March 28, 2016 at 01:50 AM
By Bryan L
Bryan LDublin, OH
Hopefully someone can help.
I have a set of 716 AP2s with the DG AMT shafts that I ordered directly from Titleist at 1/2" short and 2deg flat. My 5 iron had a run in with a tree trunk, and I need to get it reshafted. Should I get a 5i shaft and have it cut down 1/2" or just have a 6 iron shaft which is 1/2" shorter than the standard 5 iron put in? When ordering directly from Titleist, do you cut down each shaft or just step down? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
September 21, 2018 at 11:31 PM
It depends on what you were looking for in the initial set, but they would all have been done the same. A standard flex fit is to use the appropriate shaft for the iron you are shafting. If you use a 6 iron shaft that is called hard stepping and the shaft will play slightly stiffer than using a 5 iron shaft in a 5 iron. You can also soft step and put a 4 iron shaft in a 5 iron.
This stiffness change is equivalent to moving from an S300 to S400 in a True Temper shaft.
Sending it to Titleist would give you the right thing, but you could also call them and give them your serial number to ask how they were shafted. Mostly likely they put a 5i shaft in the 5 iron.
Joseph MSaint John, New Brunswick
Haven't registered for Team Titleist yet?