I currently have the full club set bought from Costco--Callaway x24's in steel, uniflex shafts.
I've started taking lessons and practices for little more than 3 months, and I was as frustrated I could be for last couple of days.
I've been badly hooking my shots, and couldn't figure out why, until I read an article saying that using a shaft that's too soft for my swing speed will tend to hook the balls, whereas the opposite will tend to slice them.
So I thought, might as well try stiff flex's; so I went to a local golf shop and tried out the Rocketbladez in a graphite, stiff shaft.
The result: Not only did I see the ball fly much straighter, but also I gained about 20 yards! The yards, I thought, could be more because it's graphite, but the path of the ball made me want to get myself a new iron set. Sadly, they didn't have steel shaft, so I still can't decide which clubs to get.
I would prefer to stick to steel shaft, but not sure which flex to buy. From the launch monitor, I was swinging at around mid 80's MPH, and the carry distance for 7 iron(with Rocketbladez) was, on average, about low 170 yards.
I'm tempted to get the stiff flex, because I would like to give myself the benefit of a doubt of improving my swing; but if they are too stiff, I don't want to be returning the irons, especially when I plan to buy them online.
Here are some of the iron sets that I have my eyes on right now. The Rocketbladez, Titleist AP1 712, Titleist AP2 710, or Callaway Razr XF, all in regular, steel shafts.
Thank you for any inputs in advance! Any help would be greatly appreciated!