What is kickpoint in a golf shaft?

Kickpoint Shafts

Kickpoint is a term that is often used when describing the plethora golf shafts available on the market, but we’re pretty sure most of you will be asking, what on earth does it mean?

When looking through the spec sheets or custom shaft options for the latest clubs, you will often find the term kickpoint in amongst all of the information. The term refers to the point at which a shaft bends the most. It is used to help describe the kind of trajectory and launch angle a specific shaft is likely to promote.

Read more - What is COR and what does it stand for?

There are three kind of kickpoints; high, middle and low. As you would expect with the high option, the kickpoint is higher on the shaft, closer to the grip. With the low, it is closer to clubhead, and the middle option is near the middle of the shaft’s length. All three of these points will, however, be relatively close to middle of the shaft.

So how does the kickpoint impact performance and trajectory? In general, shafts with a lower kickpoint will launch higher and promote a higher ball flight, while those with a higher kickpoint will produce a lower launch angle for a penetrating flight. 

Read more - What is Smash Factor?

Although kickpoint is a good guide for how a shaft has been designed to perform, there are many other factors that will affect both your launch angle and trajectory, so don't expect a towering ball flight all of a sudden if you switch to a shaft with a low kickpoint.

Fancy a FREE golf holiday for two to Abu Dhabi?

Silly question. Of course you do. That's the top prize to be won in bunkered Fantasy Golf '18. Other prizes include a holiday to Andalucia, a holiday to Cyprus, TaylorMade golf equipment & much more. 

This year's competition gets underway with next week's Masters Tournament. Register for free now at www.bunkered.co.uk/fantasy-golf

It's the most fun you can have from golf without swinging a club.

Share this Article

share-logo
twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
TITLEIST TOUR SPEED – Better than the Pro V1???
Titleist
play button
THE SIMPLE WAY TO HIT A LOB SHOT | GOLF EXPLAINED
Golf Lessons
play button
TaylorMade MG2 TW Grind Wedges – Tiger Woods’ secret short game weapon
TaylorMade
play button
A simple drill for perfect timing | IMG Academy
Golf Lessons
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

Robert MacIntyre explains "tough" decision to split with caddie
LPGA star opens up on receiving death threats
PGA Tour confirms return of fans at event next month
Amnesty International hits out at LET's Saudi double-header
New study highlights health benefits of golf for older participants

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods: Inside his $41million Florida mansion
The very best pubs in St Andrews
The Scottish Golf Course Emoji Quiz!
24 lies every bad golfer tells
Doug Sanders: The extraordinary life of golf's original playboy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
Align your body at address
Watch
play button
The correct set up is crucial
Watch
play button
Don’t get stuck on the downswing
Watch
play button
Don’t take the club away to the inside
Watch
See all videos right arrow