I bet there is some advantage in some way. But the benefits seem pretty slim considering what the graphite does and what those clubs do. I do not know that I have seen a sand wedge with a graphite shaft.
I was here last year deciding between new irons, or just regrip. I did the regrip, don't regret it.
My son-in-law took me to Golf Galaxy last night. He actually bought a set last night, (a waste, but that's a different post). And he had me get fitted. It was an enjoyable experience, and the result has me thinking about buying. Here is the run down.
My old irons are Callaway X-hots from Dicks.
I'm 62, in decent shape, no physical impediments. In our golf league, I'm a 12 handicap for 9 holes.
If I swing fast, I can swing a 7 iron about 85. A comfortable swing speed is more around 77. I hit my 7 iron 150 on the course, on that machine it went about 140.
After going over the particulars, they had me try a few different irons. Ping i210, Taylormade p790, and Cobra SpeedZone. We started with steel shafts, and I hit them all better than my current clubs. Then the guy switched me to graphite shafts. As expected, more distance, easier to swing. I hit the i210 what he said was too high with too much spin. I didn't know too much spin was possible.
Bottom line, I hit the Cobra Speedzone with a recoil graphite shaft the best. Best dispersion, and about 165 carry for the 7 iron. For a set 4-GW with graphite shafts, they're going to ding me for about $1150.
Here's my questions. Am I overlooking anything? Am I over analyzing? I can afford this purchase, but it is a lot of money to me, so I don't want to buy these clubs and regret it.
Thanks for any thoughts or insights on this.
I don't think it makes any difference. There is such a wide selection of weights and flex profiles, in both steel and graphite, that a golfer can play with whatever shaft material he or she prefers. If you'd rather all your clubs had graphite shafts...go for it. If you like your wedges just the way they are...why change?
I use graphite in my sand but steel in my lob. But, I generally use my 58/60 LW from the bunkers.
I like the same feel for the sand wedge when I’m just playing it like a short(er) iron.
if it were primarily using it from sand, I’d probably go steel.
I had this realization about a month ago after 15 months of lessons on indoor launch monitor/simulator 😖
I was wondering why my shot dispersion in simulator lessons was so much better than on course. My instructor gave me a 5 minute lesson on alignment, that pretty much fixed the on course issue.
The lines on the hitting mats at my facility almost ensure you can't line up off target unless you try.