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Flex (Shaft Flex)

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Definition: A rating of a golf club shaft's ability to bend during the golf swing. All shafts, no matter how stiff, exhibit flex under the forces of the golf swing. A player with a very fast swing will require a shaft with less flex, while a player with a slower swing will need a shaft with greater flex. Flex is generally rated as Extra Stiff, Stiff, Regular, Senior and Ladies.

For in-depth information about shaft flex and golf shafts in general, see:

Also Known As: Shaft flex
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