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
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.
>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
>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.