Most wood shafts are 46" raw length and are than cut from the butt end to the finished length, in this case 43.5". Cutting the driver to 43.5" will lighten the swingweight and make the shaft play more flexible. Increasing the swingweight back into the D1 or D2 range will make the shaft play true to it's listed stiffness. Fairway wood shafts are designed to be used with heavier weight fairway wood heads. If you put install the fairway wood shaft into a driver head that weights in the 200 gram range the swingweight will be lighter then a normal D1 or D2 and the shaft will play stiffer and it will even play stiffer then the wood shaft that started at 46". Again if you use the fairway wood shaft and make sure the swingweight is in the D1 to D2 range the shaft will play true to it's listed flex. A shorter shaft will always play stiffer unless you put the proper amount of clubhead weight on the end of the shaft to make it flex as it was designed.
Date published: 2017-12-06