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Ryan Moore produced four rounds under 70 at Phoenix as he played for the first time with AeroTech SteelFiber composite shafts in his new TaylorMade RocketBladez irons.
Matt Kuchar was one of the first pros to use Aerotech's graphite shafts, and after his climb up the World Rankings, players like Brandt Snedeker are following suit.
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.
Aldila's RIP collection includes some of the most recognizable graphite shafts on the PGA Tour, and its family of five gives plenty of options for every golfer.
The Aldila Tour Green and Tour Blue golf shafts are modern versions of Aldila’s highly successful NV shaft, containing the same taper profile as the original NV with a balance point that is slightly higher.
The Fujikura Fuel shaft has a mid-to-low trajectory, and Fujikura says it should produce longer drives for most golfers.
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.
Since its launch in Japan in 1997, the Fujikura Speeder 757 has become one of the most recognizable names among shafts.
Fujikura's Speeder shafts have accounted for more than 50 worldwide victories. The company hopes to add to that total with an updated 757 model. Three other versions are on their way, too.
Shaft manufacturer KBS' latest offering aims to bring C-Taper feel to the masses.
The original KBS Tour shaft (well-known because of use by Ernie Els, Steve Stricker, Adam Scott and others) was followed by the KBS Tour C-Taper and the KBS Tour V2, played by Phil Mickelson.
KBS’ Kim Braly called the KBS Tour 90 “more of a player’s shaft than a lightweight shaft,” although the shaft appeals to a wide range of skilled golfers.
Matrix has four Altus hybrid shafts – the classic Altus plus three new models, Black Tie, Red Tie and White Tie.
Graphite shaft maker Matrix has made a name on the PGA Tour, especially for its hybrid shafts. Now, the company is expanding its hybrid line and helping golfers get custom-fit.
The new Velox shafts from Matrix simplify the search for the perfect shaft by using one criterion: driver swing speed.
Seeking a heavier driver shaft at The Players Championship, Tiger Woods switched to a 73-gram Mitsubishi Diamana White Board 73-X.
Mitsubishi's updated Kuro Kage Silver shaft – featuring elastic, titanium-nickel fibers – is designed to deliver more consistency.
According to Nippon, the N.S. Pro 950GH is their best-selling shaft, available only through the company's network of custom clubmakers.
Introduced at the PGA Merchandise Show, the Nippon N.S. Pro Modus 3 Tour 130 features relatively low tip rigidity to produce a higher trajectory.
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.
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.”
Adding yards to irons was the goal True Temper had in mind for its newest steel shafts, the XP Series.
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.
UST vice president and shaft designer Mike Guerrette says the company has finally mastered the ovaling process – just ask five-time major winner Ernie Els.
The UST Recoil iron shaft recently became available to consumers, and wood shafts are expected to follow.