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I'm 39 years old relatively athletic, 6' 200lbs, swing speed around 105mph with driver and 80-85 with 7i.

I'm about 4 months into my golf journey. I'm pretty obsessed, I practice almost daily. Right now I just have a set of crappy used Top Flight XL irons that I got for like 20 bucks to get started.

I went to my local shop today to get a 5h. They had 4 used ones I tried out in the simulator. The first 2 I was just shanking every time, or couldn't get the ball off the ground and even on a solid hit the ball would only be like 4-5 yards high and would land after like 70 yards and roll the next 100. The last 2 (Taylormade Sim 2 Max and Stealth) I hit WAY better, way more consistently, etc.

Then I asked one of the guys about the shafts on the Taylormades. Fujikira blue 5A, which he said is basically a senior shaft (one of them was cut down 1" shorter as well). Is this normal for a beginner to hit a more flexible shaft so much better? It was seriously the best I've ever hit a golf ball. Is it worth picking something like that up while I get better, or will it stunt my growth and I'd be better off with a regular shaft and just learning to hit it properly?
 

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@Vcize I ain't no expert (hence my username 馃槈 ) BUT I would think that you will outgrow that senior flex sooner than you would like and be in the market for a regular flex in short order.

Regardless of how you hit it right now.

Having said that, here are two relevant urls to review and compare their comments to your situation


 

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I started later on as you. I went with Wilson Pro Staff Oversize with regular flex graphite shafts from the late 80's or early 90's when I purchase them used with a bag at Pete's Gold in 1993. Used them for decades until I picked up new Callaway clubs with senior flex graphite. Steel shafts give me a tennis elbow type pain for a few days after round. The graphite shafts do not cause this malady.

Good luck with your decision.

Hit em straight.
 
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