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Ping Shafts - Regular versus Stiff


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How Much Difference Is There?
Ok, here is the deal. I scored a brand new set of Ping G5 irons on Friday from a Wall Street guy in the city. Apparently they were sitting in his closet collecting dust. Almost got them for 1/2 of what they cost. Never hit - brand new. I have always wanted a set of Ping irons so I could not resist.

The issue is they have stiff steel shafts. Ping True Temper. How much difference is Ping regular versus Ping stiff?

I am a good sized guy, am atheletic and can get out 160 yds with a 6 iron no problem. I have been told that I hit about 105-110mph. I usually use a regular shaft, will there be a big difference for me?

I hate to sell them. There is a Ping demo day coming up by me that I was planning on getting fitted by Ping directly.

Any feedback is appreciated.
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If you have a driver swing speed of 105-110 mph, you'll have no trouble hitting a stiff flex in the Ping shafts. However, if you hit a 6-iron 160 yards, you're probably in the 90-95 mph range.

 

My driver swing speed is 100-105 mph and my 6-iron carry distance with my Ping BeCu ISI irons is between 180-185.

 

If you truly have that swing speed, you may have a swing flaw that needs to be fixed in order to get your distance up. Otherwise, your swing speed is probably a little inflated.

 

That being said, it sounds like you got a good deal on the irons. Unless you end up hitting these irons consistently right of target, you'll probaly be alright.

 

Hope this helps.

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