Posted 04 November 2012 - 06:38 PM
Posted 05 November 2012 - 09:18 PM
In terms of feel, torsional stiffness modifies the stiffness of the shaft but does not control it entirely. It can make a correct flex recommendation feel solid or dead.
Accuracy is debatable. Some believe you should use the lowest torque that still feels solid. Others believe the ball is not on the clubface long enough (.0005 secs) for the head to twist and cause mis-direction. True, But what about during the downswing? True Temper believes the amount of torque is so slight it does not open or close the clubface. Others believe that the forse applied by the golfer during the downswing is enough to twist the clubface. Fit for lower torque (<5°) and having the correct overall flex can help accuracy.
Hope this helps.
Posted 05 November 2012 - 09:57 PM
In the modern world, and it's been true for at least a dozen years, torque has been removed as an issue for accuracy; there are no shafts on the market that have a high enough torque such that you will have problems. Torque is now just about feel. A shaft with too low torque for your swing will have a less than ideal feel. It won't have a performance effect.
It's MUCH more important to pay attention to the flex profile and how it fits your swing. Don't worry about torque.
Even if you want to care about it, the numbers published by manufacturers are all pointless. You can't compare between companies, they all measure differently. Company A's shaft at 4° might truthfully be lower than Company B's shaft listed at 3°.
Repeating myself, but don't worry about torque. It's a non-player.
Posted 07 November 2012 - 01:55 PM