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qasimmohammad

Upgrading driver (need help deciding shaft)

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I am a 12 handicapper. Been using Taylormade R9 Super tri Regular Shaft. The current shaft on my driver is

Fujikura Motore 60

  • The Fujikura Motore 60 is the stock shaft option for the R9 SuperTri driver. This shaft weighs 59 grams and has a butt (grip end) diameter of .600 inches. This butt diameter will dictate that grips with a .600 inch diameter be used to ensure proper grip sizing. The Motore 60 also has has a strong torque rating of 3.5 for M and R flex and 3.4 for S and X flex. Shaft torque is a rating that measures the amount of lateral shaft twisting at the clubhead during the golf swing

I have been using this driver for the past 2 years and my driver setting is on full draw. I am averaging around 250-260 yards currently and dont really have problem with my driving accuracy. I am upgrading to Titleist 913D2 driver. The reason for my upgrade is to slightly get a better / newer driver to increase my distance by 5-10 yards minimum.

I did my custom fitting with callaway a few months back. The numbers I have are for my 6 iron. Club head speed: 76.4, Ball speed 111.3. As a thumb of rule I am guessing my club head speed with the driver would be around 85-90mph and ball speed would be around 135mph.

I wanted help in deciding which shaft I should get with my new driver.

Thanks,

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Also please note my trajectory is low / medium and I would also like to increase that so I can get more carry distance

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First, I'd say wait for the Titleist Fit Carts and Get a fitting. I've heard the 913 D2 spins less than the 910 - so I'd want a fitting. You may be between flexes in the i'lima and Bassara - would have to try them.

But I would consider, given your estimated SS and a normal swing, and normal tempo - a 913 D2

Stock Shaft  -  Diamana S 62 with a high loft head - people are afraid to get a 12 degree head - but we're talking a mid launch, mid spin shaft and the 12 degree head that you can lower loft by .75 and increase it by 1.5. If you don't want to go that way, a 10.5 head that you could increase to 12. Since the 913 D2 spins less, I'd be more tempted to try the 12 deg head with this shaft. But heck, a 10.5 can go to 12. I'd look at R flex, too.

A Titleist i'lima 61 - a higher launch shaft used last year and still available in the Titleist Download for Shafts - pair this with a 10.5 head where you could increase the loft.

Stock Shaft -  Titleist Bassara W 55 (50?) - Hey, Ben Crane won a tour event with this exact shaft, so why not? It will get your launch and spin up. The only question is flex - if you're approaching 90 mph, I'd be tempted to try the S flex. Pair it with a 10.5 913 head and experiment with loft. (I use this shaft in the Titleist 910 fairways and a hybrid - ball gets up there, and shaft feels good)

I'd look at those 3 shafts in the 913 - no upcharge on them.

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Issue is where I live we dont have custom fitting.

Today I tried the Titleist 910D2 Driver with F3 Motore Shaft (Stiff)... It was originally a 9.5 loft, but I changed the set to A3, which makes it 11 and full draw.

i didnt like the feel of it and my shots were still fading....

thats made me double minded now...

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Originally Posted by qasimmohammad

Issue is where I live we dont have custom fitting.

Today I tried the Titleist 910D2 Driver with F3 Motore Shaft (Stiff)... It was originally a 9.5 loft, but I changed the set to A3, which makes it 11 and full draw.

i didnt like the feel of it and my shots were still fading....

thats made me double minded now...

I would try a different shaft as outlined in my initial post. The Motore isn't optimized for you and/or the flex is too strong. If you go to a more optimal shaft and flex, you will swing with less effort and your flight will improve. In the Bassara, you may like a S flex, but in the others, more likely a R flex.

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Originally Posted by Mr. Desmond

I would try a different shaft as outlined in my initial post. The Motore isn't optimized for you and/or the flex is too strong. If you go to a more optimal shaft and flex, you will swing with less effort and your flight will improve. In the Bassara, you may like a S flex, but in the others, more likely a R flex.

To add, I looked at the Titleist Shaft Comparison, the Motore F3 60 is at the low end of its mid spin-mid launch section. The others I suggested seem more suited to you, based on your comments, and assuming you have a smooth transition to impact. The Diamana S 62 may work in a higher loft and R flex, but I'm thinking the i'lima 61 in R, or the Bassara W 50 in S flex are stock shafts to demo.

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