Wedge Shaft & Flex

jcg132jcg132 PTPOTCWStamvegasMembers Posts: 1,041 ✭✭
I am looking for suggestions on wedge shafts. I am currently playing Dynalite Gold XP S300s in my irons and the standard wedge flex DGs (S200's i believe) in my wedges. I am thinking of re-shafting the wedges with DG S300, DG TI S400, or DG Spinners. What would be the cookie cutter answer as to what I should be playing (heavier or lighter and stronger or weaker flex versus irons)? I believe the Dynalite Gold XPs are around ~10 grams lighter than the DGs, so I am currently playing slightly heavier but softer flex wedge shafts. Any advice would be helpful, thanks.
Tour Issue Callaway Epic Sub Zero “L Stamp” 8° - Aldila Synergy Black Graphene Tour Proto 65 TX (44.5", D4)
Tour Issue Callaway Epic Flash 15.5° - Graphite Design Tour AD DI 7 X (42.75", D6)
Tour Issue Callaway Epic Hybrid 18° - Graphite Design Tour AD DI Hybrid 85 X (D4)
PXG 0311 X Gen2 21.5° - Graphite Design Tour AD DI Hybrid 95 X (38.75", D4)
PXG 0311 P Gen2 5-7 - Oban CT-115 Stiff (D4)
PXG 0311 T Gen2 8-9 - Oban CT-115 Stiff (1.0° Strong, D4)
PXG 0311 T Gen2 PW - Oban CT-115 Stiff (1.0° Strong, D5)
Vokey SM7 Raw 49.11°F - Oban CT-115 Stiff (+0.25", 1.0° Flat, D5)
Vokey SM7 Raw 54.10°S - Oban CT-115 Stiff (+0.25", 1.0° Flat, D5+)
Vokey SM7 Raw 59.09°M - Oban CT-115 Stiff (+0.25", 1.0° Flat, D6)
Scotty Cameron 009M Carbon - 34", 3.5°, 70°

Titleist Pro V1x
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FootJoy Pure Touch Limited
Sun Mountain C130S
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  • BalloonBalloon Members Posts: 411
    I like the same shafts in irons and wedges.
  • LexicographerLexicographer Members Posts: 625 ✭✭
    Bob Vokey's general recommendation is to play a slightly softer and slightly lighter shaft in the wedges compared to the irons. Hence the S200 stock shaft in the SM6's compared to the current S300 stock shaft in the AP2, CB, and MB.
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    Callaway Epic 3 wood
    Callaway Steelhead XR 3 hybrid
    Callaway Apex 4 hybrid
    Titleist 716 AP2 5-PW
    Vokey 50.08 F, 54.10 S, 58.12 D
    Odyssey O-Works 1W
  • Bomber_11Bomber_11 Enjoy the Chase. ClubWRX Posts: 3,531 ClubWRX
    I prefer a heavy, stiff shaft in my wedges. I have a problem w/ hitting clubs too high though - so those help knock it down a little. Currently reshafting all of my irons and wedges to Project X 6.0's.
    Ping G400 Max 9* w/ Tensei Pro Orange 60TX
    Callaway Rogue Sub Zero 15° w/ Tensei Pro White 70TX
    PXG 0311X 2i w/ KBS Tour Hybrid Prototype 105S+
    Mizuno JPX919 Tour 3-PW w/ DG Tour Issue X100
    Titleist Vokey SM7 50F/54S/60D w/ Pink DG S400
    Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Button Back
    Jones x Greyson Stand Bag

    Work. Play. Win. Repeat.
  • imanoffimanoff Members Posts: 104
    Roger Cleveland, in an interview with Steve Buzza, recommend the same shaft for irons and wedges. However, he suggested to have a bit softer and lighter on the highest lofted (lob) wedge.
  • bob1shbob1sh Members Posts: 460
    I've tried to mimick Tiger's approach - 9, PW, SW, LW all the same length and same shaft.
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    Titleist 915F w/ Chrome 8F5T
    Srixon 745 4-PW w/ KBS Tour 120
    Cleveland RTX 2.0 52/58
    Ping Karsten TR Anser 5
  • taylorbrucetaylorbruce Members Posts: 88
    Don't forget about graphite offerings. Steelfibers are great, and I know that Cleveland is offering a graphite shaft upgrade in their RTX wedges.
  • onafridayonafriday Members Posts: 1,413 ✭✭
    I'm a pretty big fan of x100s in my irons and s400s in my wedges.



    S4's have always felt just right to me in wedges
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    Cobra King F9 Tour 14.5* Tensei CK Pro Blue 60tx
    Titleist 818H1 19*, 818H2 23* Tour Spec 8.8x
    Srixon z585 (5-P) Modus3 120x
    Vokey SM7 (raw) 48F, 54S, 58M Modus3 120x
    Bettinardi BBO DASS Proto RJBB716
  • LittleLeftToRightLittleLeftToRight Turn that frown upside down! Members Posts: 2,036 ✭✭
    I have Black Gold Xs in my irons which I believe are somewhere between a 6.5 and a 7.0. I put PX 6.5 8 iron shafts in my wedges. I kinda wish I put PX 7.0s in them, but that is a small issue. They work great. Lots of control on full shots (no ballooning) and the feel around the greens is great. The standard S400 shafts that come in wedges were terrible for me but I deeply dislike Dynamic Gold shafts in general. I tried a KBS Tour X wedge shaft in one for a little while, but I thought it felt like complete pookah. The weight was good, but the shaft was crap.
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  • onafridayonafriday Members Posts: 1,413 ✭✭


    I have Black Gold Xs in my irons which I believe are somewhere between a 6.5 and a 7.0. I put PX 6.5 8 iron shafts in my wedges. I kinda wish I put PX 7.0s in them, but that is a small issue. They work great. Lots of control on full shots (no ballooning) and the feel around the greens is great. The standard S400 shafts that come in wedges were terrible for me but I deeply dislike Dynamic Gold shafts in general. I tried a KBS Tour X wedge shaft in one for a little while, but I thought it felt like complete pookah. The weight was good, but the shaft was crap.




    Pretty sure the standard DG that comes in most wedges / 'wedge flex' is S200.
    TaylorMade M5 9* Diamana W 60x
    Cobra King F9 Tour 14.5* Tensei CK Pro Blue 60tx
    Titleist 818H1 19*, 818H2 23* Tour Spec 8.8x
    Srixon z585 (5-P) Modus3 120x
    Vokey SM7 (raw) 48F, 54S, 58M Modus3 120x
    Bettinardi BBO DASS Proto RJBB716
  • jcg132jcg132 PTPOTCW StamvegasMembers Posts: 1,041 ✭✭
    edited Jun 14, 2016 #11
    Thanks for the help. It seems like I have seen a lot of folks here on WRX that have stiffer flexed wedges but that doesn't seem to be the case based on this feedback.
    Tour Issue Callaway Epic Sub Zero “L Stamp” 8° - Aldila Synergy Black Graphene Tour Proto 65 TX (44.5", D4)
    Tour Issue Callaway Epic Flash 15.5° - Graphite Design Tour AD DI 7 X (42.75", D6)
    Tour Issue Callaway Epic Hybrid 18° - Graphite Design Tour AD DI Hybrid 85 X (D4)
    PXG 0311 X Gen2 21.5° - Graphite Design Tour AD DI Hybrid 95 X (38.75", D4)
    PXG 0311 P Gen2 5-7 - Oban CT-115 Stiff (D4)
    PXG 0311 T Gen2 8-9 - Oban CT-115 Stiff (1.0° Strong, D4)
    PXG 0311 T Gen2 PW - Oban CT-115 Stiff (1.0° Strong, D5)
    Vokey SM7 Raw 49.11°F - Oban CT-115 Stiff (+0.25", 1.0° Flat, D5)
    Vokey SM7 Raw 54.10°S - Oban CT-115 Stiff (+0.25", 1.0° Flat, D5+)
    Vokey SM7 Raw 59.09°M - Oban CT-115 Stiff (+0.25", 1.0° Flat, D6)
    Scotty Cameron 009M Carbon - 34", 3.5°, 70°

    Titleist Pro V1x
    Golf Pride MCC Plus4
    FootJoy Pure Touch Limited
    Sun Mountain C130S
    Clicgear Model 8.0
  • dunndunn Members Posts: 6,361 ✭✭
    edited Jun 14, 2016 #12
    bob1sh wrote:


    I've tried to mimick Tiger's approach - 9, PW, SW, LW all the same length and same shaft.
    s***, I didn't know that, but coincidence I do have all mine same, cept my 9 is 1/4 inch longer......wedges always seem so short to me, so I made em same as my PW



    Yes wedges are same weight as irons and tad softer, experimented tons with stiffer, softer and lighter and heavier........I agree with what pros and most wedge builders do......same weight and hair softer, makes sense really becuz wedges are partial shots......8 iron shaft of same set works very well too.........



    Try to keep it as consistent as possible
  • ErichZFErichZF Shanks a lot! Members Posts: 628 ✭✭
    I like a little heavier in my wedges to get that wrecking ball effect when pitching. The one without Miley Cyrus.
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    4 Wood TM M3 17* Tensei Blue S
    5 Wood TM R15 19* Speeder 67 S
    7 Wood Callaway BB 2004 Pro Launch B S
    4-PW Mizuno MP-63 KBS Tour S SS
    Vokey SM6 54F, SM6 60M KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 PVD Black Tour Issue
    Odyssey O-Works 7s Black
  • That Bob GuyThat Bob Guy Never settle! Members Posts: 2,570 ✭✭
    bob1sh wrote:


    I've tried to mimick Tiger's approach - 9, PW, SW, LW all the same length and same shaft.




    What's the length?
  • Russ757Russ757 Members Posts: 7,654 ✭✭
    Curiosity got the best of me, just ordered a reg flex 125 fiber for my lw. I never use a full shot plus I'm bored
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    TM 2017 3HL 16.5* Tour Ad Di 7
    TM M1 Rescue 19.5 Tour Ad Di 85
    Srixon U65 22* Tour Ad 95
    Srixon 565/765 5-9 110 Fibers
    Cleveland RTX 4 47*, 51*, 55*, 59* 125 Fibers
    Cameron Del Mar


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    Cobra Baffler 16* Fubuki Ax 85
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    Srixon ZTX-2 5-PW 110 Fiber
    Cleveland RTX2 51*, 55* 59* 125 Fiber
    Odyssey X Milled 9ht
  • Thats two thus far ShooterThats two thus far Shooter Members Posts: 77 ✭✭
    Bomber_11 wrote:


    I prefer a heavy, stiff shaft in my wedges. I have a problem w/ hitting clubs too high though - so those help knock it down a little. Currently reshafting all of my irons and wedges to Project X 6.0's.




    How did this work out for you? I have project x 6.0 in my new irons and it’s really knocked the ball flight down. I’ve always hit the S200 too high so I’m thinking about just switching to 6.0 in each wedge. Or just 6.0 in 58 and 6.0ss in 54&58.
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    Titleist 915Fd 5 Wood
    Mizuno MP 18 Fli-Hi 3 Iron
    Mizuno MP 18 SC (4)
    Mizuno MP 18 (5-P)
    Vokey SM7 50*-12F
    Vokey SM7 54*-10S
    Vokey SM7 58*-12D
    Scotty Cameron Studio Stainless Newport 2 35/350
    Pro V1x
  • Bomber_11Bomber_11 Enjoy the Chase. ClubWRX Posts: 3,531 ClubWRX

    Bomber_11 wrote:


    I prefer a heavy, stiff shaft in my wedges. I have a problem w/ hitting clubs too high though - so those help knock it down a little. Currently reshafting all of my irons and wedges to Project X 6.0's.




    How did this work out for you? I have project x 6.0 in my new irons and it's really knocked the ball flight down. I've always hit the S200 too high so I'm thinking about just switching to 6.0 in each wedge. Or just 6.0 in 58 and 6.0ss in 54&58.




    It was okay man, but honestly technique is such a better change than trying to buy a shaft to flight your ball lower.



    Heck even loft adjustments is a better route than new shafts and infinitely cheaper!



    I think the most complete wedge shaft on the market right now is the KBS 610. I may end up grabbing a few of these for my wedges in the near future.
    Ping G400 Max 9* w/ Tensei Pro Orange 60TX
    Callaway Rogue Sub Zero 15° w/ Tensei Pro White 70TX
    PXG 0311X 2i w/ KBS Tour Hybrid Prototype 105S+
    Mizuno JPX919 Tour 3-PW w/ DG Tour Issue X100
    Titleist Vokey SM7 50F/54S/60D w/ Pink DG S400
    Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Button Back
    Jones x Greyson Stand Bag

    Work. Play. Win. Repeat.
  • BobaluBobalu Members Posts: 919 ✭✭

    bob1sh wrote:


    I've tried to mimick Tiger's approach - 9, PW, SW, LW all the same length and same shaft.




    What's the length?




    35 11/16" as of 2012 build notes
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