BrianL99, on 11 November 2012 - 07:39 AM, said:
As for the original question. There are a # of Graphite Shafts out there, that would probably suit your needs. Personally, I play AeroTech Steel Fiber 95's ... which is what Snedeker, Kuchar, Hale Irwin & Jack Nicklaus play. I'm fairly certain that Kuchar & Snedeker aren't 2nd guessing their switch, based on the fact that both of them played those shafts at the Ryder Cup.
Personally, I don't like the 110's and as far as I know, there's no one on tour playing them.
Switching from S300's to a quality graphite shaft, will probably take about an hour on the range to get used to them ... after that, you'll probably never again consider steel shafts. Think about it ... how many players on ANY Pro Tour, are playing steel shafts in their drivers? With the club that's most likely to be inconsistent & inaccurate, everyone plays Graphite.
Agree with all of the above.
And I think you will find better accuracy with the Aerotech Steelfibers than the normal Nippons when going liighterweight.
As to the Aerotechs, the tend to play firm to flex and are lower torque than many steel shafts. The 110s? If you're the Hulk. Even the i95s are very stout to flex. I'm a normal middle aged guy who has played the i110 in the higher lofted irons about 8 years ago - would not do it again.
I play the i80's and as I get older, have gone to senior flex in these - these are not your normal senior shafts. They are very accurate. I demoed the Oban, but preferred the Aerotechs. The Aerotech is the best of both worlds - a graphite core surrounded by micro strands of steel.
Pros: If you find the right shaft and club maker, you will have accuracy, low torque, and feel.
Cons: It costs a bit more, but Aerotechs are less than other premium graphite shafts.
Edited by SwingMan, 11 November 2012 - 09:38 AM.