Free Ground ShippingView Shopping Cart

Golf Swing Tips for the Latest Golf Clubs

Can the latest golf equipment help your game? It certainly can, if it is incorporated with a change of mindset, and implementing more strategy into the actual playing of the game.

Measuring Your Golf Swing Speed

Here's the thing. The newest clubs are measured to fit certain swing speeds. Before choosing a club, every golfer should be metered in order to ascertain their respective swing speed.

When being measured, you should try to swing normally and NOT impress yourself or the instructor. After you establish your swing speed, then you can buy clubs that have the "shaft flex" associated with that respective swing speed.

Sounds simple, but I can tell you that many golfers think they actually swing harder and faster than they actually do, and vice versa.

Golfer A: Hooking the Ball

For instance, if a golfer with a swing speed of 105 used a regular flex club, it is quite possible that he would be more likely to hook the ball. The reason for this is that the velocity or speed that he creates on his down swing makes the shaft kick too soon and prior to his proper timing as it relates to the club head reaching the ball.

His club head would actually get to the ball prior to the shaft kicking, and the face of the club would get to the ball in a "closed face" manner. This produces the increased possibility of hooking the ball.

Golfer B: The Blocked Shot

Conversely, a slower swinging player with a stiff shaft would have the opposite effect. The head of the club would actually arrive too late to the ball. Because the shaft had already "kicked or released" after the ball was struck, the face of the club might still be "open faced" and the loss of distance and even the possibility of a "blocked shot" or a "slice" could occur. Not to mention a dramatic reduction of distance.

Going the Distance with Your Swing

Distance is the result of swing speed, as well as a "frequency matched" shaft to the respective speed of the golfer. But speed isn't the only reason for distance. When the timing of your swing matches the "rate of energy transfer, or kickback" of the shaft of the club that you use, you'll enjoy the "maximum energy transfer" from club to ball and produce your best golf shots.

Keep practicing,

Robert R. LaPorte

"the Golf Nut"

Return to the Golf Nut Learning Center