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Recently, I went for a driver fitting. It was a great experience and the difference was massive compared to my current driver (20-30 yards of added carry, much higher ball speed, total distance, tight dispersion, etc.) The shaft I was fitted for is the Diamana DF Series 60g, trimmed -.75. Unfortunately, the shaft itself is $400, which would’ve put me at almost $900 for a driver. Simply put, that’s unrealistic for me right now. I was wondering if there are any driver shafts that have a similar profile/characteristics at a more reasonable price point. I know looking for something “similar” to what I was fitted for can get a little tricky and isn’t the best idea, but I figured it wouldn’t hurt to ask. Any input would be much appreciated.
Let me preface my question with some information about myself. I'm not really a golf equipment expert or junkie, especially as far as understanding how shaft attributes impact swing/ball flight. All my clubs are off the shelf, and at most I'll goof around with the adjustable hosel. So far this has been good enough for my golf abilities. I just make my swing and try to hit the ball crisply, and I'm not really thinking too much about how heavy or light, or how stiff/flexible the shaft is. During a recent lesson, I was working on driver with my teacher, and she mentioned that my driver shaft might be causing some problems (of course, getting the swing right is primary focus). She said that the shaft is probably too light/soft for my swing, and I would be better off with something different. During my next lesson (in about a month, right before Thanksgiving), she is going to have me try a selection of different shafts and see if we can find a better fit for my swing. So my question is, what kind of changes should I expect with a better fitting shaft? Tighter dispersion, more distance, different ball flight? Will a different shaft take some time to get used to swinging? I should also mention I am not looking to buy a brand new expensive shaft, so I'll be looking into lightly used shafts with the right adapter. How easy is it to find shafts in the second hand market?