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If was testing out 3 woods at a golf store today and the person I was talking with suggested a 83 gram shaft for my swing speeds. I was swinging in the 105-110mph range. When I went online to look at possible used clubs with 83 gram shafts all I can find is stiff and extra stiff clubs. Would an 83 gram shaft be extra stiff? He said that I wanted "the heaviest shaft that didn't involve getting a custom shaft." When I tested out the heavier shaft it definitely made a difference in my accuracy so I know that this is the shaft that I need to get.

Thank you for your help,
Casey
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Originally Posted by ckermes View Post

If was testing out 3 woods at a golf store today and the person I was talking with suggested a 83 gram shaft for my swing speeds. I was swinging in the 105-110mph range. When I went online to look at possible used clubs with 83 gram shafts all I can find is stiff and extra stiff clubs. Would an 83 gram shaft be extra stiff? He said that I wanted "the heaviest shaft that didn't involve getting a custom shaft." When I tested out the heavier shaft it definitely made a difference in my accuracy so I know that this is the shaft that I need to get.

Thank you for your help,
Casey

 

80 gram shafts come in a variety of flexes (R, S, X).  An X-flex might be more common because most golfers that use a heavier shaft will tend to have a higher swing speed.

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80 gram shafts come in a variety of flexes (R, S, X).  An X-flex might be more common because most golfers that use a heavier shaft will tend to have a higher swing speed.

This ^^^^

 

You see 80g wood shafts in S and X flex on a lot of OEM sites. Some OEMs allow you to purchase a custom shaft for an up charge - some OEMs like Adams use real aftermarket shafts in their woods. You've got to do your research. I'd avoid Taylormade's heavier shafts - they are typically not the real deal shafts and have a reputation for putting crap shafts in their clubs. On the other hand, Titleist has shafts that are made to their specs but are typically of very good quality.

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Thanks for the help. You may have explained this but l may not understand completely. I understand that there are different weight shafts as well as each weight shaft having different flexes. So say I'm going to buy the club from globalgolf.com or another online retailer, how do I go about getting it fit with a heavier shaft? Or do I need to go into a store in order to get the club I want with the heavier shaft.
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Originally Posted by ckermes View Post

Or do I need to go into a store in order to get the club I want with the heavier shaft.

 

If you can't custom order an 80 gram shaft online then I would suggest this option.  Call the online guys and tell them what you're looking for.

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Titleist 3-wood has an 83 gram shaft as a stock option.
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Thank you very much for your help MVMAC. Also thanks k-troop for that tip. I will definitely look into it. 

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