Ross Jul 27, 2017
In general longer shaft more distance (less control)… and shorter shaft more control (less distance)*. I’m sure you know this, so each golfer should experiment for their needs. I do remember shortening a Driver one time for more control, and lost a lot of distance quick, and immediately changed back. Again, I’d say just experiment. Back in the day we’d just cut the shaft at the grip end to shorten or add an extension to lengthen. Not really sure what the “physically correct” and “accepted” method is today. I’m sure club makers want to change the whole shaft each time (could get expensive).
* You also get into flatter and steeper swing planes, with different lengths which affects the ball flight. A lot of different elements/properties change.