Regular shaft vs steel in irons

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Steve C


Will I get a different height between regular and stiff shafts?

Steve C


I meant ball height, like flight. Thanks

Cathi, Titleist Club Concierge


:)  funny ......yes, in general, you would see the regular flex launch a little higher

Ken O


 Let me be a witness and tell you that weaker or more flexible shafts, in either steel or graphite, will generate a higher launch with a little extra carry.  But if you are looking for more accuracy and control, a stiffer shaft would tend to produce a straighter ball flight, with a sacrifice of distance. The best advice is to compare stiff and regular shafts side by side and judge for yourself.

Mark F


Hi Cathi,

Along these same lines, how much higher, if any, would a regular graphite shaft launch than a regular steel shaft?  Thanks.

Mark F