If you want to play the best golf of your life, you need to know that the most important thing to think about is the shaft. This is often overlooked by most golfers because they will think that it is not that important but it will definitely affect your shot. If you are an avid golfer looking to improve, then you really need to consider taking your golf shaft to the nearest club fitter.
If you are a woman golfer, then you will most likely benefit from a ladies shaft because it is more flexible and you will be able to control it.
This is the most common shaft out there and was created for golfers with average swing speeds. This is where the majority of golfers are and you most likely lie in this group.
A stiff shaft is for those that have fast swings and will need to have a stiffer shaft to help control all the speed and power. You will see lower handicaps using these shafts.
This is mainly for pros and scratch golfers and you must have an extremely fast swing to use an extra stiff shaft.