The problem is, I was swinging as hard as I could at the time. I can't consistently find the sweet spot with that swing speed. With that swing, maybe 1 time out of 30 I get a low, penetrating shot that goes 280+.
I went out today and toned it down a little. I felt like I could consistently find the sweet spot (or at least a "sweeter" spot) by using about 75% power. Problem is, I got a ballooning ball flight that consistently faded a good bit. Even if I teed the ball lower, or moved it back in my stance an inch, it went sky high. So high, in fact, that the ball would only go about 200-220 yards. That's never happened to me, but then again I've never really toned down my swing that much in the hopes of increasing accuracy.
I feel like I've made a classic mistake by getting the stiff shaft. I've read that side effects may include a fading ball flight and a lower tragectory. I definitly have the fading ball flight, but as I mentioned, the tragectory is sky high.
Of course, there is always a question as to how much the issues are caused by my swing and how much by the club. But I do know that when I hit them right, even with a "toned down" swing, my 5i or 3h go straight with a normal flight path.
What do you guys think?