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Well I am not getting any younger, so recently I went shaft hunting as I was finding it harder to launch the shafts I had played previously - S300s. or Tour V 125. 

 

I tried a few and got the best numbers from the c taper lite shaft ,in 110 stiff. The other shafts I tried I was not getting the same launch and therefore carry. The modus 105 was ok but didn't feel as smooth to me through impact as the c taper lite (more on that to follow) 

 

My swing speed is 80mph with the 7 iron, I have a very smooth swing and transition and think from memory my Mizuno optimiser numbers were 3445 or similar to that.

 

I got some used clubs with that shaft (c taper lite 110 stiff ) to see how I got on - some Callaway Apex Pro 19. 

 

Now here is my dilema, the numbers seem great, I am certainly scoring well (although in truth I never really scored badly I was just finding it hard work)  - I have picked up about a club in distance and seem to be launching it higher, although not all the time. I grew up playing links golf so have always had a low ball flight.

 

The issue I have is how the shaft feels when I pick it up, it feels very stout and boardy - the results seem good, but I don't feel I am loading the shaft up - this is how it "feels" to me when swinging  - although I can see from the performance that I am loading it well enough so to speak and it feels great through impact. 

 

Does anyone else have experience of this that they could maybe chime in?

 

I am still a good player, a plus index, although in truth my major strength is my driving and short game inside 100 yards. The irons have always been the weakest part of my game. 

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