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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  • 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

      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.


    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.