US Women’s Open winner Minjee Lee’s equipment has some interesting shaft flex’s and weights which the recreational golfer could learn from.
Minjee Lee’s What’s in the Bag-WITB
Driver: Srixon ZX7 (Mitsubishi Diamana DF50-R 45.5″ shaft) 10.5 degrees
3-Wood: Srixon ZXF #3 (Fujikura Ventus Red 6-R 42 7/8″ shaft), 16 degrees
5-Wood: Srixon ZXF #5, (Fujikura Ventus Red 6-R, 42.5″ shaft), 18 degrees
Hybrid: Srixon ZXH #4 (Graphite Design Hyb 85-R 39.5″ shaft)
Irons: Srixon ZX7 (5-P; SteelFiber i80-Stiff shafts)
Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore (50, 54-Mid, 58-low Nippon NS Pro 950 shafts)
Minjee’s metal woods and hybrid ALL have graphite in them in Regular flex and go up in weight from 50 gram in driver to 60 gram in 3 wood, 60 gram in 5 wood and 85 gram in hybrid. Her irons go up in flex to Stiff and are constant weight in 80 gram graphite and her wedges constant weight steel in 95 gram.
As there are no industry standards for flex the shaft profile in these shafts is of primary importance it shows how knowing what shaft weight, flex and shaft profile you fit is so important for good performance if you have some what of a repeatable golf swing. Add to that having well fit clubs with good heft match is a primary fitting factor.
Something to think about.