RD S: That's not a review....... Graphite are lighter (thus helping an older golfer not tire while playing). Graphite also have more resistance to torque. Steel is the traditional feel and can be made in several swing weights. Weight is the key difference and fatigue is lessened with this.
Mark Benson: Hi mark, could u suggest some ways of improving driver and 3 wood straightness. I often hit mine straight but in flight they go to the right? Thanks
Wes Ferrin: Hi Mark, Have you tested the Ping Stee CFSl Distance shafts with cushion inserts? How it effects the feel or performance of the clubs?
Dale Hillman: I understand why you stressed the importance of fitting but I have other questions. Are steel shafts more accurate than graphite? Does graphite cause ball to fly higher? Does graphite help your wrists/elbows from impact as you get older? These are things I wonder about.
Michael Saunders: Whoa... just went to get checked = last club fitting (ping g5's) when I was about 47, swing speed was a comfortable 85 mph. Now 55 - and I'm 72 mph!! Why check? My driver was a stiff and I got a BRZ in reg = big improvement.
Now wondering if I should dump the reg steel g5's for an graphite - and that's what brought me here.....
Asone82: I'm 59 and have tried both graphite and steel in same heads. Got same distance with both, but better accuracy with my lightweight steel Nippon 8950s plus they just feel better. I put some Prosoft vibration dampening inserts into them so miscraps don't sting.
Shannock2: I'm 75 years old. I switched to graphite shafts when I was 70 - OK but not so good out of the rough and I dropped a whole club in distance. I switched back to steel - Soft Regular in i15s - and I'm playing great - trying to beat my age!
Super1Matt1: I think a very good review would be Ping G25 vs. Cobra Amp Cell vs. Callaway X Hot. What do you think Mark i tried these out and couldn't choose which one i thought was the best. HELP??!! Thanks Mark
amadan34: stiff graphite are not as harsh on miss hits as steel. I use graphite stiff and love them
Sean name: I like how u kinda toss down the iPad. Lol
drewac: Can't stress the importance of Getting Fitted!
I started playing with Regular, and found out with my swing speed, impact, trajectory; I was getting better numbers in the Stiff Steel Shafts than any other. It's all dependent on feel, I've tried playing Graphite, and didn't like the whippy feel to it.
Best Decision Ever Made = Get Fitted = Playing Better Golf = Getting Stuck in.
cjarouse: Hi Mark. Love the videos. I have been looking for a new 3 wood and I can't seem to find one that works well for me off the tee and out of the fairway. With the new technology in the game would you suggest looking into a hybrid instead to replace my 3 wood? Thanks for the feedback.
Pat Bowes: I just went through this late last year. The difference in distance is minimal but as Mark correctly stated the feel is different and you have to let go of ego. What I have noticed is the clubhead seems to be heavier as a result of the lighter shaft. This can cause loss of angle if you let go too soon which will affect distance and the biggest difference is accuracy.