steel vs. graphite shafted wedges

steel vs. graphite shafted wedges

Post by Chad Car » Tue, 30 Mar 1999 04:00:00


I'm a 12 handicapper.  My woods and and new irons are graphite shafted
(stiff flex, Titleist DCIs).  The pitching wedge came with my new DCI irons
so it has a graphite shaft.  However, my lob wedge (60degree) and my sand
wedge (56degree) are left over from an old set.

As I practice with my DCIs, I find that I really enjoy the grapite shafts.
Also, I find that I'm having more and more trouble with my old lob wedge and
sand wedge (with steel stiff shafts).

Does anyone find the same thing?  Would you recommend going to graphite
shafted lob and sand wedges or should I just practice some more?  I think
I've seen many pros with graphite irons and steel wedges.

Thanks,

Chad

 
 
 

steel vs. graphite shafted wedges

Post by Phil and Christine Deguzma » Tue, 30 Mar 1999 04:00:00

I, too, have a mix of graphite and steel shafted clubs. My woods are all
steel shafts- mainly because I bought them right out of college and they
were inexpensive (Nicholas Bear driver and Palmer 3 & 5 woods). My F.I.L.
bought me a set of King Cobra II Irons with graphite shafts which I love,
but I have had some trouble with them breaking at the driving range ( the
dealer told me they are known to do that on the range, but COBRA replaces
with brand new clubs every time). I still play my steel shaft wedges (mixed
brands) because I feel confident with them (on confidence, I used to live by
my old 7-iron- I could control shots from 120-yd to 175-yd with it. It took
me a while to learn to use various clubs once I got the KCII's, but now I
can control shots from 100-yd to 200-yd. So I guess that proves that using
the proper tool for the job is more important than never leaving the comfort
zone).

Anyway, I think ultimately I will convert to an all-graphite set once I can
afford it because the extra weight in the club-head, and the vibration
reduction from the "whippiness" of graphite really helps with control.

Quote:

>I'm a 12 handicapper.  My woods and and new irons are graphite shafted
>(stiff flex, Titleist DCIs).  The pitching wedge came with my new DCI irons
>so it has a graphite shaft.  However, my lob wedge (60degree) and my sand
>wedge (56degree) are left over from an old set.

>As I practice with my DCIs, I find that I really enjoy the grapite shafts.
>Also, I find that I'm having more and more trouble with my old lob wedge
and
>sand wedge (with steel stiff shafts).

>Does anyone find the same thing?  Would you recommend going to graphite
>shafted lob and sand wedges or should I just practice some more?  I think
>I've seen many pros with graphite irons and steel wedges.

>Thanks,

>Chad