Light is fast, fast is long.

Just take a moment to think about the above.  Most normal players struggle to generate the sort of club head speeds that pros take for granted.  The lighter you can get your driver shaft for most people with smooth swings the faster the club head will go.  Most driver club heads are 195-205 grams, that can’t be changed very much apart from a small amount for balancing or as club makers call it “swing weight”  I swing at between 95-100 mph with my Accra Tour Z+55 M4 which is a tour spec stiff flex low launch low spin shaft.  I am currently using an Adams fast 12 LS driver head.  I hit this set up better than anything else I have ever played but I know that I can go lighter on the shaft.  While I am waiting for my Tour Z 45 shaft to arrive I thought I would experiment with a ultra light weight grip on my current set up.  I was able to swap the grip from 48g to 26g but with swing weight (balance) all this achieves is making the head feel heavier.  Luckily the Adams head has a screw in weight port for balancing so i am able to swap the 9grm weight for a 2grm weight and now my driver with it’s new 26grm grip is balanced again the same as it was previously.  So my driver is now 34grms lighter than the previous build but with identical balance.  It feels much lighter when I swing it and I am getting better launch which I can see from the height the ball is flying, which I believe is due to higher club head speed but I haven’t confirmed this on the launch monitor yet.  I will play with this set up Saturday and see how it goes then get some numbers next week.

Ladies Driver build.

The Professional at my club, James Rowland, and myself are preparing for a ladies driver fitting evening.  James teaches quite a few of the female members and a lot of them seem to struggle with the driver.  There is a number of reasons for this some of which we believe can be helped if not eradicated with the help of a custom fit driver.  Some of the ladies already have bought ladies spec drivers but still struggle for a number of reasons.  The 1st reason seems to be many off the rack drivers are too long.  This is common for both men and women.  The Second problem is while some of the clubs available are light weight they are not as light as they can be.  A lot of high handicap female golfers really struggle with generating swing speed and the lighter the driver is built the faster it can be swung.

The solution is building a custom driver the right flex, weight, length, loft and grip size for the lady members.   I have used an Orka Golf GS5 high launch driver head in white, Accra Golf Dymatch 2 RT40M1 shaft and a Winn light 20 gram grip which assembled add up to a measly 271 grms.  None of these components are super expensive but are sourced because of their quality and performance and expertly assembled to create a sub £200 driver.

If you are interested in trying this lightweight driver drop James or me an email or call 0161 483 7272 to book for a no obligation trial evening at Hazel Grove Golf Club on Monday 19th November 4-8pm.

Ladies Driver build.

The Professional at my club, James Rowland, and myself are preparing for a ladies driver fitting evening.  James teaches quite a few of the female members and a lot of them seem to struggle with the driver.  There is a number of reasons for this some of which we believe can be helped if not eradicated with the help of a custom fit driver.  Some of the ladies already have bought ladies spec drivers but still struggle for a number of reasons.  The 1st reason seems to be many off the rack drivers are too long.  This is common for both men and women.  The Second problem is while some of the clubs available are light weight they are not as light as they can be.  A lot of high handicap female golfers really struggle with generating swing speed and the lighter the driver is built the faster it can be swung.

The solution is building a custom driver the right flex, weight, length, loft and grip size for the lady members.   I have used an Orka Golf GS5 high launch driver head in white, Accra Golf Dymatch 2 RT40M1 shaft and a Winn light 20 gram grip which assembled add up to a measly 271 grms.  None of these components are super expensive but are sourced because of their quality and performance and expertly assembled to create a sub £200 driver.

If you are interested in trying this lightweight driver drop James or me an email or call 0161 483 7272 to book for a no obligation trial evening at Hazel Grove Golf Club on Monday 19th November 4-8pm.