Doubts about Fitted with Graphite

Hi, I have some doubts since I was Fitted with "SureFif Bag" looking for a new irons, I was interested in AP1 Irons. The result was that I should buy +1 inch lenght, MidSize Grip and "Graphite GDI Tour AD 65i shaft" in Stiff Flex ...I´m 6´ tall, so I could understand the extra lenght and the MidSize Grip, but the Graphite Shaft is confusing me.

I know that Graphite is for getting a lighter shaft, but I have red a lot of that Graphite is for moderate speed and smooth swinging players (in fact this is what it says in the shaft description in this site), so the confusing part is here since I hit my 8 iron (Burner 2.0) 155 yards, and my Driver around 240-260 yards...(and when I get it in the center +30 yards), so with the distance I get with those two clubs I´ve red that my swing shall be qualifed faster than a "moderate speed" swing...I was testing differents shafts, but at the end the recomendation was the Graphite.

I would like if you can clear my doubts and try to explain the recomendation I received.

Thanks in advance.

Alejandro,

With the current technology of the graphite shafts today, it isn't out of the question that you could have been fit into that shaft.  I would listen to the Club Fitter, assuming they were able to check your club head speed, ball flight, spin, and consistency.  Being only 6' tall and having to have +1" is a lot, but again you want the length and shaft combination that will make you the most consistent.  You could visit another Club Fitter for a second opinion to help either confirm your suspicion or give you other options and feedback.  This will allow you to possibly try other shaft options as well.

Cameron

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All I can say is "wow", that's a shock.  I'm 6'5" and I went through the SureFit Bag fitting process and the shafts on my AP1s are 1" long based on my height and arm measurements.  1" at 6' only seems really long.

My distance isn't that dissimilar from yours either.  The recommendation for me was the NS 105T shafts, in steel.  It's been working great and I'm happy with it. 

I'd go for a second opinion if it were me.  You know your golf swing better than anyone.

I play the Graphite Tour AD 65i Stiff shaft in my AP2-712 4-9 irons.  They are not light shafts.  I carry 4 Vokey SM4 Wedges with the steel shafts and I can not tell a difference with the feel and weight of the head.  In the past I used to try some graphite shafts in different brands and you cant feel the head so I know what your fear is.  

Im 5' 6", 48 years old and hit my Titleist 913-D2 Driver in the C4 position 270 yards and I hit my 9 iron 150 so we have similar swing speeds.  Good Luck, I think the fitter got it right.

Hey Alejandro,

I work at a golf retailer in Canada as a club fitter and based on the very basic info you provided its hard to really say if you should have real doubts about that shaft. The Graphite Design Shaft is a good one and with the newer technology in it the stiff flex should allow it to flex consistently for you. The issue I see, potentially, with this shaft is in the trajectory it is designed to achieve. The GDI Tour AD 65i has a low kick point which lead to a very high ball flight. If you currently hit the ball high THIS IS NOT THE SHAFT FOR YOU. If you struggle to get it up however this could be a great option.

Possible reasons you were fitted in this, besides looking at launch monitor data (I hope anyways) is in similarity to the Burner irons you have now. The irons are extra long for a person your heigh with average length wrist to floor measurements, similar to the TM overlength strategy. In terms of it being graphite, the graphite is very light, much like the Burner shafts, to promote the higher swing speed the Burner series aims to achieve. The standard Dynamic Gold XP shaft available in the AP1 irons is not a super heavy shaft however and could be a good choice if you need some launch help, don't want to spend a fortune, and feel more comfortable in steel.

I hope this helps.

Ryan

Thank you to all of you guys, I really appreciate your opinions.

Regards !!!

I got fitted for irons last year by a png Golf representative 

Lenght of your arms (Wrist to ground measurement) dictate lenght of your clubs. i'm 5.6" and have short arms so needed a slightly longer club lenght. . Thats not the only factor as swing path can effect the lenght of the club. I pull my hands in slightly and standing slightly closer to the ball was not an option.   

casa

 

Alejandro P

Thank you to all of you guys, I really appreciate your opinions.

Regards !!!

Where did you get fitted? I'm curious. 

I agree with going elsewhere and getting a second opinion just to ease your mind. Being fitted has A LOT to do with making you more consistent. I'm not going to name any names, but some companies are notorious for making their irons lofts 3* or so stronger than your average lofts, making people think that they're gaining a club or two. 

Anyways, hope you get everything worked out. Let us know how things go. 

Graphite shafts are actually not bad at all.

I made the switch from iron shafts to graphite shafts this year and my arms are less sore.

Hi David and every one, I have played about 4-5 rounds with my new irons customized just as the fitter told me and the results have been much greater than I was expecting...I could say that new graphite shafts are so good as the iron ones, but the most important thing here is to be fitted with a profesional, in my case a Titlest profesional fitter...the feel, the weight (almost the same as my old metal irons) but overall the ball flight is much better and strighter...I won´t say about how many strokes I´ve reduceded my HC since I´ve played only 4-5 rounds but I can say that I feel much more confident when I hit the ball and as all of you know, Golf is about feeling and confidence...Right now I have to determinate the distance for each new club since I feel that I´ve gained about 5-10 yards for each club..."and this with a clubs 1-2° weaker loft than my old ones"...

I just want to insist that to be fitted is the best way to "payback" the investment for a new clubs.

Ragards !

Alejandro P

Hi David and every one, I have played about 4-5 rounds with my new irons customized just as the fitter told me and the results have been much greater than I was expecting...I could say that new graphite shafts are so good as the iron ones, but the most important thing here is to be fitted with a profesional, in my case a Titlest profesional fitter...the feel, the weight (almost the same as my old metal irons) but overall the ball flight is much better and strighter...I won´t say about how many strokes I´ve reduceded my HC since I´ve played only 4-5 rounds but I can say that I feel much more confident when I hit the ball and as all of you know, Golf is about feeling and confidence...Right now I have to determinate the distance for each new club since I feel that I´ve gained about 5-10 yards for each club..."and this with a clubs 1-2° weaker loft than my old ones"...

I just want to insist that to be fitted is the best way to "payback" the investment for a new clubs.

Ragards !

I'm very happy to hear that you're enjoying your new clubs. They sound like they're going to help you lower that handicap in no time! 

Hi Alejandro, it's great to hear your new clubs are working out for you, getting fitted by a Titleist professional fitter is always the best way to go vs the big box store fitter's, I would believe the Titlieist fitter only having your best interest at heart, he's there to make sure you get the best possible setup for your game...Good luck with your new clubs...