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#1 Moonlightgrm

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 10:25 PM

I attended an LPGA event this weekend. It's been 21 years since I last watched the ladies play in-person. Just an equipment observation, there were a number of women playing graphite shafts in their irons. I'd always heard that graphite shafts have two inherent problems: Shots fly higher and may balloon, and touch around the greens is affected by using these shafts. Have graphite shafts improved to the level where touring professionals don't think twice about using them? Should amateurs with swing speeds closer to LPGA Professionals than PGA Professional's consider graphite shafts in their irons?

Do the benefits of graphite out weigh the negatives? Educate me, please.


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Posted 10 June 2018 - 11:27 PM

Graphite shafts have improved greatly....with so many choices in flex, bend profile, torque, weight, etc etc.
There are many graphite shafts that play very stout....like steel.

Whether one plays steel or graphite...it's a personal choice...only the player can decide which feels and performs the best.
There are also graphite/steel shaft hybrids.

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 09:38 AM

Lydia was #1 in the world for 104 weeks playing graphite shafts. Gotta be something to them.

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 04:52 PM

Considering that graphite irons shafts have been used by the likes of Fred Couples, Matt Kuchar, Brandt Snedeker, Rocco Mediate, etc. for years, you can safely assume that the work perfectly well for irons at the pro level
Cobra King F7 (Kuro Kage Silver TiNi DC 60)
Cobra AMP 4w (Comp CZ)
Mizuno MP-H4 3 iron (Aldila Tour Green 85)
Mizuno MP-H4 4 iron (Steelfiber 95)
Mizuno MP-25 5-PW (Steelfiber 110)
Ping i-Wedge, 50 deg. (Recoil 110)
Nike Engage 56 deg. (Recoil 95)
Nike Engage 59 deg. (Recoil 95)
Scotty Cameron Big Sur Platinum (38")

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 05:28 PM

That guy Elderick has a graphite shaft in his 2 iron.


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