This site is for the golfer that wants to understand golf shafts. When I entered the golf club fitting business, I learned that there was no standard rating system for golf shafts. That was and still is a problem for fitting golf clubs. Creating a uniform system was possible, it just had not been done. I learned what I could from golf shaft engineers, purchased the instruments that were available and invented my own EI instrument. It took a few years to refine the EI Instrument and many, many years to acquire and measure the popular golf shafts. This site provides uniform measurements of thousands of golf shafts.

If you are new to this site, the technology menu is a collection of articles that will help you understanding golf shaft design and the attributes of the golf shaft that can be independently measured. My objective in creating this site is to balance the marketing messages of the golf business with some science. And ultimately, help you make better decisions when selecting your golf clubs.

This video is a detailed discussion about golf shafts stiffness and the history of how it was measured and marketed.

It took years to understand shaft measurement and many more years to accumulate a meaningful database of shaft measurements. The magnitude of that accomplishment did not occur to me until a golf shaft company owner said it to me. Several golf shaft companies now use the EI measuring instrument I designed and manufactured.

If you believe as I do that the golf shaft is essential to good golf, register now. Testing shafts and writing articles takes a great amount of time. The membership fee underwrites the time and resources needed to keep this site going and growing. It also funds the acquisition of shafts that have not been available. You will notice, this site is does not run ads, that allows me to remain unbiased in the articles.

If you are a golf professional and would like access to more data there are two choices. Golf Professional subscribers get access to a larger set of data and individual profiles of all the shaft model weights and stiffness variations that were made available. Fit2Score Affiliates have access to the entire database through Excel. To hear a recent podcast interview I did about golf shafts with Tony Wright, a Fit2Score Software Affiliate, Click Here.

I have started producing and publishing YouTube tutorials on building golf clubs. The first, How to Grip a Golf Club has been published.

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ACCRA TZ5 and TZ6 Driver Shaft Review

ACCRA TZ5 and TZ6 Driver Shaft Review

By Russ Ryden, Fit2Score, A Dallas Fort Worth Club Fitter & Club Maker
& Mark Vallier, MK Golf Technologies, San Antonio Texas
The Highlands Performance Golf Center, Carrollton Texas 
Golf Digest Certified America’s 100 Best Club Fitter

ACCRA shafts are sold exclusively to custom club fitters and builders. The TZ models are an evolution of the Tour Z series. The TZ5 and TZ6 incorporate the latest high modulus materials. High modulus materials have a muted feel. Solid strikes deliver a lower frequency thud to your hands in contrast to the higher frequency click typical of lower density pre-preg.

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If you want to truly understand golf shafts, register for an annual subscription of $10. Ten dollars is less than the cost of a sleeve of premium golf balls or a bucket of range balls. Your support will keep Golf Shaft Reviews going and growing. This website is the only comprehensive information source about golf shafts available to the public. I do not receive compensation from the shaft companies nor clutter the site with ads.

The technical section of the site is open to all. In it you can learn about the terms and concepts discussed in the reviews.

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Enjoy and Good Golf,
Russ

ACCRA Tour TZ6 Hybrid Shaft Review

Template Shaft Review

By Russ Ryden, Fit2Score, A Dallas Fort Worth Club Fitter & Club Maker
The Highlands Performance Golf Center, Carrollton Texas 
Golf Digest Certified America’s 100 Best Club Fitter

ACCRA is now owned by True Sports. True Sports was formerly known at True Temper. For the past several years, the owners of ACCRA through their distribution company, PGMC have been the distributors of True Temper shafts to golf fitters.

PGMC runs the Performance Fitting Center certification program.for True Temper. The owners of ACCRA have a long history in golf shaft production and golf club fitting. The company is dedicated to professional golf club fitters. Their products are developed from feedback from the top golf club fitters in the world.

The ACCRA TZ line incorporates high modulus material into the Tour Z design. The EI profiles of the ACCRA TZ6 hybrids are much the same as the ACCRA TZ driver designs.

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If you want to truly understand golf shafts, register for an annual subscription of $10. Ten dollars is less than the cost of a sleeve of premium golf balls or a bucket of range balls. Your support will keep Golf Shaft Reviews going and growing. This website is the only comprehensive information source about golf shafts available to the public. I do not receive compensation from the shaft companies nor clutter the site with ads.

The technical section of the site is open to all. In it you can learn about the terms and concepts discussed in the reviews.

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Enjoy and Good Golf,
Russ

Nippon Modus3 Hybrid Golf Shaft Review

Nippon Modus3 Hybrid Golf Shaft Review

By Russ Ryden, Fit2Score, A Dallas Fort Worth Club Fitter & Club Maker
The Highlands Performance Golf Center, Carrollton Texas 
Golf Digest Certified America’s 100 Best Club Fitter

The Nippon Modus3 Hybrid is a new style shaft from Nippon. There is a layer of Composite material over a steel shaft. When you look closely, you can see and feel the steps in the steel shaft. I have been told it has been on tour for over a year. About 30 are in play every week. That is typical of Nippon’s approach to introducing new shafts.

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If you want to truly understand golf shafts, register for an annual subscription of $10. Ten dollars is less than the cost of a sleeve of premium golf balls or a bucket of range balls. Your support will keep Golf Shaft Reviews going and growing. This website is the only comprehensive information source about golf shafts available to the public. I do not receive compensation from the shaft companies nor clutter the site with ads.

The technical section of the site is open to all. In it you can learn about the terms and concepts discussed in the reviews.

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Enjoy and Good Golf,
Russ

TrueTemper EvenFlow Riptide Driver Shaft Review

TrueTemper EvenFlow Drive Shaft Review

By Russ Ryden, Fit2Score, A Dallas Fort Worth Club Fitter & Club Maker
The Highlands Performance Golf Center, Carrollton Texas 
Golf Digest Certified America’s 100 Best Club Fitter

There are two models of the 2020 EvenFlow Riptide driver shaft from TrueTemper. One is noted CB for counter balanced. As I have seen many times, counter balancing has more effect on the shaft profile that it will have on the balance of a driver. Lets take a look at the profiles of the two models. 

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If you want to truly understand golf shafts, register for an annual subscription of $10. Ten dollars is less than the cost of a sleeve of premium golf balls or a bucket of range balls. Your support will keep Golf Shaft Reviews going and growing. This website is the only comprehensive information source about golf shafts available to the public. I do not receive compensation from the shaft companies nor clutter the site with ads.

The technical section of the site is open to all. In it you can learn about the terms and concepts discussed in the reviews.

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Enjoy and Good Golf,
Russ

KBS XD Driver Shaft Review

Template Shaft Review

By Russ Ryden, Fit2Score, A Dallas Fort Worth Club Fitter & Club Maker
The Highlands Performance Golf Center, Carrollton Texas 
Golf Digest Certified America’s 100 Best Club Fitter

KBS has completed their matrix of carbon fiber shafts with a driver shaft. There are 15 models from 40 grams to 80 grams. The shafts are labeled with a weigh and a category. The category is stiffness. KBS has done a very good job of maintaining this stiffness rating across weights.

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If you want to truly understand golf shafts, register for an annual subscription of $10. Ten dollars is less than the cost of a sleeve of premium golf balls or a bucket of range balls. Your support will keep Golf Shaft Reviews going and growing. This website is the only comprehensive information source about golf shafts available to the public. I do not receive compensation from the shaft companies nor clutter the site with ads.

The technical section of the site is open to all. In it you can learn about the terms and concepts discussed in the reviews.

Information provided at registration will NEVER be shared with ANYONE. To be notified of new reviews, follow DevotedGolfer on facebook.

Enjoy and Good Golf,
Russ