Hi, I'm Jake Taylor, and we're here to discuss how to select shaft types for golf. Now as a professional long driver, I get asked this question quite a bit. Now the shaft is the driving force in the golf swing. It equates all the energy that you are imparting from your hands down to the ball. Now you have to understand every swing is different, every swing being different, has to be able to release at a different point. Depending on where that swing releases into the ball is going to determine what type of shaft you need. A person that swings faster, may not necessarily need a stiffer shaft, it all depends on that release point. Also, you have to think about whether you are looking for accuracy or distance. If you are looking for distance, you want that kick point to be right at the release and at ball impact. Now if you are looking for accuracy, you're going to look for a shaft that has a lower torque rating. This means the deflection of the golf head at impact is less, thus causing the dispersion rate to be less and you'll be more accurate on the fairway and around the greens. In order to get the most out of that golf shot, see your local fitting professional to better fit your game.