The jury is out on this one. The evidence shows that, if one is more important than the other, then it’s marginal. We think this myth has come about as the industry tries to educate golfers that weight is very important. And it is.
Many golfers are playing with shafts that are too heavy. A lighter shaft would not only allow them to create more clubhead speed, it would also improve their control and make it easier to swing the club on plane.
The argument is that most golfers would hit it longer with a lighter shaft. But don’t under-estimate the impact on accuracy and consistency. There were multiple examples like this in MyGolfSpy research done on shaft weight.
“If you’re losing distance as you get each year older, then it’s really worth while looking at options to create faster clubhead speed and a better energy transfer.”
Now let’s check
Ready for your transmission to be checked over? We have examples of shaft changes that have added as much as 30 yards to tee shots. With irons we find big improvements in shot dispersion.