Is it all "hokem" or will owning a spine finder really help my game ?
Almost all golf shafts are made from a flat material, steel, graphite, titanium. This is rolled into a round shape to form a tube, the edges are bonded together along its length to create the shaft.
The joined edge is referred to as the shafts spine.
The spine has variances in bonding material and indeed thickness along its length, bending directly against the spine will produce inconsistencies leading to poor shots that golfers assume is their fault.
The spines position in the golf club is very critical if the shafts flexing during load & unload are to be consistent, essential to a golfer seeking accurate shot dispersion and scoring opportunities.
Do you think the TV golfers know about this ?
YOU BET THEY DO - THEY SEIZE EVERY ADVANTAGE THEY CAN !
According to most shaft manufacturers producing a shaft without a spine would almost double the shafts cost. Marking the spines position would also increase the cost, preferring instead to randomly paint on the shafts graphics - beauty outweighing performance.
OK how do I an average Joe work with this tool ?
The NBP ( neutral bend position ) is the best axis to flex the shaft for more accuracy and control whilst playing, this means isolating the spines influence.
To locate the spine in your shafts without taking off the head, all that is required is to remove the grip, pop the shaft into your Spine Finder and within a few seconds it will locate the spine, then mark it, if its position means you are flexing against the spine, then remove & reset the head to the correct alignment.
Next time you are out on the course or range - see the difference in your shots - longer & straighter !
To order your Spine Finder with complete simple user instructions please visit the website below:
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Manufacturers of Golf Shaft Spine Finders Golf Club Groove Sharpeners and Golf Club Regripper Golf Tools.