A Key to More Distance?



I don’t use a driver, but do you think I might get more distance off the tee if I switched to a club with 13 degrees of loft?

–Mark, Fl

Dear Mark

If your club-head speed is slower than average you might try a club with 13 degrees of loft, or you may want to try a 12-degree driver. But stay with a 44-inch shaft if you want to stay in the fairway. It might be hard to find a driver marked as “12 degrees,” but those marked 11 or 11.5 will work well and may have a loft higher than indicated.

Too many players gravitate to lower lofts based on ego. However, often more loft, not less, will give one more distance.

Hope this helps.


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