Which Driver is Best for You?

Mark Oswald
Community Manager
The Highlands at Dove Mountain in Marana, AZ.
Marana, AZ
oswaldpga@msn.com

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All Drivers are not the same? There are many Drivers on the market and many shafts to accommodate every golfer. When purchasing a Driver, here are a couple of keys to look for.

1.  Select the proper loft. The loft will affect not only the height of the shot but also help with improved direction. More loft on the club will get the ball into the air easier and also keep the ball in the fairway. Try some different lofts to see which gives you the optimum ball flight.

2.  Select the right shaft to match your ball flight.
There are many options when it comes to selecting the correct shaft. So many in fact, most golfers become confused and either avoid the choices or select the wrong shaft.  The correct shaft will compliment the ball flight you desire. You have choices in shaft flex, torque, weight, flex point and material. The leading factor determining shaft flex is your swing speed. The faster your swing speed the stiffer flex you want. The torque of the shaft controls how much the shaft twists, which is also a factor of swing speed. If you have a fast swing speed, torque is more of a negative factor, you want a low torque shaft. The flex point of the shaft will help to control the ball flight. The lower the flex point, the lower you will hit the ball. If you want a higher ball flight you may need a higher flex point to achieve this. The material of most of today’s Drivers is graphite. Graphite is very strong, light weight and can be made to control the kick point and ball trajectory.

3.  Find a PGA Professional to watch your swing and ball flight and guide you in selecting the Driver that best fits your desired ball flight. A swing monitor will help to measure ball speeds, launch, angle and ball spin, but the  trained PGA Professional will also compliment this with watching ball flight and helping you select the best Driver for your game.

For more information on Driver Fitting or assistance with your golf game, contact Mark Oswald at moswald@orovalleycountryclub.com or visit website at Acceleratedgolfacademy.com.