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Hi guys, Jon here. New member from Spring Tx, just a bit north of Houston. 


So getting older, still hit it ok but thinking of moving to graphite. Looking for shafts that 

will help get the ball up a bit, little kick at the bottom.


If any of you guys have done this with some success love to hear.


Otherwise, glad to be here and hope to be able to help out when I can with other member




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Welcome from the Pacific Northwest!!  Glad you joined us.  I'm not really much help here.  I switched to graphite  about 6 years ago, but mine are stock regular flex Pings and they work for me.  I put regular flex UST ProForce 95 shafts in an old set of MacGregor VIP Tourneys.  They are much better than the DG S300 shafts that were in them.  At least I can hit them again!!  


The graphite shafts of today are so much better than they were 10 years ago, and I don't think you can go wrong with just about any brand, as long as you get fitted for your swing.  Most shaft manufacturers have something in a flex and profile that will fit you, it's a matter of finding one that feels the best and works the best for you.  Good luck!

We don’t stop playing the game because we get old; we get old because we stop playing the game.”

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As a former Spring resident welcome to the board. Go enjoy some great golf on the North side. (Cheap plug for my former employer Swansons) Great guys working over there. Knowledgeable and a great practice area

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In 1998 I shattered my left wrist....two years and 4 surgeries later, I started golfing again....but i switched to graphite..  I have gone back and forth a few times, but found some Project X 5.0 graphite shafts last year and put them in my Cobra Bio Cell irons....I did this, not because of length or accuracy, but because I need to limit the vibration to my left wrist as much as possible.  That said, the PX shafts have been great for me.  I am now 65 and play graphite almost all the time......wedges are still steel.


Driver: PXG 0211 w/Evenflo Riptide CB Regular shaft 

Fairways:  Cobra King F8 3-4W(16*) & 5-6W(20*) w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft 

Hybrid: Cobra F8 3 Hybrid(19*) w/Recoil ES regular shaft 

Irons: Wilson D7 5-PW w/Recoil 460 Regular graphite shafts 

Wedges: Cleveland RTX Zipcore(50*/54*/58*) w/True Temper Spinner Wedge steel shaft  

Putter: 33" Evnroll ER2 w/Evnroll Gravity Grip 

Bag: Vice cart bag(Black).  

Pushcart:  Caddytek 3.0 from Costco

Ball: Maxfli Tour CG & Titleist Pro V1x.


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Welcome!  I'm among those who have switched to graphite in my irons over the past 10 years.  I can't imagine switching back to steel.  If you are looking to reshaft what you have currently there are some nice graphite options out there.  I'd suggest starting a thread on that in the fitting section. 


Good luck!

Taylor Made Sim2  10.5 (Opened 1 click) Ventus Blue 5  R flex

Ping G410 5-9 wood  Alta 65 R flex

Wilson D7 forged 6-GW -  Mamiya recoil 460 R flex

Edison Wedges 54 and 59 KBS Tour Graphite 80's

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

Tour Exotics 3 wood is in the bag because we are allowed 14 clubs.  It's a great club for pulling balls out of the water or from bushes - you never want to put your hand into anything in Florida unless you are absolutely certain that it's safe.  There are rare wind conditions when I might hit it off the tee on a few holes that I play.  

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Howdy from San Antonio.........


Ya'll dry out yet ????

Driver:   :taylormade-small: M3 Tensei CK Pro Blue
3-Metal:: :callaway-small: GBB EPIC, FujiKura Pro Green

5-Metal:  :cobra-small: F-7, FujiKura Pro

Irons:   :mizuno-small: MP-18 SC, KBS Tour 120

Wedges:  :cleveland-small:   RTX-3  52 - 56 - 60
Putter:  EVN-Roll ER-5

Ball :  :bridgestone-small: Tour B XS

Range Finder:  Busnnell Tour-X,  Garmin S20 


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In august 2014 I was fit for a custom set of Wishon irons. They have Aerotech steel fiber shafts. I have the i70's. As far as I'm concerned they are great. I've never been a high ball player but these shafts did give me some added height. great feel too.

My Sun Mountain bag currently includes:   TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png 771CSI 5i - PW and TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png PFC Micro Tour-c 52°, 56°, 60 wedges

                                                                               :755178188_TourEdge: EXS 10.5*, TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png 929-HS FW4 16.5* 

                                                                                :edel-golf-1: Willimette w/GolfPride Contour


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Welcome to MSG Jon

         Grip n Rip it

Chicks dig the LONG ball

In my :callaway-small: staff bag

:cobra-small: King F7+ Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White 60 - Graphite Tour X-Stiff

:755178188_TourEdge:  CBX 13.5 3 Wood

:1332069271_TommyArmour:  Atomic Irons 4-AW (reviewing)

:cleveland-small: CG16 Satin 52*

:cleveland-small: 588 RTX 2.0 56* and 60*

Sentio Sierra 101-M Putter


Proud tester of the Tommy Armour ATOMIC Irons 


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