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PostSubject: Re: How to choose the right shaft for driver?   Mon Sep 07, 2009 1:15 am

jtek wrote:
Hi Guys, question from this newbie again... Smile

I'm starting to feel that my driver's shaft don't fit me as I'm feeling that its very light as compared to my fren's Ping G10 on stock shaft.

Really have no feel or knowledge on shaft at this moment...

Currently using stock shaft which came with my TM R7 Draw... but dunno wat brand... its stated RE AX FLEX S 50 on the shaft...

Need some input on what is the common shaft used by bros here?

I know the best solution is go to a fitter but hope to learn more abt shaft before doing that...

Thanks... Smile

jtek:
IMHO, try as many shafts as you can until you find the ones that you feel most comfortable with. Visit demo days, Golf House, driving range, BFG to try. There exists some shafts that you will like.

I used to think fitting was the only way to go but it doesn't have to be the case. The club fitter can recommend stuff but it is YOU who ultimately must like it.

If you like the Ping G10 stock shaft, go ahead and try them. In fact, I believe that the G10 might be the driver for you.

Good luck.
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PostSubject: Re: How to choose the right shaft for driver?   Mon Sep 07, 2009 1:15 am

My Burners irons says R on the shaft but turns out to be A flex when tested .... Razz
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PostSubject: Re: How to choose the right shaft for driver?   Mon Sep 07, 2009 1:35 am

NB! Say I am old! Meaning at 85 mph, I must change to a ladies flex is it? Mad
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PostSubject: Re: How to choose the right shaft for driver?   Mon Sep 07, 2009 1:43 am

you never know man.. haha i'm 22 and my swing speed is like tortoise lah..
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PostSubject: Re: How to choose the right shaft for driver?   Mon Sep 07, 2009 7:56 am

what and wher is BFG? i need2measure my swing speed too. Shaft feels a little too flexible for my swing right now.
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PostSubject: Re: How to choose the right shaft for driver?   Mon Sep 07, 2009 8:00 am

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PostSubject: Re: How to choose the right shaft for driver?   Mon Sep 07, 2009 8:06 am

and any clues how much doing this swing analysis would cost?
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PostSubject: Re: How to choose the right shaft for driver?   Mon Sep 07, 2009 8:46 am

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PostSubject: Re: How to choose the right shaft for driver?   Mon Sep 07, 2009 8:48 am

I think there's no charge (DGMan can confirm this) for the analysis.

If you want to get your swing analyzed, please come dressed in golf gear. I made the mistake of coming in my office attire and it doesn't record an accurate swingspeed since your clothing can impede your swing. Come as if you're going to play golf to get the best results.

If you can bring some food, that would be good too.

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PostSubject: Re: How to choose the right shaft for driver?   Mon Sep 07, 2009 10:24 am

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PostSubject: Re: How to choose the right shaft for driver?   Mon Sep 07, 2009 10:49 am

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PostSubject: Re: How to choose the right shaft for driver?   Mon Sep 07, 2009 6:37 pm

Just want to clearify...

Those with swing speed lower than supposed to be, using Stiff shaft, what will the ball flight/shape looks like ?'

And how about the other way around ? Higher swing speed using regular flex ?
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PostSubject: Re: How to choose the right shaft for driver?   Mon Sep 07, 2009 8:32 pm

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I want! Borrow me for the 15th game can? Very Happy

why would he want to borrow you for the 15th game?? i borrow u to go SPP can?
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PostSubject: Re: How to choose the right shaft for driver?   Mon Sep 07, 2009 8:54 pm

Lamts18 wrote:
My Burners irons says R on the shaft but turns out to be A flex when tested .... Razz

Same for me, I have a Burner XD stiff graphite(Japan spec) turn out to be A in US spec. Measurement done in BFG.
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PostSubject: Re: How to choose the right shaft for driver?   Mon Sep 07, 2009 9:01 pm

anyway to find a affordable shaft tht can help us to drive 260m on the average with a 90mph swing speed?

i am stuck at 210-220m... Sad
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PostSubject: Re: How to choose the right shaft for driver?   Mon Sep 07, 2009 9:37 pm

Lamts18 wrote:
jtek wrote:
Khorkar wrote:
Well, the standard 50g is a bit too light for norm. Have you measured what is your swing speed before?

Swing speed??? Shocked

Never measure before leh... where to measure it??? Smile


If you young then a 65 to 75 gm shaft in the correct flex suits you.... i may be wrong here so take it with a pinch of salt .... anyway , just drop by at BFG and get your swing speed measured ..

Young??? hee hee hee... 31 consider young or old?? Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: How to choose the right shaft for driver?   Mon Sep 07, 2009 9:51 pm

jtek wrote:
Lamts18 wrote:
jtek wrote:
Khorkar wrote:
Well, the standard 50g is a bit too light for norm. Have you measured what is your swing speed before?

Swing speed??? Shocked

Never measure before leh... where to measure it??? Smile


If you young then a 65 to 75 gm shaft in the correct flex suits you.... i may be wrong here so take it with a pinch of salt .... anyway , just drop by at BFG and get your swing speed measured ..

Young??? hee hee hee... 31 consider young or old?? Laughing


31 is still young .... you should play steel shafts ... what flex depends on your swing speed .... the nice folks at BFG will be able to advise you ...
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PostSubject: Re: How to choose the right shaft for driver?   Mon Sep 07, 2009 9:52 pm

Jtek,

Curious... What is your current gear setup like?
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PostSubject: Re: How to choose the right shaft for driver?   Mon Sep 07, 2009 9:55 pm

jaketang wrote:
anyway to find a affordable shaft tht can help us to drive 260m on the average with a 90mph swing speed?

i am stuck at 210-220m... Sad

How is that bad? 210-220m is pretty good. Also, I'm guessing you're using your range distance here. In actual fact, your drive should be longer because range balls don't always give you enough compression to get accurate distance. You should be a little bit longer.

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PostSubject: Re: How to choose the right shaft for driver?   Mon Sep 07, 2009 10:01 pm

Technospaz wrote:
jaketang wrote:
anyway to find a affordable shaft tht can help us to drive 260m on the average with a 90mph swing speed?

i am stuck at 210-220m... Sad

How is that bad? 210-220m is pretty good. Also, I'm guessing you're using your range distance here. In actual fact, your drive should be longer because range balls don't always give you enough compression to get accurate distance. You should be a little bit longer.

bro my range dist is shorter....

210m is i see myself up....

i hope to tee longer so tht i got better chance when playing off blue... if the tee off ard 210-220, it will be tough on par 4 off the blue tee (i think average dist ard 400m)

so i will need 180m to the green for regulation... no matter how good you are, 130-140m into the green is anytime better then 180m..

i dun think i can swing any faster then now... from my physical limitation as of now...
so besides doin something crazy over my crazy swing... wonder if there's any equipment to help on my drive...
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PostSubject: Re: How to choose the right shaft for driver?   Mon Sep 07, 2009 10:13 pm

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Jtek,

Curious... What is your current gear setup like?

U mean all gears???

Driver: TM R7 Draw 9.5 Loft but dunno abt the stock shaft spec
Fairway Wood: Dun have cos can't hit it well
Hybrid: TM Resuce Mid #3
Current Irons: TM Tour Burner 5i-PW (which I just got it so not yet test on green)
Previous Irons: TM RAC TP Forged 5i-PW (I gave this set up cos i wanna enjoy a easier game)
Wedges: TM RAC Chrome 56 Loft 12 Bounce
Putter: TM Rossa

Any advise from my gears???
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PostSubject: Re: How to choose the right shaft for driver?   Mon Sep 07, 2009 10:16 pm

jaketang wrote:
anyway to find a affordable shaft tht can help us to drive 260m on the average with a 90mph swing speed?

i am stuck at 210-220m... Sad

Wow!!! Bro I wish for your distance... Smile
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PostSubject: Re: How to choose the right shaft for driver?   Mon Sep 07, 2009 10:17 pm

jtek wrote:
jaketang wrote:
anyway to find a affordable shaft tht can help us to drive 260m on the average with a 90mph swing speed?

i am stuck at 210-220m... Sad

Wow!!! Bro I wish for your distance... Smile

bro i so big size n yet 210 nia.... i believe u play slightly longer then u will easily pass tht distance...
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PostSubject: Re: How to choose the right shaft for driver?   Mon Sep 07, 2009 10:18 pm

many bro's here teeing off in the region of 230 n above... some even 260 or more!!!
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PostSubject: Re: How to choose the right shaft for driver?   Mon Sep 07, 2009 10:20 pm

jaketang wrote:
jtek wrote:
jaketang wrote:
anyway to find a affordable shaft tht can help us to drive 260m on the average with a 90mph swing speed?

i am stuck at 210-220m... Sad

Wow!!! Bro I wish for your distance... Smile

bro i so big size n yet 210 nia.... i believe u play slightly longer then u will easily pass tht distance...

ME not any smaller leh... ha ha ha... Smile Ok, then i should add more weights to body mass then... ha ha ha
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