SHAFT........CAN YOU DIG IT ?!?!?!

Barney

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Just a quickie.

My TM SuperQuad Driver has a stiff shaft.
I am hitting it well but never real long as I dont have a fast swing speed.
Would I see a big difference in distance if I bought the same club with a regular shaft ??

Im not expecting anyone to be able to tell me how far extra im gonna be hitting the ball, I just wondered if anyone has had experience in moving from 'stiff shaft' to 'regular shaft' and if there was a big difference.
I now know for my swing speed I have the wrong shaft but want to know if im going to see a big difference. If not im just going to stick with the 'stiffie' for a while.

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Hi Barney

As I am not a coach I can only tell you from my own experience.
I also had a stiff shaft driver( TM R7) which I struggeld with. After deciding to have a fitting done which showed I was nowhere near a stiff shaft I switched to an MX560 with a regular graffaloy red shaft. Now I am much straighter and further on average by about 20 yards
 

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Good solid advice Jeff,thanks for that.
Just a few more positive replies and I think ill be sold on the idea and getting the credit card out !!!

The good thing is the club will be the same make so if I box clever when it comes to delivery the misses will be none the wiser !!!!! ;)
 

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Barney, if you are hitting your driver low right (presuming you're RH) then I would guess that the shaft is too stiff for.

Beware just plumping for a regular shaft as it still may not suit. Get fitted if possible if not try some different drivers and see the ball flight etc. Do this with the help of a pro and you will get the right one. Good Luck
 

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Do you fade it, hit it low, or push it right? These are the usual indications of a shaft that is too stiff. If not, changing it probably won't make a huge difference.
 

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Not sure what you will make of this but I struggle to draw my driver but can draw my rescue and long irons. I do hit a natural fade/slice but I am not sure if I can blame the driver for this or just me failing to come through from the inside.
I do spend a lot of my time on the right hand side of the fairway ?????
 

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If it's a decent trajectory but with a cut, it may not be down to the shaft.

If you can, get fitted or at the very least demo a load outside so you can see the flight.
 

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As I said Barney,
I had mine fitted at Clays thats how I ended up with the regular Graffaloy RED shaft as it most suited my swing,

so get it fitted if you can. IMO not at AG tho.
 

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What's in a name Barney? One maker's stiff shaft is another maker's regular. I'm not aware of any universal standard of stiffness which applies to all manufacturers, and don't forget that there are other factors to consider when selecting a shaft, such as 'frequency' and 'Kick point.' Just because your TM says 'stiff,' it doesn't mean it's universally 'stiff.'
 

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Ver good point made by Dave above, but what I would have to say is that you mentioned not having a very fast swing? How fast(slow) are we talking about, if you know? Stiff shafts(and I think in general for all makes) are usually aimed at swing speeds over 90mph.

Best bet is get fitted properly, its really the only sure way to be certain you are using the shaft that suits you best.
 

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Having a shaft which is too flexible can make the ball go right too

I had a Ping G5 Aldila NVS stiff and was struggling to turn it over or even to get it going anything like straight so went for a driver fitting thinking i need to go lower flex.

After a few hits the pro said 'You got fitted for that'as the shaft was twisting the face open coming into the ball something to do with torque.

So i changed to x flex and was hitting it miles straighter i know its me when things go bad.

Recently got a 2nd driver Srixon Z-RW bit more loft for winter while having a go i saw a Macgregor with a stiff Aldila DVS so gave it a go and every ball went to the right and my bad shot goes left

Fitting is the only way to know what will be best and i now know Aldilas dont really suit me
 

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The best way is to try as many different head and shaft combinations as possible ideally on a practice ground at your club or on a range. Worse case scenario go to AG and use their computers technology to see where the ball is going, swing speed, and dispersion.

As an aside, if you want a club that increases your swing speed and adds distance have a look at the Yonex nanospeed. I got an extra 4 mph on a regular shaft compared to my club and an extra 13-17 yards with a tighter dispersion. If I had the money (HID out of work at present) I'f have gone for it
 

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I thought the Yonex sat quite nicely behind the ball. I guess if it is clubs for slow speeds the OP is looking at then the TM burner is another candidate with its light shaft. I got fitted at a TM demo and I normally play regular in most makes but I needed a stiff although the flex I was recommended was an interim between regular and a the standard TM stiff
 

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I agree that behind the ball they don't sit well. In fact I'm not a big fan of the head full stop but the OP wanted something to give hime more club head speed and the burner shaft is designed to do that. On balance I'd rather go for the Yonex (even with its really naff chaep grip)
 

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Most TM's sit closed, apart from the TPs, which sit open. What is wrong with setting up square? Aim where you want it to go. An odd cocept, I accept, but one Titleist seem to have embraced.
 
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