Steel vs Graphite Shafts ??

Steel vs Graphite Shafts ??

Post by Doug Gillia » Tue, 07 Jan 1997 04:00:00


What is the main difference in the playability of steel vs graphite
shafts ... distance ??? accuracy ??? feel ??? anything else ???

Also, does it cause problems to have some steel and some graphite?  That
is, should all of a persons clubs be one or the other or is it O.K. to
mix?

Thanks,

Doug Gilliam

 
 
 

Steel vs Graphite Shafts ??

Post by Ken Bai » Wed, 08 Jan 1997 04:00:00

: What is the main difference in the playability of steel vs graphite
: shafts ... distance ??? accuracy ??? feel ??? anything else ???

: Also, does it cause problems to have some steel and some graphite?  That
: is, should all of a persons clubs be one or the other or is it O.K. to
: mix?

: Thanks,

: Doug Gilliam

Doug...i think with few exceptions...stiff steel will be more accurate...
graphite may give a better feel...is my opion...!!

all your irons should be of the same material...either steel or graphite..
and of the same stiffness...even make of shaft...i think for the beginner..
steel would be better....your woods...well this can and is often a mixed bag...
can be either wood or steel...some mix...maybe graphite on their driver..and
steel on the three wood and five wood...this is up the individual...again..
my opion...??

ken

 
 
 

Steel vs Graphite Shafts ??

Post by Dave Tutelm » Wed, 08 Jan 1997 04:00:00



Quote:
>What is the main difference in the playability of steel vs graphite
>shafts ... distance ??? accuracy ??? feel ??? anything else ???
>Also, does it cause problems to have some steel and some graphite?  That
>is, should all of a persons clubs be one or the other or is it O.K. to
>mix?

These questions are addresed in my Club Design Notes at dunkin.princeton.edu.

Enjoy!
Dave Tutelman

 
 
 

Steel vs Graphite Shafts ??

Post by Scott Drage » Thu, 09 Jan 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> What is the main difference in the playability of steel vs graphite
> shafts ... distance ??? accuracy ??? feel ??? anything else ???

> Also, does it cause problems to have some steel and some graphite?  That
> is, should all of a persons clubs be one or the other or is it O.K. to
> mix?

> Thanks,

> Doug Gilliam

I like graphite. IMHO they feel better. I can feel the clubhead more
with the lighter shafts and being a relative beginner haven't noticed
any difference in accuracy. I do however have X shafts on my clubs
because my swing speed is a bit higher than average-about 115. My
friends keep telling me I should switch to steel and I've tried them but
like I said, I like feeling the clubhead and with steel all I feel is
the shaft <feels like swinging a baseball bat to me>. Demo both and see
what you are most comfortable with. BTW steel shafts are a LOT cheaper.
Scott Drager