2011 Buyer's Guide Shafts
Is the shaft really the engine of the club?
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GrafalloyKey Features: Advanced Material Performance translates to a unique lay-up pattern that powers tee shots, and a reduced torque combines with increased hoop integrity in the grip and mid-sections for maximum energy transfer.
What We Like: Delivers incremental ballflight modification throughout the flex range: A & R flexes feature high-trajectory tips, while the S and X progressively stiffen to lower ballflight.
Who It’s For: Stronger swingers who want a high ballflight.
Specs: Available in 57, 58, 62 and 63g in various flexes.
grafalloy.com | $125
Graphite DesignKey Features: Nanomaterial tech in the tip section combines with the bend profile to produce more distance while maintaining optimal launch and spin.
Tour AD DJ
What We Like: Validated on the PGA Tour with success, this shaft promotes accuracy and distance, even when your swing timing might be a little off.
Who It’s For: All golfers.
Specs: Available in 50, 60, 70 and 80g in various flexes.
www.gdintl.com | $420
Graphite DesignKey Features: The low torque and high-kick bend profile provide a Tour-like trajectory with midspin and plenty of accuracy.
Tour AD DI Hybrid
What We Like: DI in the name stands for “deep impact,” which is the impression you’ll get after experiencing the control, workability and performance of
Who It’s For: Players of all skill levels who want a super hybrid shaft.
Specs: Available in 75, 85, 95 and 105g in various flexes.
www.gdintl.com | $260
KBSKey Features: Designed for better players, this steel shaft was engineered with “Moment of Inertia” analysis to increase stability and control. By reducing the mass and radius of each step in the shaft in equal proportions along the center line, the shaft does wonders for transferring energy from the golfer to the back of the golf ball.
What We Like: The incredible feel and a penetrating, strong ballflight.
Who It’s For: Stronger players who need serious control from a high-performance shaft.
Specs: Comes in 95, 100, 110, 120, 130 and 133g, in R, S, X flexes.
kbsshafts.com | $25
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