would have to assume the 5.1 flex was a 5.0 shaft that measured a little stiff. I hope that helps you.
 

obagain

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Don,
That is where I was going but with a swing of 98-103 he should be in a 5.5-6.0 rifle. That would be a stiff to medium stiff shaft for those that don't know the rifle flexes.
 

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This number measures the torque of your iron shafts.

5.1 is where a graphite regular flex iron shaft would be. Steel shafts (like TT DG or Sensicore) would have low/less torque, more like 3.2.

Hope this helps.

R35
 
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carolina x

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I have to go back and talk to that guy again, the sticker he showed me was on a graphite shaft in a driver.
 

Wheelerm

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Graphite bends alot more then steel and it is lighter, i would rather have a 5.1, but thats just me
 

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