Matrix Ozik TPHDe wood shafts

Matrix Ozik TPHDe golf shaft for woods.
Matrix Ozik TPHDe golf shaft for woods. ( Matrix Golf )

Sunday, July 27, 2014

PINEHURST, N.C. – The new Matrix Ozik TPHDe wood shaft is made without compromises of any kind, and it has a price tag to prove it. At $1,200, this is not a driver shaft for everyone.

Joe Miera, Matrix's director of tour operations, said the Ozik TPHDe represents the highest quality shaft Matrix can make today.

Like the original TPHD shaft, the new Ozik TPHDe features Interply, which Matrix describes as a hybrid technology that increases ball speed and decreases sidespin. It involves wrapping a layer of high-modulus carbon under two layers of boron mesh, then a layer of Zylon and a final casing layer of graphite. Matrix said the process takes six days.

The difference between the new shaft and the TPHD is the length of the Interply material. The "e" stands for extended, and in the TPHDe the Interply runs the full length of the shaft.

According to Matrix, the Ozik TPHDe creates a mid-spinning, mid-trajectory launch.

"I think the type of player who will be a candidate for this shaft is someone who has distance but wants to maintain accuracy and tighten up his dispersion," Miera said.