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Dear Maria,

My clubhead speed has been measured at 92-98 mph for my driver. I have used a driver with a stiff shaft and it works well. I will be purchasing a new 3 wood and a new set of irons soon. Should I automatically assume that I need stiff shafts for those clubs also?
--Tim L. from Belleville, IL

Hi Tim,

Thanks for writing in. The very best path to take is always to get measured if you can. Depending on where you are buying your clubs from, you can usually get on a launch monitor now a days at any golf store for free.

It's best to hit every single club to check out the launch angle, spin rates and distance before jumping to conclusions. Your clubhead speed is somewhat on that borderline and although a stiff driver or woods give you better results, it is possible that you might find regular even better.

I'd say if you cannot get on a launch monitor it would be best to stay consistent and just get shafts throughout the set that match.

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