By Tom Wishon

After this many years in the golf equipment industry, I must say if I had a dollar for every time I have heard a golfer, or even a clubmaker, say the shaft is the engine of the golf club, it would probably pay for a pretty nice dinner with a good bottle of wine!

To say that the shaft is the engine of the golf club is to infer that the shaft is the most important component of a golf club. And no doubt, those who would vote in the affirmative have most likely changed shafts in a club and found they hit the club better than before with the new shaft.

The truth if you wish to stay with the automobile analogy is that the shaft is more like the transmission. You the golfer are the engine, providing the power through your swing that is transmitted through the shaft to the clubhead when hitting a shot.

There is no question the shaft does get a lot of attention in many golfers’ evaluation of the pros and cons…

Read the rest of what Tom has to say about The Shaft – The Engine of the Golf Club or Not in the November 2017 Monthly Handicap Improver here: