This week, Golfweek Magazine senior writer David Dusek is joined by Fujikura's Chad Embrey to talk about aftermarket shafts, misconceptions golfers have about shafts, and why being in the golf industry is more fun than owning a dry cleaning store.
Fujikura is about to introduce a graphite iron shaft called the Pro 95i. The construction of this 95-gram shaft easily will allow clubmakers to build graphite-shafted irons of the same length and swingweight as irons with conventional steel shafts.
Fujikura’s MCI (Metal Composite Iron) shaft recently became widely available through the certified network of Fujikura dealers. This iron shaft is a blend of graphite and steel. The objective is better balance, feel and stability.
From our look at new shafts to James Achenbach's tips on properly fitting yourself when dealing with shafts to drills from the game's best (Stacy Lewis, Harris English, Michael Thompson and Justin Thomas among them), take a look at our special December digital edition dedicated to improving your game.
Why do so many golfers talk incessantly about shaft flex but never seem to talk about shaft torque? It’s a good question because torque is so important in the choice of a shaft. Shaftmaker UST Mamiya is trying to do something about this. It’s a scholarly response.