Golf Tip – Steel or Graphite?

November 6, 2015 Posted by Matt

Steel or GraphiteIf you are going to buy new irons, you will have a choice between steel or graphite shafts.  You should be aware of the difference between the two.  Steel shafts are heavier and offer more consistency through the set.  Players who prefer steel tend to like the heavier weight and more feel from the shot.  Graphite shafts are lighter and create more speed.  Graphite will also bend more and will produce higher ball flight.  Graphite is easier on your hands and elbows, in case you have arthritis or tendinitis.  It is always a good idea to try both shafts before you buy the set to see what works best for you.