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#1 buteman

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 06:04 AM

Has anyone ever had to make a decision regarding what type of steel shafts to choose in a set of Ping irons ( Project X or CFS ) ?
I've had a couple of opinions one pro and the other con regarding the Project X,,the negative opinion on the Project X shafts was that they were not worth the additional $173.00 over the Ping CFS shafts.
It's possible I may be asked when I go for my Ping fitting what type of shaft I would like in my irons,,,,I'm a senior golfer and my swing speed is around 93 mph.
Thanks.


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Posted 08 January 2012 - 08:51 AM

When you go for the fitting you should have an opportunity to try both shafts and they will probably produce pretty different results. Both shafts are very good as long as they are a good fit for you.
Project X has a very different feel and people usually either love it or hate it. The CFS shafts are a little more "middle of the road" and in my opinion will be a good fit for a larger percentage of golfers.

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 08:58 AM

Of course, which shaft you select is a choice open to you.  Usually this choice is based on performance or maybe feel differences noted during a fitting session involving hitting some demos.  

CFS is getting rave reviews these days.  Unless you just flat out fall in love with Project X I doubt you will find them worth the money.

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 08:59 AM

I am a senior golfer, as well, and the stock CFS in my G20's works great for me. The PX felt too stiff for me, they were 5.0 flex and did not feel as good as the CFS.

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 09:04 AM

If you try project x and like them get them quick. There being discontinued very soon.  Found out yesterday from a very legit source... Titleist has already taken them off there upgrade offerings..


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Posted 08 January 2012 - 09:13 AM

View Postpingman1, on 08 January 2012 - 08:59 AM, said:

I am a senior golfer, as well, and the stock CFS in my G20's works great for me. The PX felt too stiff for me, they were 5.0 flex and did not feel as good as the CFS.
Thanks for you reply, nice to hear from a fellow senior golfer and especially one who has the Ping G20's. I have some questions, I hope you don't mind. How long have you been playing Ping clubs ? when did you get the G20's and why did you choose that particular model ?
I told the fitter that I really liked the G20's with the graphite shaft, he said the G20's were just a excellent golf club but after observing my swing when he helped fit me for a driver his recommendation was to stay with a regular flex steel shaft.
I would be interested in your opinion of the G20's overall,,,do you have 4-gap wedge in your irons ?

Regards, buteman.

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 09:18 AM

View Postthe seanna, on 08 January 2012 - 09:04 AM, said:

If you try project x and like them get them quick. There being discontinued very soon.  Found out yesterday from a very legit source... Titleist has already taken them off there upgrade offerings..

Thanks for your reply,,,seems rather strange ( to me anyway ) that a shaft that has arrived and has had ( for the most part ) rave reviews is being discontinued. If that is the case then I would suggest that there must be some underlying issues with that equipment.
I do know that I was told by the Ping club fitter that the additional cost of the PX shaft over Ping's CFS shaft was qite simply not worth the money at all.

Regards, buteman.

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 09:32 AM

Project X isn't going away, there is a second generation model coming.

G20 has a 45 degree PW, so you should plan your wedges accordingly.  If you want to use a 54-56* SW, then a Gap wedge is recommended (U-wedge is 50*).  Another choice is to use a 52* wedge along with a 58*.  It depends on your personal preference.

In terms of graphite for a senior, I like this idea.  If you liked the light weight feel and don't mind paying the up charge, then get them.

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 09:55 AM

View Postbuteman, on 08 January 2012 - 09:13 AM, said:

View Postpingman1, on 08 January 2012 - 08:59 AM, said:

I am a senior golfer, as well, and the stock CFS in my G20's works great for me. The PX felt too stiff for me, they were 5.0 flex and did not feel as good as the CFS.
Thanks for you reply, nice to hear from a fellow senior golfer and especially one who has the Ping G20's. I have some questions, I hope you don't mind. How long have you been playing Ping clubs ? when did you get the G20's and why did you choose that particular model ?
I told the fitter that I really liked the G20's with the graphite shaft, he said the G20's were just a excellent golf club but after observing my swing when he helped fit me for a driver his recommendation was to stay with a regular flex steel shaft.
I would be interested in your opinion of the G20's overall,,,do you have 4-gap wedge in your irons ?

Regards, buteman.

I have been playing PING since 1973. I got the G20's last November and love them, I just like the G series, I have played them all.... G5, G10, G15 and now G20. I have 6-LW. See sig.

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 09:56 AM

Ping's new CFS shaft is outstanding.  I opted for the stiff flex, hardstepped one time in my S56s.   The feel, ball flight and distance I am getting is the best I've ever experienced in a set of irons.  It is my understanding that Ping engineered and then tested this shaft extensively to ensure optimal performance in their irons.


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Posted 08 January 2012 - 10:21 AM

At a fitting, the fitter should have you hit a lot of shafts.   They may start with CFS but also have hit Project X, KBS, Nippon, etc.  The numbers and your ball flight will help you decide.  I would. Not limit myself at all going into a fitting.  If the fitter doesn't try a lot, move to a different fitter.  good luck on the search.
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Posted 12 January 2012 - 02:55 PM

Buy graphite shafted Ping irons.

View Postbuteman, on 08 January 2012 - 06:04 AM, said:

Has anyone ever had to make a decision regarding what type of steel shafts to choose in a set of Ping irons ( Project X or CFS ) ?
I've had a couple of opinions one pro and the other con regarding the Project X,,the negative opinion on the Project X shafts was that they were not worth the additional $173.00 over the Ping CFS shafts.
It's possible I may be asked when I go for my Ping fitting what type of shaft I would like in my irons,,,,I'm a senior golfer and my swing speed is around 93 mph.
Thanks.

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