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post #1 of 15
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Ok so I'm around a 7 handicap and I was wondering if getting "good" iron shafts was really worth the couple hundred dollars. Like some s300 or somthing. I got fitted for some amp cells last year but the guy never really said anything about getting a different shaft. I have a fairly fast swing speed 7 iron around 176-180. Thanks!
post #2 of 15
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Originally Posted by MULVn8tor View Post

Ok so I'm around a 7 handicap and I was wondering if getting "good" iron shafts was really worth the couple hundred dollars. Like some s300 or somthing. I got fitted for some amp cells last year but the guy never really said anything about getting a different shaft. I have a fairly fast swing speed 7 iron around 176-180. Thanks!

Around 176-180 what? Yards?
post #3 of 15
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Haha ya yards sorry 175*. I don't know if that helps cause I have no idea what my speed is
post #4 of 15

With your swing speed, based on the distance you are hitting your 7 iron, does put you into a stiff to x-flex shaft.  But you do need to have someone fit you.  You can get a decent shaft like a dynamic golf for a heck of a lot less than you think.  It's a good shaft for your $'s.  Yea there are others who only like shafts in the 20-30 dollar range, but the above works well.  I built a x-flex  set for a guy who hits his 6-iron about 205 and he's real happy with these shafts and more so at the cost.

post #5 of 15
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But will it improve my game a lot?
post #6 of 15
Define "a lot".
If you are averaging 7 over par per 18 holes then you need to figure out where those strokes are coming from. Are those 7 strokes from penalties, out of bounds, water hazards, bunkers, long putts, or short putts? Different shafts won't help with course management, but they might help with other aspects of your game. Are your shots straight or are they random? There is more to a game than swing speed and how far someone hits a particular club.

I'm not a pro, but hopefully something I thumb-typed here will help, or will at least maybe bring out further details to help others help more.
post #7 of 15
You'll love your game even more. Distance and accuracy will improve.
post #8 of 15

Lets back up a bit.  You said you were fitted for your amps, so are they Stiff shafts?  If so, then there are a lot of other factors you have to consider re; ball flight, shot patterns and how they feel.  I was playing a shaft too weak for my swing speed and when I went to a stiffer shaft it was like day and night as far as accuracy.  As mentioned in another post, you overall game is important.  But it's also important to know what it is with your irons, you think you can fix by switching shafts?   

post #9 of 15
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Yes they are stiff shafts. Well one course I play on a lot is wide open so the wind really effects the ball. With all my clubs I really hit the ball high so I lose some strokes there
post #10 of 15
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Originally Posted by MULVn8tor View Post

Yes they are stiff shafts. Well one course I play on a lot is wide open so the wind really effects the ball. With all my clubs I really hit the ball high so I lose some strokes there

 

They come with Dynalites, right? Those are low bend point/high trajectory shafts. I suppose a high bend point/low trajectory shaft would be in order. If you want comparable weight, Dynamic Gold SL. According to True Temper's "shaft fit" you're either S300 or X300 depending on your tempo (moderate or fast, respectively).

post #11 of 15
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Originally Posted by jscomp View Post

They come with Dynalites, right? Those are low bend point/high trajectory shafts. I suppose a high bend point/low trajectory shaft would be in order. If you want comparable weight, Dynamic Gold SL. According to True Temper's "shaft fit" you're either S300 or X300 depending on your tempo (moderate or fast, respectively).
thanks! I will look into that
post #12 of 15

Meaning no undue disrespect to whomever did your "fitting" for those irons, if there was no consideration of shaft options it wasn't a very good fitting.  So, the first thing to do is decide if you are happy with your Cobras and plan to keep them at least another year.  If not, putting new shafts in them is sort of throwing away the money.  If you want to change, then I'd figure out what you want and make sure to find a decent fitter that will show you the various shaft options available.  I'm pretty sure every club manufacturer has options, although the clerks that do fittings for some stores seem to think the options only extend to what is in the rack. 

 

If you want to change the shafts, find a decent club repair shop that can help you with the selection. Optimally, they would evaluate your current setup on a launch monitor to try to find the right combination of launch and spin.  Most shaft manufacturers have a number of offerings with various characteristics that are all "good shafts" for the right person.  I recently went through a fitting where we tried about five different shafts before settling on one that worked best for me.

post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by MULVn8tor View Post

Ok so I'm around a 7 handicap and I was wondering if getting "good" iron shafts was really worth the couple hundred dollars.

One thing you might do is put a "What's In My Bag" segment either in your sig line, or in a List. That way, we will know what club models and mix you have, and get a better idea of how you approach the game.

post #14 of 15
Thread Starter 
I'll try to get a what's in the bag up now.
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Originally Posted by PirateJim View Post

Meaning no undue disrespect to whomever did your "fitting" for those irons, if there was no consideration of shaft options it wasn't a very good fitting.  So, the first thing to do is decide if you are happy with your Cobras and plan to keep them at least another year.  If not, putting new shafts in them is sort of throwing away the money.  If you want to change, then I'd figure out what you want and make sure to find a decent fitter that will show you the various shaft options available.  I'm pretty sure every club manufacturer has options, although the clerks that do fittings for some stores seem to think the options only extend to what is in the rack. 

If you want to change the shafts, find a decent club repair shop that can help you with the selection. Optimally, they would evaluate your current setup on a launch monitor to try to find the right combination of launch and spin.  Most shaft manufacturers have a number of offerings with various characteristics that are all "good shafts" for the right person.  I recently went through a fitting where we tried about five different shafts before settling on one that worked best for me.
Well where I live the only major store is golftown and the guy who fit me was the cobra rep. I do like the clubs and should have them for awhile
post #15 of 15
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Tried to get pictures up but wasn't working.
D- cobra amp 9.5 stiff
3wood- cobra amp stiff
Hybrid- cobra amp cell orange set to 2* with stiff shaft. +2 lie
4-gw - cobra amp cell orange +2 lie
Sw titleist spin milled with dg spinner shaft
Lw- cobra big trusty rusty ( soon to be another titleist or possibly mizuno)
Putter- YES! Bella-12white putter
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