Use steel shafts if you have a fast swing speed and you are physically strong. They don't bend easily so you have a solid feeling when you make contact with the golf ball.
| Pros and Cons of Steel Shafts:
Use graphite shafts if you swing speed is not as fast or you would like to have much more customization of your golf clubs. However for golf Drivers, I recommend using a graphite shaft because the weight of the driver club head today is heavier than a golf iron club head. So if you had a steel shaft on a large driver head, your golf driver would be very heavy, and unless you are very strong physically, it will cause you increased fatigue as you swing you golf club. Even Tiger Woods who is a professional golfer in great shape uses a graphite shaft on his golf driver.
| 5 stiffness or flex types for Graphite Shafts:
The letters in parenthesis are what you will find on graphite shafts telling you how stiff or how much flex the graphite shaft has.
Also on the graphite shafts will be a number telling you how many grams the shaft weighs. Say the the number is 95 on the graphite shaft, that means that the weight of that shaft is 95 grams, which is actually quite a heavy shaft.
Having a lighter shaft will allow you to swing the club much faster, which would increase your overall distance. However if you are very strong physically, if you use a shaft too light for you, your swing speed will be too fast for you to control. Then it would be better if you had some more weight to your graphite shaft for more control.
| Pros and Cons of Graphite Shafts:
Overall you should try both out at the golf store so you know which one you like the feel of more. Its really a matter of feel and customizing your golf set to maximize your golf swing.
Test out which one lets you maximize your distance and control, we all have different swing speeds, if you have a fast swing then you might be better off with the steel shafts. However if you like the feeling of graphite shafts, you can get stiff graphite shafts as well.
P.S Most of todays golf drivers and golf fairway woods come with a graphite shaft as a standard, because the weight of the club head for golf woods are heavy. Usually they have a weight of 70 to 75 grams on the graphite shafts, if you changed the shaft out, you can find lighter and heavier golf shafts.
Just know that 20 grams more or less can make a big difference in the weight of your golf club and how it feels when you make your golf swing. I had tried a golf driver with a 91 gram Fujikura stiff flex golf shaft for a bit, after about 18 golf swings on the driving range, I felt like it had drained all more energy. So make a note that the weight of the shaft can cause you more fatigue.
Customize your golf set to fit you on how comfortable the feel is for you and for the maximum performance that it will allow you to make on the golf course. Once your set has been customized for you, the rest is getting a good golf swing you can work with and your set to play and have fun on any golf course you play.
Best Regards to Your Golf Game
From Golf Tips Success
Sincerely Danny Amonsin