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It depends. Generally steel shafts are used for irons and wedges whereas graphite shafts are used for woods and hybrids. If you have a slow swing speed or struggle to get the ball in the air, graphite shafts are ideal. Graphite shafts are ideal for women, juniours and seniors.

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Q: What is a better shaft for golf clubs graphite or steel?
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What is the difference between graphite and steel clubs?

Graphite clubs shafts "transmit fewer vibrations up the shaft to the golfer's hands than do steel shafts" as compared to steel clubs shaft are less expensive and they are more durable than graphite. As Kelley states "Quality graphite shafts will last as long as you do so long as they are not chipped, cracked, or the laminate-seal is not peeling. Steel shafts will last forever so long as they are not bent, rusted or pitted" (Kelley). Graphite clubs are lighter compare to steel clubs. Source: Kelley, Brent. "Steel vs. Graphite: Which Type of Club Shaft Best Suits Your Game?" About.com. 2010. 10 March 2010 <http://golf.about.com/cs/componentscustom/a/steelvsgraphite.htm>


Whats the difference between a graphite and a steel shaft for golf clubs?

Graphite shafts transmit fewer vibrations up the shaft to the golfer's hands than do steel shafts. This might be good or bad, depending on your skill and your desire. You might want that added feedback that steel shafts offer - or you might be tired of your hands stinging so much on mis-hit shots. The biggest and by far most important difference between steel and graphite shafts is this: graphite shafts are lighter than steel shafts. So clubs that have graphite shafts will be lighter than otherwise identical clubs that have steel shafts. The difference in weight between graphite shafts and steel shafts will translate, for most golfers, into an additional 2-4 mph of swing speed with graphite. And that could mean an extra 6-12 yards of distance with a graphite shaft, compared to a steel shaft. Steel shafts are less expensive than graphite, so the same set of clubs will cost less with steel shafts than with graphite shafts. Steel shafts were once considered much more durable than graphite. That's not s


Do you hit a graphite-shaft golf club differently from a steel-shafted one?

If this question refers to modern graphite shafted golf clubs as opposed to the older steel shafted golf, some golfers hit graphite clubs differently than steel clubs because graphite shafts have more flexibility than seel ones. So they are a bit whippy if the golfer is strong enough to swing that hard. Near the bottom of the swing, a graphite club will have a curve to it so the club snaps a bit into the ball. That must be taken into account when striking the ball. Personally though, I do not hit graphite clubs differently than steel clubs as I hit both equally as bad.


What are golf shafts made of?

There are two types of golf shaft- Steel and Graphite. Generally steel is used on irons, wedges and putters, whereas graphite is mainly used for drivers and fairway woods. A new type of shaft has recently evolved it is the bi-matrix shaft which is steel and graphite.


Should you use a Graphite or steel shaft in rescue clubs?

There is no correct answer, it is completely down to personal preference. Rescue clubs are designed to get the ball up in the air, this can be greatly helped by a graphite shaft. Some people believe that if you have a graphite shaft on a rescue club the head feels to heavy. However, you should either get custom fit and see which one is best for your game, or just take both out onto the course and see which one you prefer.


What is distance difference between a graphite 7 iron and a steel shaft 7 iron?

I graphite shaft compared to a steel shaft on any club will give you more distance. For every club there will be roughly a five yard distance difference. You will hit the graphite further.


How can you tell if your clubs are steel or graphite?

Use a magnet on the club and see if it magnetizes if it does it's steel


Will graphite shaft let you hit the ball further than steal shaft?

Yes, graphite shafts are far superior to steel shafts in terms of distance.


Will a stiff graphite shaft be similar to a steel shaft?

The companies that make shafts for golf clubs will have a specification listed on the shaft itself such as "Stiff" of "Juniors". We call it "Flex". The flex standard may be the same on a graphite or steel shaft made by one company and nearly the same as made by another company. It is kind of like sizes for cloths. Both graphite and steel shafts come in "Stiff" flex. Companies may use the word "Mens" in place of "Stiff" or "Juniors" in place of a "not so stiff" shaft. Consult with your local Golf Coach or Golf Professional and they can explain more about the flex in a shaft or other things like "kick points" in a shaft.


Steel or graphite shaft for kids?

I would recommend graphite shafts for kids. Kids have slower swing speeds, graphite shafts are more flexible and give a higher launch than steel, and graphite shafts are a lot lighter.


What do Indians use as their spears?

They used a spear with stainless steel head and graphite shaft.


Will graphite shaft extenders fit steel shafts?

It depends on the butt size of the steel club and how wide the graphite shaft butt is. It is not really ideal to mix the composition of shafts in this way as it will drastically affect the swing weight. Yes it is true there are matrix shafts which have steel and graphite but these have been specifically designed for their purpose and work well. You would be best going and getting steel shaft extensions they are cheap enough.

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