Low torque golf drivers are known for being very powerful and long lasting. These types of drivers are also referred to as high torque drivers. Most of the time, low torque drivers come with a steel shaft and have a large number of wraps. Players who use this type of driver often use them on harder greens with more elevation. When playing on softer greens with less elevation, a player can use a shaft that has a little bit of rubber wrist wrap. The shaft flex is also different depending on the brand.
While most drivers that are classified as high torque tend to be longer than low torque golf shafts, this is not always the case. Generally speaking, the length of the shaft refers to the ratio of the length of the head and the length of the shaft. The shafts that are longer have a lower ratio of the length of the shaft to the length of the clubface. This can be good for players who like to swing the club a little faster, but for the majority of players they should stick with the low torque golf shaft.
Midsection. This refers to the torque in the middle of the golf club. Many drivers with higher levels of spin have midsection that is more than twice as long as the head. Mid section tends to create a higher level of swing speed than high torque head because of the additional spin it creates.
Mid spin. This refers to the angle of the clubface at the address that produces a low kick point and high ball flight. A low kick point refers to a high vertical spin on the down swing that leads to high ball flight. Players with longer clubs can generally achieve a lower mid spin without having to make adjustments in their swing. However, most beginners should not use a low spin golf club until they have some experience with their new clubs in order to develop their swinging mechanics.
Stiff Tip Technology. This is a new shaft design that is becoming popular in professional golfers. The stiff tip is designed to help golfers gain additional distance by providing a counter-rotating action on the shaft. The concept is similar to the “S” curve found in baseball. When a baseball player has his swing altered, he can always adjust the angle of his bat in order to create a different kind of ball flight. The stiff tip technology works the same way by making a shaft that will counter-rotate and add distance to the ball.
In order to determine the right shaft flex for you, it’s important to know your swing speed, your height, and your club size. You will then want to take your height and your golf clubs offset to determine the appropriate shaft flex. Shaft flex values are determined by the following measurements: the angle of the shaft in degrees, the tip diameter of the shaft, and the distance between the center of rotation of the shaft and the club’s center line. The tip diameter is half a percent of the shaft’s diameter in inches. The shaft offset is how much space is between the ball and the center of the club.