Jump to content
C J Outlaw

Have I got the right clubs and shafts?

6 posts in this topic Last Reply

Recommended Posts

Hey guys and girls.

Have been playing for three months, currently on a 28 handicap, 6ft, 210lbs shooting anything between 93-105. Trying to play twice a week but at least once.

I had a club fitting and iron swing speed of 77 mph I can’t remember the numbers on small box. The club pro recommended stiff clubs at least 100g in weight so went with a set of Rbladez with dg S300 shafts in them. 

Hitting my PW 145 yards

Question 1: Are these clubs and shafts helping or detrimental to a new players’ game?

Question 2: Would I benefit more from a set of taylormade burners, Cleveland ta7 or ping G5’s (GI clubs) etc with stock stiff shafts?

Thanks 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Want to hide this ad? Register for free today!

6 hours ago, C J Outlaw said:

Hey guys and girls.

Have been playing for three months, currently on a 28 handicap, 6ft, 210lbs shooting anything between 93-105. Trying to play twice a week but at least once.

I had a club fitting and iron swing speed of 77 mph I can’t remember the numbers on small box. The club pro recommended stiff clubs at least 100g in weight so went with a set of Rbladez with dg S300 shafts in them. 

Hitting my PW 145 yards

Question 1: Are these clubs and shafts helping or detrimental to a new players’ game?

Question 2: Would I benefit more from a set of taylormade burners, Cleveland ta7 or ping G5’s (GI clubs) etc with stock stiff shafts?

Thanks 

 

Welcome to The Sand Trap. New players should really try and focus on making good contact with irons. DG S300 shaft are a bit heavier than the 100g shafts the fitting recommended, but you should be able to use them. 77 mph is average for a 6 iron (if you used a 6 iron to get that speed) and as a new player, you swing speed will probably increase given your size. Your PW distance would indicate stiff is also a good choice.

If you want to get better, I recommend posting a video of your swing in the Member Swings section. We can help point you in the right direction for improvement.

 

Share this post


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

8 hours ago, C J Outlaw said:

Question 2: Would I benefit more from a set of taylormade burners, Cleveland ta7 or ping G5’s (GI clubs) etc with stock stiff shafts?

Be completely honest with yourself regarding this question. Are you asking this because:

1. You’re not hitting the ball as good as you’d like and wonder if changing clubs would help?

2. You just don’t like the feel/look of the RBladez as much as you thought.

For the first, that’s golf. You can’t buy a better game. It really takes time and patience. For the second, don’t underestimate how a club looks/feels. If another club gives you warm fuzzies when you’re looking down at the ball then so be it. Take those clubs.

Welcome to TST. And certainly take the advice @boogielicious mentioned about the My Swing thread. There are many awesome instructors on this site. Cheers!

Share this post


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

11 hours ago, boogielicious said:

Welcome to The Sand Trap. New players should really try and focus on making good contact with irons. DG S300 shaft are a bit heavier than the 100g shafts the fitting recommended, but you should be able to use them. 77 mph is average for a 6 iron (if you used a 6 iron to get that speed) and as a new player, you swing speed will probably increase given your size. Your PW distance would indicate stiff is also a good choice.

If you want to get better, I recommend posting a video of your swing in the Member Swings section. We can help point you in the right direction for improvement.

 

Thanks very much for your feedback, I’ll make the effort to get my swing recorded and go from there 👍

10 hours ago, Vinsk said:

Be completely honest with yourself regarding this question. Are you asking this because:

1. You’re not hitting the ball as good as you’d like and wonder if changing clubs would help?

2. You just don’t like the feel/look of the RBladez as much as you thought.

For the first, that’s golf. You can’t buy a better game. It really takes time and patience. For the second, don’t underestimate how a club looks/feels. If another club gives you warm fuzzies when you’re looking down at the ball then so be it. Take those clubs.

Welcome to TST. And certainly take the advice @boogielicious mentioned about the My Swing thread. There are many awesome instructors on this site. Cheers!

Thanks @Vinsk,

I was more so asking whether the heavier shafts and type of clubs were costing me strokes/consistency etc, what would I gain from stuck stiff shafts or would it be like starting again?

not overly fussed on looks but would love the ball straight and high, was getting a slice from my 4/5 irons but probably more down to ability.

thanks again for taking the time to reply 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, C J Outlaw said:

would love the ball straight and high,

Well I do believe the DG S300 promotes a low trajectory. There are so many shafts out there it can be overwhelming. It would really be good for you to compare your ball flight with the DG S300 and a shaft more geared for a high trajectory. It’s very noticeable when you hit different shafts. I believe you would certainly see a difference and be able to find a shaft that will yield a higher trajectory. Testing is always best because flex varies from brand to brand. 

Share this post


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

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



×

Important Information

Welcome to TST! Signing up is free, and you'll see fewer ads and can talk with fellow golf enthusiasts! By using TST, you agree to our Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy, and our Guidelines.

The popup will be closed in 10 seconds...