March 19, 2013 By Gus M
Lately, I've seen on tour some pros using putters with a graphite shaft instead of steel. I was wondering why and/or what it does if anything.
March 20, 2013 at 7:49pm
Good question Gus M. I haven't noticed this, but I'll start paying more attention to it. Also, sometimes the sun, or camera angle makes some shafts look black like a graphite shaft. I've noticed this sometimes when a Pro player hits an iron shot, and I thought, that's unusual for a pro to be playing graphite shafts in his irons, but if the camera gets another angle, the shaft turns out to be steel. Just a thought.
March 21, 2013 at 2:49pm
Most likely it is a black nickel coated steel shaft. Coated steel shafts have been around forever but have really exploded in the last 4-5 years. Scotty has been using them a lot more recently as they look fantastic with the deep black Select heads.
March 22, 2013 at 8:24am
Scotty has used graphite shafts for years and they are more about the look and in some cases a softer feel with lighter over all weight (stronger/more athletic players usually prefer a heavier club). Their is also a smoked color steel shaft some people have used but that is purely cosmetic. I guess to answer your question it is personal preference...most use it for cosmetics though...
Just my two cents...
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