I play callaway X-20 irons 7-SW, and Cobra Baffler rail hybrids 4-6 (sig needs to be updated). I really like the setup, but I have a few issues. Over time, I've lost a few of the clubs on the course, and a car ran over my original AW. As a result, I've been buying irons from callaway pre-owned and ebay to replace, but due to stock issues and price issues (as well as me not really getting into golf until xmas of this past year), I didn't pay much attention to the shafts in the irons. As a result, I have different shafts across several of my irons. In my 7,9, PW and SW I have Callaway Uniflex Steel, in my 8 iron I have Callaway Graphite, and in my AW I have an aftermarket graphite. In the 4 hybrid I have an alida NV shaft, and in the 5,6 Hybrids I have the stock Motore shaft from Cobra.
I hit my 8 iron about as far as my 7, and the only difference is the shaft. For some reason that graphite shaft in the 8 gets the ball up and gets it far with the same swing. I have a much harder time getting the four off the ground than the five and the six. Sure, some is due to loft, but after looking up the shaft in the 4 hybrid I found it has a low launch, where the stock shaft is mid-high so that might have something to do with it. I also love the Callaway grips and hate the cobra grips.
Due to an uptick in business recently, I want to go ahead and get new shafts so that they are consistent across the set. I have searched old threads and found quite a few discussing new iron shafts but haven't found answers to exactly what I am looking for.
Some stuff about me:
My 150 club is my six iron hybrid (this didn't use to be the case, but after taking lessons my distance went down and my accuracy went way, way up).
I shoot in the high eighties on the relatively easy course I play at, and mid-90s at the hard course. My handicap is 18.
I swing about 86-90 mph.
I would like a high launch angle, as my shots by nature are usually low flight (too low) rather than higher.
Can I put the same shaft in my hybrids as the rest of the irons?
Should I use a different shafts in the wedges?
My favorite club is the 8 iron, regular flex, graphite - and it goes about 135-140, the same as the seven iron with uniflex steel.
I think I want graphite because I don't experience with the graphite shafts the "ball spray" problem that some discuss.
Ever since I got steel shafts (my previous Iron set, a cobra s9 2007, had graphite), my hands have experienced some significant pain after playing 3 or 4 days in a row.
So, I think I want graphite, regular flex, high launch angle for the irons and hybrids?
Any input would be much appreciated. I'd like to get 4-SW new shafts and the callaway grips and would love suggestions on the shafts. Thanks!
Edited by johnclayton1982 - 6/22/11 at 1:27pm