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How To Choose Golf Shaft? American or Japanese Rules?
- Aug 09, 2018 -

How the golf shafts of Japanese rules came:


We often hear that there are "Japanese" and "American" rules, but do you know the difference between them ? At present, the world's largest golf market is the United States, so the golf shafts produced by golf equipment manufacturers are mainly used by American golfers. This is the "American rules". But the second largest golf market is Japan. And due to  the physical differences between Japanese and Americans, Japanese golfers found that the American shafts were very heavy for them to play golf .So many large brand companies such as TaylorMade,Titleist, Callaway, Mizuno manufactured plenty of golf shafts according to Japanese features. This is how the golf shafts of Japanese rules came. Japan. And due to  the physical differences between Japanese and Americans, Japanese golfers found that the American shafts were very heavy for them to play golf .So many large brand companies such as TaylorMade、Titleist, Callaway, Mizuno manufactured plenty of golf shafts according to Japanese features. This is how the golf shafts of Japanese rules came.


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The difference between golf shafts of Japanese and American rules:

First, the weight difference.

The shaft head of American is heavier, and the weight of the shaft body and grip are heavier than that of the Japanese The weight and swing of the Japanese shaft is much lighter than that of the American.

Second, the stiffness of the shaft and the feedback difference.

The shaft of the Japanese will basically use their local products, whether wood or iron. The shafts of Japanese are made of carbon fiber, which is soft in general.

In addition, the design of the stem head differences.

Besides the weight of the shaft head, there are still some differences that cannot be observed by naked eyes, such as the rebound coefficient of the shaft surface, the Angle of the shaft surface and the Angle of takeoff, etc.

In general, the prices of Japanese shafts are usually 30 to 40 percent more expensive than the American shafts due to higher cost of materials used. In order to get the same effect ,they needs to use more high-tech materials. Such materials tend to be expensive, which increases the cost of making the shafts.

Japanese rule or American rule? Fit is the key!

In a word, each person's physical condition is different, cannot judge whether to be suitable for a certain player simply by the Japanese rules and the American rules.

The Japanese shafts are usually lighter and easier to use, but not as stable as the American shafts. In general, the Japanese shafts are more suitable for players over the age of 50, with a slower swing speed. Relatively speaking, the American shafts are more suitable for the strong body, the swing speed of the golfers.

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