Just left my local golf shop, and had my irons adjusted to 2* flat. Not sure what this tells me about my golf swing. But while I was getting my irons adjusted, I wanted to know if I was using the right shafts. My swing speed was 94 mph on the head, 3 times in a row. The machine I was on compared my swing speed to Johnathon Byrd (Wish I could aim like him). It suggested a stiffer shaft than the ones I have.
Little bit of back story and my ball flight. 6 years ago I had enough with golf, I was tired of not improving and spending money on the game. After taking a year off and selling my bag, I decided to go to the driving range with my golfing buddies just to hang out and check out my friends new Victory Red blades. I hit them cleaner than anything I have ever hit in my life, so I rushed out and bought a set. At the time (2008) I was in the shooting high 90's on average. Since then I have put more practice into the hitting my clubs and really started paying attention to ball flight, and learning the golf swing, I got my game into the 80's.
The one thing that has always stood out to me is how how I would hit the ball. Even my group says I hit the ball higher than anybody they have ever seen. I really enjoy being able to have the ball come down and stop off of a 5 iron, But I am losing a ton of distance off the tee. My driver is 9.5*, and I would say I am losing 15-20 yards because the ball goes so high.
Now my questions are would I be better off selling my Nike VR's, and getting a new set of irons with the shafts I need? Should I just replace the shafts @ something like $34/club? Or am i over thinking this and its not that big of a deal? I like the Victory Red's but I have lost distance with them. I used to be the longest hitter out of my group, now I'm one of the shortest, (but shooting in 80's consistently when their in the 90's). But I am not sure if it is the combination of hitting blades with the wrong shafts, or just the blades. Like I said my buddy has the same exact irons, and him and I were very similar distance wise, now hes way ahead of me.
I am so confused on how to start to tackle this. Is it that big of a deal for me to have the correct shafts? Should I get all new irons? Just replace the shafts? I have posted a video under Member Swings, in the slow-mo you can see how whippy the club is. Anybody have any suggestions as the best way to approach this? I don;t want to go into the golf year not confident with whats in my bag. I was ready and craving the start of the year and feeling confident with everything in my bag, but since I left my golf shop I have been restless about this.