The loft you need to launch the ball high
As I mentioned above, you can tune most adjustable drivers to around 12° of loft. That seems like plenty… until you ask an expert. They’ll tell you that for swing speeds below 90 mph, it takes more loft to generate a drive-lengthening launch angle.
The F14 Sphinx boasts a healthy 14° loft – considerably more than your driver, but less than a 3-wood.
That makes it easy to achieve the 13° – 16° launch angle considered ideal for swing speeds below 97 mph.
Better yet, you don’t have to catch the ball on the upswing – as we’re taught to do with low-lofted, giant-headed drivers – to lift it nice and high. The F14 Sphinx does that for you.
That, my friend, is a HUGE advantage.
Think about how many times you’ve topped a drive…
Or skied it 80 yards…
Pulled it dead left or blocked it waaay right…
It happened because you were trying to hit up on the ball.
With the F14 Sphinx, you can kiss those disastrous, round-killing miss-hits goodbye.
There’s another way this one-of-a-kind club boosts your launch angle.
Its shaft is 43.5 inches long, about 2 inches less than a typical driver. Combine that with a clubface that’s an inch shorter than a 460cc driver’s and here’s what happens:
1) You don’t have to tee the ball sky-high, a practice that effectively “flattens” your swing and creates a shallow angle into the ball – producing a lower trajectory.
2) With a shorter shaft, you’ll naturally stand closer to the ball and swing more “upright,” once again increasing your launch angle.
Amazing how a couple of inches can add up to so many yards.