The new shaft has arrived! Ebay bargain, ozik matrix HE 6q3 black tie X flex with the correct adapter to fit in the head of my driver. Straight to the range this morning to have a play with it and see how it needs set up loft wise.
Armed myself with a bucket of 100 balls and started swinging. It’s a cobra bio cell+ that I have with the myfly8 adjuster so. The adjuster on this shaft is slightly different to my original shaft. The original adjusted from 8 degrees to 11.5 degrees, the new one is from 9 to 12.5 degrees but with the new low launch shaft I am expecting to have to loft up.
Since I hit the ball pretty high I started with the lowest setting and worked my way up. I didn’t have access to launch monitors or anything fancy, I was just going by height of the flight and taking a reference point of where the ball carried and where it rolled out to.
9 degrees gave a nice penetrating low flight that rolled out quite far but I was a little concerned about lack of carry distance which could cause problems on course trying to fly bunkers or burns.
10.5 degree was about the flight I was looking for and seemed to be about the right balance of carry and angle of decent. I tried it at 11.5 and 12.5 degrees, it was going far too high and coming down like a sand wedge but the dispersion on higher lofts was much tighter. 10.5 seemed to be the best setting going by eye so I’ll go with that for now until I treat myself to a trackman session. So armed with my new big stick I went off for another round at the course.
I’m not spraying it about and have gained an average of 25 yards and 40 yards if I really catch one. Have measured it with gps so not guessing. Pretty annoyed as I have ripped my swing to bits trying to figure out why I haven’t been hitting it as I should only to find that the “fitter” was just trying to get rid of stock that was getting replaced by a new model 3 months later.
Season lost and feel like a mug but hey ho sorted now and a little wiser. Be warned though I got caught out and thought I knew what I was doing.
Wasn’t too concerned with scoring today was all about having a play about with the driver so course management went out the windows and driver was out the bag on every hole that was long enough. That said I still managed to go round in 75 and played reasonably well. My garmin didn’t upload my round properly for some reason so no detailed info on this one.