The Best Golf Shafts for a High Trajectory Driver

By Steve Silverman

A high-trajectory driver will help many golfers who have a hard time getting the ball in the air off the tee. Many golfers have a difficult time when using their drivers on the tee because the angle of impact makes it difficult to get the ball in the air. High-trajectory drivers have more loft and allow the golfer to hit it higher.

Graphite Shaft

Graphite shafts can be installed on high-trajectory drivers and they work best for women golfers and seniors. The graphite is very whippy and as the club comes forward into the hitting zone, the shaft will have a lot of give as it is prepared to strike the ball. The combination of the graphite shaft with the high-trajectory head will send the ball soaring into the air and that's the results the golfer wants to see.

Combination Graphite-Steel Shaft

For stronger women golfers and most medium-handicap men players, a shaft made from a combination of steel and graphite works best. While it is not as whippy as the graphite shaft, the torque supplied by the golfer will get the club head into an excellent launch position and allow the golfer to hit the ball high in the air. The key is taking an athletic stance and getting your hips through the hitting zone before your bring high-trajectory driver head through.

Steel Shaft

Steel shafts are used by a majority of players. When playing with a high-trajectory driver, graphite or a steel-graphite combination works best. However, with larger players who create most of their own torque with their swing, steel shafts can be the right choice. It takes more strength for the shaft to get into the launch position, but a bigger player with a more forceful swing can do it and make the high-trajectory driver produce the intended results.

About The Author

Steve Silverman is an award-winning writer, covering sports since 1980. Silverman authored The Minnesota Vikings: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly and Who's Better, Who's Best in Football -- The Top 60 Players of All-Time, among others, and placed in the Pro Football Writers of America awards three times. Silverman holds a Master of Science in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism.

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