What does torque mean on golf shafts?

What does torque mean on golf shafts?

WHAT IS TORQUE? Shaft torque is measured by a device that records the amount a shaft will twist under a certain amount of force, and it’s recorded in degrees. A shaft with 3 degrees of torque will twist less than a shaft with 5 degrees of torque, and so on.

What is a low torque shaft?

A low torque shaft means that the shaft actually has a high degree of resistance to twisting. The “low” refers to the number assigned to the torque value. For example, a shaft that has a torque value of 2.5* has a very low degree of torque, which means that is has a high ability to resist twisting.

What does torque and kick point mean in a golf shaft?

Simply put, it is the part of a golf shaft at which the shaft experiences the greatest amount of bend when the tip is pulled down. On the opposite end of the shaft toward the grip end is where the kickpoint would be for a shaft with a high kickpoint. A high kickpoint would generate a lower launch angle.

What does torque and kick point mean?

A shaft torque is a bit different than a shaft flex and kick point. The torque is how much a golf club will resist bending during the swing. A golf shaft with a higher toque means that the shaft is going to twist more, and a golf shaft with a low torque will twist much less.

What golf shaft flex is right for me?

– Golf Shaft Flex Chart

Carry Distance Swing Speed Flex
Under 200 yards Under 75 mph Ladies or Senior
200 to 240 yards 75 to 95 mph Regular
240 to 275 yards 95 to 110 mph Stiff
Over 275 yards Over 110 mph Stiff or Extra Stiff

What happens when your golf shaft is too flexible?

A golfer using a shaft that is too flexible may experience a ball flight that is too high, a ball that spins too much, or a shot pattern that has inconsistent dispersion.

What is the biggest driver in golf?

Mike Austin holds the world record for the longest drive in professional play, driving 475 yards at the Winterwood Golf Course in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 1974, blasting it 65 yards past the flag on the par-4 fifth. His golf swing, known as The Mike Austin Swing, is practiced and taught by current golf professionals.

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