By Tom Wishon
There is a truly fascinating statistic that pertains to the type of shaft installed in golf clubs sold today.
Presently, 99.9% of all drivers, fairway woods and hybrid clubs are made with a graphite shaft. Yet when it comes to the irons, 75% of all irons sold today are made with steel shafts.
What makes this even more interesting is the fact that over the past decade, the cost of graphite shafts for drivers and woods has literally skyrocketed through the stratosphere.
It is very common in today’s golf equipment industry for a single graphite shaft made for installation in a driver or wood to cost as much as $200 to $300! But not so with the irons. A high percentage of quality graphite shafts for irons cost no more today than they did 20 years ago, well under $30 per shaft!
The questions that follow this information are, “why the big difference in graphite vs steel shaft market share between drivers/woods and irons”, and “when should a golfer think about changing from steel to graphite…
Read the rest of what Tom has to say about When to Think About Graphite Shafts For Your Irons in the June 2017 Monthly Handicap Improver here: