Steel and Graphite Shafts May Not Be Our Only Choice

Golf is a game of evolution. Technology drives the changes and none more important that in the shaft of the golf club. Made of wood originally, it switched to hickory (more wood), then steel, and finally graphite. I grew up using steel in all my clubs and I have to say that it is my preference over graphite. I realize I am flying in the face of the norm, but I only use graphite shafts in my woods and hybrids because I have too! I miss the feel of steel shafts in my longer clubs. So, here we are with a conundrum. 

Hickory shafts were once the newest technology!

After a bit of research, I was surprised to find that there is another option for a golf shaft that is being used on the PGA Tour. The Steelfiber shaft was introduced in 2010 and it is touted to combine the feel of steel shafts with the performance of graphite. I have yet to see this technology, but to my surprise it is available at Golftown. I am not sure how I missed it, but I did.

Aerotech began golf shaft production in 1994, and originally operated as a supplier for Original Equipment Manufacturers, such as Cleveland Golf, Adams Golf, Fenwick, Lynx, Zevo, Pure Spin and others. Aerotech launched its own branded golf shafts in 2002 and has become well-known for some of the most innovative, high-quality golf shafts in the industry. In 2005, Aerotech’s golf division split from the parent company and established itself as Aerotech Golf. (aerotechgolfshafts.com)

Matt Kuchar and Brandt Snedeker use steelfiber shafts in their irons because they like the feel and stability of these unique shafts.

I should not be surprised to hear that they have combined steel and graphite; the golf industry is forever evolving and reinventing itself. I actually should have figured this out sooner, but alas I did not.

I tried to find a video on steelfiber shafts, but they were either too long or did not provide enough information to make it worth while to post.

I plan to research steelfibre (and other unique shafts) golf shafts and hopefully get a chance to try them to provide a real review.

Has anyone out there used a steelfiber shaft? If so, how did it perform?

I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!

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2 thoughts on “Steel and Graphite Shafts May Not Be Our Only Choice

  1. Sure haven’t. My old set is graphite and my new set is steel except for the driver and 3 wood. The graphite shafts were great when my hands for getting the ball in the air when I had my hands too far forward, but now that I have adjusted to a more conventional grip, the steel shafts help me keep from hitting the ball too high though I’m not sure I shouldn’t go stiffer still some days.

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    • Kevin

      Maybe the steelfiber is the answer to your challenges. I use a stiff shaft because I am on the bubble for swing speed. Around 98. The steelfiber is suppose to be good for this in between speed. Something to think about.

      Cheers Jim

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