Good old steel shaft in your driver?? Yes sirr!!
Count me as one who plays a steel shaft in all my clubs including the driver to this day and wouldn’t want it any other way.
Will a heavier steel shaft perform better for all golfers? Absolutely NOT.
However, there are still plenty of golfers out there who benefit, or would benefit greatly from playing a steel shaft in all their clubs. Of course I would never recommend anyone to switch to a steel shaft on their driver without first going through a fitting session to determine whether this helps or not.
By and large, the following golfers typically benefit from playing a heavier steel shaft in their driver:
– SOME mid to high handicappers.
– Golfer struggles with consistency and his drives vary greatly in distance from one drive  to the next.
– Golfer almost never finds the fairway with his driver.
– Golfer finds his driver too long.
– Golfer has a quick tempo and can’t feel the club during the swing.
– Golfer still plays a steel shaft in his fairway woods or hybrids and performs much better with those clubs. Or golfer has no problem hitting his steel  shafted 3i but  then struggles with the graphite hybrids, fairway woods and driver.
– Golfer puts a premium on scoring and understands that hitting it longer in the woods doesn’t help his score card.
Launch monitor numbers don’t lie, for SOME golfers, a steel shaft in their driver is a huge winner.


Here is a great example of maximizing fully your swing speed with the driver by combining adequate launch angle and low spin.


Though much lighter graphite shafts sure will make most golfers swing faster, the ball speed coming off the club face is a different story unless a golfer finds the center of the club face consistently, and to be fair and realistic, the driver is by far the toughest club to hit consistently for most golfers. Sure the shorter length a driver with a steel shaft has to be built at helps with control, but for many, another huge benefit of having a steel shaft in their driver is the lower spin rate coming off the club face which adds significant roll once the ball lands on the fairway. To be clear, the shaft itself does not magically lower the spin rate, but the way a golfer swings along with impact location on the club face is what yields much lower spin rates, again I repeat, for SOME golfers.
…Another well kept secret I guess!