Dynamic Gold 120 Golf Shaft Review

True Temper Dynamic Gold 120 Golf 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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True Temper responded to the trend for lighter iron shafts with a redesign of the Dynamic Gold. The Dynamic Gold 120 is about 10 grams lighter than the classic tour staple Dynamic Gold. It is offered in two versions, the S400 at 118 grams and the X100 at 120 grams. I see very little difference between the classic Dynamic Gold and this new version the Dynamic Gold 120. 

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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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Rifle Parallel Iron Shaft Review

True Temper Rifle Parallel Iron Shaft Review

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

TTRifle_LabelTrue Temper reintroduced the Rifle Iron Shaft in 2017. it is a parallel shaft which a True Temper Performance Fitting Certified Club Maker can trim to exacting stiffness. The Rifle shaft has a long history in the golf business and was once a popular shaft on the PGA tour.

Performance Fitting Center Club Makers are educated and trained by True Temper. They are knowledgeable about True Temper’s proprietary technologies and how they can improve each golfer’s game. Performance Fitting Centers offer True Temper’s full line of catalog products in addition to products exclusive to Performance Fitting Centers.

RPRifle_LabelWhen I was new to club making I attended what was then a weekend seminar to become a Rifle Certified Clubmaker. I learned the history of the research done by Dr. Joe Braly. That research pioneered the effort that is ongoing today to find a synergy between the golfer and the golf shaft. Quoting from my Rifle training manual, “The conventional process of determining shaft flex strictly by weight does not recognise a number of other variable that can stand in the way of producing a correctly matched set of clubs.”  I am not certain that we yet fully understand that synergy. But, the research that resulted in the Rifle fitting system was a pioneering step in the history of club fitting. I know a number of golf pros that still speak fondly of their Rifle shafts sets of old.

Lets explore the Rifle fitting process and compare the Royal Precision Rifle to the True Temper Rifle. 

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Callaway HZRDUS T800 Driver Shaft Review

Callaway HZRDUS T800 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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My primary focus is premium after market shafts, yet I am always asked about the stock shafts installed drivers. The Callaway HZRDUS looks very much like the $400+ shaft used on tour, it is not. The notations are ever more subtle The stock Callaway HZRDUS is labeled T800, the tour and aftermarket shaft is the HZRDUS T1100. I recently measured a pull out, let’s look at how they differ.

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Project X HZRDUS T1100 Golf Shaft Review

Project X HZRDUS T1100 Driver Shaft Review

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

HZRDUS T1100 ImageThe Project X HZRDUS T1100 is the fourth shaft in the series. The graphics are a departure from the HZRDUS Black, HZRDUS Red and HZRDUS Yellow that preceded it. They were matt finished, the T1100 is iron finished with green lettering. It is a great looking shaft that will not spook some like the HZRDUS Yellow did. The yellow is a great design. If it fits your swing, it is one of the few shafts that I have come across the does indeed add distance. I see the T1100 as a variation on the design of the Black and Red. Together, these 4 shafts are an great fitting matrix. Lets take a look at the measurements. 

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