SM7 Shaft Selection help

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By David A

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  1. David A
    Sayville, NY

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    Looking for some feedback. I was fit for my AP3's over the summer with KBS $ Taper shafts, in stiff. Really love them. Looking to purchase a new set of SM7 wedges to match up. I know the lofts i want based on distance my gaps. (48, 54, 60) I am just unsure about what shafts to get. I know i need to go for a fitting. However, being a lefty means not all options are always available to try. What do you guys think? Should I match my wedge shafts to my iron shafts? Should I match all 3 or just the 48* gap wedge? Will performance be much different with the KBS $ taper vs. the standard True Temper DG? Anyone else out there using kbs shafts in their wedges? Any and all feedback would be much appreciated! Thanks!

  2. Dale V
    Escondido, CA

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    Probably more of a personal preference thing. I have the T-MB's in graphite but kept the Vokeys with stock steel shaft. The way i look at it is, the Vokeys are different head shape and weight anyway so why try to match? I think i can control the less than full shots better with steel so I just treat the wedges as a different set, just like i do fairway woods versus irons. For you, maybe the difference would be noticeable enough to go KBS. You'll have to decide. Sorry, not much help, was I?
  3. David A
    Sayville, NY

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    Dale V said:

    Probably more of a personal preference thing. I have the T-MB's in graphite but kept the Vokeys with stock steel shaft. The way i look at it is, the Vokeys are different head shape and weight anyway so why try to match? I think i can control the less than full shots better with steel so I just treat the wedges as a different set, just like i do fairway woods versus irons. For you, maybe the difference would be noticeable enough to go KBS. You'll have to decide. Sorry, not much help, was I?

    I appreciate your opinion!
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    I have the same set up. My fitter had no experience with the SM6's in the $taper and hesitated to recommend. I went with S400's and have been very happy.
  5. David A
    Sayville, NY

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    John M said:

    I have the same set up. My fitter had no experience with the SM6's in the $taper and hesitated to recommend. I went with S400's and have been very happy.

    One of the reasons I went with the $ was because I play in mostly windy conditions and these help to reduce spin and are known to perform well in the wind. I have been using them since August and really do see the difference in windy conditions. They really help with my ball flight. I am very interested in how the $ taper performs with wedges as well.
  6. Keith M
    Acworth, GA

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    Just going on the recommendation of my fitter, he said get the same shafts in your wedges as your irons. For full disclosure, I haven't been fitted for SM7s yet, that will be soon, still awaiting my AP1s to come in. Should be any day.
  7. David A
    Sayville, NY

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    Keith M said:

    Just going on the recommendation of my fitter, he said get the same shafts in your wedges as your irons. For full disclosure, I haven't been fitted for SM7s yet, that will be soon, still awaiting my AP1s to come in. Should be any day.

    Thanks, Good luck with those AP1’s!
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    I am very curious to see the answers here. I was fitted for KBS Tour FLT's in my 716 AP2's last summer and have been trying to figure out what shafts for the SM7's would suit me best. I too would be inclined to stay in the KBS family. Sorry for hijacking your thread a bit, David.
  9. David A
    Sayville, NY

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    Ed S said:

    I am very curious to see the answers here. I was fitted for KBS Tour FLT's in my 716 AP2's last summer and have been trying to figure out what shafts for the SM7's would suit me best. I too would be inclined to stay in the KBS family. Sorry for hijacking your thread a bit, David.

    No worries. I am leaning towards the $ taper with my gap wedge because that’s mainly used for full swings. I’d like to stay in the kbs family for my sand and lob wedges and they have a variety of options. They also have wedge shafts now. Just want to know which one is best for the Vokey’s specifically.
  10. Don O
    Madison, WI

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    If the majority of the use is for full swings, then those wedges would be iron extensions and use the same shaft. Even at premier fitters, I've only seen a full variety of head grind and loft options, but all connected to the basic wedge shaft. And, I suffer being LH as well. Fortunately, the worst issue is not all finishes are available. At least grinds and lofts are essentially full-line.
  11. David A
    Sayville, NY

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    Don O said:

    If the majority of the use is for full swings, then those wedges would be iron extensions and use the same shaft. Even at premier fitters, I've only seen a full variety of head grind and loft options, but all connected to the basic wedge shaft. And, I suffer being LH as well. Fortunately, the worst issue is not all finishes are available. At least grinds and lofts are essentially full-line.

    Do you know if the Jet Black option is available for us lefties? Can’t find it as an option to preorder anywhere.
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    Hi David, Don, Every Jet Black SM7 wedge is available in left hand as well as right hand.:)
  13. David A
    Sayville, NY

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    Cathi, Titleist Club Concierge said:

    Hi David, Don, Every Jet Black SM7 wedge is available in left hand as well as right hand.:)

    Thank you very much Cathi! Cannot wait to get them into my bag!!!

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