Originally Posted by HankL
I am 69 years old and just had a fitting with a Titleist fitting specialist. I have always used ultra-light steel shafts in my irons....Stiff flex. So on the shot monitor, I was hitting my 6 iron approx 165 yards, straight to slight draw. He put me in a 6 iron, light weight regular shaft and I was on average 9 yds longer with a very comfortable swing speed. Was not exerting myself at all. There is something to be said for changing shafts from stiff to regular flex but if you are a true golfer, the results is what is more important. I mean, how many of us know what our playing partners have in their bag? My swing speed for driver and three wood is still stiff but mainly because they are graphite and longer. My driver is approx. 255 and 3 wood carry 225. Hope this helps. I have not gotten the clubs yet and the idea of going from Stiff to Regular is on my mind a lot.....can only hope I did the right thing. Good luck.
Good luck, Hank. Hope I can hit it that long at 69...
Did you have the opportunity to hit the new shaft at the range when fitted? That typically tells you more than a simulator.
Whether the shaft fits depends on your swing and the shaft and your fitter... If you are not extremely quick or hold a larger amount of lag, the regular flex, depending on weight and construction of the shaft, may work out well.
As an example, for health and lack of swing reasons, I played a senior flex in irons for a period of time with a regular flex swing speed at 80g and they were fine.Since that time, I was re-fitted, my swing is on the cusp of stiff flex with a driver (depending on the shaft) and with the irons, moved up to regular flex and a heavier weight at 95g (my age is 59), and enjoy them immensely.