Let’s just start with a slightly inconvenient truth. We’re not all swinging our golf clubs at 100+ MPH. In fact, many of us probably are not. Swing speeds between 70 and 80 MPH are likely much more common.
For many players, therefore, the keys to greater range are more forgiving, higher-launching driver shafts, and for some, those that produce more spin, all while controlling shot dispersion.
This extra boost helps to extend range and accuracy, even for players with slower swings and tempos.
If you feel you fall into that category, look into one of these 4 options. They are among the best driver shafts for players with slower swing speeds and tempos.
Fujikura Ventus Red
The Fujikura Ventus Red is the highest launching shaft in the Ventus line. Most of them have low to mid kick-points that facilitate this higher launch, and all of them produce mid-spin characteristics.
With a stiff tip, a firm midsection and an ultra-stiff butt, they’re still optimized for responsiveness and feedback, and the Ventus Red still boasts all of the selling points of the rest of the Ventus line: maximum carbon fiber content for strength and stability, and VeloCore Technology that tightens shot dispersion and encourages consistent ball speeds, even on off-center strikes.
Project X HZRDUS Smoke Red RDX
The Project X HZRDUS Smoke Red RDX is another one of the best driver shafts for players with slightly slower swing speeds and tempos.
It is the highest launching shaft in the HZRDUS Smoke lineup, and produces more launch and spin than the rest. With that said, it still features a stiff butt and midsection, giving it an edge for players with slightly higher tempos – but not necessarily speeds.
The tip section is somewhat more active, providing better feedback and is more forgiving, and as these shafts are so lightweight, they help shave off a few grams for players looking for light-swinging shafts to pair with their clubs.
Mitsubishi Grand Bassara
The Mitsubishi Grand Bassara is another excellent choice for players looking for an extremely lightweight shaft that is easy to swing fast – especially if swing speed isn’t where they’d like to see it.
The Grand Bassara is available in 29 and 39-gram configurations, making it one of the lightest shafts on the market. But that doesn’t mean it lacks stability and consistency. Thanks to MCA’s innovative MR70 carbon fiber, the Grand Bassara is stronger, more stable, and has a higher modulus of elasticity than comparable materials.
Autoflex Golf Shafts
Last but not least we have Autoflex golf shafts, which have been making headlines for a few years now. These driver shafts are made with proprietary materials and KHT, or “Korea Hidden Technology” that promises to boost ball speed for players of all swing speeds and tempos.
Moreover, most golfers that have used them have claimed it is not an idle boast. In most instances, these shafts seem to give players a boost to clubhead speed without requiring any adjustment on behalf of the golfer.
There’s just one catch: the price. But if you want a shaft that can really help you wrangle flagging swing speed, this might be it.
Where You Can Learn More About the Best Driver Shafts in the Game
Ready to explore these and other driver shafts that might be able to help you improve your game? Visit Dallas Golf Company and check out what they offer. They sell a wide range of the best driver shafts in the industry (including these and many others) and their experts are ready to help you choose. They’ll even make personalized recommendations – contact them at 800-955-9550.