Hey guys, I recently got a killer deal on a set of Rocketbladez Tour Irons but the only drawback was that they have X-Stiff shafts. My swing speed with irons is 80mph so I was really worried that I would have problems. Well, I've been going to an indoor range because it's freaking freezing here and I love them. I'm striking the ball straight, high and from the feel I expect some decent distance and I hardly feel a difference from my old stiff shafts on my old RACS.
Now, today I went to a heated outdoor range but it was still only -5* Celsius (23* F). No matter how much I stretched and warmed up, I still felt stiff from the cold. When I started to hit balls, everything was going to the right. Not so much a slice with my irons as a straight push. Now could this be attributed to the fact that I was not limber enough to be squaring up the club face at impact due to the cold weather? At the indoor range there is no straight push whatsoever. I hit my irons dead straight there. So could it be that I was too cold and stiff to put in a solid swing or is it that the shafts are too stiff and they are not allowing me to square up the club face (even though I can do it fine in a warm climate)
One more thing, I know that you lose distance in the cold but I'm a little worried about this to. I normally hit my 8 iron 150 - 155 yards. Today in the dead of winter I was hitting my 8 iron about 110 yards. Should I be worried that the shafts are causing me to lose a considerable amount of distance or is that normal to lose that much distance in that cold of weather? I'm a little stressed because I've come A LONG WAY due to the lessons I've been taking and I don't want these shafts to screw everything up (even though I know that I can get fitted and replace them it's just a money factor right now, all my clubs were stolen and I had to replace everything). Remember, in a warm climate I love the way these clubs feel and when I hit it pure, the ball is going dead straight. Thanks guys.