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I got myself into kind of a pickle, and I am not sure what to do, I keep thinking about it.

 

 

 

As i get stronger about this time every year due to the weather being better so I am able to play everyday. I think I start to out-swing/out-flex my s300 shafts. I am not sure, but I notice that what I think should be a little draw turns into a big hook, and what i think should be a little fade goes a little to far right, and my general control gets bad.

 

 

 

i took out one of my older 990 irons with a rifle 6.0 and hit it much better, I assume that it is because of the shaft being stiffer.

 

 

 

Also, I am hitting the s300's a little fat, with the rifles I am able to pick the ball very well.

 

 

 

I would like some second opinions, I think maybe the rifle is a little stiffer and maybe that is what I need.

 

 

 

I hit my 7 iron 165, and as long as I keep a slow tempo the s300 works fine, but if i get a little fast i can't control it.

 

 

 

This kind of freaks me out because lots of pro's who are way stronger than me hit the s300 just fine, who do I think I am. (luke donald, sergio, zach johnson, so forth)

 

 

 

Thanks for your help, and thanks for your time in reading this!

 

Scott

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I would like some second opinions, I think maybe the rifle is a little stiffer and maybe that is what I need.

 

I hit my 7 iron 165, and as long as I keep a slow tempo the s300 works fine, but if i get a little fast i can't control it.

 

This kind of freaks me out because lots of pro's who are way stronger than me hit the s300 just fine, who do I think I am. (luke donald, sergio, zach johnson, so forth)

 

Thanks for your help, and thanks for your time in reading this!

 

Scott

 

Rifle and DG are very different bend profile wise. It could be that the bend profile of the rifle simply fits you and your swing better. The reason I say this is because contact usually isn't a shaft issue, it's a swing issue. However, it's likely that something about the DG's just isn't meshing with your swing and you're compensating for it resulting in the big misses and poor contact.

 

Do you prefer one shaft over the other?

 

You could always try hardstepping (putting a 4 iron shaft in the 3 iron, 5 in the 4, so on) the S300's once if you want to stiffent up the S3's, but not go all teh way to an X flex shaft.

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According to golf digest he does:

 

 

What's in My Bag: Sergio Garcia

 

Photographs: Stephen Szurlej

 

 

Edited by Mark Soltau

Golf Digest

June 2006

 

ORDERLY FASHION: I like my clubs to be in the bag in a specific order. Top left: driver, 3-wood; middle left: 2-, 3- and 4-irons; lower left: 5-, 6-, and 7-irons; lower right: 8- and 9-irons, pitching wedge; middle right: sand and lob wedges; top right: putter. Always. I've been doing it all my life, and it never changes. Probably the only thing picky about me, I guess.

 

SOCCER DUDE: I'm a big soccer fan, especially of Real Madrid in Spain. I've played a little golf with its star Ronaldo, and I even got to play a little soccer against him. It was only about 15 minutes, but I really enjoyed it.

 

ODDS AND ENDS: I carry a lighter, but I don't smoke. I use it to melt down the frayed ends of the golf bag straps. I also carry a little Spanish flag and a two-dollar U.S. bill for good luck.

 

DRIVER

I'm using a TaylorMade r7 425, 9.5 degrees (bent to 9.0) with a TaylorMade Fujikura RE.AX 105 TP shaft, X-flex, tipped one-half inch, 43.75 inches long. All my grips are Golf Pride New Decade MultiCompound with two layers of tape.

 

3-WOOD

I started using the TaylorMade r7 TP fairway wood in the middle of last year. It's 15 degrees (bent to 13.5) with a RE.AX 105 TP shaft, X-flex, tipped one inch. The shaft is 42 inches long.

 

IRONS

I've used TaylorMade rac Forged irons the last three years, 2-iron through pitching wedge. All my irons have True Temper Dynamic Gold S300 steel shafts.

 

WEDGES

My pitching wedge and sand wedge are TaylorMade rac (the SW is 50 degrees bent to 52). I use the 58-degree Titleist/Vokey Design lob wedge around the greens.

 

PUTTER

I use the TaylorMade Rossa Monza Corza with the AGSI grooves. It's a larger mallet style than I started my career with, but I think it has helped my stroke.

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