How much do you really know about golf shafts? How much do you want to know?
You’d be hard-pressed to find a segment of the golf equipment industry where there is more confusion and misinformation among consumers. It’s time we start to clear things up.
As we begin our first session of Shaft University, it’s tempting to jump right into the fun stuff. But before we can tackle topics like flex, torque, bend profiles, and the real-world implication each has for how a shaft performs on the golf course, we need to begin with something a bit more basic. First, we need to understand what a shaft is before it becomes a shaft. We need to start at the foundation, and the foundation of every graphite shaft is the material.
With that in mind, by the end of this section, you should be able to answer the following questions:
- What are composite materials, and what role do they play in shaft construction?
- How are the material properties of shafts measured?
- Where and how do shaft companies source materials?
- What are the key benefits of composite graphite shafts?