Originally Posted by boogielicious
You may just be better off with the 950GH in stiff.
A clubftter I know says the R and S flexes in the NS Pro metal shafts tend to be softer than average.
The 950GH HL worked fine for me in the Nike VR.S Forged irons. I had a good session hitting them. This session came after having hit 70 balls before lunch with various clubs.
Given, these iron heads launch the ball fairly high. If I had gotten these irons, I would have avoided the HL (high launch) version of the shaft, because the short irons seemed to balloon a little.
Being you're a 9 HDCP, I would take boogie's advice and consider stiff. Of course, a little launch monitor time could help you make the final decision.
If you're interested, here's a review I did of the 950GH HL (Stiff) in the Nike irons:
Also, you mentioned putting a shaft tipped for 8i in your wedge. This would be the equivalent of a double soft-step. Nicklaus supposedly did this with his wedges back in the Seventies to soften the feel on partial shots. He basically got a home-made version of the modern Spinner wedge shafts.
I have always liked the stock shafts on Cleveland wedges, so I don't know what to tell you on this wedge matter.