How Does a Golf Club Work and What Are the Effects of Different Shafts?
A club with a stiff shaft is good for a golfer who gets plenty of distance but may be a bit concerned about accuracy. A stiff shaft will not have as much flexibility and therefore will probably hit the ball squarely on impact.
This club is the standard golf club used by most golfers. This club has some flexibility, but not as much as one that is primarily composed of graphite. This club will give the golfer some added distance while not compromising accuracy.
Graphite is the primary material used in a flexible shaft. It is an excellent club for golfers who are trying to increase distance. This is primarily true of older golfers who are concerned about losing strength and know they don't bring the same force they once did. In order to prevent the ball from spraying out of the fairway, the golfer must turn his hips fully and not rush the swing.