Advice on shaft for Driving Iron.

Rosco1216Rosco1216 Members Posts: 2,976 ✭✭
Hey guys,



Looking for some advice on what shaft to try in my cobra utility iron. Im on my 4th shaft after having it a month and want to try something new. It came with a 85 hybrid rogue shaft which I replaced with a fuji fuel 95x which i didnt care for so I plugged in a px 6.5 pull from a 3i I had and like the performance of that but want something smoother feeling as px is harsh IMO.



So I guess the advice im looking for is if I should use a hybrid shaft or an iron shaft? Its a .370 so ive just used a shim on the .355 iron shafts I've used in it. I didn't like how unstable the hybrid shafts I used in there felt and performed but liked the speed and distance, alternatively, I liked how the iron shafts I used(px6.5 and modus 120tx hardstepped) felt stable and launched low but were a little shorter than I wanted.



I dont have much experience with hybrids or driving irons and their shafts because ive never played them. So im looking for something in the 90-110 gram range, whether it be a hybrid shaft or iron shaft, that has the flat launch, dispersion, stability of a stable iron shaft but in the lighter weight range from the typical 125-130 gram iron shafts I'm used to playing.
Tour Issue M3 8.5*(7.4* @ 3.4* open) - Diamana DF 70tx
FW - who knows
P790 UDI 17* - PX 7.0
Miura CB 1008(4-P) - PX 7.0
Bridgestone TourB XW1 50/55//60* - X100
Piretti Matera 2 Limited Release


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  • animalgolfsanimalgolfs FL & OK Members Posts: 1,956 ✭✭
    New tour spec iRod 105x



    Super smooth, if that's what you're looking for....great over looked hybrid shaft
    G400 Max 9* Tour 65
    G400 14.5* Attas 4u
    G400h 19* Tour 85
    G410 Crossover 23* Tour 85
    i500 6-UW{pwr spec} Recoil 110
    Glide Forged 54* Steelfiber i110
    Stealth 2.0 58* Steelfiber i110
    Vault 2.0 B60 Stealth WRX 390g
  • Rosco1216Rosco1216 Members Posts: 2,976 ✭✭


    New tour spec iRod 105x



    Super smooth, if that's what you're looking for....great over looked hybrid shaft


    I'm not really looking for something just smooth. Ive only played heavy, super stiff steel in irons so I'm familiar that performance. I'm looking for other options in graphite or steel composite in a lighter gram range that can give me that same stability I'm used to.
    Tour Issue M3 8.5*(7.4* @ 3.4* open) - Diamana DF 70tx
    FW - who knows
    P790 UDI 17* - PX 7.0
    Miura CB 1008(4-P) - PX 7.0
    Bridgestone TourB XW1 50/55//60* - X100
    Piretti Matera 2 Limited Release


    https://www.instagram.com/rc_nova
  • AThompson_3AThompson_3 Members Posts: 1,402 ✭✭
    Maybe try Steelfiber i95 irons shafts. I've personally never hit them, but have heard fantastic reviews. Low launching for a graphite shaft, smooth, and lightweight. Seem to fit what you are describing.
    Driver: Callaway Epic SZ 9* Fujikura Atmos Tour Spec Black 6X
    3 Wood: Titleist 917 F2 15* Diamana D+ 70X
    Hybrid: Titleist 818 H2 19* Fujikura Atmos HB Tour Spec Black 9X
    Irons: Mizuno MP-25 4-P DGTI X100
    Wedges: Vokey SM7 50F, 55S, 60M Project X 6.5
    Putter(s): Odyssey O Works 7s Black, Bettinardi BB1F
    Ball: Titleist Pro V1
    Bag: Sun Mountain Four-5
  • ethanshapiroethanshapiro grinder Members Posts: 618 ✭✭
    Tour AD-DI has always been good
    TaylorMade M5 9.0 Tensei CK 65g S
    Callaway Rogue 15' Rexis 65g S
    Titleist 818 H2 20' Fujikura Atmos 85g S
    PXG 0311X Accra 80i M4
    Titleist 716 CB KBS Tour 90S 5-PW
    Titleist Vokey SM7 Raw 50F
    Titleist Vokey SM7 Raw 54M
    Titleist Vokey SM7 Raw 60L
    Scotty Cameron Newport 2 2014
  • MBBGMBBG Members Posts: 1,479 ✭✭
    Big fan of Steelfiber shafts in DI
    TaylorMade M5 TI 10.5 Tensei Pro Orange 
    Taylormade M5 15* 3W Tensei Pro Orange 
    PXG Gen 2 17* Hybrid 
    Srixon U45 23* with Aerotech i95 S
    Srixon 585/785 combo set with Modus 105 
    Vokey Cold Forged 51/56*, PM Grind 60* Modus 125 Wedge
    Odyssey Works SaberTooth

  • Rosco1216Rosco1216 Members Posts: 2,976 ✭✭


    Tour AD-DI has always been good


    But not what I'm looking for.
    Tour Issue M3 8.5*(7.4* @ 3.4* open) - Diamana DF 70tx
    FW - who knows
    P790 UDI 17* - PX 7.0
    Miura CB 1008(4-P) - PX 7.0
    Bridgestone TourB XW1 50/55//60* - X100
    Piretti Matera 2 Limited Release


    https://www.instagram.com/rc_nova
  • Kingcat990Kingcat990 European Tailored Golf Socks Members Posts: 3,851 ✭✭
    Shimada Tour Mid/Lite
    Wyoming Cowboys
  • Rosco1216Rosco1216 Members Posts: 2,976 ✭✭


    Maybe try Steelfiber i95 irons shafts. I've personally never hit them, but have heard fantastic reviews. Low launching for a graphite shaft, smooth, and lightweight. Seem to fit what you are describing.


    This is one I'll look into. Hoping someone has add experience with it and can provide some specific comparisons.



    on a side note- your signature of irons and wedges are the exact same as what I'm interested in getting. Mp25-lz 6.5 but hardstepped and rtx 3.0. I play a 50, 55, 60 as well. Not sure if ill get them in the 50 and 55 but really want the 60* but in LG. Absolutely love the way the lg low bounce grind lays.
    Tour Issue M3 8.5*(7.4* @ 3.4* open) - Diamana DF 70tx
    FW - who knows
    P790 UDI 17* - PX 7.0
    Miura CB 1008(4-P) - PX 7.0
    Bridgestone TourB XW1 50/55//60* - X100
    Piretti Matera 2 Limited Release


    https://www.instagram.com/rc_nova
  • bladehunterbladehunter Rain rain go the hell away ! south carolinaMembers Posts: 26,797 ✭✭
    Addi if you want smooth . I personally have the same combo you hated. So I'm not going to be the one to help. But you are correct. The Fuji fuel 95x isn't " smooth" . But it is a beastly cannon!
    TM Tour M6 11.2 * KK Tini XTS 70X
    TM Tour 17 M1 14.5* Graphite Design ADDI 8x
    Ping G410 21 ADDI 105x 
    Ping Blueprint  3-pw  Modus 130X 
    Ping Glide Forged  54 60 S400
    Cameron GSS 009 1.5 tungsten sole weights, sound slot
  • Boricua GolfBoricua Golf Members Posts: 3,381 ✭✭
    I have only played 2 shafts for my DI...tour AD DI 105x and the Diamana WB D+ 92x, the ADDI is definitely smoother than the D+, good luck
    Ping G LS Tec 10.5*, Ping Tour 65X, tipped 1", 44.25"
    Ping G 14.5*, Diamana Whiteboard D+ 82X, tipped .5", 42.5"
    Ping G 19*, GD Tour AD-DI 105X
    Ping iBlade 4-P, Project X 6.5 Flighted
    Ping Glide 50*, 54*, 58* with Project X 6.5 Flighted
    Scotty Cameron Select Newport 2.5 33.25" with Scotty Custom Black Pistolero grip, Ping Karsten TR Zing Tour 32.75", built up blacked out Pingman Grip
    Bridgestone Tour XS (Tiger Edition) and new Pro V1
  • ethanshapiroethanshapiro grinder Members Posts: 618 ✭✭
    Rosco1216 wrote:



    Tour AD-DI has always been good


    But not what I'm looking for.
    You can get them in 105X and 115X I believe and they aren't all that high launching in the irons. The one I had was pretty mid and not hard to keep low with wind conditions.
    TaylorMade M5 9.0 Tensei CK 65g S
    Callaway Rogue 15' Rexis 65g S
    Titleist 818 H2 20' Fujikura Atmos 85g S
    PXG 0311X Accra 80i M4
    Titleist 716 CB KBS Tour 90S 5-PW
    Titleist Vokey SM7 Raw 50F
    Titleist Vokey SM7 Raw 54M
    Titleist Vokey SM7 Raw 60L
    Scotty Cameron Newport 2 2014
  • Rosco1216Rosco1216 Members Posts: 2,976 ✭✭
    Thanks for the input guys. I guess I should clarify that my idea of "smooth" is not meaning a smooth wood shaft like a ad di. I am meaning something smoother/less harsh and rough feeling as a px 6.5 in a non forged, hollow head. Truthfully everything out there IMO feels smoother than a px in an iron head so I should probably delete that.
    Tour Issue M3 8.5*(7.4* @ 3.4* open) - Diamana DF 70tx
    FW - who knows
    P790 UDI 17* - PX 7.0
    Miura CB 1008(4-P) - PX 7.0
    Bridgestone TourB XW1 50/55//60* - X100
    Piretti Matera 2 Limited Release


    https://www.instagram.com/rc_nova
  • law&golf7law&golf7 Members Posts: 29 ✭✭
    Motore Speeder Tour Spec HB 9.8.
    917 D3 8.5* (A-1) Fujikura Motore Speeder TS 6.2x
    917 F3 15* (D-1) Fujikura Motore Speeder TS 8.2x
    816 H2 19* (D-1) Fujikura Motore Speeder HB TS 8.8s
    712cb 3-PW DG TI X100
    Vokey SM6 52.08 F-Grind
    Vokey SM6 58.08 M-Grind
    Scotty Cameron Studio Design 3.5
    2017 Pro V1
  • FrakesFrakes Members Posts: 159 ✭✭
    I am playing the steelfiber 110cw X in my UDI. works just fine for me
  • pcs11pcs11 Members Posts: 1,183 ✭✭
    You should look at Modus 105x. It will weigh in at 112 grams and is ridiculously smooth.
    Cobra F8+ 10.5° - Fubuki K 60
    Callaway XHot 3Deep 14.5 ° - KuroKage Tini Proto 70
    Callaway X2Hot Pro 19° - Diamana B 70
    Mizuno MP 18 FliHi (3-4) - Matrix Altus
    Mizuno MP 54 (5-9) - Nippon Modus 105
    Vokey 46° 52° 58° - KBS Tour 115
    Bettinardi BBF1 or Bettinardi Kuch2
  • EvanScottKingEvanScottKing Members Posts: 326 ✭✭
    Oban hybrid shafts might be another option for you. Either the kiyoshi black, Kiyoshi white or devotion judging by what you described you're looking for and they have a few weight options you can play with. Oban also has a graphite iron shaft that may be worth a quick look, but I don't have any experience with that one.
    Bag is comprised of Callaway & Edel. WITB
  • dalton044dalton044 St. LouisMembers Posts: 964 ✭✭
    edited Mar 27, 2017 #18
    The i95 steelfiber is great I would give it a try. I wish they made something in between the 95 and 110 that would be perfect.
    -TS3 9.5 Tour AD-TP 6s
    -Tour Issue 16' M2 DF 16.5 Tour AD-TP 7S
    -818H2 21* AD-DI 85S
    -On the hunt for irons
    -48,53,58 SM7 TI S400
    -Piretti 801 Tour Long Neck
  • Milez28Milez28 Members Posts: 427 ✭✭
    Anyone have any experience with Aldila NV 105x?



    I just picked up a 18* DHy with that combo and I'm hoping it's nasty.



    I'm also looking for a straight bullet shooting driving iron OP since I launch everything high.
  • shellbmbshellbmb Members Posts: 252 ✭✭
    If I'm not mistaken, I believe the longest iron Aerotech makes in .355 is a 3 iron. If I want to put an i95 in a 2 iron head, should I just butt trim a 3 iron to desired length, or tip trim a 3 iron a tad and then butt trim to length? Or get a 3 iron one flex stronger than I'm playing? It's going into a Srixon u65 head that is .355.
    M4 Kuro Kage XD 60 TX
    Taylormade M2 15 Kuro Kage DC XM 70 TX
    Titeist 818h2 19 Atmos Blue
    Srixon z785 KBS Tour V
    Ping Glide Stealth 54/60
    TM Spider Sightline Face Balanced
  • tx33tx33 Members Posts: 456 ✭✭
    Check Aerotechs site for trimming info. The longest .355 shaft is 40" with a recommended trim of 0" for a 2 iron. It all depends on the feel/flight you want from that particular head.
  • Ayoung19Ayoung19 Members Posts: 1,644 ✭✭
    Aldila RIP Alpha 105X sounds like what you're looking for
    TM M1 460 Fujikura Pro 73X
    TM M2 3 wood Fujikura Pro 73X
    TM UDI 2 iron UST TSPX 85X
    Adams A12 Pro Hybrid Matrix Ozik 100X
    Mizuno JPX900 Forged 5-9 Nippon Modus 105S
    Titleist SM6 46F 52F 56M 60M
    TM Tour Spider Red
  • bobcatbobcat Members Posts: 3,927 ✭✭
    edited Apr 4, 2017 #23
    The KBS C-Taper Lite is a very good one and it is also the stock shaft in the Taylormade UDI, (Ultimate Driving Iron). No doubt that shaft is a key reason for the UDI's enormous popularity. The CTL is easily one of the best iron shafts I have ever played!.. image/good.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':good:' /> .



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    What's in Bobcat's Bag? (Showing more than 14 clubs due to options)

    Driver: TM 2015 9.5* SLDR-C - 45.5" Miyazaki Kusala Black 61s (tipped 1/2")
    Fairway: TM Tour-iussue V-Steel 15* 3W - 43.25" Fujikura 757 Speeder Stiff
    Hybrid Fairway: TM Rescue Fairway 15* '3-Strong'- 42.75" Fujikura VP-90 Stiff
    Hybrids: TM Rescue-Mid TP's 19*(3H) & 22*(4H) - Fujikura Vista Pro 90 Stiff
    Driving Irons: TM TP UDI's 16* (#1) & 20* (#3) - KBS C-Taper Lite 110 Stiff Shafts
    Irons: TM 2015 SLDR Irons (5-8i only) - KBS C-Taper Lite 110 Stiff Flex Steel
    Hybrid Wedges: Cleveland 2011 Niblicks - 42*PW /49*DW / 56*SW - Stock Steel
    Wedge: 2011 Cleveland CG-16 Black Pearl 58*/8* (SW/LW) - Stock Steel Shaft
    Putter: Bettinardi BBX-81 Blade - 35" Bettinardi Stock Steel Putter Shaft
  • jackruss02jackruss02 Jackruss02 Members Posts: 265
    edited Apr 3, 2017 #24
    I just got aldila RIP tour shafts for my 2 iron and 3 iron, Titleist T-MB. haven't installed them yet have been using my 3 iron with a DG AMT S300 and love the flight and feel with that shaft but thought I might be able to gain some distance with a graphite shaft, tried an Aldila RIP alpha 105x hybrid shaft in the 2 iron and felt I gained nothing over the AMT, I'll let you know how my experiment goes, I should be able to try the RIP tour this weekend
    Callaway Rogue 10.5 GD ADDI 7S
    Callaway Rogue 15 project X evenflow blue 75 6.0
    Titleist 718 AP3’s 3-pw DG S300
    Titleist vokey Sm6 50, 54, 60 stock wedge flex shafts
    Scotty Newport 34" customized at scotty shop
  • JJK947JJK947 Members Posts: 3,098 ✭✭
    If you want graphite, some of the more stable ones are Fujikura 904 HB, Aldila RIP 105, and the UST V2 104 with some tipping.

    Taylormade M5 (9) - Tensei Pro Orange 60
    Taylormade M3 T3 (14) - Tensei Pro Orange 70
    Taylormade M3 5W (19) - Tensei Pro Orange 80
    Srixon Z945 3-PW - DG Tour X100
    Taylormade TP 54.11 - KBS Tour V Wedge
    Taylormade TP EF 60 ATV - KBS Tour Wedge
    Scotty Cameron Studio Style NP2

  • Rosco1216Rosco1216 Members Posts: 2,976 ✭✭
    Well I think I found a winner. Had this 9.8 tour spec lying around and tipped it an inch and trimmed to 3i length(was in a hybrid a couple years ago). Will get it on the course tomorrow but feels and performs exactly how I was hoping for.
    Tour Issue M3 8.5*(7.4* @ 3.4* open) - Diamana DF 70tx
    FW - who knows
    P790 UDI 17* - PX 7.0
    Miura CB 1008(4-P) - PX 7.0
    Bridgestone TourB XW1 50/55//60* - X100
    Piretti Matera 2 Limited Release


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  • LanceEALanceEA Members Posts: 73 ✭✭
    OP - looks like you found something but I'll throw my 2 cents in. I play DG X100 in my irons, soft stepped for reference. I hit the ball high, real high. This is the only shaft that lowers my ball flight and thus I'm comfortable with that shaft (albeit very heavy).



    I added a UDI 2-iron to the bag last year - had the debate of steel or graphite. I picked up a used 2-iron (bridgestone J something...with Diamana X-flex shaft, 72x) for $20 out of the used bin at Golf Mart. I loved the graphite feel but it felt light and I couldn't control it much (hooks...and I never hook the ball).



    Anyway, I went with DG X100 in the UDI, same set up as my irons. Choice has worked out well but looking to move into something graphite. This is on my mind: http://proschoicegolfshafts.com/tour-ad-utilitydriving-iron/



    Otherwise, think about tipping a fairway wood shaft or hybrid shaft as you did - would seem that is the good approach if not going steel.
  • Rosco1216Rosco1216 Members Posts: 2,976 ✭✭
    LanceEA wrote:


    OP - looks like you found something but I'll throw my 2 cents in. I play DG X100 in my irons, soft stepped for reference. I hit the ball high, real high. This is the only shaft that lowers my ball flight and thus I'm comfortable with that shaft (albeit very heavy).



    I added a UDI 2-iron to the bag last year - had the debate of steel or graphite. I picked up a used 2-iron (bridgestone J something...with Diamana X-flex shaft, 72x) for $20 out of the used bin at Golf Mart. I loved the graphite feel but it felt light and I couldn't control it much (hooks...and I never hook the ball).



    Anyway, I went with DG X100 in the UDI, same set up as my irons. Choice has worked out well but looking to move into something graphite. This is on my mind: http://proschoicegol...tydriving-iron/



    Otherwise, think about tipping a fairway wood shaft or hybrid shaft as you did - would seem that is the good approach if not going steel.


    Interesting. I wasnt aware they had a driving iron shaft. Probably wouldn't be a fit for me but probably good for a kot of guys.

    One range session with the speeder and still think its going to be a keeper.
    Tour Issue M3 8.5*(7.4* @ 3.4* open) - Diamana DF 70tx
    FW - who knows
    P790 UDI 17* - PX 7.0
    Miura CB 1008(4-P) - PX 7.0
    Bridgestone TourB XW1 50/55//60* - X100
    Piretti Matera 2 Limited Release


    https://www.instagram.com/rc_nova
  • Ayoung19Ayoung19 Members Posts: 1,644 ✭✭
    I had my Oban Kiyoshi Purple 100 05 put into my 2 UDI this week and haven't hit it outside yet, but gave it a few swings in the simulator last night and man it feels phenomenal. I can only hope that the on-course results mirror the early indications.
    TM M1 460 Fujikura Pro 73X
    TM M2 3 wood Fujikura Pro 73X
    TM UDI 2 iron UST TSPX 85X
    Adams A12 Pro Hybrid Matrix Ozik 100X
    Mizuno JPX900 Forged 5-9 Nippon Modus 105S
    Titleist SM6 46F 52F 56M 60M
    TM Tour Spider Red
  • pcs11pcs11 Members Posts: 1,183 ✭✭
    Wow!! Looks like you have a definite winner with the Fuji 9.8. Very impressive numbers.
    Cobra F8+ 10.5° - Fubuki K 60
    Callaway XHot 3Deep 14.5 ° - KuroKage Tini Proto 70
    Callaway X2Hot Pro 19° - Diamana B 70
    Mizuno MP 18 FliHi (3-4) - Matrix Altus
    Mizuno MP 54 (5-9) - Nippon Modus 105
    Vokey 46° 52° 58° - KBS Tour 115
    Bettinardi BBF1 or Bettinardi Kuch2
  • Rosco1216Rosco1216 Members Posts: 2,976 ✭✭
    edited Aug 8, 2017 #31
    Bringing this topic back to life as I'm starting to have some doubts with the shaft I stayed with(Fuji speeder 9.8x hybrid shaft). While I have VERY good days with it I'm also inconsistent in "finding my swing" with it most days. The overall balance just feels different from what I'm use to with a long iron. I don't know if it's maybe that the balance point and profile of a hybrid shaft is just different from iron shafts in use to or just simply the lighter overall shaft weight or what. I've never played hybrids or graphite iron shaft before so I'm only familiar with driver/fairway shafts and steel iron shafts.



    Only think I know is that looking down I want to see and think "iron" but when I swing it just doesn't make me feel like I'm swinging something I'm accustomed to.
    Tour Issue M3 8.5*(7.4* @ 3.4* open) - Diamana DF 70tx
    FW - who knows
    P790 UDI 17* - PX 7.0
    Miura CB 1008(4-P) - PX 7.0
    Bridgestone TourB XW1 50/55//60* - X100
    Piretti Matera 2 Limited Release


    https://www.instagram.com/rc_nova
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