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How do you know if you should get different shafts on your Woods and/or irons?

 

I know Swing speed plays a factor but based on my Swing speed I should be in regular flex.

 

What else would determine new or improved shafts on your clubs?

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Driver:    :taylormade-small: M4 10.5* / Evenflow Blue 6.0 Stiff / Golf Pride MCC +4 Midsize

Woods: :taylormade-small: M6 3W 15* / Evenflow Blue 6.0 Stiff / Golf Pride MCC +4 Midsize

Hybrid: :taylormade-small: M4 Rescue 19* / KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype 85g Stiff / Golf Pride MCC +4 Midsize

Irons:    :srixon-small:  Z585 4-AW / KBS Tour 90 - Regular +1" / Golf Pride MCC +4 Midsize

Wedges:cleveland-small: CBX - 56* & 60* / KBS Hi Rev 2.0 - Regular +1" / Golf Pride MCC +4 Midsize

Putter:   :ping-small: Sigma 2 Tyne 4 Platinum / Superstroke Pistol

Ball:    :taylormade-small: Project a

Bag: :ping-small: Hoofer 14

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You go to a fitter. He or she will evaluate your current equipment to determine if you have the proper fit or what changes might be made.

 

Also don't over look putter - a good putter fitting might be the quickest way to shave some strokes. (And this is coming from Mr. putting is over rated)

 

 

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Ping G410 - turned down to11.25 degrees, neutral setting - Fujikura Motore X R flex

Ping G410 5-9 wood

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

SCOR 52,60

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

Currently testing Edison wedges to replace SCORS that are wearing out. Also auditions for the 14th spot in the bag.  Current possibilities are a Ping 26 degree hybrid - duplicates the 9 wood or 5 iron but would be used almost exclusively for chipping or Tour Exotics 3 wood simply because you can carry 14 clubs and I might occasionally hit it in certain unusual wind conditions once every four or five rounds. 

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The easiest way to figure out what suits your game is, of course, to get fitted. But that's not always easy for some. There's more to it than flex, though. You have torque, kick point, weight, so on and so forth. It really just depends on what you're looking for in your game.

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:ping-small: G400 Max

:ping-small: G410 3W

:ping-small: G410 3 & 4 Crossover

:ping-small: i200 5-PW

:vokey-small: Vokey SM7 | 52-56-60

:taylormade-small: Taylormade Spider X

 

 

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How do you know if you should get different shafts on your Woods and/or irons?

 

I know Swing speed plays a factor but based on my Swing speed I should be in regular flex.

 

What else would determine new or improved shafts on your clubs?

The answer is a fitting and only a fitting. Shafts are only part of the equation
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:ping-small: G410 LST 9* VA Nemesys 65X
:ping-small: G410 LST 14.5* Tour AD DI 7X
:titelist-small: 818 H2 20* Tour AD DI 85X
:mizuno-small: MP20 HMB 4 Tour AD 95X
:mizuno-small: JPX 919 Tour 5-PW Oban CT 115 X(-)
:titelist-small: Vokey SM7 50F - 54S - 59D
:scotty-small: Phantom X 5.5 (2021)
:titelist-small: ProV1
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How do you know if you should get different shafts on your Woods and/or irons?

 

I know Swing speed plays a factor but based on my Swing speed I should be in regular flex.

 

What else would determine new or improved shafts on your clubs?

Tempo. How you load the shaft matters. Are you a smooth tempo kind of guy - slow speed takeaway and slow down swing, or slow take away and fast down swing or fast takeaway and slow downswing. Also how you load the shaft... Short backswing, long backswing.. Etc..

 

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What's In This Lefty's Bag?

Driver: :cobra-small: F8 9.5° Project X Even Flow Blue 65g shaft 

Fairway Woods: :cobra-small: F8 3W Project X Even Flow Blue 75g shaft

Fairway Woods: :cobra-small: F8 5W Project X Even Flow Blue 75g shaft

Hybrid: :titelist-small: 816H2 19°

Irons: :mizuno-small: MP-20 SEL Project X 5.5 shafts 5-PW

           :mizuno-small: MP-20 HMB Project X 5.5 shaft 4 Iron

Wedge: :cleveland-small: Tour Satin RTX 4 Wedges in 52° and 56° 2 Dot

Putter: :nevercompromise-small: Gray Matter TDP 2.2 32.75"

Bag: :1590477705_SunMountain: Three 5

Ball:  :srixon-small: Z*Star

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The reason to change shafts would be due to poor performance. That could be thinks like back and side spin, launch, ball speed, and smash factor. Hard to tell without getting on a launch monitor. You could put tour numbers in something like the trackman launch optimizer to see if you can improve your performance. You can experiment with shafts or go to a fiittrf

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Driver:  :ping-small: G400 Max 9* w/ KBS Tour Driven
Fairway: :titelist-small: TS3 15* set  to 16.5* w/Project X Hzardous Smoke
Hybrids:  :titelist-small: 816H1 19* set at 18* w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
                :titelist-small: 915H  21*  w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
               :titelist-small: 915H 24*  w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
Irons:      :honma:TR20V 6-11 w/Vizard TR20-85 Graphite
Wedge:  :cleveland-small: 588 54-14, 58-12
Putter:  :taylormade-small:TM-180

Backups:  :bobby-grace-1: 6330,   :EVNROLL: ER2.2,  

 

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I tried to self diagnose what shaft I needed for far too long with poor results. A quality fitter is the best money I have spent. But the fitting is only as good as the fitter so shop around.

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:ping-small:                      400 Driver (8*)                      UST ATTAS Punch 6S

:cobra-small:               F6 Baffler (16*)                      Matrix Red Tie 65Q4

:titelist-small:                        816 H1 Hybrid (21*,23*)        Diamana S+ Blue 82 HY

:srixon-small:                        Z765 (5-PW) +2*                    Aerotech Steelfiber i110cw

:titelist-small:                        Vokey SM5 50.08F 54.10M   Aerotech Steelfiber i110cw

:callaway-small:                         PM Grind 60*                         Dynamic Gold S400

:ping-small:                      TR 1966 Anser 2

 

:srixon-small: Z Star ball        

:ping-small:  Pioneer Cart Bag

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Problem is there really isn't an industry wide standard on flex or any other factors really. It's a hassle but the only way to really know for sure is hands on experience or the word of someone you trust that's in the know. The blog has an amazing article I recommend on the subject though. If you're just looking for how to tell the lifespan of a shaft though I'm not sure there is one shy of rust and breakage.

 

 

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Right Handed

4.5 handicap

Driver: Nike Vapor Flex with Mitsubishi Rayon Fubuki ZT60x5ct S-flex shaft and stock grip.

3-Metal: Nike VRS 15 degree with Mitsubishi Rayon tour issue Diamana S73x5ct X-flex shaft and GolfPride MCC midsize Black/White grip.

Irons: Ben Hogan PTx 22, 26, 30, 34, 38, 42, 46 degrees standard length and lie with KBS Tour-V stiff shafts and GolfPride MCC midsize Black/White grips.

Wedges: Ben Hogan TK15 54, 58 degrees with KBS Tour-V X-flex shafts and GolfPride MCC midsize Black/White grips.

Putter: Nike Method Converge B1|01 with Superstroke Flatso 2.0 grip.

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^ what these people have said. There are some great fitters in the Seattle area that could run you through your options. Club Champion in Bellevue is the most comprehensive in the area and can do a real putter fitting as well.

 

But there are a number of GolfTecs , Pro Golf Discounts and Puetz that offer a decent fitting.

 

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WITB:

Driver:   :taylormade-small: SIM2 Max 12° - Accra TZ6 M4

FW Wood:    :cobra-small: F7 17.5° - Fujikura Pro

Utility:    :cobra-small: King Forged 20.5° Utility - Catalyst X

Irons:   image.png.cbfb2d938ea45d82004d9bdeb23cf643.pngD7 Forged GW-5i - Recoils

Wedges:   :callaway-small:  Mac Daddy Forged 52° , 56°

Putter:   :taylormade-small: MySpider X

Cart: image.png.5aa5e9b8c0d6e08a2b12be76a06a07ca.pngOnewheel XR+

 

 

 

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^ what these people have said. There are some great fitters in the Seattle area that could run you through your options. Club Champion in Bellevue is the most comprehensive in the area and can do a real putter fitting as well.

 

But there are a number of GolfTecs , Pro Golf Discounts and Puetz that offer a decent fitting.

 

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Appreciate that! I did go to Puetz and they only adjusted the lie angle on my irons.

 

I'm definitely interested in a more comprehensive fitting but want to get my mechanics down before I do. Have a lot of tweaks to make for a consistent Swing.

Driver:    :taylormade-small: M4 10.5* / Evenflow Blue 6.0 Stiff / Golf Pride MCC +4 Midsize

Woods: :taylormade-small: M6 3W 15* / Evenflow Blue 6.0 Stiff / Golf Pride MCC +4 Midsize

Hybrid: :taylormade-small: M4 Rescue 19* / KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype 85g Stiff / Golf Pride MCC +4 Midsize

Irons:    :srixon-small:  Z585 4-AW / KBS Tour 90 - Regular +1" / Golf Pride MCC +4 Midsize

Wedges:cleveland-small: CBX - 56* & 60* / KBS Hi Rev 2.0 - Regular +1" / Golf Pride MCC +4 Midsize

Putter:   :ping-small: Sigma 2 Tyne 4 Platinum / Superstroke Pistol

Ball:    :taylormade-small: Project a

Bag: :ping-small: Hoofer 14

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Appreciate that! I did go to Puetz and they only adjusted the lie angle on my irons.

 

I'm definitely interested in a more comprehensive fitting but want to get my mechanics down before I do. Have a lot of tweaks to make for a consistent Swing.

Well, given that but of info, I'd recommend GolfTec. If you are into technology lessons they are (I believe) the industry leader in that realm. I am sure they could help with some swing lessons and wrap it up with a real fitting after a few.

 

Or if you have a pretty good idea of what you need to work on and are on that path. Head to club Champion after you feel you have your consistent swing.

 

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WITB:

Driver:   :taylormade-small: SIM2 Max 12° - Accra TZ6 M4

FW Wood:    :cobra-small: F7 17.5° - Fujikura Pro

Utility:    :cobra-small: King Forged 20.5° Utility - Catalyst X

Irons:   image.png.cbfb2d938ea45d82004d9bdeb23cf643.pngD7 Forged GW-5i - Recoils

Wedges:   :callaway-small:  Mac Daddy Forged 52° , 56°

Putter:   :taylormade-small: MySpider X

Cart: image.png.5aa5e9b8c0d6e08a2b12be76a06a07ca.pngOnewheel XR+

 

 

 

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Jump on YouTube and look at the vids from TXG. Those guys recently did a high handicapper driver fitting as well as a guide on if people should get fit or not vs their handicap or skill level. I've learnt the expensive way not to self fit any of my equipment anymore. Investing your time and money into a qualified club fitter will always be the best option. Like others have said there is no standard for flex and there is allot more to it than basic swing speed fitting. Good luck

 

 

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<p><strong>Driver: </strong><em>Ping G400 Max 9*</em><em>, VTS silver S </em><strong>Fairway 5: </strong><em>Cobra F7, VTS silver S</em><strong>Hybrid 4: </strong><em>Ping G400, VTS silver S</em><strong>Irons 5-PW: </strong><em>Srixon Z765, Steelfiber i110cw</em><strong>Wedges:</strong> <em>Grindworks 50F/56F/60F 86 Series</em><strong>Putter: </strong><em>Evnroll ER2 CS</em><strong>Bag/ Buggy:</strong><em> Bagboy Hybrid Chiller/ Caddy Tek EZ Fold</em><strong>Ball: </strong><em>Q Star Tour</em>

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Wow, we really went down the rabbit hole quickly with this one...

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Driver- PING G400 LST w/ Project X Evenflow Black

Fwy- TM Aeroburner 16.5HL

Irons- Callaway Steelhead XR (3-PW)

Wedges- Callaway MD3 (50,54,58)

Putter- Cleveland TFI Satin Cero

Ball-  Snell MTB-X

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If you have the ability to just try the shafts out at your local shop or maybe from friends that have them, then you're good to go. Yes a fitting is best, but those aren't always possible. There are a lot of factors as have been stated before this post.

 

Some of it is swing speed but there's so much more that goes into it.

 

So I would say you either have to study up and pull together as much knowledge as you can and try shafts from there... Or have someone fit you.

 

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Driver:  :ping-small: G400 (8*) with Diamana Kai'li X-stiff

Fairway:   :ping-small: G400 (14.5*) with Diamana Kai'li X-stiff

Irons: :ping-small: Crossover 3 iron (19*) with TT Dynamic Gold 120 S400 shaft

            :titelist-small: AP3 (4/5) and AP2 (6-PW) with TT Dynamic Gold 120 S400 shafts

Wedges: Scor 50*, 54*, and 58* with TT Dynamic Gold 120 S400 shafts

Putter:  :cameron-small: Pro Platinum Newport 2 Midslant

Handicap: 3

Location: Illinois...until i can get my wife to move to a warmer climate

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But there are a number of GolfTecs , Pro Golf Discounts and Puetz that offer a decent fitting.

Anyone with any experience with a GolfTec fitting? Our big name fitter in town has dropped Cobra, and I feel like it's important to hit the clubs you're being fit for (but maybe it's not such a big deal?). We have a Golf Galaxy/GolfTec here in Richmond, and I'm assuming they'll have the F8s.

What's in the bag:
Driver - :cobra-small: F8 - Aldila NV Blue 60 ( S )
4 Wood (17*) - :callaway-logo-1: Big Bertha S2H2 - RCH 90 "Firm"
7 Wood  - :callaway-logo-1: Big Bertha Warbird S2H2 - RCH 90 "Firm"
5i - PW - :wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged - Recoil 760 ( S )
GW - LW - :cobra-small: F8 - N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour105 ( S )
Putter - :ping-small: Craz-e
Bag - :1590477705_SunMountain: 2.5 (Black)
Ball -  :taylormade-small: TP5X Pix
Instagram - @hardcorelooper
Twitter - @meovino
Facebook - mike.eovino

What's in timeout:
3 Wood (16*) - :cobra-small: F8 - Aldila NV Blue 60 ( S )
4i - :wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged - Recoil 760 ( S )

 

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I've done fitting with GolfTec and Carl's Golfland for drivers, long clubs, and irons, and a putter fitting with Club Champion. I will say from experience that a lot rides on the individual doing running the fitting at each of these places. What I will say in regards to GolfTec, is that I was able to swing whatever they had on the fitting carts for each manufacturer.

 

I've not been able to schedule fittings with the same person at any of these facilities from one fitting to the next, so I feel like the fitter has to re-learn me each time I go in.

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Driver: :callaway-small:  Rogue 9*, -1" length
FW: :callaway-small:  Epic SZ 13.5*, 18* -.5" length

Utility: :titelist-small:  816 H2 21*
Irons: :callaway-small: Apex CF 16, std. lenght/lie
Wedges: :mizuno-small:  T7 Blue Ion, 52*, 56*, 60*
Putter: :odyssey-small:  #7S
Ball: K-sig (until I run out)

RH golfer from Detroit, MI with a 14 handicap, working towards single digits

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Just buy a bright green one! jk....GET FIT!!! haha but honestly go to a fitter ... an experienced one with a trackman setup or similar. Find out how you REALLY hit the ball.  

 

Totally worth it, because if you don't know what you need (flex, weight, torque) you'll just keep buying shafts. 

 

 

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image.png.b4fee9f5ab11db717204e3cdc0ed9d90.png 905r 9.5 w/ NV65

:755178188_TourEdge: CB2 15* w/ Tour ad 7S

:adams-small:  Original Peanut 16* w/ matrix red tie

🇯🇵 ONOFF  2011 Forged 4-p

🇯🇵 Fourteen RM-22 52,56,60:

🇯🇵 OG 2-Ball j-spec

 

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Update here... went and got fitted and am going to be swinging a Tensei Blue 60 shaft on my driver.

 

Thanks for everyone's insight!

Driver:    :taylormade-small: M4 10.5* / Evenflow Blue 6.0 Stiff / Golf Pride MCC +4 Midsize

Woods: :taylormade-small: M6 3W 15* / Evenflow Blue 6.0 Stiff / Golf Pride MCC +4 Midsize

Hybrid: :taylormade-small: M4 Rescue 19* / KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype 85g Stiff / Golf Pride MCC +4 Midsize

Irons:    :srixon-small:  Z585 4-AW / KBS Tour 90 - Regular +1" / Golf Pride MCC +4 Midsize

Wedges:cleveland-small: CBX - 56* & 60* / KBS Hi Rev 2.0 - Regular +1" / Golf Pride MCC +4 Midsize

Putter:   :ping-small: Sigma 2 Tyne 4 Platinum / Superstroke Pistol

Ball:    :taylormade-small: Project a

Bag: :ping-small: Hoofer 14

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