September 26

How I Fit People For Golf Shafts

Golf Club Fitting


Wanna see inside GLG a little?

Let’s learn how I fit people for golf shafts.

It’s no secret that golf shafts can be seen as a convoluted mess.  All the different weights, flexes, tip-stiffnesses… it can leave people with a “whuh?” look.

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Yeah, like that.

But it doesn’t have to be.  Not when you see or contact me.

How GLG Fits Golf Shafts

The process is simple, but effective.  For starters, I use Tom Wishon Golf Technologies S2S line of shafts to fit.

Why?  Easy: they offer a wide range, with different, actually perceivable differences.

What I mean is, when you compare the S2S Black 65 to the S2S Red 65 (for example), there’ll be a difference.

When we test shafts, I won’t just be looking at your swing and swing speed.  I’ll be looking at your transition, the point when the backswing becomes the downswing.  This also plays a role in determining what shaft flex to use, so it’s important to note it.

How?  Simple; if you have a more aggressive transition, you’re putting more force onto the golf shaft.  That means it’s gonna bend more than normal.  To counter that, you’d actually need a shaft flex stiffer than what your swing speed would dictate.  On the flip side, if you have a more passive transition, you aren’t putting as much force onto the shaft.  A softer flex will help you get more out of each swing.

What Happens Next?

From there, I’ll consult my Shaft Bend Profile software.

I’m not going to lie: I’ll be more than happy to sell you one of TWGT’s S2S shafts.  They have the same quality as the “big boys”, but they sell for less.  I even have one (S2S Black 85) in one of my three woods.

This one:

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Don’t get me wrong, though, because I’ll happily put you in a club that doesn’t just suit your swing, but is more in line with what you want.  That’s where the SBP comes into play.

For example, let’s say you were fitted to the S2S Blue 55 in R flex.  Well, if I plug that into the SBP…

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8 matches!

So what you get is eight choices of golf shafts.  They run that gamut of prices, so whatever your criteria is, you can find something.

Now, remember that I said I’d give you a “little” look inside GLG.  I won’t get too deep into the process; it’s easier to do than it is to say.

If you can’t come and see me (call for an appointment!), you can always use my online fitting form– just be honest!  If you’re not honest about your game, I won’t be able to help you the way you truly need.

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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