Hello there, I am new to the boards.
I have done some research on here to see if anyone else had a similar issue but I figured I would bring this up fresh and see what everyone else thought.
I'll explain a bit about me to set up my question. I have played golf a little maybe a couple times a year up until this year where I have started to becme serious and try to play more like 18 holes average once a week. 2 times a week. I'm 25 years old and 6 foot 180 lbs. I am pretty strong for my size and I beleive have a pretty fast swing speed. (Only speculative as I haven't been measured but will be doing that soon but in comparison to other I can tell it's fast)
I have an old set of Affinity irons that are not anything special at all. And they have graphite shafts. Of a flex that seems very... flexable. Haha.
My main issue now is I think (I am thinking here) that with most of my clubs (3 irons through 6-8 iron) I slice like crazy!
Even Driver too sometimes now as well. (Which is a new Burner 2.0 driver with regular flex)
My idea is that because my swing speed is generally pretty fast on most swings except lower clubs is that the face of the club is not coming square because the flex/torque of the shaft is leaving the club open. I generally have a solid grip on the club, I have a good stance, and my tempo I feel is sound.
(Note I am an amateur but throughout this year I have practiced many muliple times per week at ranges and on the course)
My friend is letting me borrow a set of clubs today with steel shafts. I am going to the range to check it out and see if I am more accurate and if the slice goes away.
Would you guys blame the shaft, knowing that my human mechanics are generally pretty good with a relatively fast swing??
Thanks for reading the long read and all of your comments!!