Steel vs. Graphite on irons ?????????????

Steel vs. Graphite on irons ?????????????

Post by stev » Mon, 18 Aug 1997 04:00:00


What do most people prefer, and why?  I like Graphite on the woods, but I feel
more comfortable with steel irons.  I don't swing real hard, mabye 185-190.
What are the differences.  I shoot high 90's to high 100's (that's 107-109).
Steve Ferrante  


'remove the x in the address when replying'

 
 
 

Steel vs. Graphite on irons ?????????????

Post by JEC86 » Mon, 18 Aug 1997 04:00:00

Quote:
>>>What do most people prefer, and why?  I like Graphite on the woods, but

I feel
more comfortable with steel irons.  I don't swing real hard, mabye
185-190.
What are the differences.  I shoot high 90's to high 100's (that's
107-109).
Steve Ferrante  <<<

I agree 100%. I am an 8 handicapper and I tried graphite shafted irons for
about a year and a half and played some of the poorest golf I had played
in years. I don't think it was all attributable to the equipment change
but I think it certainly did contribute. I just didn't have a feel for the
clubhead with the graphite. I have been back with steel for about a year
and am just now getting back to where I was.

John

 
 
 

Steel vs. Graphite on irons ?????????????

Post by Mike Scot » Mon, 18 Aug 1997 04:00:00

Graphite irons tend to be either too light or too expensive.
They can also be too inconsistent for good players.
Besides, steel just looks better. Better to play with an iron
that looks like a rapier glinting in the sun than a big stick of
liquorice. Graphite drivers are OK, because the hi-tech
"stealth" look suits a driver IMHO.
Cheers Mike

Quote:
>What do most people prefer, and why?  I like Graphite on the woods, but I
feel
>more comfortable with steel irons.  I don't swing real hard, mabye 185-190.
>What are the differences.  I shoot high 90's to high 100's (that's
107-109).
>Steve Ferrante


>'remove the x in the address when replying'


 
 
 

Steel vs. Graphite on irons ?????????????

Post by HAL 900 » Tue, 19 Aug 1997 04:00:00

If you have a swing speed of 185-190 then you need to be swinging a
clubhead that is at the end of a re-inforced rod of solid cast iron.  Tiger
Woods swing speed is only 135 and he uses steel.



Quote:
> What do most people prefer, and why?  I like Graphite on the woods, but I
feel
> more comfortable with steel irons.  I don't swing real hard, mabye
185-190.
> What are the differences.  I shoot high 90's to high 100's (that's
107-109).
> Steve Ferrante    


> 'remove the x in the address when replying'

 
 
 

Steel vs. Graphite on irons ?????????????

Post by Trevor Critc » Wed, 20 Aug 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> Graphite irons tend to be either too light or too expensive.
> They can also be too inconsistent for good players.
> Besides, steel just looks better. Better to play with an iron
> that looks like a rapier glinting in the sun than a big stick of
> liquorice. Graphite drivers are OK, because the hi-tech
> "stealth" look suits a driver IMHO.
> Cheers Mike

Mike:
        You have to advance with technology. I find much better feel with
graphite. You are right about them being more expensive though. Your
comment about graphite being inconsistant is hogwash. This is controlled
by the manufacturer of the club. If the club is built wrong it doesn't
matter if it is graphite or steel, it won't play right. If they are
built right with the proper flex and length they feel much better than
steel and IMHO they play better.

Regards
Trevor Critch