Author Topic: Winter/wet weather golf, do you play lighter shafts or heavier shafts?  (Read 167 times)

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Peeps,

I fancy keeping my OnOff's in good condition, and therefore a second set of irons are needed. I usually play graphite shafts in my irons, but should I stick with the same weight, or go heavier/lighter? Also, should I get a set with a wider sole, similar or more narrow for these wet/soft fairways? Any benefits to changing anything at all?

Thanks,

Ian.
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Re: Winter/wet weather golf, do you play lighter shafts or heavier shafts?
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2018, 04:04:26 AM »
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Driver: jBEAM Glorious 10.5* + Motore VT 7.0x, 45.5", Superstroke.
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Re: Winter/wet weather golf, do you play lighter shafts or heavier shafts?
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2018, 05:23:48 AM »
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You are soooo wise.
 ???

Actually I deleted me original Post!!

So first things first...
I just bloody use what youve got!!
Iím not sure youíll do any Damage or effect the current values of said irons!


For me, changing clubs would feel so so different , and by the time youíve got them Dailed in you would be changing back??

I hear and understand the Principles BUT from past experience and to play better all round golf Iíd just stick with your Gamer Set??


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Re: Winter/wet weather golf, do you play lighter shafts or heavier shafts?
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2018, 05:27:43 AM »
Peeps,

I fancy keeping my OnOff's in good condition, and therefore a second set of irons are needed. I usually play graphite shafts in my irons, but should I stick with the same weight, or go heavier/lighter? Also, should I get a set with a wider sole, similar or more narrow for these wet/soft fairways? Any benefits to changing anything at all?

Thanks,

Ian.

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Re: Winter/wet weather golf, do you play lighter shafts or heavier shafts?
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2018, 08:00:43 AM »
:D

You are soooo wise.
 ???

Actually I deleted me original Post!!

So first things first...
I just bloody use what youve got!!
Iím not sure youíll do any Damage or effect the current values of said irons!


For me, changing clubs would feel so so different , and by the time youíve got them Dailed in you would be changing back??

I hear and understand the Principles BUT from past experience and to play better all round golf Iíd just stick with your Gamer Set??

You're probably right mate, but I also think it'll stop me from getting bored, which then turns in to buying and selling again. I feel that if I have a 'winter' set then not only will I protect my gamers, they'll  (hopefully) stop me from financial melt down due to my ho'ing illness......
Driver: jBEAM Glorious 10.5* + Motore VT 7.0x, 45.5", Superstroke.
HY: Fourteen UT716 1i/3i/5i + Thump h90x, 39"-42", Superstroke.
Irons: OnOff Forged 6i - PW + Accra Tour Ti Mesh, Superstroke.
Wedges: Epon Tour 51*/57* + Accra Tour Ti Mesh, Superstroke.
Putter: Rife Barbados, Garsen.

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Re: Winter/wet weather golf, do you play lighter shafts or heavier shafts?
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2018, 06:08:59 PM »
yup  , good idea.
rounder soles always seem to  help when its wet. sharp leading edge in dry /harder   for steep  attack angles always seem to work better as well.

 I go lighter higher shafts for winter, from NS 125s in summer to   NS 105x  in winter. helps get the ball up and slightly increases  swing speed  makes  it a bit easier  to get closer ..........
we play in bone dry winters  where the  grass  is super short  and the  ground frozen  I find  the prgr idbls  come away from the field in these conds, shaper leading edge but with a bit  of sole width for when the   freeze melts, have them with  the NS105x. cant fault them really.

as for drivers I tend to go higher lofts as well, 10.5*. lighter shaft  u just cant get the  same ball/swing speeds as u can In summer.



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Re: Winter/wet weather golf, do you play lighter shafts or heavier shafts?
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2018, 05:07:53 PM »
Given the clay based courses near me that can have really heavy conditions, I find heavier but slightly softer shafts the order of the day in my irons and wedges. Often I'll be straitjacketed by several layers of clothing and that combined with a cold and less mobile body means the softer shafts are a boon. I hibernate my forged irons and bring out some cast irons. They have a slightly wider sole than my summer set, but not typical GI wide. The cast irons require less strict maintenance after winter rounds. The other thing is that quite often I play a firmer ball in the winter and they feel crap off the forged irons, but are fine off the cast clubs.

Driver I go higher loft and slightly softer shaft, but the weight is similar. Given there is little run out, if at all, on clay during the winter, aiming to maximise carry with the driver helps to keep distance respectable.

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Re: Winter/wet weather golf, do you play lighter shafts or heavier shafts?
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2018, 04:00:55 PM »
Ian
The perfect winter set for you is the TourStage 705 type Mís with Fubukiís that you traded to me... available if you want them back, LOL

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Re: Winter/wet weather golf, do you play lighter shafts or heavier shafts?
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2018, 10:11:59 PM »
Agree with disco stu, lots of soft pan and cold wet weather in north Florida winter...I find more bounce and less flex to be ideal in those conditions...less flex helps with the cold and more bounce helps with the soft conditions...played the roddio i7s/703 combo and it was sublime...
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