Just when I thought I was all set and ready to check out a few higher-end clubs, now my dear hubby has decided he wants to enter the game (that's excellent in the long run, but sucks financially up front!!!!).
Because of his new interest, it looks like I have to be even more creative with my new set. So, I've peeked into GigaGolf: GX922 (Callaway X-22 clone), GXz driver (10.5* loft), and GX2 3 Hybrid. Regular flex graphite shafts -0.25" (I must have grown since college!), -1* lie, with Lamkin Perma-wraps (I am used to grasping a bulgy tennis wrap - the regular smooth ones feel too straight to me). I figure since they are shorter shafts, they loose some of the flex with length, so a R flex cut down will fall somewhere between a S and R.
Alternatively, there is the TRX series, which may be considered more "game improvement" than the GX series???? (TRX=GI vs. GX=SGI)?
The more I look at it, the TRX (Burner clones, with graphite shafts) might be the more lasting route - not quite as "beginner" as the GX922s - and sound like they could allow me to shape later on in my game development.
I've heard some very positive things about GigaGolf's playability (perhaps not so much for reliability) and would be willing to give it a try, even if they last only one season. For the price, I can tell if graphite is really for me or not without much worry. Plus, I'm not a status person - my game should speak for itself (good or bad), not the brand stamped on the hosel.
Yes, I seem pretty hung up on graphite. The main reason is for vibration transfer - my hands ache after a round, and that's one reason I didn't stick around the game before (as well as lack of time). One very kind member made a very good suggestion about lightweight steel shafts. Do these feel any less "buzzy" than standard steels, perhaps a compromise between graphite and steel?
So, bottom line is this: anyone have any experience with GigaGolf, particularly the TRX or GX series?