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Th Stiff might help a little bit. But that will be an expensive trial-and-error. I've played a G5 and it has a slightly-closed head already. So I suspect it might have to do more with swing path, etc.

 

I always played with a slight draw, but after not playing as much for a couple of years, had developed a fade. I started working with a local PGA pro, who helped identify the swing fault I had developed.

 

I had begun swinging my driver more steeply than I realized, both in the backswing and downswing, like an approach iron. He helped me get onto a better, slightly flatter plane on the backswing. And now I'm back to a gentle, repeatable draw.

 

When I was hitting the fade, I was also wondering if the shaft was too stiff. I discovered that this was causing me to over-swing, which was exacerbating the problem even more. It caused me to accelerate my tempo, causing me to cast the club and come over the top.

 

Before investing $250 in a new shaft, I'd recommend getting to the range and hitting some moderate tempo drives, and just experiment with flattening your swing plane a little bit, and making sure you approach the ball from a slightly inside path. Once you develop the right path and relax your grip enough to let the club turn-over, shouldn't matter how stiff the shaft is.

 

Hope that helps.

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Thanks for your input. I took a lesson from a PGA Club Pro and he said that my driver swing was a bit flatter than my iron swing and that was causing me to come over and hit the low pull-fades. We worked on getting steeper into the backswing and that helped straigten the ball flight out and make it higher. He said once I get the change comfortable in my swing the shaft will be fine. Also he has a Speeder 757 Stiff that he pulled and would exchange even for me if we determine the shaft is to stiff. I have the Speeder 757 X in the Ping G5 3-Wood and I hit that high, straight, and with a soft draw. So it is more me than the club.

 

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Ping G5 9* w/ Fujikura Speeder 757 X FLex

 

3-Wood

Ping G5 15* w/ Fujikura Speeder 757 X flex

 

Hybrids

Ping G5 19* and 22* w/ True Temper Dynamic Gold Super Light X flex

 

Irons

Ping i5 3-PW, Red Dot, with CS-Lite Stiff flex

 

Wedges

Ping Tour Black Nickel 54* and 60*, Red Dot, with Dynamic Gold Super Light X flex

 

Ball (Experimenting with the Nike One Platinum, Titleist Pro-V1 X, and Bridgestone 330S)

 

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