When I entered the golf club fitting business over a decade ago I learned that there was no standard rating system for golf shafts. That was a huge 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 what was not. It took a few years to refine the process and many, many years to acquire and measure the popular golf shafts. This site provides measurements of thousand 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 to 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 have purchased 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.

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Aldila 2KXV Hybrid Golf Shaft Review

Aldila 2KXV NV Hybrid Golf Shafts 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 2KXV NV is not a new shaft. I measured the Orange and Green models in 2016 according to my notes. I did not measure the 2KXV Blue and therefore never published the review. In looking through shafts that had not been reviewed I was sent the review shafts with the 2KXV Blue Driver Shafts. Many of my fitting friends work with these shafts. From what I see in the measurements they are one of the best deals in the market. 

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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 NSPro 950GHneo Iron Golf Shaft Review

Nippon NSPro 950GHneo Iron 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 NSPro 950 has been available for longer than I have been professionally fitting. It is still available in most every fitting system from every major club manufacturer. The success of the Nippon Modus3 shafts has heightened the popularity of Nippon’s products.The differences between the NSPro 950 and the neo are subtle.

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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

USTMamiya Recoil ESX Golf Iron Shaft Review

UST Mamiya Recoil ESX 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

 

It has been some time since I measured a set of UST Mamiya Recoil iron shafts. UST does not make review samples available and the last time I did measure a set of constant weight taper Recoils I did not see consistent profiles through the set. Updates to a fitting cart that arrived a few weeks ago included the Recoil ESX. I ordered a set of irons that were getting custom shafted with uncut ESX shafts to get an updated look at set consistency. I pulled the shafts and measured them. I was suprised with what I saw.

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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

Oban CT-125 Golf Shaft Review

Oban CT-125 Iron 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 Oban CT-125 is the last of the weights that will be made in this model. It joins the previously reviewed CT-100 and CT-115, completing the fitting matrix of the series. Each weight has 11 shafts from which the club builder can select a subset to build a set. The extended range allows for fine tuning stiffness by “soft stepping” or “hard stepping”. This is not exactly the correct term for this design, but it is a concept you may be familiar with. Building a set of 8 shafts from the 11 available allows for three steps in either the soft or hard direction. A smaller set of 6 or 7 irons adds more stiffness options. Most other constant weight shaft brands produce 8 or 9 shafts in a model matrix.

If you do not follow my YouTube Channel, Devoted Golfer, this was shot at the 2019 PGA Merchandise show. Ralph Reichart, owner of Oban talks about briefly about the extrusion process used by Shimada to make the CT series of iron 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

Aldila 2KVX NV Blue Golf Shaft Review

Aldila 2KVX NV Blue Driver 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 Aldila 2KVX-NV series is popular with many of club fitters. While it is reasonably priced it does not sacrifice quality or performance. The NV Blue got overlooked when I reviewed the Orange and Green 2KVX-NV Driver Shafts. Aldila shafts are designed in fitting families. The 2KVX-NV follows that tradition.

the 2KVX-NV Blue is the mid launch member of the series. It is made of thin layers of high strength fiber. Those thin layers allowed Aldila engineers to craft linear designs without compromising torque or hoop strength of the shaft. 

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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