So I did something a little crazy and bought an AutoFlex 505x shaft for my driver. I didn’t pay full price, but still pretty ridiculously expensive. I haven’t really spent any money on clubs this year though, so I went for it. If you haven’t heard about AutoFlex, TXG has the best videos on them:
It came yesterday, so I went out and played with it today. Didn’t see the ball on my first hit, but it wound up being one of my best drives in recent memory on that hole, so it was a high bar to start. Not every drive wound up like that, but I felt enough to know that there really is something to this shaft. It’s staying in the bag and I’ll tweak things to try to dial it in. I installed in at its full length, so the driver playing length is all the way up to 47.5”. I’ll trim it if I have to, but honestly I don’t think the strike pattern wound up all that different. Additionally, I know the swing weight is probably higher than ideal, so I have some lighter weights coming that I can change out in the head.