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Suggestions of fairway wood shaft ( 3 wood ) for a low swing speed golfer ( senior).


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I'm out of the current equipment loop for quite a few years now, so, what's out there suitable for a low swing spped to fit with the 3 wood.

I know, get him on the L/M ..... but he is stubborn of watching his budget, for that matter, nothing expensive.

He had success with R flex shaft (untipped) in the 3 wood in the past,  old school Aldila  NVS 65.  It had been his go to club for many years.  He is short in stature ( 5'4" ? ) senior ( over 65 not quite 70 ).  He used to carry his driver over 230 years, right now about 190 carry.

I was thinking of shortening the length from 43" to maybe 41"-41 1/2". 

What's currently out there that has soft tip and not breaking the bank ?    Keep in mind that he is on fixed income and budget minded, that could be the number one concern.

Thanks for sharing your knowledge. 

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I'd suggest looking at the Bassara or a Wyvern in "light" flex. 

PXG 0211  12*  Paderson Kinetixx A flex

PXG 0211 5 and 7 Woods  Paderson Kinetixx A Flex

PXG 0211 5 and 5 Hybrids  MMT A Flex

Cobra 7 Hybrid  A Flex

PXG 8,9,PW,GW Vista Pro A Flex

Cleveland CBX 54/12

Edel EAS 4 with BGT Stability Tour Shaft

 

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I am in the same boat as your slow swinger. I recently bought a Callaway Epic Plus 5 wood and ditched the 3 wood. I hit the 5 higher and farther. I know you’re asking about shafts but I found that loft is more important than the shaft.  If the shaft is a regular or senior flex, I can hit it.  And no matter how flexible or high launching the shaft is, I still need the extra loft. 

14 of the following:

Ping G425 Max

Callaway Epic Max 5 wood

Cobra F9 Speedback 7/8 wood set at 23.5 degrees

Callaway Epic Max 11 wood

PXG 0311P Gen. 3  6-GW

PXG 0211 5-GW

PXG 0211 sand wedge bent to 53 degrees

Maltby M Series+ 54 degree

Ping Glide 3.0 Eye2 58 degree

Ping Glide 3.0 60 degree

Evnroll ER2

Ping Sigma 2 Anser

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I hope this makes sense since I don't have it here in front of me but the Diamana "Green Board" in a senior/light flex is also worth looking at.

PXG 0211  12*  Paderson Kinetixx A flex

PXG 0211 5 and 7 Woods  Paderson Kinetixx A Flex

PXG 0211 5 and 5 Hybrids  MMT A Flex

Cobra 7 Hybrid  A Flex

PXG 8,9,PW,GW Vista Pro A Flex

Cleveland CBX 54/12

Edel EAS 4 with BGT Stability Tour Shaft

 

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I would echo the higher lofted woods. My dad and FIL benefit from more loft and a shaft with a softer tip to help with launch. My dad recently got fitted for Ventus red 5 regular straight untipped but is slightly higher swing speed 

Driver: :callaway-small: Rogue ST 9 💎💎💎 Ventus Black TR 6X

Fairway: :titelist-small: TSi2 16.5 Ventus Blue 8X 

Driving Iron: New Level NLU-01 Ventus Black 10TX 

Irons:  :callaway-small: Apex TCB 5-AW X100 :titelist-small: T100 4 iron X100

Wedges: :vokey-small: SM8 54.12 X100 & 60.08 Modus 125 Wedge

Putter: Lajosi DD201

:titelist-small: Pro V1x

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