Golf

# What does torque on a golf shaft mean?

Torque is defined as “a twisting force that tends to cause rotation.” In the case of a golf shaft, it’s the amount of twisting (or lack thereof) that occurs during the swing.

In regards to, how important is torque in golf shaft? THE MOST IMPORTANT THING TO KNOW ABOUT TORQUE For left-handed golfers, the dispersion direction should be reversed. A lower-torque shaft will help a golfer create a more leftward dispersion. A higher-torque shaft will help a golfer create a more rightward dispersion.

Similarly, how does golf shaft torque affect ball flight? If we think about torque affecting how the club head is delivered to the ball at impact, you can imagine that it would affect ball flight. One study in 2017, showed that shafts with a higher torque caused a more open club face at impact which led to a slightly higher launch that tended to go right.

Considering this, what is torque in golf swing? Torque, which equates to Force x Distance, is the turning force that changes an object’s rate of rotation. In a golfing context, this usually refers to the rotation of the shoulders during the backswing, and the hips during the swing itself.

Also, what does torque and kick point mean in a golf shaft? Kick point will influence how the club feels and what trajectory the ball launches at. Torque: This measures, usually in degrees, the shaft’s resistance to twisting. Low torque (around 2-3 degrees) means it doesn’t twist, or torque, much at all, whereas high torque (around 5+ degrees) means the shaft twists a lot.So for most golfers, as long the torque of a graphite shaft is between 3.5 and 5.5 degrees – which is the case for the vast majority of graphite shafts today – the golfer will be OK and torque will never be a factor to worry about in the shaft fitting.

## How much does tipping affect torque?

Shaft tipping is when a club builder removes length from the tip section of a shaft, which is the end where the clubhead is installed. In most cases, tip trimming a shaft makes it meaningfully stiffer. It also increases torsional stiffness, known as “torque,” which is a shaft’s resistance to twisting.

## What kick point should I use golf?

Unless you think you have a significant problem with a ball flight that is too low or too high, the mid-kick point golf club will be the best choice. The mid-kick point drivers are easiest to find in the game improvement category of golf clubs.

## What weight golf shaft should I use?

In general, golfers with slower swing speed and tempo can and should play a lighter shaft. Golfers with very fast speeds and tempo should play heavier shafts. Driver shafts typically weigh 55-60 grams for men and 45-50 grams for ladies. Iron shafts can be as light as 55 grams in graphite, and 130 grams in steel.

## What is the difference between high torque and low torque?

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As previously mentioned, torque tells you how an engine feels when you accelerate. Cars with high torque engines tend to accelerate slower off the mark but quicker from low revs in a high gear. Conversely, cars with low torque engines tend to accelerate quicker off the mark but slower from low revs in a high gear.

## What iron shafts should I use?

1. 29 to 32 inches = irons should be based on a 5-iron of 37 inches.
2. 33 to 34 inches = irons should be based on a 5-iron of 37 1/2 inches.
3. 35 to 36 inches = irons should be based on a 5-iron of 38 inches.

## What is TS flex on a golf shaft?

So the TS are short for Tour Stiff. This is a flex that is stiffer than traditional S flex but softer than X flex within the same family of shafts.

## How do you know if you need a stiff or regular shaft?

If you’re between 97 and 104 mph with the driver, you need a stiff flex. Regular – Now we are getting into the range where a majority of recreational golfers fall, and also where many LPGA pros fall. If you’re between 84 and 96 mph, regular is going to be best for you.

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