What Is a Stock Shaft?

Beginner or infrequent players tend to opt for a stock shaft for their golf clubs. Considered to be standard, run-of-the-mill, “one-size-fits-all” shafts, stock shafts are mass-produced and decent options. Players who use stock shafts won’t see a serious detriment to their performance, but they also won’t see a serious edge, either. 

On the other hand, aftermarket shafts, or custom shafts, provide a new level of power and impact to a player who is serious about their game. But why does a club’s shaft matter so much?

A shaft’s chief responsibility is the transference of power and impact from the player’s swing to the ball. Think of the shaft as the main line of communication from a player’s effort to the ball at impact. This is why a great shaft can contribute to further distances, more explosive power, and pinpoint accuracy, whereas a mediocre shaft (like a stock shaft) delivers no markable improvement to performance.

Fairway Jockey’s Custom Shafts

At Fairway Jockey, we firmly believe in the power of custom shafts… so we offer thousands of them. We know that no two golfers are the same in technique, talent, or their goals. So we sought to create a superstore where any golfer from any background could find the right shaft pick for them. 

We feature mid-launch, low-spin shafts for players with quick tempos who add more load to the shaft, like the Oban Devotion Wood Shaft. We offer high-launch, mid-spin options for players who crave a lightweight feel, like the Mitsubishi Chemical Grand Bassara Wood Shaft. When a player is looking for specific benefits like an increased trajectory and spin rate, we have options like the Accra FX 2.0 100 Series Wood Shaft. And… a lot more where that came from! 

Because of our countless options, we’ve made it easy for players who are ready to upgrade from a stock shaft to an aftermarket shaft. Our custom shafts can be filtered by brand, spin rate, launch profile, and shaft type, and after a desired shaft has been picked, the customization options begin. Choose your ideal flex, grip, model, playing length, and more.

The major difference between a stock shaft and an aftermarket, custom-made shaft is in its ability to be tailored towards your specific needs. A one-size-fits-all option leaves potential on the table, whereas an aftermarket shaft helps to maximize your strengths and minimize your weaknesses. Begin exploring aftermarket shaft options on our website.