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I'm thinking about reshafting my old set of Ping ISI's to a grafite shaft for my wife to use. Right know she uses a set of cheaper womens clubs. Anyone know if this would be a good idea? I could also use some suggestions for shafts for the irons. Thanks

 

You need to be really careful about this. If the shafts had steel, when you install graphite shafts, the swing weight will be VERY light. You will either have to install them 1/2" over or cake the cavities with lead tape to get them back to normal.

 

I wouldn't reccomend reshafting to +1/2" , it's difficult to hit.

 

My girlfriend is 6' tall, a great athlete, and played golf in high school. She hates hitting my clubs, (D0 swing weight, Dynamic Gold shafts -1/2"). She says they're too heavy and stiff.

 

Even the most athletic women have different equipment needs.

 

IMHO, the best bet is to go to a clubmaker and get her a custom built set of say 5-AW + a hybrid that are made to her specs for length, lie, and swing weight that she's comfortable with.

 

Trying to cut and paste her into a set of clubs probably isn't going to work.

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Did these for the wife a while back. Ping Eye2 +s. The swingweight came out to C6-C7 but no problem with her. She likes the lighter overall weight and lighter swingweight. They flexed out a few cpms stiffer than target but the lighter weight allowed her SS to climb up a bit. It hard to find good graphite taper tips for ladies flex. I ended up sanding down a set of 85 gram senior flex parallel shafts. No failures yet. I doubt her SS would be high enough to have shafts fail.

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