I am considering putting together a half set of Acer XV irons and im wondering about what shaft to use.
I currently use a true temper 99g shaft in my current irons and it feels too light.
The 2 shafts im looking at (in budget) are
Apollo Standard Stepped at 124g for the regular flex and Apollo Shadow Lite steel at 105g in regular.
How much if any with the 19g difference make (other than the price, shadow's are more expensive)
Would the 105g be that different to the 99g
What weight do you guys use and what are your experiences?
Very interesting to read the answers of good golfers. I had a (much more modest) goal this year of no triple bogies, and am able to do that fairly consistently. However, I have had a few 9-hole rounds with no doubles too. It's not hard even at my level, to bogie +1 every hole. I know I can't rightly answer the survey since I've never even sniffed 80, but I think playing with no doubles is very realistic for a good golfer, If they play conservative.
Far be it from me to offer advice, but I'll say that I think I've learned this much through this process:
For me, the direction that the hands move from the top has more impact on my steepness than shoulder tilt seems to:
If I drop my hands from the top vertically, the club WITHOUT EFFORT steepens and even crosses over toward the ball side of your hands (looking down the line)
If I initially move the hands horizontally toward the ball (like spinning horizontally standing in a barrel), the club WITHOUT EFFORT flattens.
That may or not ring true with you or be relevant to you and your specific issues, but it's something I seem to re-learn. I also believe it was mentioned in the steepness thread and has been mentioned by my instructor. "more merry-go-round and less ferris wheel" is what I have heard. For some reason, I have this long muscle memory of wanting to swing my arms so vertically (that's my theory anyway).
If I'm wrong, I hope an instructor chimes in, of course!
Oh I agree the techniques are different, it's just that the short game really helps me with the tempo and rhythm in the long game. Especially the basic chip shot and for some reason, basic bunker shots.
When I play my goal is to break 40 on each nine with the ultimate goal of breaking 80. A lot of the time the reason I fail at these goals is because of a dreaded DB. I could honestly answer either way because I find it difficult to break 80 but also seem to always leave the course with a DB on the card.