Don Brown, with an undergraduate degree in metallurgical engineering and masters degree in materials engineering, was working on a doctorate when he decided to step into the working world with True Temper.
The Dynamic steel golf shaft was introduced in 1942. Today, 72 years later, it is still manufactured by the same company, True Temper, and remains the most popular iron shaft on the PGA Tour.
Adding yards to irons was the goal True Temper had in mind for its newest steel shafts, the XP Series.
The shaft of choice on the PGA Tour, the old reliable Dynamic Gold (the first Dynamic shaft appeared in 1942) outnumbers Project X by a 3-1 ratio on Tour.
What is the difference between the Dynamic Gold and Project X? Both are heavy (in the 125-gram range), and they produce similar shot patterns -- but they target different types of feel.
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.”