One of my golf buddies just got fitted for an entire bag of clubs, everything except the putter. He (like me) is about 50 years old. His new irons have graphite shafts.
The funny thing is he told me he actually paid a little extra for a certain set of graphite shafts which "look like" steel shafts. He said he didn't want anyone to know he was playing graphite shafts in his irons. (Odd, that he told me, but what ever.)
Anyway, it made me think. Why is there a stigma behind playing graphite shafts in your irons? Nobody even thinks twice about a graphite shaft in a hybrid, why such a fuss over irons?
Tall and skinny used to be the norm in the NBA. Now you have the LeBrons who have muscle-enriched shoulders, arms, chest, legs. It's a matter of keeping up with the Jones'es or fall behind. There's no going back. Could soon be the case with pro golf.