Balls & Shafts
Great golf balls and high-tech new shafts
Graphite DesignKey Feature: The all-new Tour AD GT shaft from Graphite Design has a slightly stiffer profile than the Tour AD DJ, resulting in a higher kickpoint for a mid-trajectory and improved control, especially among those who swing on the stronger side.
Tour AD GT
Who It's For: Better players will love the added dose of control this shaft lends, and the Material Stiffness Integration makes these the best shafts we've seen from GD.
Specs: Comes in four weights and a variety of flexes.
proschoicegolfshafts.com | $380
Graphite DesignKey Feature: The Tour AD BB "Blue Bullet" shafts have increased stiffness from the tip to middle section, which helps the shaft promote a mid-to-lower launch. In other words, if you're a fast swinger, this shaft will help you maximize distance and control without excessive spin.
Tour AD BB
Who It's For: Big hitters who want more control without having to sacrifice distance or feel. How good is that?
Specs: Comes in 50g, 60g, 70g and 80g weights in a variety of flex options.
proschoicegolfshafts.com | $380
KBSKey Feature: If you're looking for a sweet set of wedge shafts that have a personal touch, the KBS Custom Lab shafts are it. Available in sets of three, you can spec out your wedges in three finishes (we like the white the most) and an assortment of grips, ferrules and even decal color combos. Looking good has never looked so easy.
Who It's For: Golfers who want KBS's stellar shafts in their wedges and who also want a custom look.
Specs: Comes in three flexes (R, S, X) in countless custom artistic expressions. Available in packs of three.
kbsgolfshafts.com |$122/3-shaft pack
KBSKey Feature: The KBS C-Taper steel shaft has a Stiff Tip design for a lower ballflight, all while retaining a smoother feel through impact. This shaft also incorporates much of the same design and tech found in the popular KBS Tour shaft, hence, the buttery feel and Tour-preferred trajec-tory (low launch, low spin) these shafts create. We dig that satin chrome finish, as well.
Who It's For: Golfers who want to shallow-out their iron trajectories while retaining feel and performance.
Specs: Five flexes in progressive weight/flex profiles.
kbsgolfshafts.com | $280/set of 8
MatrixKey Feature: The new OZIK White Tie shafts promote a high-launch/low-spin ballflight with increased stability and a tighter feel—the whizzes at Matrix have found a way to make the popular OZIK XCON shafts even better than before. All that without adding excess weight. If we had the space to list all the technology in this shaft, we'd need the whole page. It's that awesome.
OZIK X3 White Tie
Who It's For: Everybody wants that high-launch/low-spin flight, and there's a model for everyone in this line.
Specs: Comes in five profiles (4X3-8X3) in a variety of flexes.
matrixshafts.com | $320
Mitsubishi RayonKey Feature: he third-generation Diamana shafts are here, featuring the latest in curing advancements and tech to make the Diamana line even better. These new shafts are MRC's signature "smooth" blend profile for balanced stiffness on both ends of the shaft and a stiffer midsection. The result? A shaft that's destined to be a huge hit.
Diamana B Series
Who It's For: Golfers who loved the original Blue Board and who want to hit longer, straighter shots. Simple, huh?
Specs: Comes in 60g, 70g and 80g in R, S, X (no R in 70/80).
mitsubishirayongolf.com | $399
Mitsubishi RayonKey Feature: The K-Series use the same Modulus Differential Technology found in the Fubuki Tour and Fubuki profiles, in addition to the company's Power "Ninja" Core. This allows for a thin layer of metal in the butt section to increase stability and maximize power and speed.
Who It's For: Golfers with average swing speeds who want to play things safe and choose a shaft that's awesome for midlaunch, midspin performance. Comes in hybrids, too.
Specs: Low or Low/Mid kickpoints in a variety of models.
mitsubishirayongolf.com | $359
Mitsubishi RayonKey Feature: The Kuro Kage shafts are designed with MRC's High Density Prepreg—they have more carbon and less resin. This means that MRC could add more strength to the shaft while at the same time increasing feel.
Who It's For: There are two models to choose from: Black or Silver. The newer Silver model (shown) has a softer tip for a higher launch.
Specs: The Black comes in a variety of wood, hybrid and iron shafts; Silver in a variety of wood and hybrid shafts.
miyazakigolfshafts.com | $175
MiyazakiKey Feature: Building on the success of the C.Kua line, the B.Asha series has enhancements in weight reduction and more stable International Flex Code profiles. The new B.Asha shafts are poised to be top performers across a wide spectrum of golfers.
Who It's For: With such a wide offering, there's a model B.Asha for every type of player—across the globe, frankly.
Specs: Comes in five models in a wide variety of weight, torque and flex profiles.
miyazakigolfshafts.com | $199
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