Frequently Asked Questions
Below is a list of questions we receive and answer often. If you have a question that you don't see below, please don't hesitate to contact us here.
We offer SwingFit : Interactive Shaft Fitting System. The interactive program is designed to effectively guide you through the steps of choosing the correct shaft for your swing. You simply start with your swing speed to help select the shaft flex. Then you must decide on what weight fits your control vs. distance issues. Finally, your ball flight expectations can be met by learning more about the shaft’s launch type.
Making sure you are using the proper equipment is a key part in maximizing distance. Every golfer should go through a club fitting session annually or when anytime their physical condition changes. Hitting the ball farther is a function of swing technique and physical strength; however, the most important part of the equipment aspect is having the proper shaft and correct loft at any stage of your golfing career.
Any given week on the PGA, Web.com, Champions, LPGA and International Tours, UST Mamiya will have multiple wood and iron shafts in play with the best players in the world.
You will no doubt have a hard time feeling the difference of 10 grams in the shaft alone. However, choosing the correct weight in a shaft again depends on your control vs. distance factor. If a your main issue is more distance and your swing speed is less than 85 mph, then a shaft that weighs less than 60 grams would be a good place to start in the fitting process. Golfers between 85 and 100 mph should look at shafts in the 60 to 75 gram range to maximize both distance and control. To help the golfer at 100+ mph maximize control, their shaft should be around 70 to 85 grams.
If you trim an inch off the tip end of the shaft before installing into a standard bore head, you can make the shaft stronger by about a half flex.
Graphite shafts in woods practically dominate the market. Iron shafts are split somewhat. Graphite shaft makers such as UST Mamiya have greatly improved quality and design of iron shafts over the last five years. A golfer should be fit for the correct weight in iron shafts just as they are for wood shafts. Their control versus distance factor can play a big part in this fitting, as well. The main difference in custom iron shafts and stock iron shafts is more consistent ball flight, feel and overall performance.