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Jimmy Walker - Playing X100 Shafts in TS3 Driver/Fairway Woods @ Colonial

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  • SJP1SJP1 Members  609WRX Points: 119Handicap: 3.9Posts: 609 Golden Tee
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    From the number of aftermarket offerings and profiles available, it seems to matter enough for there to be a market for it and a measurable difference to how some people deliver the club.

    That doesn't mean it's the same for everyone, some people don't really care what shafts they play.

    But at the elite end of the scale and for many better amateurs, there's probably more people who care (to the point that they'll at the very least test different options) about it than not.

    Different strokes and all, but the ability to independently change a profile's tip, mid and/or butt section(s) is probably not everything, but probably more than nothing too.

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  • Red4282Red4282 Members  1060WRX Points: 432Handicap: +0.2Posts: 1,060 Platinum Tees
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    I would say the better golfer you are, the less it matters. Great golfers can hit anything, and hit it well.

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  • Red4282Red4282 Members  1060WRX Points: 432Handicap: +0.2Posts: 1,060 Platinum Tees
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    But we already have steel with different profiles, soft tips, soft butts, soft mids. I just dont see why anyone needs more than that. 🤷‍♂️ Dont get me wrong graphite is great because it is (A) LIGHTWEIGHT, and (B) it is better at dampening vibrations. But thats about it.

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  • SJP1SJP1 Members  609WRX Points: 119Handicap: 3.9Posts: 609 Golden Tee
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    Which is all true. Additionally, engineers have so many more options of how to do that better with carbon.

    It's a bit like, why are shaft companies interested in outfits like Torayca continuing to develop new grades of carbon fibre? Why don't they just call it a day at T1100g, move on and call it a day?

    Because new materials allow them to do more things and do more things differently. Why? Cos it might be better for some people.

    I don't think anyone's expecting the world to spin the other way from all this, it's just the nature of the beast really. It's just R&D in motion, it's what happens with most, if not all, products.

    And as consumers, we have the choice to either take it, or leave it.

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    Ping G410 LST 9*, Tour AD-IZ 6s
    TaylorMade M5, 15*, AD-DI 7s
    Titleist 818, 19*, AD-DI 85s
    Titleist 818, 23*, AD-DI 85s
    Titleist T100, 5-9, AMT S300
    Vokey SM8 Raw, 46*, S300
    Vokey SM7 Raw, 50*, S300
    Vokey WedgeWorks K, 54*, S300
    Vokey SM7 Raw, 58K, S300
    Odyssey O-Works Black 3T

  • PixlPutterman PixlPutterman Look At My Lefty J33R(hey I can wish) Members  8550WRX Points: 336Handicap: 6Posts: 8,550 Titanium Tees
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    Sure but great golfers want well fit and consistent equipment, and have the consistent swing to benefit from it

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    Mizuno MP Fli Hi 18° - C Taper 125
    Mizuno MP Fli Hi 23° - C Taper 120
    Srixon z765 5 iron S300
    Wilson Staff FG62 6-PW - S300 Hard Stepped
    TM HiToe 52°/56°/62° 
    Scotty Cameron Oil Can Newport 325g or KZG Milled 1.0mm -Both with a P2 Aware Grip
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  • Red4282Red4282 Members  1060WRX Points: 432Handicap: +0.2Posts: 1,060 Platinum Tees
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    Of course but that isnt the point. There certainly are the brysons of the world that break down every data point and equipment choice. And there are pros that couldnt tell you a lick about the shaft he is playing.

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  • PixlPutterman PixlPutterman Look At My Lefty J33R(hey I can wish) Members  8550WRX Points: 336Handicap: 6Posts: 8,550 Titanium Tees
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    Sure but you dont think that even though the Pro doesnt know what they are playing that the tour van didnt take the time to fit them?

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    Taylormade Original One Mini 9.5° - DG x100
    Mizuno MP Fli Hi 18° - C Taper 125
    Mizuno MP Fli Hi 23° - C Taper 120
    Srixon z765 5 iron S300
    Wilson Staff FG62 6-PW - S300 Hard Stepped
    TM HiToe 52°/56°/62° 
    Scotty Cameron Oil Can Newport 325g or KZG Milled 1.0mm -Both with a P2 Aware Grip
    2016 RZN Platinum (15 dozen in the garage)
  • Red4282Red4282 Members  1060WRX Points: 432Handicap: +0.2Posts: 1,060 Platinum Tees
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    Not as in depth as you would think. Alot of them stick with a profile, weight. Get the specs right and go.

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  • J13J13 Dad golf MarylandMembers  16612WRX Points: 1,622Handicap: +1.6Posts: 16,612 Titanium Tees
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    A change to graphite takes time especially for a pro's bag. I would say at this point in time graphite shafts are equally as good as steel and better in a few area's. Once the benefits of graphite start to race further ahead of steel you will see younger players move into it and steel will fade away. Same with persimmon woods to steel heads. If a pro can gain 5% in dispersion it's a game changer for them.

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  • PixlPutterman PixlPutterman Look At My Lefty J33R(hey I can wish) Members  8550WRX Points: 336Handicap: 6Posts: 8,550 Titanium Tees
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    Regardless, IF you were going to benefit from being fit, having a consistent swing (a better golfer) would be the reason to get fit......

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    Taylormade Original One Mini 9.5° - DG x100
    Mizuno MP Fli Hi 18° - C Taper 125
    Mizuno MP Fli Hi 23° - C Taper 120
    Srixon z765 5 iron S300
    Wilson Staff FG62 6-PW - S300 Hard Stepped
    TM HiToe 52°/56°/62° 
    Scotty Cameron Oil Can Newport 325g or KZG Milled 1.0mm -Both with a P2 Aware Grip
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