Senior Flex vs. Ladies Flex?
Posted 13 November 2012 - 05:40 PM
These are just my observations on it, but I cannot see much difference other than that.
Best of luck!
Posted 13 November 2012 - 06:09 PM
Not too familiar with the two. How big of a difference is there? She's fairly new to the game but fairly athletic.
First I would refer you to Tom Wishon's excellent posts on shaft flex and the importance (or irrelevance) thereof.
Second, I would observe that "fairly new to golf" and "fairly athletic" indicate to me that she could well be fitted nicely in either A or L, depending on the vagaries that exist in those two labels. And it could well be that either would work nicely. I think it is well worth a go with the R9.
Third, I would just note that I have in my bag one club with L flex, several clubs with R flex, and one club with A flex. They are in my bag because I hit them better than other alternatives I have tried. I am not currently a low handicap golfer, so her results may vary. But I also note that the L flex club is a favorite that I use for a variety of "go to" shots.
Bottom line, I would give her the R9 and say, "you have an athletic swing, especially with the driver, this should suit you well." No comments like "Now you have to swing like a man", or anything even slightly similar.
Caveat: while I have stayed in a Holiday Inn Express, it wasn't recently.
Posted 13 November 2012 - 06:29 PM