rkangrah, on 03 June 2011 - 08:04 AM, said:
bigstunnerdude, on 03 June 2011 - 07:53 AM, said:
Don't think Graphite really is an option, as I'm still far too young and still physically strong. I've tried Graphite Irons in the past out of the shop more to have a laugh with on the range. The things just go anywhere. So still would prefer the consistency of steel.
I wouldn't worry so much about the consistency of graphite shaft today. The latest iron graphite shafts are as good as steel. What you said is true if it was 5 years ago.
This is based on my own experience. I used graphite then switched to steel for 2 years. Then switched back to graphite. I don't see any difference on the performance.
Also I have similar swing speed as yours, around 78-80 Mph with a 5 iron. Also I have a fast tempo.
Definately agree with this. Graphite has come a very long way and has much tigher tolerances than they used to. I use them now and haven't looked back. I use 90g Fujikura graphite shafts in stiff flex and I'm throwing darts. I have an 85-90MPH SS with a 5 iron when I swing smooth, but there is plenty left if I need to step on the gas a bit. A number of pros are are now using graphite as well such as Matt Kuchar and his Aerotech Steelfibers that maybe cost $50 per shaft. Matrix, Fujikura and Aldila makes shafts that you would swear your hitting steel shafts.
Using graphite shafted irons is a misconception. It's for old men who need distance. Well I don't see many old men using 115g graphite shafts. It's something to consider. Since your SS is on the 80MPH range, you're a great candidate for graphite. Don't knock it. Try a 6 iron and see if you like it.
Edited by tbowles411, 03 June 2011 - 08:37 AM.