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Lighter wedge shafts?


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#1 Norboo

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Posted 05 May 2018 - 07:02 PM

Who is using lighter wedge shafts?  How do they perform and did you make the right choice?  What wedge shaft and weight?

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Posted 05 May 2018 - 09:38 PM

iíve been kind of curious about this too, as iím switching to 86g graphite shafts. hopefully the thread gets some responses

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Posted 06 May 2018 - 01:44 AM

Its about personal preference and what works, so im one of them who say go up in weight into wedges when possible.

Ive been forced into lighter iron shafts because of back problems, but cant play them as wedge shafts, i loose controll on parial shorts, so im almost up at the weight i used to play in irons as wedge shafts

Total weight on my irons make them comparable with shafts in the 105-108 gram range, while my wedges is about 120 grams, and that works for me

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Posted 06 May 2018 - 04:45 PM

What do you mean by lighter?

My story: played several seasons with Calla X20 Tours shafted in PX 5.0 (115 grams, rather firm tip). Cleveland CG14 wedges has stock TRAction wedge flex shafts at about 125 grams.

Started having good days/bad days with irons, and reshafted X20T with NS Pro 8950GH, R-flex (97 grams). Following season, I started having trouble with distance control on partial wedge shots. The 28 grams difference in iron shaft to wedge shaft was too much.

I reshafted the wedges in KBS Tour R.Flex (110 grams). This stabilized things somewhat.

Then, I replaced the CG14s with my current Calla wedges. I got the 48° and 54° with the KBS Tour R-flex; the 60° was a rescue puppy I got slightly used for $50... (go figure...) it came with KBS Tour-V (125 grams).

The wedges have a slight distance lag with the irons, possibly due to weight. But, the distance gaps are consistent.

Note: I got to talk to the Vokey marketing director a couple of years ago, and we talked about wedge shafts. He relayed info from Bob Vokey: the average golfer should have the same shaft in the PW and AW as in the irons. For SW and LW (most often used for partial shots), softstep the shaft used in irons.
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Posted 06 May 2018 - 04:57 PM

I now use steelfiber i95's right through from 4 iron to 60*. I like the continuity of feel and have had no problems switching from Dynamic Gold. They do feel lighter, even though the swing weights are the same, but this hasn't affected my short game touch or distance control.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 07:31 PM

I also have a similar dilemma on my hands. Iím getting new SM7s and have always just played the stock S200 shafts, but Iím losing distance on shots because they balloon too much. My irons are MP18 with PX 6.0 in them. I hit my PW 130 carry. I want to keep my PX 6.0 in the 50 degree GW, but for the 54 & 58, Iím thinking of soft stepping the 6.0.

My question is, will 120g shaft weight be too light for wedges around the green? And if so, should I just go with S400s in all 3 wedges instead of the S200s?
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Posted 16 May 2018 - 07:39 PM

View PostThats two thus far Shooter, on 16 May 2018 - 07:31 PM, said:

I also have a similar dilemma on my hands. I’m getting new SM7s and have always just played the stock S200 shafts, but I’m losing distance on shots because they balloon too much. My irons are MP18 with PX 6.0 in them. I hit my PW 130 carry. I want to keep my PX 6.0 in the 50 degree GW, but for the 54 & 58, I’m thinking of soft stepping the 6.0.

My question is, will 120g shaft weight be too light for wedges around the green? And if so, should I just go with S400s in all 3 wedges instead of the S200s?

S200 is 127 grams and S400 are 134 grams uncut.  I doubt you should bother changing shafts for a 7 gram difference. Not a whole lot of people would notice.   Seems like a waste of money to me. S400 is a bit stiffer.  Perhaps that’s important to you in addition to the 7 grams.
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Posted 16 May 2018 - 07:59 PM

MD4 are stock with 110 gram shafts.. I think that is too light.

However, for some it might be just right.

Don't know until you try, I reckon.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 08:17 PM

I'm  a senior with basal (thumb) arthritis. A few years ago I was fit for 74g Steelfibres in my irons, and 85g steelfibres in my wedges. I've carried on with that. Still have them at D5, same as with stock Vokey steel.
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 06:14 AM

I replaced my stock shafts in my 54* and 60* MD4s with the True Temper XP95 shafts in my iron set. So far, they feel really good. The wedge heads feel heavier than my set heads. Considering some lead tape for my AW and PW.


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 10:20 AM

View PostThats two thus far Shooter, on 16 May 2018 - 07:31 PM, said:

I also have a similar dilemma on my hands. Iím getting new SM7s and have always just played the stock S200 shafts, but Iím losing distance on shots because they balloon too much. My irons are MP18 with PX 6.0 in them. I hit my PW 130 carry. I want to keep my PX 6.0 in the 50 degree GW, but for the 54 & 58, Iím thinking of soft stepping the 6.0.

My question is, will 120g shaft weight be too light for wedges around the green? And if so, should I just go with S400s in all 3 wedges instead of the S200s?

Try DGX100 #8 iron shafts, weight will be close to S200

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