A great deal of talk about persimmon clubs is of the play in their original state or the restoration back to playing condition. I recently refinished a set of clubs for someone which included reshafting them with modern graphite shafts. I checked in with the owner to see how they are working out and he said the new shafts play great and he is really launching the ball. He mentioned the 2 wood is going so far he hasn’t even been using his driver lately.
This has me thinking about the potential of persimmon woods. Since we are mostly stuck using a modern low spin ball, how can we optimize our persimmon woods to work better in the modern game. If you were to install a graphite shaft in your persimmon woods, what characteristics would you look for? High spin shaft? How about weight? How could we maximize the performance?