November 20

Golf Club Shaft Fitting Flex Chart

Golf Club Fitting


Club Used for 150 Yards

Estimated Swing Speed (MPH)

Expected Shaft Flex

3, 4, 5 Iron; Hybrid



6 Iron



7 Iron



8 Iron



9 Iron, Wedge



The Golf Club Shaft Flex Chart Will Help!

Yes, it can help you find your next golf shaft flex!  

How?  Thanks to help from GolfWorks, you can DIY your swing speed, determine your starting shaft flex, then fine-tune it by finding your transition and release.

It's simple, really!

Remember, this relies on your carry distance with whatever you use for 150 yards, not total distance.  That's important!  You can't trust roll-out, because the conditions of the course changes:

  • Early morning: expect less roll-out, because of dew
  • Later in the evening: expect more roll-out, because the grass is dry
  • After a rain: expect less roll-out

Even courses with varying topography's can have different conditions in a given round!  

For example, there's a course near me that has some of its holes lower than the rest of the course, next to a river.  That stretch of three holes has typically wetter, slower fairways- even when it's the middle of July!

This golf club shaft flex chart eliminates the guesswork.

It can get confusing trying to figure out what shaft flex you should be playing.

Everyone seems to think "S"... but is that always true?

Find out with this chart!

All you really need is somewhere to hit golf clubs.  If it's on the course, set up on the 150-yard marker and try to land the ball on that spot.  If you're on the range, use their markers to help you out.

It helps if you have something like a Voice Caddy SC200 to give you an idea of your distance, but not everyone has that as an option.  

Golf shafts can be expensive; don't get the feeling you're wasting your money by utilizing the info from this shaft flex chart!

About the author 

Justin Blair

Justin Blair is the founder of Green Lantern Golf. When he isn't bringing his 10+ years of excellent craftsmanship experience to golf club fitting, building, and repair, he's geeking out about Star Wars (he's watched them all about 8,437 times!) and things like the MCU and LOTR, he's drinking mead and craft brews. If you wanna know more, check out my About Page!

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