Project X Driver Shaft Review

True Temper Project X & Project X PXv Driver Shafts

By Russ Ryden, A Golf Digest America’s 100 Best Clubfitter
Fit2Score, Dallas Fort Worth, Texas

The Project X brand name came from Royal Precision. Royal Precision, an iron shaft only company, was acquired by True Temper in 2006. The Project X brand name was part of that purchase. Project X branded driver shafts appeared soon after that purchase.  They use the same stiffness designation as the Project X irons shafts, numbers, rather than letters.  The 5.0, 5.5, 6.0, 6.5 & 7.0 numbers designate stiffness.  The original numbering scheme was formula based and came from frequency and length.  The numbering system on the Project X driver shafts, like all other driver shaft stiffness designations I have seen are based on both weight and stiffness.  A heavier 6.0 shaft will also be a stiffer 6,0 shaft.

TTPX Composite Ei.fwI looked at four versions of the Project X driver shaft, the original Blue, the lighter weight Black, the newer, PXV Tour52 and the PXV.

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Russ

  • batman

    I have a project x blue 5.0 driver shaft. Is this shaft the right flex for my golf driver
    swing from 85-90 mph?

    • DevotedGolfer

      That cannot be answered by swing speed alone. Everyone loads differently and your relationship with any particular shaft is best explored with a qualified club fitter. Qualified meaning someone that truly understands swing mechanics and shaft profiles.

  • Tom Settles

    I am looking for a lightweight shaft to play full 46″ for a 188 gram driver head (R7 Quad with lighter weights) to keep swingweight around D3. My average swing speed with normal weight driver and 45″ shaft is 117 mph with peak of 122 mph. Which of all the lightweight shafts you’ve reviewed would hold up to my swing speed and give me mid launch and mid-low spin? Thanks

    • DevotedGolfer

      Tom,
      I don’t pull out the lightweight stuff when I fit your swing speed range. With that kind of speed you have nothing to gain from a light weigh shaft other than dispersion and massive snap hooks when you go after it.

  • rudy

    looking to replace the stock r flex shaft in my r9 my miss is high left hook. i was thing about a S flex project x PVx 63 or 78g. what do you think?

    • Not knowing your swing speed or patterns, I have no idea what to think. Soft shaft snap hooks are usually low, the face loft shuts down and it turns in. Go see a swing coach and make certain it is not a swing issue.

  • JODEZING

    Hello dear Sir Shaft,
    A little question please :
    I have a swing in the Mike Austin’s method, my swing speed is 105/110 MPH.
    I spin a lot, the question is do you prefer advise me PXV 52 Ozik 6.0 or Matrix 5M3 Black/White TIE? Maybe something else?

    Thanks for help

    • It is not really possible to make a shaft recommendation without seeing a swing and testing different combinations on radar.

      “I spin a lot” What is your angle of attack? Most often, high spin on a driver comes from a descending angle of attack. If that is your swing style, you are not going to significantly change your spin numbers with a shaft.

  • kevin

    I’m trying to get the right shaft for my driver. i went to get fitted and after the first shaft was told it’s perfect. just out of curiosity i tried somewhere else and they gave me a different shaft and again said that’s perfect no need to try others?? so far i have gone to 5 different places and all say they have the perfect shaft. how do i choose if all the shafts are different and yet perfect?? i don’t understand the numbers so i don’t know. 111-117mph, 13.8-14.2 LA, BS 136mph avg. 1940-2320 spin. dispersion differs slightly but then i’m not very good so i don’t swing exactly the same every time.

    • Kevin,
      What an unfortunate experience you have had with club fitters. Perhaps the term club sellers in more fitting. I don’t know what to tell you but will offer some advice. Fitting involves more than looking up numbers on a launch monitor. Here is an example I documented recently but have published only privately. I can control the position of my hands through impact, changing the shaft lean. With exactly the same 6i I can change my dynamic loft about 10 degrees which changes just about every launch monitor number.
      A great many club sellers which claim to be fitters, do not know enough about swing mechanics, to properly fit. How would one find my fit by simply looking at launch monitor numbers? There is only one number that can provide a clue and that would be the standard deviation of my dynamic loft. To see that you would need a launch monitor that reports not only averages but standard deviations.
      The lesson to be taken from your adventure. What are the qualifications of the ‘fitters’ you saw? Were the fittings free or was there a fee required. Free fittings are little more than club sellings, not club fittings. You say you are ‘not very good’. Did any offer swing coaching or refer you for lessons before you invested in a driver shaft?

      • kevin

        hi , 3 of them were club pros 1 was at american golf and the other was a professional fitter from cobra. i tend to adjust my attack angle dependant on the flight i require for the shot or to overcome environmental factors. during fitting sessions i maintained a standard delivery of the clucbhead but was not told anything about dynamic loft? only club speed ball speed launch angle etc. i’m done paying for fittings but the pro fitters and american golf guys (free) either want me to just buy or are more interested in playing on the simulated themselves. I am finding it impossible to find a fitter who actually cares only about seeing me reach my potential and not about making money.

        • Kevin,
          Your a bit more of a club swinger than you implied with your opening comment, “i’m not very good so i don’t swing exactly the same every time” Very few can control angle of attack. What you have experienced is the commercialization of club fitting which I now call a club selling experience which differs from a club fitting experience. Spend some time talking to your next fitter and ascertain that he knows more about shafts, heads and the golf swing than you do before you waste more of your time.