indicators of too soft of a shaft

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Just wondering if a certain ball flight or face contact indicates a soft shaft?

I've been working to improve my iron swing and now I can't hit my driver. Contact has been on the toe and ball flight is strong fade or slice. I'm losing distance as well.
 

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I'd look at the swing first.
 

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I'd go get your swing and then the club looked at. My guess is the shaft is too stiff - your toe shots should normally try to work back left instead of what you've described.

One free check you can do on your own is to go to a Golfsmith or similar and measure your clubhead speed on the driver. Then just look at the recommendations:

http://www.golfsmith.com/display?page=learn_how5
 

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Yeah you're probably right. Frustrating game! Hit woods well and irons suck. Hit irons well and woods suck.
 

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I think when you start needing a blue pill you might be losing some stiffness.
 

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I'd go get your swing and then the club looked at. My guess is the shaft is too stiff - your toe shots should normally try to work back left instead of what you've described.

One free check you can do on your own is to go to a Golfsmith or similar and measure your clubhead speed on the driver. Then just look at the recommendations:

http://www.golfsmith.com/display?page=learn_how5
I agree. I'd find a qualified teaching pro in your area first and get the swing fixed and then the shaft.
 

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I agree with what the others have said, however, with that being said, I got a new driver earlier this year and struggled with consistency. I also got some new irons with heavier shafts and felt like I was making a really good swing with them. Couldn't hit the driver for anything. Took it to my club fitter and told him I just couldn't "feel" the club because it seemed too light. We checked the swing weight on it, C5!!!!! That's 7 swingweight points lower than my irons!!!!! NO WONDER! Went to work with some lead tape and changed the fujikura fuel stiff shaft to a Matrix Red tie regular and presto, bombs right down the pipe! Long story short, make sure your driver fits you too!
 

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