Graphite Design Tour AD Iron Shaft Review

Graphite Design Tour AD Iron Shaft Review

By Russ Ryden, Fit2Score, A Dallas Fort Worth Club Fitter & Club Maker
Golf Center at the Highlands, Carrollton TX, A Golf Digest Top 100 Club Fitting Studio

I have fit almost exclusively with steel iron shafts for many, many years. When I built EI measuring instruments I checked shaft to shaft consistency in graphite iron shafts. I would not build with what I saw. When some premium shafts came to market last year I checked set consistency and saw what I most always see in steel. consistent profiles through out the sets. Furthermore, I saw steel like stiffness and torque in much lower weight shafts. Now that I am at an age where weight matters the stiffness to weight ratio of premium carbon fiber iron shafts got my attention.

The Graphite Design Tour AD Iron shafts are not a new product. But my renewed interest in Carbon Fiber iron shafts prompted me to ask for review samples. They came, multiple shafts in 11 different weight / stuffiness models. It took quite some time to measure them. The good news, as you can see in this chart, the profiles inside the sets are consistent. They generally have the same stiffness as steel that is 20 grams heavier. These shafts are worthy of the Graphite Design Tour AD brand. Lets take a close look at the specifications.

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Graphite Design Tour AD VR Golf Shaft Review

Graphite Design Tour AD VR Shaft Review

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

The Graphite Design Tour AD VR driver shaft released in late 2018. Like the Tour AD IZ and the Tour AD TP its construction includes TORAYCA T1100G carbon fiber pre-preg with NANOALLOY technology in the tip section. it is quite similar to these two shafts until we get to the tip section. There it is a combination of those two designs. 

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Graphite Design MAD Driver Shaft Review

Graphite Design MAD Driver Shaft Review

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

I have recently been reviewing driver shafts in the $350 to $750 range. I was interested to see how a $180 shaft compared to the $380 Tour AD IZ also recently released. From a profile perspective these are two entirely different designs. However this search lead me to the Graphite Design YS-Six Reloaded, a $100 shaft that from a profile perspective a dead match to the IZ. An interesting find! Back to the Maximum Accuracy and Distance, while there is not a close match from Graphite Design, the profile is very popular and successful for many.

Let’s hear Bill McPherson describe the Maximum Accuracy and Distance shaft at the 2018 PGA merchandise show. The MAD discussion starts at the 5:00 mark in the video.

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Graphite Design Chichibu Driver Shaft Review

Graphite Design Chichibu Driver Shaft Review

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

The Graphite Designs Chichibu is an ultralite driver shaft. Uncut weights range from 41 to 46 grams. It is designed for driver swing speeds in the 65 to 85 mph range. This video was shot in January 2018 at the PGA Merchandise show. Bill McPherson and I discuss the Chichibu and other 2018 shafts from Graphite Designs.

Most of Graphite Design’s shafts have models in the 40 gram range. Making light weight shafts is not something new for Graphite Designs. The Chichibu weighs in below the typical Graphite Design Tour AD DI 4 models. 

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Graphite Design Tour AD IZ Golf Shaft Review

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

Shaft ADIZ

The Graphite Designs Tour AD IZ released in late 2017. This video was shot in January 2018 at the PGA Merchandise show. Bill McPherson and I discuss the IZ and other 2018 shafts from Graphite Designs.

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..

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Russ