August 17, 2011 at 06:55 PM
By Joey R
Joey RBatesburg, SC
I am looking to see what everyone's opinions are. I currently am playing a 53 & 58 degree Vokey wedges. They have a wedge flex shafts in them. My question is would it be beneficial to change them out to a shaft such as the KBS Tour or Project X. My irons currently have the Project X 6.5's in them and I love those shafts.
My question would be what is the difference and what are some of the other players opinions on this?
Thanks in advance,
Bryan WHillsboro, OR
I have DGS300 in my Irons and then the following in my wedges.
Vokey 48 bent to 46 - DGs300
Vokey 50 bent to 51 - DGs300
Vokey 54 bent to 55 - DGR300
Vokey 58 bent to 59 - DGR300
However my next set of irons are going to have KBS Shafts so I will be updating the wedge shafts as well.
Have I noticed any difference in scores going with "true" shafts vs "Wedge flex" not really but the idea appeals to me and gives me confidence the wedges are "fine tuned"
Hopefully RC "Ryan Crysler" will chime in on this, he has softer flex shafts in his wedges and can speak to the benefits with more knowledge.
Ryan CryslerWest Palm Beach, FL
We usually take the same shaft but go down in one or two flexes. I'd be thinking 5.5 Project Xs for you. Some of our players go as soft as the regular rifle 4.5. But now the KBS Hi-Rev shaft has been crushing the competition since we put it in some fitting wedges.
Steve BSpringboro, OH
I currently have DGS300 shafts in my irons and DGS200 in my wedges (as you describe and recommended by Mr. Vokey). I noticed some players do not do this and instead place the same shaft in the wedges that they have in their irons. Could you please give me your thoughts pro and con? Thank you.
Indeed, sometimes it's the same shaft for players that tend to tend to be more aggressive in their short game style, or just want consistency. Sometimes it's the 7 or 8 iron shaft that's been cut down to wedge length which creates similar feel, but softer flex.
In my opinion, softer is all ways better because the increased torque and softer flex helps keep the club face open. You are also swinging slower and load the shaft differently during the scoring swing.
Thank you...makes sense.
So, what exactly is the Wedge flex? I really have no idea.
If I am using the Project X 6.5 in my irons and would like to go with the KBS. Would you recommend the S-flex or the X?
I would still like to know if anyone has done this and what they feel the difference is.
Wedge flex is the S200 shaft. Slightly softer than the s300.
I suppose you are interested in the KBS Tour shaft. I would recommend the S flex. I would also recommend you give the KBS High Rev shaft consideration as well. It has a much softer feel than the already soft KBS Tour.
Thanks for all your input Ryan.
I think I am going to try the Hi Revolution.
I am not that aggressive on my short game. I have been struggling with it lately and just getting it decently on the green is all I am after right now. Inside of 80 yards, I tend to balloon and leave it out to the right. So, Maybe I trying to force it a little bit.
Would the softer S200 produce more spin than say the True Temper S300, or would it just feel softer, or both?
You might see a smidge more spin, but it's probably neglible. The s200 probably feels a little softer. RC
Geoffrey WKapellen, 0
Lou GSan Diego, CA
I played 9 yesterday after work and the biggest concern I have with the regular shafts is that I cannot get them to stop. I will say that yesterday, I hit the ball better than I have in a long time because I finally figured a way to get the softball out of my swing.
BUT, my irons with Project X 6.5's, I could get them to stop with little effort. Now, I could not make them make a u-turn on the green, but all I am looking for is them stopping. With the wedges, I could not get them to stop as easily. I got twice the roll out of them as I did out of my irons.
I have the same feeling, if it ain't broke don't screw with it. The worst part is that I could get my chipping to check up just fine, but nothing out of my 3/4 and full wedge swings.
Oh well, I guess that is an excuse to play more and practice more to try and figure it out.
Nate SSaint Johns, FL
I'm a twelve handicap and its going down daily. I play wedge flex shafts in my 52 and 56. to be honest with you, I don't think it makes a difference. i think the wedge flex shafts go a little higher. that helps my shots come into the green a little softer and spin back only 1 or 2 feet. its up to you but i prefer the wedge flex shafts.
ken rgaffney, SC
dennis nSan Diego, CA
Bill LSpring, TX
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