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It's been a long time coming but I'm getting a new set of clubs and I am really lost in regards to what shafts to put into the fairway woods. As I've had a steel golf set across the board for the past 12 years as it was my first standard set. The Nike SQ max that I got fitted for was for the stock shaft in X-stiff.

 

Anyway, back to the question... I've decided upon getting the Mizuno F-50 fairways in a standard 3 and 5 woods as I've never had an issue getting fairways woods up off the deck. I hit the F-50's with the stock stiff shaft when demoing and hit them pretty well but am wondering if I should possibly upgrade them as they weren't available to hit. Here's some stats that I see ppl posting.

 

Driver stats:

Swing Speed: 105

Ball speed: ~150

RPM: 3200

 

Tempo: Fast side

Ball Flight: Low/mid

 

Now when I got fitted the pro stated that I'm on the border line between stiff and x-stiff so considering I'm just getting back into the sport I opted for X-stiff but to my suprise the stock shaft doesn't come in X-stiff.

 

Mainly I'm confused about shaft weight (never dealt with this before) and what's considered to be good in general for my type of swing. So here's a list of the shaft options

 

http://www.mizunousa.com/glfcustfit.nsf/We...26?OpenDocument

 

From what I'm reading I should be looking @ these to retain the mid ball flight. Looking for accuracy with a bit of forgiveness as distance generally isn't the issue.

 

Stock Exsar stiff @ 70g

Fujikura 26.3 Tour Platform S or X-stiff @ 64g (too light for fairway?)

Aldila NV X-stiff @ 68g

 

Any recommendations would be appreciated!

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I personally don't like the Aldila, but I am a fan of the Fuji Tour Platform. I'd look at the 27.3 though for a fairway wood. The 26.3 is a little light for a fairway wood and better suited for the driver. Also, I'm currently playing the Accra T70 in my TE Exotics 3 wood and the Accra HF in my TE Exotics 5 wood and absolutely love them. They're very low torque, but smooth as silk, and shot dispersion is very tight. Launch is mid to slightly high for me, but no ballooning. I play the M4 flex (stiff), but it sounds like you'd need the M5 (X flex). You definitely can't go wrong with either of these two shafts. Good luck!!!

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I've had a lot of luck with the NV in a fairway wood, but not much luck with it in a driver. I've got a NV 85-X that is tipped 1" in a 14 deg. Sonartec SS-3.5 and love it.

 

You have to remember that a three wood is a distance club, not so much an accuracy club. I've been able to find a shaft that I can take a rip with and not worry too much about accuracy. The ball pretty much stays where it starts, and a lot of that has to do with the shaft.

 

I'll agree that the Accra T and SC series is a great fairway wood shaft also.

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I've had a lot of luck with the NV in a fairway wood, but not much luck with it in a driver. I've got a NV 85-X that is tipped 1" in a 14 deg. Sonartec SS-3.5 and love it.

 

You have to remember that a three wood is a distance club, not so much an accuracy club. I've been able to find a shaft that I can take a rip with and not worry too much about accuracy. The ball pretty much stays where it starts, and a lot of that has to do with the shaft.

 

I'll agree that the Accra T and SC series is a great fairway wood shaft also.

My thoughts EXACTLY.

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