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).
What is R-flex in golf clubs?
The flex of the club allows slower swings to easily hit the ball in the air and improve their feel and control. Regular Flex or R-Flex 84-96 mph – Regular flex is the range that most recreational golfers and a lot of LPGA Pro fall into.
How to choose the right flex for your golf clubs?
When selecting a flex for the shaft in your clubs, the tradeoff is between accuracy and distance. Choosing a senior flex helps you to achieve greater distance due to its flexibility but at the cost of lower accuracy. On the other hand, the regular flex gives better accuracy and control, but it reduces distance.
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.