Adapt to iron shaft weights?
I'm currently looking to replace my ancient irons with something easier, new, etc.
I'm on the smaller and shorter side in weight and height, and swing driver at about 100-105mph. My current MP-32s have stock shafts in them I think (no stickers/labels) and one was re-shafted with a TT Dynamic Gold. I think that's what the rest of the set is too. Point being, they are on the heavier side compared to what you hit in stores and what seems to be more standard/stock now. Going into the process I really was thinking that dropping some shaft weight to pick up some speed was going to be great.
However, when I started testing some clubs, I was pretty awful with the 100-105 gram shafts. I did a fitting recently with Taylormade and started with XP100 hitting the M5, and then switched to the DG S300 which is 130 grams I think. Made it significantly better for me.
So... is there any merit in trying to still drop some weight and let myself adapt to lighter shafts... or should I just stick with what seems to work?
I've played heavier stiff shafts since I started golf as a teenager (just turned 35 for reference), for no reason but that's just what I ended up with for clubs. I'm wondering if that's the big reason I do well with them, as that's all I've known. Maybe after an adjustment period the lighter shafts would be way better?
My other theory is that it's really just the swing weight. I seem to like the lighter head feel and have midsize grips on my irons. I find the slightly larger grips help me from turning my hands and flipping over (although that's still my big miss). I'm confident in the comparison, as my wedges and woods have standard grips so I'm constantly using both regular and standard. I think I just feel a lighter head as being more in control.
AMT shafts are also intriguing, maybe that's the best of it all... or the worst?!
Any thoughts for a confused guy who just wants to figure out what sticks to upgrade to?! Thanks