I was at golf galaxy yesterday as I cleaned out many of my old golf clubs and the guy there talked me into trying a few different clubs (irons). I had just purchased my Rocketbladz last September and got the stiff shafts with the TM shafts. I hit lots of balls with the 7 iron for the Speedbladez and then I wanted to compare so I asked for a 7 iron that had the same specs as my Rocketbladez.
BTW, there was not really any difference between the two that I could notice. With my Rocketbladez, I averaged a swing speed of 75 mph with the 7 iron. I also did not warm up at all and did not even have a glove. Still the shots were going consistently 170-175 yards. That seems long to me as I do not hit my 7 iron that far usually outside. I tried doing some research and from what I found on the internet, a 75mph swing speed for a 7 iron should have my ball traveling 145 yards? That does not make sense either as in reality my 7 iron goes 150 - 160 usually on average.
Assuming that the 75mph average is correct with my 7 iron, I am guessing that the launch monitor distance was not correct, right? I just got rid of my old irons because they were regular shafted and were not strong enough for me, or so it seemed. Should I be playing stiff shafts with a swing speed of 75mph? For what it's worth my 9 iron goes up to 135 outside, although I always swing smooth and never try to kill/muscle it. My 8 iron goes up to 145 or so and my 7 iron goes up to 155/160. My 6 iron usually goes about 165 but, I do not swing it as much as my 7/8/9 and because there are lots of variables and because I do not hit 4/5/6 as much as 7/8/9, I am much more consistent distance wise with the shorter clubs than the longer ones.
Does this data sound right or am I missing something? Am I playing the right shaft flex based on this info? For what it's worth, my shot shape is a gentle draw and it's medium in height (it was higher when I was playing regular flex but now not quite as high). My miss is not staying connecting and casting which causes a left hook. Occasionally I will leave it out to the right if I let my right shoulder fly out right after contact but that does not happen as much. I know that it's hard to give a precise answer but I am just looking for a general idea based on the information I've provided since I was able to get some data on my swing. Thanks.