Which golf iron shaft is right for me?
Posted on November 19, 2019
The process of finding new golf iron shafts to replace your old shafts may not be easy, especially if you have no clue of what to look for. You might add up getting a shaft that is too weak or too stiff for your golf iron head.
Let’s not get it wrong the next time you look out for your golf iron shafts replacement. Here are some important factors that you may want to consider when looking for the best iron shafts that fit right with your swings and styles.
Choosing shaft type:-
There are basically two shaft types- Steel shafts and Graphite shafts. The steel iron shaft types are heavier and durable and have lower torque ratings. Graphite iron shafts, on the other hand, are lighter, less durable and have higher torque ratings.
Generally, graphite iron shafts are more expensive than steel shafts. However, the lightweight characteristic of graphite iron shafts provide golfers with more swing speed- something you would want in your golf shaft.
Furthermore, steel shafts feel stiffer and are harsher on your joints, more critical for regular golfers and seniors with joint problems. A graphite shaft is definitely easier on your joints and ideal for you especially if you are a senior golfer.
Examine shaft bend point and flex rating:-
Every golf iron shaft has different bend points and flex rate. Unfortunately, there is no definite standard fixed for the shaft flex. The best way to consider the right flex rate of your new shafts is to determine your swing speed. A shaft with the minimum flex is ideal for players with fast swings, while a shaft with higher flex is recommended for players with slower swings.
In terms of bend point, if you prefer to strike the ball on a lower trajectory, a shaft with a higher bend will be suitable, while shaft with a lower bend point is ideal for a higher trajectory.
Measure the shaft length:-
It is important to ensure that the shaft length is suitable for your height and the distance from the hands to the floor. To determine the right length of your shaft, have someone measure the length from your wrist to the floor or ground and then select your shaft length accordingly.
Here is what most golf experts suggest-
- For 29 to 32 inches, ideal shaft length is 37 inches (on a 5-iron)
- For 33-34 inches, ideal shaft length is 37 1/2 inches (on a 5-iron)
- For 35-36 inches, ideal shaft length is 38 inches (on a 5-iron)
- For 37-38 inches, ideal shaft length is 38 1/2 inches (on a 5-iron)
- 39-40 inches, ideal shaft length is 39 inches (on a 5-iron)
- For 41 inches or more, ideal shaft length is 39 1/2 inches (on a 5-iron)
We hope the above tips are able to help you in choosing your next ideal golf iron shaft that’s right for you.
Here some excellent golf iron shaft that you may also like:-
Lightweight Apollo Steel shafts at affordable price
- Apollo Acculite 75 Steel Iron Shafts- ultra-lightweight, promote greater clubhead speed, accuracy, and low torque consistency.
- Apollo Acculite 85 Steel Iron Shafts- ultra-lightweight, promotes trajectory & distance as well as stability & control.
Lightweight graphite shafts at a very competitive price
- Syntec Accuforce 60 Light Weight Graphite Iron Shaft- super lightweight shaft, promotes high consistency, great for senior golfers with a slower swing
- Syntec AccuForce 70 Graphite Shafts- 100% high modulus & high strength graphite. The result- increased consistency, uniformity and consistent recovery rate at the moment of impact.