How many times have you heard it said that there is no standard rating system for golf shafts. When I entered the golf club fitting business over a decade ago I learned what a huge problem that presented to a fitter.

It took years to understand shaft measurement and many more years to accumulate a meaningful database of shaft measurements. Golf Shaft Reviews is the only publicly available source of unbiased, standardized measurements of golf shafts. The magnitude of that accomplishment did not occur to me until a golf shaft company owner said it to me.

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Matrix DEUS Driver Shaft Review

Matrix DEUS, DEUS Tour and DEUS Tour B Driver Shaft Review

By Russ Ryden, Fit2Score, A Dallas Fort Worth Club Fitter & Club Maker
The Golf Center at the Highlands, Carrollton Texas

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Shaft DEUS Tour

Matrix DEUS Tour

Shaft DEUS Tour B

Matrix DEUS Tour B

The Matrix DEUS line is new in 2017. It joins a large array of shafts available from Matrix. In this review I cover the DEUS, DEUS Tour and DEUS Tour B. The Matrix website does not give much information about these shafts other than spin ratings. It was discussed with Tom Deshill at the 2017 PGA merchandise show. He did mention the DEUS line was targeted at a lower price range than most previous Matrix shafts.


Lets take a close look at the specs. 

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Graphite Design Tour AD IZ

Graphite Design Tour AD IZ Driver Shaft Review

By Russ Ryden, Fit2Score, A Dallas Fort Worth Club Fitter & Club Maker
The Golf Center at the Highlands, Carrollton Texas

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The review samples of the Graphite Design Tour AD IZ just arrived. I am going out of the country for a few weeks and I wanted to hand off the most common of the 14 weights and flexes over to the testing staff before I left. I measured the 60 and 70 gram versions only and will add to this review when I return.

T1100-G-Side-ImageTour AD IZ, like the Tour AD TP, utilizes TORAYCA ® T1100G carbon-fiber pre-preg with NANOALLOY ® technology in the tip section of the shaft. Also like the TP, it is made with 50 ton ultra-premium, high modulus, aerospace quality carbon fiber materials. Let’s take a look at the measurements of the 60 and 70 gram models that have been measured.

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Mitsubishi C6 Driver Shaft Review

Mitsubishi Chemical C6 Driver Shaft Review

By Russ Ryden, Fit2Score, A Dallas Fort Worth Club Fitter & Club Maker
The Golf Center at the Highlands, Carrollton Texas

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The C6 Blue is available only to customer builders, distributed exclusively through SwingScience. This is not unlike the shafts made exclusively for the head companies. To the best of my knowledge this is a new distribution channel for Mitsubishi Chemical. The many Club Builders that get their shafts and heads through SwingScience now have access to a unique shaft with premium specs at a price that will not elicit a gag reflex from their customers. The emphasis in here is on “unique”, there was not a good match to be found in my knowledge base. Lets take a look at the EI profiles. 

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Project X Rifle Tapered Iron Shaft Review

Project X Rifle Tapered Iron Shaft

By Russ Ryden, Fit2Score, A Dallas Fort Worth Club Fitter & Club Maker
The Golf Center at the Highlands, Carrollton Texas

The Project X Rifle Golf Shaft was one of the first shafts I studied when I took up club making. I attended a weekend course on its history and how to build matched sets of iron with the parallel shaft. Much of that history is explained in my earlier article about the Project X Rifle Shaft. Parallel shafts have a tip diameter of .370 inches. A set is made by incrementally cutting the shaft tips. Today however, the majority of the iron heads have .355 tapered hosels. That means the club maker must secure the club head and ream the hosel to .370. With forged heads it does not take much effort providing you have a good drill press and a hosel clamp fixture. With cast heads it is much more difficult. The hardness of the cast hosel requires a mill with horse power and in many cases a cooling system to keep from burning the ream. In other words, if you tried this once on a hard casting you probably will refuse to do it again.

True Temper provides a solution. Tapered Project X Rifle shafts with precut tip. The Rifle shaft system gave the club maker the ability to fine tune stiffness by altering the length of the tip cut as he pleased. That can not be done with taper tip shafts. To remedy that problem, the taper Rifle shafts are offered in 10 different lengths for each stiffness. The club maker can hit mid flex targets by selecting shafts from that array of pre trimmed tips. 

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ACCRA Tour Z RPG Golf Shaft Review

ACCRA Tour Z RPG Golf Shaft Review

By Russ Ryden, Fit2Score, A Dallas Fort Worth Club Fitter & Club Maker
The Golf Center at the Highlands, Carrollton Texas

ACCRA Tour Z RPG imageThe 2017 ACCRA Tour Z RPG has a unique profile. A number of recent shaft designs have featured what I refer to as super soft mid sections. Soft mid shafts are the most popular and most widely used shafts by most golfers. A few years ago a number of super soft midsection shafts came to the market. I found them to be great fits for golfers with neutral to negative angle of attacks. The Tour Z RPG sits in a middle ground between the traditional soft mid and the super soft mid designs. And in this video shot at the 2017 PGA merchandise show, Gawain Robertson explains the shaft at the 3:25 mark. 

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