Custom clubs from Condor Golf are designed for improved accuracy for high scoring golfers. Here is a fact – nearly half of all golfers will fail to break 100 for 18 holes. For those of average to above average strength, they will likely miss every single fairway.
Drives that fly 200 yards out and take a hard turn left or right by 40 yards does not count as a 240 drive either!
Not only did that player lose potential distance, the ball might land in a hazard or on the next shot, you may have to try to hit around another obstacle.
Most golfers believe that they need a low lofted driver to hit longer drives. At Condor Golf, we believe that loft angle on a custom driver should be determined by the golfer's club swing speed plus the golfer's ability to hit the ball somewhere on the face consistently (not just one out of seven hits). The average male golfer swings 87 mph while the average female golfer swings at 65 mph.
Having a custom fit loft angle will produce the longest, straightest hits.
Beginners or recreational golfers should select the highest loft available.
Golfers that swing less than 80 mph should not hit any driver less than 14°.
Golfers who swing less than 90 mph should not hit any driver less than 12°.
One more fact about driver loft, clubs that are described or sold as "Adjustable" can NOT be adjusted for loft angle. Loft angle is independent of any other specification which can NEVER be changed. The only specs that CAN be adjusted are face angle or lie angle.
So if a salesperson or golf pro tells you that the loft angle is adjustable, they are not telling the truth!
Swing speed is only the beginning of the shaft fitting process. If the shaft fitting is done properly to incorporate all the other swing elements which dictate the correct shaft, a shaft that is quite different from what you originally thought will be selected. First off, the flex letter code printed on your shaft means nothing; second the shaft does not act like a buggy whip to slingshot the ball down the fairway. So, if the flex of the shaft does not slingshot the ball down the fairway, what does it do?
What looks like a buggy whip effect is not caused by the shaft at all. It’s caused when the golfer releases his wrist-cock angle during the downswing. That’s when the shaft’s stiffness or flexibility does its work.
The purpose of a shaft’s total flex design is to work in conjunction with your downswing force, your wrist-cock release (along with the clubhead loft, the club head center of gravity, and whether you swing up, level or down at the ball) to determine the final launch angle, trajectory and backspin of your shot.
To really get the proper shaft (and shaft flex) for your clubs you also need to consider how smoothly or forcefully the transition from the end of the backswing to the start of the downswing, how aggressive or smooth your downswing tempo is, when you unhinge your wrist cock angle and how consistently you do each of the above.
Custom fitting the shaft to each golfer is one of the most important goals at Condor Golf. Using technology, we can put each golfer into the correct shaft so that they can get better game improvement for lower scores.