Shaft Month

MPC to re-launch Loomis graphite shaft

Meyer Performance Composites is preparing to re-launch the Loomis graphite iron shaft, which enjoyed its hey-day in the mid-1990s when it boasted Greg Norman and Davis Love III among its users.

Shaft Month: Oban delivers performance for a premium

With industry veterans at the helm, Oban is building its shaft business with one word in mind: premium. Company officials say they're all about top-tier performance for a top-tier price.

Shaft Month: Matrix aims to make fitting simple

Shaftmaker Matrix has taken a giant step toward simplifying shaft fitting. The company’s new Flight System contains three designations for shafts: Black Tie (low trajectory), Red Tie (mid trajectory) and White Tie (high trajectory).

Shaft Month: Steel offers plenty of options

For 75 years, steel iron shafts have dominated the marketplace, mostly for their consistency and stability. New lightweight versions – suitable for tour players and amateurs – are bound to continue steel's popularity.

Shaft Month: A decade after NV, Aldila extends its legacy

John Merrick's win at the Northern Trust Open validates the enduring legacy of Aldila's NV shaft. But the company hardly is content and is planning a major push with graphite iron shafts.

Shaft Month: Nunchuk touts "one-size-fits-all" shaft

When it comes to shafts, Nunchuk's Bryan Nicholson advocates one weight and one flex for all golfers, regardless of their age, strength, swing speed or ability. It may seem like a radical concept, but Nunchuk has its supporters, including a prominent long-drive champion.

Shaft Month: A call for industry standards

James Achenbach laments that if only the golf industry had uniform equipment standards, it would be so much easier to compare contemporary shafts and simpler to fit golfers with the proper equipment.

Shaft Month: Q&A with Chris Hilleary, Aerotech president

Chris Hilleary is owner and president of Aerotech Golf, maker of composite SteelFiber golf shafts. These shafts are composed of separate layers of carbon fiber (graphite) and steel fiber.

Shaft Month: Graphite gains momentum in irons

Manufacturers of graphite iron shafts, citing exceptional feel and improved performance, are conspicuously bullish as they head into a new season.

Shaft Month: Accra's co-owner, a preacher of proper fitting

The Accra Premium Golf Shafts business is based on intelligent, informed fitting, and Accra shafts are available only through a network of some 350 club fitters around the world.

True Temper's 'sub-40' driver shaft, Project X PXv 39

At the PGA Merchandise Show, which concluded Jan. 26, True Temper made a proclamation: “We have the lightest golf shaft that’s ever been introduced. It weighs 39.5 grams at 46 inches raw length.”

Shaft Month: Q&A with Fujikura's David Schnider

For Shaft Month, Fujikura's Dave Schnider sat down with Golfweek's James Achenbach and shared his thoughts on graphite performance and the latest trends affecting product development.