Lightweight golf shafts for the senior or slowerswingspeed. These characteristics affect vertical launch and spin. We take a peek in their bags to check out the gear that earned them the big checks for the week of october. Yesterday i went to the range with my driver and about 8 top of the line, low spin shafts. The shaft has had a recent tour win by james hahn in his pxg 0811x driver.
Low and forward weighting appeared for the first time, creating high launch with low spin, a message used for virtually every major driver launch today. For nongolfers or those just starting to get into the sport it can seem almost impossible that the design of the shaft will have much effect on the overall swing of the user. Hey guys, felt youd probably be interested in my findings. I see them in low spin but they are all stiff flex. Your ball needs a minimum amount of spin to stay up in the air to promote carry. Driver shaft usage on tour can be a bit unpredictable, with some players. Im curious what some of the best high launch low spin driver shafts are that some of you would recommend.
Its a wonderful shaft that provides good ball speed, very low spin and pretty tight dispersion. Jul 23, 2018 low and forward weighting appeared for the first time, creating high launch with low spin, a message used for virtually every major driver launch today. Understanding golf shaft launch and spin true fit clubs. Further complicating matters is the reality that the language used to describe shaft performance is oversimplified. New dragonfly technology uses ultrathin crown sections to save 8 grams of weight to optimize cg and moi. Light weight 60gms or less high launch low spin shafts. Trajectory high launch vs low launch the shaft choice is really a reflection of your proficiency as a player. Mid to high launch low spinning shafts general equipment.
Shafts are typically identified by launch or trajectory characteristics in five categories. While stronger and more skilled players often prefer a shaft that lowers their trajectory, many can gain yardage from the tee by creating a higher ball flight. It has great sound and feel at impact, and with a xstiff shaft, it got low, piercing balls flight with extremely low spin rate. In 3 of 7 tests, the shaft that produced the lowest spin was labeled high spin. Rarely will you see a player on tour hitting a driver longer than 45 inches, but most of the drivers sold off the rack to consumers are 46 inches or longer. I know it all depends on the player, conditions, shaft, etc. The notion of high launch and low spin a combination that doesnt actually exist, is a lot easier for the consumer to digest than performance stories centered around lead deflection, toe down, and closure rate. Can you suggest a few shafts for me to have a look at. Low launch, low spin 3 wood shafts general equipment talk. I bought the 2012 cobra amp driver great driver unfortunately launched too high with the stock rip stiff shaft ss about 110 115mph. Get some lessons and see how it goes, if that doesnt work try out graphite design ysq or pershing, their shafts are smooth and mid launch with fairly low spin.
Its all relative to the players preception of what low spin is compared to drivershaft setups they have tested. Fujikura becomes exclusive golf shaft manufacturer to support the folds of honor foundation to support veterans families through raising scholarships from proceeds on patriot edition shafts. A 910d3 wpx shaft bettered spin numbers by a marginal amount, but i have a feeling that is the head more than anything. Increase distance and reduce spin off the tee for the. Slightly higher lofted drivers but not necessarily draw biased as there are a lot of better golfers with low handicaps in this category. Incredibly, we still reckon its a greatlooking driver, even though its footprint is smaller. A shaft that is too flexible for the golfer with a later release will cause the shaft to bend forward more which increases the dynamic loft on the head to bring about more spin. Mar 05, 20 i bought the 2012 cobra amp driver great driver unfortunately launched too high with the stock rip stiff shaft ss about 110 115mph. The guys who are complaining that this is just another article for bombers might not understand that optimum launch conditions change by ball speed. Honma tw717 455, titleist 915f, 915h, onoff forged 20, ping s55, sm5 vokeys, scotty squareback. Custom ordering a premium shaft is cheaper than getting is later. What equipment did jimmy walker and last weeks other winners use to achieve victory. With the pga tour season ramping back up this week, its time to take a look at some of the most popular driver shafts. The average golfer cant handle this kind of length, and usually winds up swinging overthetop.
Vortec technology minimizes wake turbulence at the back of the club for a faster, more stable swing. Hey golf nuts im trying to do some shaft experimenting in my driver. Interestingly tom wishon states, from his testing, that the difference between the highest spinning shafts and the lowest spinning shafts is only 700 rpms. Need recommendations on a driver shaft to lower ball. The range across all testers was 333 rpm to 1076 rpm on an individual basis. This is helpful to many weekend golfers who have average swing speeds and want to gain carry distance on their drives. Use our fitting wizard to find the right driver shaft for you. Just because a tour players driver spin is in the low 2000rpm range does not mean that if yours isn. From golf magazine clubtest 20 march 20 ping anser driver. One of the common ways to look to reduce spin is to put a low spin shaft in the driver. Sorry but the low spin, high launch shaft is a mythical beast that only exists in the marketing world, not in reality. These characteristics help to create the ideal rainbow flight which maximizes carry distance without sacrificing accuracy. If you swing 8085 mph you probably dont need a low spin shaft. Increase distance and reduce spin off the tee for the better.
Low spin driver shafts clubs, grips, shafts, fitting. Any suggestions on mid to high launch driver shafts that have low spin. Kiyoshi black is probably the smoothest of the bunch but is also more of a midlaunch and lowmid spin. As a result i recently spent some time with friend and clubfitting guru ian fraser from modern golf in toronto canada, discussing what he deemed to be the top driver and shaft options available for 20. How to choose between the titleist ts1, ts2, ts3, and ts4. Still, bolstered by less spin and livelier faces, the 20 drivers definitely are more than just another pretty face.
How do the fubuki shafts and the px tour issue shafts compare. Lightweight golf shafts for the senior or slowerswing. Thp tv decided to go straight to the source and discuss this topic with a top shaft. The hot drivers and shafts for 20 andrew rice golf. My spin rate was fine but the ball was coming off too low for my liking. Probably my 2nd choice in this bunch and in a word, solid.
Drives of 350 yards were never thought possible until the advent of titanium golf clubs and ultralight shafts. Dustin johnsons driver is a reminder that optimal launch. On the other hand, 2 tests showed that the shafts labeled low spin actually did produce significantly lower spin. I have a ozik xcon 6 which performs well, but is a tad too heavy for my liking. If you are familiar with matrix driver shafts, then you must have heard about the mfs matrix flight system golf driver shafts that come in three series. These 3series include the low spinning black tie m5, red tie q5 and the one that is our featured model on the list, the high launch with mid spin, white tie x5. The r11s, is the best looking, performing, and the best quality driver i have ever hit.
Golf club is not perfect until you match it with the shaft that will properly transfer energy from your body to the head for consistent results. The aldila rogue driver shafts have now all been reissued with msi prepreg. I got a great club fitter to pull a fubuki stiff shaft out of my callway ft square driver 2009 version best move ever low spin driver, great results total cost. After we look at your centeredness of contact and ball speed, the next thing were going to measure is your launch and spin numbers. After teasing you with the longest driver of 20, and the most accurate driver of 20, its time to reveal mygolfspys most wanted driver of 20. Moral of the storyone persons lowspin shaft might be the next persons superspinner. Answers, you should know im going to use a lot more than just one word the shaft has one main job to do.
This player often display a clubpath that ranges from outtoin to. The fujikura fuel shaft was introduced just prior to the 20 pga merchandise show and was named the most talked about shaft at the show. Taylor made sim driver custom shaft options fairway golf blog. With new lowspin drivers, the ball will fly lower, and many golfers need additional loft to achieve maximum carry. Understanding golf shaft launch and spin is the key to choosing the correct shaft for your swing dynamics. The best 2019 driver and shaft combinations true fit clubs. A prototype shaft from the pga tour is making its way to retail later this year. In actual fact the best driver shafts can add a remarkable number of yards to. Carbon and an industry first triax core helped elevate our most premium and highperformance shaft to date with the speeder evolution. We know from testing that a ball that launches close to 17 degrees, and with little spin usually less than what most amateurs create will give our golf ball big carry distances and still have some roll as well as a. Nov 16, 2018 the matrix ozik xcon series of shafts are designed to provide high launch conditions with low spin.
Mar 14, 20 a couple of guys at oems have told me that when theres a serious need to cut spin, its their go to shaft. Tensei pro white is the latest baby of the whiteboard clan. But that shaft is just what i need if i look at the shaft diagram chart. A softer shafttip helps to launch the ball plus the softer tip will further accelerate the clubhead for more distance. The low spin rate also helps you remain in control when playing in the wind. After about ten balls on the range, i knew that wasnt going to be a problem with the g20. Nippon shaft has revolutionized the golf game, making its shafts the defining component of the ultimate obsession. In a typical driver fitting, for example, a low trajectory shaft may produce a 9 degree launch while a midhigh trajectory shaft may only increase the launch to 11 degrees, and spin may only increase from 2,500 to 2,900. Matt fits ian for a new driver scratch handicap driver fitting duration. But i had some time to kill yesterday, so wandered over to the local golf retail store. The current shaft in my r7 tp is a fujikura motore f1, 75g.
The kbs ctaper steel shaft has a stiff tip design for a lower ballflight, all while retaining a smoother feel through impact. New driver shafts are made as long as 46 inches, requiring them to be cut down to size for most players. Ive been told such an animal doesnt exist but at a driver fitting i won the fitter suggested such im by no means a fitter but was thinking the higher loft adjustable head with a mid launchmid spin shaft would work. Its always nice to get an unbiased opinion from an expert.
Some of that i think has been caused by a grip problem that i just figured out yesterday. This shaft should allow you to add loft to your driver head for higher launch with low spin. The shaft matters, but only in how it influences the human golfer to deliver the clubhead to an optimal impact condition, which varies based on the player. Thirdly, you should look at the shaft length of your driver. Low kick shafts are designed to launch the ball higher at impact. You can literally create as many profiles as you want for driverwoods and ironhybrids. I have always loved the look and feel and sound of titleist drivers. Top of the line low spin shaft shootout japanese golf.
The average spin difference between the highest spinning and lowest spinning shaft on an individual basis was 687 rpm. It is a low launch, low spin shaft and most of my hits were low but with spin, so i sold the club. However, since this is glg or, if youve ever read any of my yahoo. I am looking for recommendations on the best low spinning drivers on the market. Unfortunately, i have not had any experience with the fujikura fuel 60 shaft other than in a rbz stage 2 fairway wood. By henry, february 29, 2016 in japanese golf clubs. Equipment wise, higher spin can only come from a higher loft on the face and slightly from a shaft that is too soft in flex or too tip flexible for the golfers swing. Recommendations for a high launchlow spin driver shaft. Apr 29, 20 its always nice to get an unbiased opinion from an expert.
This includes recommendations for shaft length, shaft weight, shaft trajectory, shaft spin, and swing weight. Yes, some golfers, with specific swing characteristics can notice a difference in ball spin from shaft to shaft but for the majority of golfers, this plays little to no role whatsoever. A low cg works best for a player who hits down on the ball a negative angle of attack. Just because a tour players driver spin is in the low 2000rpm range does not mean that if yours isnt, you have a spin problem that is harming your game. Most novice have problems getting the ball airborne and with enough hangtime for any real distance. I have decided my driver shaft feels best at 60 grams, and would like a higher launching low spin if possible. Aldilas rogue max multiaxial 60x is 65 grams and features a lowmid launch characteristic with low spin. The practical facts about spin and shaft design golfwrx.
Once you have completed all of the necessary information, you will click submit and the fitting wizard will return your recommended profile. Best high launch low spin driver shafts toronto golf. Low launch, low spin 3 wood shafts general equipment. You may not hit anything better then what you are playing, but you. I used it for a couple of rounds and practice sessions and did not like it. Taylor made sim driver custom shaft options fairway golf. Lighter shafts 55 to 65 grams but launch and spin depend on swing characteristics and attack angle. Low spin out on tour is what theyre going for and well get into that with ts4 but for the average golfer, spin can help you get the ball airborne which is good for the medium to high handicap players. Low spin lowfront cg high launchlow spin distance 20g weight. Jan 02, 2019 with the pga tour season ramping back up this week, its time to take a look at some of the most popular driver shafts. Trajectory high launch vs low launch toronto golf nuts. Shaft manufacturers have often touted low spinning shafts, but this is really a misleading myth of shafts.
The other big key that theyve done on this driver is the overall weight of it. Its an excellent 4,5,and 7 wood shaft but is spendy, even used. For a while now, golfers have heard about the high launch and low spin shaft that is almost a unicorn. May 18, 2016 does your shaft match your club speed. This shaft also incorporates much of the same design and tech found in the popular kbs tour shaft, hence, the buttery feel and tourpreferred trajectory low launch, low spin these shafts create. Jul 08, 2015 there are three categories of cg in a driver head. By launching the ball high with low spin, i was able to create 310 yards of distance with just 107 mph of clubhead speed. I currently have an ust axivcore tour green shaft, mid launch low spinning shaft, feels ok.
Best low spin driver i know it all depends on the player, conditions, shaft, etc. In 2 of our tests, the difference between low spin and high spin shafts was less than 2% or 40 rpms. Ian has no affiliation with any one club or shaft manufacturer so i really value his opinions. Whats in the winners bags for the week of october, 20. A couple of guys at oems have told me that when theres a serious need to cut spin, its their go to shaft. While steel shafts are still available, shafts made of lighter materials provide golfers of all skill levels ways to improve their games. In the context of a direct effect, the shaft only has the potential to add to whatever your swing delivers for dynamic loft at impact. Kiyoshi black is probably the smoothest of the bunch but is also more of a midlaunch and low mid spin. The new titleist ts4 driver is a solid low spin option. Ball is falling out of the sky your swing speed has dropped over the years and you are still using the same loftdriver head as before. Dec 22, 2008 i think you should try sticking with that shaft for a while. Nov 16, 2018 drives of 350 yards were never thought possible until the advent of titanium golf clubs and ultralight shafts.971 1202 363 985 429 939 39 252 1479 1501 149 664 811 942 219 841 1349 118 241 357 621 987 1219 424 690 542 465