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It depends on where they are being stored. I have a buddy who plays irons from the 60's that have the original shafts in them.

One season max if you're on this website!

They should last indefinitely baring damage. Mind you there are a few shafts, such as a few models by KBS, where the tips tend to bend. I've not heard of problems with True Temper or Nippon shafts. Relative to graphite shafts the same should be true.

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They will last a really long time if you take care of them well. Don't store them in the trunk of your car or any other environment with extreme cold or hot temperatures. Best way to store them is in a non humid environment at room temperature to prevent the possibility of rust forming inside the steel shafts or weaken the epoxy bonds in in between the graphite layers in graphite shafts which will weaken it and cause breakage.

My current gamer irons have their original factory shafts and still working good after 20 years.

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"Loft for loft, length for length, and shaft for shaft, the ball will go the same distance when hit on the sweet spot regardless how old the iron."

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They are steel. Steel lasts forever, unless it rusts.

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when I went to get fit recently , I was swinging my seven iron 95 mph. I’ve had the clubs since 1997 and bought them used. I haven’t done awful at storing them, but they’ve been around. Honestly, I’m not confident I could tell you where they were the three years I lived in dc.

ive hit them off mats, tree roots... stupid things are built to last.

 

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