I just found this place and I'm loving it so much. Great forums, great info.
I recently picked up a used TaylorMade R7 10.5 driver. The weights are fairly 'standard with a 12 and a 14 on the back slots and 2 gram weights on the sides... so it isn't weighted for much of a draw or fade.
Point is, I hit the heck out of it. My swing speed is between 100 and 105 mph on my driver and I'm consistently hitting in the 240 range (give or take 10 yards depending on the biggest variable... me). The best part is I'm also hitting it straight with amazing consistency.
The thing that I realized that these results are probably more to do the shaft on this driver than the head. I've tried the same head and close to the same weights with other shafts and not seen anywhere near the same results. (I have this luxury because my PGATOUR Superstore has a big selection of used clubs).
It has an Aldila NV Protopype 70-S on it (the gold one).
I'm contemplating re-shafting my irons to try and get a similar kick and flex, but I wasn't sure what a good match would be either from Aldila or from another maker.
Any thoughts on what a good match would be in iron shafts?
Thanks in advance.
Dave from Chicago