The simple fact of life is that as we age, we begin to lose strength and flexibility. In golf, this translates to a loss of club head speed, distance, and lower ball flights. It can be a very frustrating time for seniors as their handicap creeps steadily upward.
A golf repair center fitting can turn back the clock and help keep ones handicap where it belongs. In some cases we find that seniors benefit from shafts that are lighter than stock shafts offered by manufacturers marketing products geared for higher swing speeds. The lighter weights lead to improved club head speed translating into added distance. In many cases, a slightly softer shaft also provides improved performance for seniors. It’s important to note that not every senior player will need a lighter/softer shaft. The golf ball really only knows how hard it’s being hit and what direction and not the age of the player. We fit every senior just as we would a younger player, with their specific needs in mind.
Lower swing speeds also result in lower ball launch angles. By carefully studying launch monitor data, our expert club fitters and builders can adjust club head specifications to optimize ball launch angles for the senior golfer.
Seniors can maintain the quality of their game more easily as they age when swinging clubs precisely configured to optimize performance for your changing swing dynamics.