Let’s broach an important subject: the importance of the golf shaft in your swing, and why this is so important to choosing PING golf driver shafts.
Here’s one thing you need to know. PING uses aftermarket shafts in the production of their golf clubs. While PING club heads have made the rounds for their technological innovation and low-tolerances for quality infractions, you might be playing with a shaft that could serve you better.
Secondly, the golf shaft is as important if not more important than the golf club head. The shaft you use can directly impact your control of ball flight, as well as your ultimate range and accuracy.
PING drivers like the G400 and G425 MAX are miracles of modern engineering and a testament to the commitment to innovation that have made PING one of the most well-respected manufacturers in the game of golf.
The G400 has a streamlined head, which improves aerodynamic efficiency and stability. Its multi-material design is thinner and stronger, and the hard, forged, T9S+ face improves distance and accuracy for tiger dispersion. The G425 MAX is equally impressive, with a movable tungsten weight that golfers can tune to improve the performance of their clubheads, helping to neutralize errors like draws and fades.
This is not the type of technology you want to pair with a “standard” golf shaft. You want to pair this technology with a golf shaft that will match your skills, point for point.
PING Golf Driver Shafts: Accuracy and Distance
There is a saying in golf: You drive for show and putt for dough. It’s true – partially. You can only put for dough if your driving wasn’t too focused on showing that you couldn’t drop the ball within putting range. That’s the aspect of that aphorism that is so often overlooked.
Now let’s talk about range and accuracy, as both are of vital importance to your golf game. Why spend hundreds of dollars, if not more, on a precision-engineered PING driver head if you have no intention of mating it to a shaft that can do it justice?
When it comes down to accuracy and distance, there are three factors that account for the majority of substance: shaft flex, and then torque rating and kick point, which are themselves largely products of shaft flex. Selecting the proper flex for your swing can help you achieve the proper launch, optimize the launch angle, maximize range, and control dispersion.
Given the fact that some PING golf shafts are actually tunable for performance, you may find that a stiffer shaft, made either of extremely high modulus graphite or a hybrid with metal mesh, is better suited for your purposed. That greater stiffness is often complemented by a low torque rating and high kick points that enable excellent control and stability through the swing. That is longer drives, tighter dispersion, and greater accuracy.
Even so, that is not a blanket statement that “stiffer shafts are better.” Some players might find instead that more forgiving, slightly more flexible shafts can accommodate their swing speeds better. Slower swing speeds require more flexible shafts, but choosing a shaft that is too flexible has the potential to muddle some of the precision of a driver’s features.
Need a Professional’s Assistance?
Often, the only way to know for sure whether you’re using a PING golf driver shaft that is well suited both to the clubhead and your personal abilities is to work with a professional for club fitting services.
If you’re in Dallas Golf Club’s area, (Dallas, Texas, operating from DallasGolf.com), stop into their shop to work with their professionals for a club fitting session. They’ll interview you to learn more about your experience, take your measurements, and observe your swing before recommending some custom golf shafts that will serve you best on the course.