There are many different types of flexes for club shafts in the golf industry. One of the most commonly used phrases but rather unknown to a large majority of less experienced golfers is the term “wedge flex”.
All wedge flex means is the type of shaft on the wedge will be generally heavier and slightly stiffer than a regular flex club such as an iron. Therefore it has a “wedge flex shaft”.
Does Wedge Flex Matter?
Wedge flex does matter. It is important to have a shaft that you are comfortable playing with on your club. It is generally better for the weight to be at least close to the weight of your irons.
Wedge Flex Vs Stiff Flex
Wedge flex is actually the same as stiff flex. Wedge flexes are stiff. Some wedges come in lighter with less stiff flexes and some come in heavier.
Usually the range between stiffness levels is about 5 grams in weight per shaft. It is recommended to keep your wedge shafts the same or heavier than your irons.
What Is The Difference Between Regular Flex And Senior Flex?
Regular flex shafts are meant for the average golfer who has swing speeds around 90-100 mph. These flexes bend but are stiffer than senior flex golf clubs.
Senior flex clubs are meant for older golfers who have a driver swing speed around 70-85 mph. When purchasing clubs and you see lite flex vs. senior flex, don’t be confused. The meanings are the same and this also includes “A” flex.
What Is X100 Flex?
True Temper makes the X100 Dynamic Gold Steel shafts. They are considered an extra stiff flex. They are known to give golfers a lower ball flight yet higher accuracy than standard wedge flexes.
What Is Dynamic Gold Wedge Flex?
Dynamic Gold is a type of shaft made by the golf brand True Temper. Some of their well known shafts are the R300, S200, S300, S400 and X100. These vary in weight and in stiffness. Depending on a golfer’s preference, they may choose a heavier and stiffer X100 or a lighter and more flexible R300.
What Is The Difference Between R300 And S300?
The R300 is considered a regular flex wedge shaft but it actually weighs the same at 127 grams as the S200 which is considered stiff. The S300 weighs three grams more at 130 grams than the R300.
What Is Ping's Wedge Flex?
Ping’s wedges, the 3.0 Glides are equipped with Ping Z-Z115 wedge shafts that are made by Nippon. They were created with a lower balance point near the tip enabling a lower ball flight with better control and great feel.
Whether you want a shaft to match your irons or be slightly heavier for your wedges, now you know the differences betweens wedge flexes.
At the end of the day it’s preference and we highly recommend testing out different shafts before making a blind purchase. Be sure to share your experiences with different wedge shafts in the comments.
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