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2/19/08 3:41 PM
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beerbelly
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I am getting new irons for the coming season, but I am stumped by which flex I should get. I usually hit the ball fairly low with my current irons, and very long. I have a tendency to push the ball to the right (I'm right handed), like my clubface isn't closed. I do generate a lot of speed at impact. Any suggestions? How should I decide?
2/20/08 1:31 AM
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Edited: 20-Feb-08
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beerbelly, first off if you're going to make the investment for new irons take the time to have them sized to fit you perfectly. No sense in having new clubs that aren't contoured to you. If you're pushing the ball it could be because of a lag in the shaft being too flexible, but more than likely it's your lower body outracing the club face to the ball, leaving it open causing your push. If you're generating a lot of clubhead speed, (I'm talking 95 mph plus) then you'll want stiff shafts. Anything less is a comfort thing. Like I said, if you're willing to make this investment talk it over with any club pro or store pro. I hope this helps in some way.
2/20/08 8:34 AM
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Animal Chin
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and when shorty says 95mph plus, he's talking about your 5-iron.
2/20/08 12:54 PM
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"and when shorty says 95mph plus, he's talking about your 5-iron." Animal Chin has spoken the correct. Thanks for the clarification man.
2/20/08 1:59 PM
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I'll add that probably about 75% of male golfers play with shafts that are too stiff.
2/20/08 9:24 PM
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what is the disadvantage of playin with shafts too stiff for your swing?
2/21/08 1:56 AM
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beerbelly
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I'm gonna go to Golf Galaxy this weekend and get properly fitted. I am gonna hit some different brands of clubs and get an idea of the launch angle and head speed. This should help take away some winter blues!
2/21/08 8:13 AM
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"what is the disadvantage of playin with shafts too stiff for your swing?" The easiest way to tell if someone's shafts are too stiff is a "low and right" ball flight. The shaft isn't flexing and "kicking" into the ball the way it should. I can cost you both distance and accuracy. Another easy way to tell is that you only feel like you're making good contact when you swing HARD.
2/23/08 7:21 PM
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beerbelly
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Had a good time at Golf Galaxy today, found my club speed to be between 91-93, so I have been using too stiff of a club for the last 3 years. Their prices are outrageous, so I am going to buy my set online and take them in to get fitted. It's about time I use a set that are right for me. Oh, by the way Animal Chin, I was hitting the 5 iron 94, so just a touch faster than the driver. I think I will stick to a regular flex. :P
2/23/08 8:25 PM
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Animal Chin
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good idea
3/18/08 2:31 PM
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"Their prices are outrageous, so I am going to buy my set online and take them in to get fitted. It's about time I use a set that are right for me." What brands are you seeing better deals online with? A lot of brands like Ping fix prices (according to a law professor I talked to this is illegal, but everyone seems to get away with it) where no one can sell lower than list. Everyone pretty much has the same price. I see a lot of price fixing among authorized dealers in Golf. Try to find me a SUMO ^2 for less than 399. Just doesn't happen. The one thing that Golf Galaxy is VERY reasonable on is lesson prices. I am assuming that they do it as a "loss leader" (e.g. lose money on the lessons because it gets you into the store).
3/18/08 2:31 PM
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3/19/08 1:48 AM
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3/19/08 2:09 AM
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