Big Shaft Change

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By stach23

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  1. New here. I know I'm going to get told a thousand times to get fitted, and I absolutely will as soon as I can, but here's my question/story. I'm 33, in good shape, and have a 95-105 swing speed. I hit my irons solid and far, but a mile high. I could hit the ball and make a sandwich and eat it before it lands. I'm sure my clubs are the reason. I'm hitting AP1 712's on a regular flex Tour AD65i shaft. I'm guessing that's way too soft and way too light. So a few days ago, I bought some AP2 716's on a Project X LZ 6.0 120g shaft. So it's essentially doubling the weight and moving up in stiffness. Will that make a huge difference? Did I go too stiff? Too heavy? I'm a 7-12 handicap with the AP1's. Any thoughts/advice/where I can get fitted would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

  2. Don O

    Don O
    Madison, WI

    I was fit for that shaft in AP1 716. I'm 68, with driver head speed in the mid 80's. So yes, you have the wrong shaft. You will see a difference, although the weight won't be as noticeable as you might expect. The weight is distributed along the entire shaft so the swing weight won't be a dramatic change.
    Any recommendation on whether this is the correct shaft is purely a guess. Without too much expense, you could get the shafts changed on either set if you can find a better choice. Can you hit the new club to see if it is more of what you want to see for shot shape?
    If you are in the US, if you can locate a Titleist Thursday, they can guide you. They tend to be prevalent in whatever constitutes late spring in your home area. The locations get posted on the titleist.com under club fitting.
  3. Frank P

    Frank P
    Port St. Lucie, FL

    I'll never understand why people try to figure out these things for themselves. With all the professional help out there and available demo equipment and fitting tools, if you purchase by reading or talking to guys on the range, you're flying blind as far as i'm concerned, not to mention throwing $$$ out the window. I don't know if it's impatience or stubbornness but I don't think it's the smart way to buy golf equipment.
  4. stach23 said:

    New here. I know I'm going to get told a thousand times to get fitted, and I absolutely will as soon as I can, but here's my question/story. I'm 33, in good shape, and have a 95-105 swing speed. I hit my irons solid and far, but a mile high. I could hit the ball and make a sandwich and eat it before it lands. I'm sure my clubs are the reason. I'm hitting AP1 712's on a regular flex Tour AD65i shaft. I'm guessing that's way too soft and way too light. So a few days ago, I bought some AP2 716's on a Project X LZ 6.0 120g shaft. So it's essentially doubling the weight and moving up in stiffness. Will that make a huge difference? Did I go too stiff? Too heavy? I'm a 7-12 handicap with the AP1's. Any thoughts/advice/where I can get fitted would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

    Since you have already purchased the AP2's and that shaft sounds like it would be a better fit for you - go out and hit it. You will have to get used to the weight change and the way the shaft loads which will take a bit of time. Your old shafts probably lagged too much and the new ones will pull right through the hitting area. Once you get used to them, you may find that you are able to control your ball flight better as well as your dispersion. You may have to hit balls for a while before you can trust it, but the weight and flex should be better for you.

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