Originally Posted by mfillyaw
Dynamic Gold S-300 is a pretty good shaft correct? I have a fairly high swing speed 110+ for irons.
Yeah, that's my plan. S-300 taper tips. There are also the Dynalite shafts, which I have read are a closer match for the Hogan Apex shafts of yesteryear, but the DG S-300s are what I am used to. I am not huge into saying swing of XXX must equal this flex, etc. If you are trying to bring a 30-year-old set of blades back into playing shape, odds are you are more about feel than math. That said, the big issue may be shaft weight. From what I understand the Apex shafts were about 115 grams. The Dynalites are abour 120 and the DGs come in around 130.
Like everything else golf, experiement, have fun, and ignore what everyone else says, right?
For what it is worth, you can bore out the old hosels from their .370 to .355 taper to just a straight .370 parallel tip. Again, the right equipment (reamer and/or a drill press) and patience. I have done this both with irons (just as a test case) and persimmon woods (to accept a new composite shaft). I would advise against going this route for irons, however, for three reasons:
- Quality .355 taper tip shafts are readily available (persimmon taper tips not so much).
- Reaming/drilling and deburring a metal hosel is involved work
- You are changing the dynamics of the club. Not only is the clubhead going to be slightly lighter, but the shaft weights will be different - taper tips have a constant weight whereas parallels weigh more the longer they are.
But that is what makes such tinkering fun and educational. It's also why if you are looking to get old clubs off eBay, don't go overboard (unless you are doing it for pure collectibility).