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PostSubject: Driver shaft length   Fri Sep 11, 2015 10:32 pm

Hi All,

Like to hear from folks here. My driver length is currently 45.25 inches and am contemplating to try out shaft length ard 44.5 - 44.75 inches. I am battling a draw shot shape on my driver. Any fitters where i can go to to try out shorter driver lengths?

Thanks guys.
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PostSubject: Re: Driver shaft length   Fri Sep 11, 2015 11:12 pm

My golf shop. Look for Raymond. Trackman there.
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PostSubject: Re: Driver shaft length   Fri Sep 11, 2015 11:22 pm

Does he have shafts of shorter lengths to try out?
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PostSubject: Re: Driver shaft length   Fri Sep 11, 2015 11:29 pm

He has many things so guess he does...
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PostSubject: Re: Driver shaft length   Sat Sep 12, 2015 12:25 am

Awesome many thanks:)
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PostSubject: Re: Driver shaft length   Thu Oct 22, 2015 3:40 pm

I'm also looking at shorten my driver shaft length for better control.
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PostSubject: Re: Driver shaft length   Thu Oct 22, 2015 5:41 pm

Recently played with a friend who has a 43.5" wood shaft in his 913 head. . He's driving long above 210m pretty consistently... 

If you're reading this please share your secret bro. .
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PostSubject: Re: Driver shaft length   Thu Oct 22, 2015 6:53 pm

I recently played 44.5 on my tp burner head... drives were more consistent. Drove ard 240 consistently...long drive of the day was 280:) thanks to a good premium ball...Snell


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PostSubject: Re: Driver shaft length   Thu Oct 22, 2015 7:12 pm

Shorter shaft is better in control imo. 
Currently playing lesser than 45inch.
However, if you cut to say 44.5 inch you got to compensate the swing weight. 
That is,  your swing weight might decrease say  D2 to & D0  or even lesser.  
Some head is easy to add weight while others may not so got to add ugly lead tape to it.  Else swing weight drops too much will render the driver not so playable...
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PostSubject: Re: Driver shaft length   Thu Oct 22, 2015 7:47 pm

I think hitting the sweet spot is more important than shaft length.
Your 45.25" shaft is quite ok if you are taller than 1.75m.
Yes swing weight drops when the shaft is cut.
If you driver is closed face at setup, this could give you a draw too
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PostSubject: Re: Driver shaft length   Thu Oct 22, 2015 11:34 pm

met someone in bundung last week with a 48.5" driver
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PostSubject: Re: Driver shaft length   Fri Oct 23, 2015 6:21 am

I have been playing with driver (44.5" - 45") and 5 wood (41") at a shorter length the past year, it still give me reasonable distance as compared to when it's 45.5".

Like a few bro have said, shorter length does give u better control and I order to go Long, you have to hit the "sweet spot" to generate the trampoline effect off the face to give you more efficient effort.
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PostSubject: Re: Driver shaft length   Fri Oct 23, 2015 7:35 am

210 yards. 43.5" driver . check. 
Hit sweet spot more often. Check.
Stay on fairways more often. Check.
Took lesson at heartland golf with trackman to correct swing path. Check. 
No secret Chien!
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PostSubject: Re: Driver shaft length   Fri Oct 23, 2015 1:10 pm

Hmmm 210 yards. .. ? Kinda distorted. ..
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PostSubject: Re: Driver shaft length   Fri Oct 23, 2015 9:42 pm

Played with 46" and tee off always OB and hazard.
Better to use shorter shaft.
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PostSubject: Re: Driver shaft length   Fri Oct 23, 2015 10:13 pm

haragolfer wrote:
210 yards. 43.5" driver . check. 
Hit sweet spot more often. Check.
Stay on fairways more often. Check.
Took lesson at heartland golf with trackman to correct swing path. Check. 
No secret Chien!
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I heard you were Oakley Golf Long drive champion. Are u sure it's 210 yards or 210m??
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PostSubject: Re: Driver shaft length   Fri Oct 23, 2015 10:31 pm

Sorry for asking a stupid question. How do I measure the length of my driver shaft? From one end of the grip to?
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PostSubject: Re: Driver shaft length   Fri Oct 23, 2015 10:53 pm

Measure to the heel of the club from the end of the grip. Beer
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PostSubject: Re: Driver shaft length   Sat Oct 24, 2015 10:20 am

haragolfer wrote:
210 yards. 43.5" driver . check. 
Hit sweet spot more often. Check.
Stay on fairways more often. Check.
Took lesson at heartland golf with trackman to correct swing path. Check. 
No secret Chien!
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Hello haragolfer, 

Do you actually increase the shaft weight that you use? 
E.g usually use 5s than with shorter shaft u using 6s to maintain over all weight of the club?

Thank you.
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PostSubject: Re: Driver shaft length   Sat Oct 24, 2015 1:02 pm

snagy23 wrote:
haragolfer wrote:
210 yards. 43.5" driver . check. 
Hit sweet spot more often. Check.
Stay on fairways more often. Check.
Took lesson at heartland golf with trackman to correct swing path. Check. 
No secret Chien!
Laughing Laughing

Hello haragolfer, 

Do you actually increase the shaft weight that you use? 
E.g usually use 5s than with shorter shaft u using 6s to maintain over all weight of the club?

Thank you.

I tried 70gram shaft at the same length. But in the end, after many experimentt, I settled on Bb6 tour ad shaft stiff. 

The weight turned out to be irrelevant to my swing. But that's my problem. 

The caveat is that I was choking down on all my clubs anyway. Finally, after years, I figured playing shorter clubs was my spec. My swingweight is c8 now for driver.

At the moment I am considering getting a 5 wood shaft for my 3 wood. Since my 3 wood shaft is now in my  driver. LOL.
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