What are the different types of flex in golf clubs?
The Different Types of Club Flex Available. L = Ladies— softest and most flexible. A or M = Senior— slightly firmer than ladies. R = Regular— middle of the road shaft and most used. U = Uniflex— for golfers that swing the club at the high end of R and low end of S. S = Stiff— for use by golfers with high swing speed.
What is a flex shaft in golf?
Regular flex shafts are designed for golfers who swing 90 to 100 mph and carry a driver about 200 to 240 yards. What is Senior Flex? A senior flex golf shaft is a graphite shaft built to accommodate the needs of a slower swing.
Why are flex ratings important in a golf club?
Because the shaft flexes during a swing, the position of the clubhead changes and it is important to select the proper flex in a club so that the clubface will be square on the ball when it makes contact. There are five flex ratings for golf clubs–extra stiff (X), stiff (S), regular (R), senior (A) and ladies (L).
Should I use a flex or L Flex for my swing speed?
If your speed is 75 to 85 mph and your carry distance is 180 to 200 yards, go with A flex. If your speed is below 75 mph and driver distance less than 180 yards, go with L flex. Again, these are generalities: If your 6-iron swing speed is 90 mph or higher and carry distance 175 yards or more, go with X flex.