Aldila 44 Magnum Golf Shaft Review


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


The Aldila 44 Magnum is the first ultralite driver shaft from Aldila.  Fitter take note, the R & S profiles are different from the X and Tour X.  When I look at the specs on the R& S verions, I see a shaft I used to love, the Mitsubishi Bassara Hawk which was a light weight Diamana White Board.  The Magnum 44 torque for the R & S is however 1.5 degrees more than the Hawk.  You can expect a low launch when properly fit.  If you like light weight shafts, and over power them, this will move to a boring mid launch trajectory.  Those higher torque numbers are a concern if you over power these softer flex versions.

The X and Tour X versions have some additonal stiffness in the tip area, and butt torque at 4.8 and 4.3.  With 3.3 and 3.1 tip torque, These are respectable numbers in a 49 gram shaft.  I am planning some range testing on a stack of light weight shafts that have been accumulating.  Radial quality is excellent, the shafts are suitable for rotating hosels.


Aldila _44Magnum_Specs