• Announcements

    • iacas

      Introducing TST "Clubs!"   08/28/2017

      No, we're not getting into the equipment business, but we do have "clubs" here on TST now. Groups. Check them out here:
Sign in to follow this  
trenttbg

switching from Project x Flighted to PX non flighted

Recommended Posts

trenttbg    0

Hi, I am new here and am trying to get some information on shaft options as I am getting ready to order a new set.  I am currently playing the original Callaway X forged in a PX flighted 5.0.  My swing speed on an 7 iron is 88 mph and I hit the ball pretty high as I like to get down into the ball rather than sweep it off the turf.  I am getting ready to purchase a set of Titleist AP2 710's.  I can either get the px non flighted 5.5 or the now standard DG s300.  I would lean towards the PX non flighted  but just want to make sure.  I dont think the jump from 5.0 to 5.5 is going to make that much of a difference as I probably should have been playing that stiffness all along.  Any insight would help.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sign up (or log in) today! It's free (and you won't see this ad anymore)!

Sign up (or log in) today! It's free (and you won't see this ad anymore)!

Harrison    0

I currently play the same clubs as you but with the non-flighted PX 6.5's. I am demo'ing a set of Nike Pro Cavity for a few weeks with True Temper Dynalite Stiff. I have to say... they're pretty refreshing. I tried the Flighted PX's when I bought my Callaways and I hit them way too high. What is your typical miss with your current clubs?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

WUTiger    452

The DG model shafts have a high kickpoint, which would help you keep the ball down a little on all your irons.

It's interesting you hit the ball really high w/7i, as flighting is supposed to lessen ballooning on short irons. As you say, a shift from 5.0 to 5.5 should lower the ball flight due to extra stiffness. (Search on past posts to find the stiffness comparison between PX and DG shafts)

Key thing would be to test different shafts in the Titleist AP2 head; larger shops have Titleist test boxes that allow you to swap out shafts on the type of iron head you're considering.

Given you're an 8 HDCP, you might consider a dynamic fitting (will cost some $$) to see just what you need.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

trenttbg    0

My basic miss is a pull about 10 yards of center. I really haven't paid a lot of attention to the height as I have always hit a high shot. I have never felt though that it was too high. I tried a set of R9 tp last year with the stiff KBS shaft in them and hated them. Played them for about a month and shot distance was never consistent. Most shots were long but then you would adjust for it and co e up way short. I think the cast head really had me confused. Who knows. Went back to my Callaways and everything was great. I just want a new set that is a little more forgiving. My 7 iron is a carry of about 165.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites



must have been the r9s, ive got the kbs shaft and love them! If you get custom fit you can try all different shafts and get them on a launch monitor!

Originally Posted by trenttbg

My basic miss is a pull about 10 yards of center. I really haven't paid a lot of attention to the height as I have always hit a high shot. I have never felt though that it was too high. I tried a set of R9 tp last year with the stiff KBS shaft in them and hated them. Played them for about a month and shot distance was never consistent. Most shots were long but then you would adjust for it and co e up way short. I think the cast head really had me confused. Who knows. Went back to my Callaways and everything was great. I just want a new set that is a little more forgiving. My 7 iron is a carry of about 165.



Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  



  • Want to join this community?

    We'd love to have you!

    Sign Up
  • 2017 TST Partners

    Talamore Golf Resort
    PING Golf
    FlightScope Mevo
    Mission Belt
    Snell Golf
    Frogger Golf
    PitchFix USA
  • Posts

    • As others have said, you''ll probably be hitting a lot of shots with short irons .  with awkward changes to grip,posture, that kind of thing.  I'll be surprised if he let's you swing your driver unless your iron game is really competent and you don't have swing flaws. A very good chance it'll make you a better player, but early lessons  might not be fun. At least that's been my experience and that of everybody I know who have taken lessons.
    • I responded initially to David's comment about hitting an approach shot with what I thought would require a fairway wood to a difficult green and being confident in the outcome. What you've quoted was a response and disagreement to Kevin's comment suggesting that hole would not be difficult for higher handicappers. I'll resist replying to @Vinsk's post directly below yours. My apologies for taking this thread off-topic.
    • I've been looking at my swing in caddie view, especially P8/A8 (the shaft is parallel to the ground in the follow-through) and I noticed that my neck and eyes are still pointing in the direction of where the ball was at address until after P9/A9. I think this is a really bad move for me as I am left handed and left eye dominant, meaning that my dominant eye isn't really seeing the ball after impact, and I am not extending or raising my head from P7/A7 to P9/A9. Annika Sorenstam (who is right handed and right eye dominant) does the opposite move, at P8/A8 her eyes and neck are in the direction of the clubhead from a head swivel move in the downswing. Jim Furyk and David Duval do the same thing that she does and all 3 players shot sub 60 rounds... Could this be a magic move?
    • Uhh, these guys you are destroying, what scores do they usually shoot? they had low handicaps, they were on the golf team with me or for another high school.   You have a 28 HDCP, yet you hit the sweet spot consistently on your irons? for the most part, yes.    thank you for the suggestion, but I hate the feel and look of game improvement irons. which ones do you suggest?
    • Funny guy this Groucho, think he is trolling you Erik.  My story as someone who scores in the seventies when playing a good round (low eighties are more common). I really need my long game to be on. Hitting it 220-230y from the tee, playing a course at 6700y. Next I mostly have a wood or a hybrid to the green. Because of that I became a really good woods/hybrid player (practice it a lot during my rounds). There are two 440y par4's that I can't reach in two, stopped trying to make gir there (no more 3 woods out of my shoes to the green). Not that I hit every green, I even miss greens from 100y in, allways very happy to be on the green in regulation. Ngir is king for me. If not on the green, but almost, I try my Texas wedge (putter) to make up and down. I am not an elite player at all, but am really into scoring. Thinking about buying a chipper, because my chipping is below average. I take my driver out on every hole except par3's. I learned to hit a short gripped driver with an easy 70% swing 180-190y, when there is danger at 200+y, it works for me all the time.
  • TST Blog Entries

  • Blog Entries

  • Today's Birthdays

    1. Bryan Kasper
      Bryan Kasper
      (25 years old)
    2. Greg Pickett Golf
      Greg Pickett Golf
      (62 years old)
    3. hobecorning
      hobecorning
      (75 years old)
    4. Lfm
      Lfm
      (73 years old)
  • Get Great Gear with Amazon