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Shaft Recommendation

DC

I need your help in driver shaft recommendations. I have been to a fitting and have an idea of what I need, but am not familiar with all the different options out there, plus your input of what works for you and your testimony is always beneficial.

I play the 913D2, possibly going to move to 917D2 soon. I currently use the Aldila Tour Green, Stiff because I naturally have a high ball flight this shaft helps keep the ball down to a mid flight. My driver swing in 100-105mph with a normal carry of 260yards.

I have been having a difficult time with a high spin rate, which I don't know if I can relate to the shaft? There have been a lot of balls going right on me lately which is out of the norm as I usually hit a draw/hard draw. I would prefer to keep the draw shot as my primary as it fits my eye and usually is more predictable. However lately when lining up to hit a draw the ball spins hard out to the right?

Any ideas for fixing, what works best for you?

4 Replies

  1. 19hole

    It sounds like your swing has gotten a bit too steep with a bit of an out-to-in path.

    The steeper swing will promote higher spin rates. I suggest you see your local PGA Pro for a swing tune-up.
  2. Robert L

    During my fitting for the 917 driver, the Aldila Tour Green was one of the recommended shafts for me based on my preferences of feel, and performance numbers. I liked the feel of a shaft w/ a higher kick point like the Diamana white board. I was launching and spinning the ball higher than desired w/ my attack angle +4 (launch 16*, spin 3k). The fitting resulted in an Oban Devotion 6 shaft, which had the feel I was looking for w/ a lower torque, and dropped my launch and spin down to something more desirable. This is the shaft I'm currently playing. Check it out... obviously I was fit for it, and might not work for you...
  3. Chuck Z

    19hole

    It sounds like your swing has gotten a bit too steep with a bit of an out-to-in path.

    The steeper swing will promote higher spin rates. I suggest you see your local PGA Pro for a swing tune-up.

    I think I would follow his advice. The pros know their stuff and can administer quality fixes and advice. Testimonials are semi-good to marginal, because what I get from my shaft is not going to work for you because our numbers will not be the same and neither will our swings. Once you get a fitting from a "certified fitter" go with it and trust it. You can always back to them for a tune up. Trackman don't lie. If I say on this site that I really like the new irons and hybrids and recommend that you should go try them, that is a testimonial that I like the new clubs. I would never recommend a set up, because I am not a trained fitter. With respect. CZ
  4. Rizal K

    I have previously tested quite a number of premium shafts - Tour AD MJ, Diamana Red, Attas 6Star - to name a few. Finally, I found the one that suits me, the Diamana BF. But this exercise was 'trial and error' and very costly.

    My advice is get a good fitter that can possibly let you have access to a variety of demo shafts. All the best !

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