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Friday, January 17, 2020

Brad Skupaka on Driver Fitting Myths (Video)

GOLFTEC's Brad Skupaka did this short video on driver fitting myths that, with all the new equipment coming out in the next couple of months, you might want to see.

The three myths are:
  • Adjustability fixes everything: The adjustments on drivers are for fine-tuning your equipment, not correcting swing faults
  • Everybody needs more loft: If you already create too much backspin, more loft will only exacerbate the problem
  • Longer shafts make for longer drives: There's a point of diminishing returns where longer shafts actually reduce your clubhead speed
I particularly like the drill he gives for that last one -- putting impact tape on the face of your driver, then hitting shots while choking down on the grip to see where you get the most consistent contact. For example, I know for a fact that I hit the ball more consistently with a 3-wood length shaft and I'm most consistent with a 7-wood shaft... but with the 7-wood shaft I might give up more distance, depending on the driver head.

And just for the record, according to Harry Vardon's book The Complete Golfer, his driver shaft was the same length as a typical modern 7-wood -- 42 inches. And he was considered a long hitter in his day!

Anyway, Skupaka's video is good advice to keep in mind if you're in the market for a new driver when the new models come out.

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