I just got new irons and I put them in play for the first time this past weekend. They have stiff shafts and my old irons that I used to play had regular flex shafts. I moved up because my swing speed with driver is right around 100mph.
So I played the new irons on Saturday.....the weather was very cold, when we tee'd off it was just above freezing and the warmest it got all day was 35 degrees. We had to drive all the way from north of DC down to Williamsburg VA just to play because all the courses where I live were snow covered.
I know that the temperature affects the distance of a golf ball big time. I'm just wondering if maybe the stiff shafts are not for me and I am better with regular? I ask because while the cold weather affected the distance, I have played in similar temperatures before with my old irons and the ball went further. I know every course is different and with wind in all, but it was pretty noticable the loss of distance. For example I was hitting 9 iron from just under 100 yards out because of the temperature and a little wind.
When I was 150 out I had to hit 4 iron and still came up short sometimes. I fear that I may have made a mistake in going to stiff shafts? As for my ball flight.......my ball flight was fine if not even better with these new irons. I got a lot of height with the irons, way more height than with my old irons. It was just that the distance loss seemed to be more than with my old irons. Is this the case? Would you recommend that I get the shafts changed in them now or wait until warmer weather and see what happens? Thanks for your assistance.