Light weight steel shafts for the 718 AP-3 irons

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By ABerry

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  1. ABerry

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    Hello, I am currently using the cally XR-OS irons with a light weight graphite shaft, the Mitsubishi Fubuki AT 55 with a weight of 63 grams in regular flex. I find that I can get a much better feel for the club head during my down swing when I swing a heavier steel shaft of around 95 grams, however, it tires me quickly. Also, I seem to be more accurate and get better ball compression with the 95 grams steel shafts. I was wondering if I could get a new set of the 718 AP-3 irons fitted with the Nippon Steel NS Pro Zelos 7 which weigh around 74 grams in the R flex or the hybrid graphite-steel shaft, the Steelfiber i70 in the R flex manufactured by Aerotech shafts, which weigh around 70 grams in the tapered profile. Can I get a custom fit with these 2 options in and around Birmingham in the UK or West Palm Beach in Florida in the US. Though New Delhi in India is the most convenient for me, I have been unable to find any Titleist recommended fitter in my hometown. Any advice would be much appreciated. Thank you.

  2. Barry B
    Lake St Louis, MO

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    Unfortunately you are generally limited to only the shafts available in the Custom Options Booklet. I've included the link below so you can look at what is available.

    media.titleist.com/.../

    Not sure about fitters in the UK or India, but you can definitely get fit in the West Palm area.
  3. Don O
    Madison, WI

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    Assuming they have a .355 tapered fit, you'd have to work with Titleist to see if they would special order the shafts, as these are not in the custom catalog. I switched from 65 graphites in AP1 to the AMT-Red shafts (95-105 g) for the same reason when I ordered my AP3s. Carrying a full bag is much more of an issue than the 30 g per shaft and I was able to get fit/try the combination before purchasing. The "custom/exotic" shafts would be purchased sight unseen.
  4. Joseph M
    Saint John, New Brunswick

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    The lighter the shaft the more difficult to get into the normal swing weight range- maybe go a little heavier- the NS Pro 850 is 87 grams.

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