Steel vs Graphite

Steel vs Graphite

Post by Frank Stefane » Sat, 02 May 1998 04:00:00


Guys,

I need some more advice.  Steel vs. graphite.  Why would a guy choose one
over the other.  I got to hit Ping ISI demo's on the range earlier this
week.  They were steel shafted.  I compared them to my graphite Callaway
bertha's.  I seemed to hit the Pings more consistently, but got a little
more distance from the Callaway's.

The Callaways were much lighter, but I seemed to be able to control my swing
better with the Pings.

I'm 47, not a long hitter, driver about 220. Any recommendations.

I have been talking lessons this spring, and practicing, and playing a lot.
My swing does feel better, but like most everyone else, I'm looking for that
"edge" that might be very helpful.  My handicap is 15.

Thanks in advance.

Frank

 
 
 

Steel vs Graphite

Post by lilda.. » Sun, 03 May 1998 04:00:00

Quote:
> Guys,

> I need some more advice.  Steel vs. graphite.  Why would a guy choose one
> over the other.  I got to hit Ping ISI demo's on the range earlier this
> week.  They were steel shafted.  I compared them to my graphite Callaway
> bertha's.  I seemed to hit the Pings more consistently, but got a little
> more distance from the Callaway's.

> The Callaways were much lighter, but I seemed to be able to control my swing
> better with the Pings.

> I'm 47, not a long hitter, driver about 220. Any recommendations.

> I have been talking lessons this spring, and practicing, and playing a lot.
> My swing does feel better, but like most everyone else, I'm looking for that
> "edge" that might be very helpful.  My handicap is 15.

> Thanks in advance.

> Frank

Frank,
    Steel shafts can be tuned more precisely in regard to Torque.  Graphite
shafts are relatively inconsistant when it comes to the torque.  A good
ultra-lite, low torque shaft is about as good a shaft that you can get.  Sure,
the graphite is bound to be somewhat lighter, but steel is more consistant
throughout.  And as long as you are using the club face properly at impact
(toe around the heel), you should not really be bothered by any of the minimal
added weight of the steel.

                                    Happy Swingin',
                                                David.

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Steel vs Graphite

Post by brian ter » Sun, 03 May 1998 04:00:00

Steel is the most accurate you can get. There are some good graphite
shafts out there, but to have the consistency of steel they have to cost
a LOT. Several graphite shafts have the same flex characteristics as
steel but few have as low a torque readings.

B Terry