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I sort of have a few opinions on this concept.

 

1) yes you can use graphite in your wedges if you really wanted to, yes you can use steel in wedges and graphite in irons, there is no written rules in wedges that you most follow it is more a personal feel and performance thing honestly. Whatever makes your feel and control of the shot the best is what it all boils down to.

 

2) I don't like the concept of a "spinner" shaft personally, I think it is mostly a marketing tool to charge more for a 8iron shaft with a different design. i sort of laugh at people sometimes when they talk about "you should always play a flex softer then your irons in wedges you don't swing them full 99% of the time" where it is partially true, it is not completely accurate. DG s400 ~ 6.0 FCM (straight in), DG x100 (ss 2x) ~ 6.2 FCM we are talking about 0.2 FCM that is purely a feel thing in the butt in transition at that point. The spinner shaft would act more like a "stiff" in majority of cases.

 

3) Spin comes from equipment, clean grooves, and proper technique, you give a tour professional a shaft the is for example a PX 7.0 in a wedge where they will hate the feel they will still be able to spin and stop the ball just fine. Open the face, hit down on on the ball catching ball first, and presto, loft and ball dot the work well enough for it to be controllable.

 

 

 

In the end that was a long winded point to say "whatever you like to feel in your swing with wedges assuming you have proper technique the ball will spin regardless".

 

 

 

I just try to match my iron shaft weight with the same weight or heavier weight in the wedges. If you notice I play a full bag of KBS shafts, 3 / 4 irons = KBS Tour X (130g), 5-P irons KBS C-Taper (130g), GW/SW/LW all KBS Tour Wedge X (130g). If I played DG x100 in my irons, I would probably go with a DG x200 ss 2x additional weight and little more tip action in the wedges.

 

If I were to play DG shafts in my irons I'd go for a DG x200 in the wedges ss 2x, additional weight for feel and a little more tip action to help soften up the shaft a little.

 

I also match the shaft design to the groove design of the wedge. My old vokey wedges non-conforming needed a shaft like PX or CT in them to reduce spin, the Nike I played needed as much help as they could get to add spin. The Mizuno I play now with the shafts are perfect combo. You just have to play around with what shaft you like and what head feel and groove pattern you like. Takes a little time and money but in long run you'll know what you "go to" is going to be.

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Nice JMiller - thanks ---

 

I'm such a novice at this equipment thing - I'm still trying to process the fact that I hit RR's 19 degree hybrid with a tour stiff shaft pin high on a 210 yard hole - in fact I measured it with my watch and it went 211 yards - all carry, high, beautiful shot. If he checks his bag and can't find that club he'll know why. :)

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You can still have a spinner type shaft and go graphite.....

If one were to go graphite in their wedges to match their iron set.....what available shafts would you want to look at....especially for high or at least higher spin?

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I may be a DG SXXX wedge shaft guy, but I've hit those Aldila's people are recommending and they're really good.

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I may be a DG SXXX wedge shaft guy, but I've hit those Aldila's people are recommending and they're really good.

Have any for sale?

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Have any for sale?

 

I've never bagged em, just hit other people's wedges.

 

I will say that I thought the felt a little more "jumpy" compared to the DG's

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If you guys want the graphite weight(ish)/feel etc you really need to try Aerotech shafts. Going with a SteelFiber i110 or the SteelFiber i125 (Wedge) for example would work wonders. I've hit my buddies wedges in his Miura's and they're a thing of beauty. They truly are the strength of steel with the smoothness of graphite.

 

http://www.aerotechgolfshafts.com/steelfiber_iron.php

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OK...thanks.

 

I can't believe I'm considering a shaft called "The Lobster" :blink:

 

How could you NOT want a Lobster. All the kids gonna envy you!

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I sort of have a few opinions on this concept.

 

1) yes you can use graphite in your wedges if you really wanted to, yes you can use steel in wedges and graphite in irons, there is no written rules in wedges that you most follow it is more a personal feel and performance thing honestly. Whatever makes your feel and control of the shot the best is what it all boils down to.

 

2) I don't like the concept of a "spinner" shaft personally, I think it is mostly a marketing tool to charge more for a 8iron shaft with a different design. i sort of laugh at people sometimes when they talk about "you should always play a flex softer then your irons in wedges you don't swing them full 99% of the time" where it is partially true, it is not completely accurate. DG s400 ~ 6.0 FCM (straight in), DG x100 (ss 2x) ~ 6.2 FCM we are talking about 0.2 FCM that is purely a feel thing in the butt in transition at that point. The spinner shaft would act more like a "stiff" in majority of cases.

 

3) Spin comes from equipment, clean grooves, and proper technique, you give a tour professional a shaft the is for example a PX 7.0 in a wedge where they will hate the feel they will still be able to spin and stop the ball just fine. Open the face, hit down on on the ball catching ball first, and presto, loft and ball dot the work well enough for it to be controllable.

 

 

 

In the end that was a long winded point to say "whatever you like to feel in your swing with wedges assuming you have proper technique the ball will spin regardless".

 

 

 

I just try to match my iron shaft weight with the same weight or heavier weight in the wedges. If you notice I play a full bag of KBS shafts, 3 / 4 irons = KBS Tour X (130g), 5-P irons KBS C-Taper (130g), GW/SW/LW all KBS Tour Wedge X (130g). If I played DG x100 in my irons, I would probably go with a DG x200 ss 2x additional weight and little more tip action in the wedges.

 

If I were to play DG shafts in my irons I'd go for a DG x200 in the wedges ss 2x, additional weight for feel and a little more tip action to help soften up the shaft a little.

 

I also match the shaft design to the groove design of the wedge. My old vokey wedges non-conforming needed a shaft like PX or CT in them to reduce spin, the Nike I played needed as much help as they could get to add spin. The Mizuno I play now with the shafts are perfect combo. You just have to play around with what shaft you like and what head feel and groove pattern you like. Takes a little time and money but in long run you'll know what you "go to" is going to be.

 

Thanks, Lots of great info in this.

 

AJ

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Thanks, Lots of great info in this.

 

AJ

 

 

I like to say "there is no quick fix in golf", If you scoop your wedges a spinner shaft isn't going to do much more then any other shaft in terms of adding spin. Everyone should just find a shaft they are confident with in wedges stick to it and practice. Short game practice for everyone can shave the most strokes the fastest majority of the time.

 

Difference between a scratch golfer and a tour professional is putting and short game, difference between a 8 handicap and a 3 is also short game almost all the time some exceptions exist.

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