A lot of the so-called “best golf club shafts” on the market come with a caveat – they’re often not the best for players with slower swing speeds – say, below 90 MPH.
While golf shafts like the Fujikura Ventus Black and Project X HZRDUS Smoke line (and other stiff shafts) may cater to players with higher swing speeds, what does the market have to offer everyone else?
For them, achieving greater ranges through higher ball flight while controlling shot dispersion can be a challenge.
So, here are some general pointers for players with swing speeds below 90 MPH, as well as some of the shafts that might make a good match.
General Pointers for Players with Slower Swing Speeds
As a general rule, if your swing speed is on the lower end, you should be playing with lightweight graphite shafts. They are more flexible and easier to swing faster than heavier shafts are.
Also, look for golf club shafts with regular shaft flex ratings or even ladies or senior flex shafts, as they are more forgiving and usually lack the high kick points of stiff and extra stiff shafts.
But beyond that, what golf club shafts can we recommend?
Mitsubishi Bassara Shafts
The Mitsubishi Bassara line contains some highlights that some players with slower swing speeds might find suitable.
One of the keys to the Bassara line (specifically the E42 X5ct) is the balance between length and shaft flex. At only 45”, it’s not overbearingly or cumbersomely long. Some players with slower swing speeds automatically opt for longer shafts thinking it adds speed to their swing.
This is technically true, but it also complicates control. This shaft length and flex are perfectly balanced to afford just enough control without feeling too “whippy.”
Project X EvenFlow Red Shafts
Project X EvenFlow shafts are actually well-designed for a wide range of players, including those with faster swing speeds – but the EvenFlow Red shafts, specifically, are suitable for players with slower speeds and tempos.
These shafts are lightweight and produce higher club head speeds and a relatively high launch angle that enable longer drives and control shot dispersion, even for players with slower swing speeds.
Just make sure you look for the Red – the others in this line are optimized for players with faster speeds and tempos.
Accra TZ Shafts
Last but not least we have Accra TZ shafts, which some players may find helpful as well. Even though the TZ5 and TZ6 are expensive and don’t get as much press as the other driver shafts mentioned here, they produce low spin and consistent performance – and they’re available in a range of weights as well.
Where Can You Find More of the Best Golf Club Shafts Like These?
Want to learn more about these shafts, or investigate other options among the best golf club shafts for players with slower swings?
Either visit Dallas Golf Company online or visit them at their shop in Dallas, Texas, where you can work with a professional fitter who will make personalized recommendations for shafts that may improve your game.
For more information visit their website via the link above or get in touch with them at 800-955-9550.