OBAN Isawa GLD Driver Shaft Review

OBAN ISAWA GLD Golf 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 Oban Isawa GLD is one of many 2022 products I will be reviewing in the coming month. Responding to the request of Oban Fitters the Isawa GLD profiles are consistent across weight and flex. Like many shaft companies, some Oban profiles changed in the lighter or heavier weights in the product matrix. This is an attempt by the shaft designers to match shaft profile to the golfer that would be using lighter or heavier models. However, it is difficult for highly skilled professional fitters to work with a shaft that changes “character” with weight. Moving to a heavier or lighter model that has a different profile will produce a completely different flight and feel.

The ISAWA GLD profile is a very popular successful design.

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Russ

Oban Airburst Burgundy Golf Shaft Review

Oban Airburst Burgundy 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 Airburst Burgundy is the second shaft made by Olympic for Oban. Olympic is a premium Japanese fishing rod company. They specialize is fishing rods which are much like golf shafts, hollow carbon fiber tubes. The Olympic website has an in-depth discussion of carbon fiber properties of tubes. If you have never seen the manufacturing of a graphite golf shaft I recommend you watch this video about fishing rod construction. From 0:56 to 5:30 you are watching the process of the making of a graphite golf shaft. Graphite shafts are with few exceptions hand rolled. No one in the golf shaft business will publish a video about the manufacturing process they use. This is how it is done:

Ralph Reichert, owner of Oban Golf shafts discusses the making and technology of the Airburst golf shafts in this video from my my YouTube Channel, Devoted Golfer, We shot this discussion at the January 2019 PGA show.

Lets take a look at the second Airburst golf shaft from Oban.

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Russ

Oban Devotion HB Driver Shaft Review

Oban Devotion HB 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 Oban Devotion has been a popular model for many years. It, like the new Oban Devotion HB are mid priced premium shafts. The new model, HB, is a High Balance driver shaft. Lets take a look at it and compare it to the original Devotion.

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Russ

Oban Hashimoto Golf Shaft Review

Oban Hashimoto 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 OBAN Hashimoto is not a new release, it has been available for several years. I am in the process of updating the data of OBAN shafts to include hoop deformation corrections.

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Russ

Shimada Wedge Shaft Review

Shimada Wedge 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 Shimada Tour Wedge and the Shimada Tour Wedge Black are not new shafts, they have been available for years. What is new in the US market is that they are available from Oban golf shaft dealers. There are two models, the NW-110 Tour and the HW-120 Tour Black. The model numbers are the gram weights of the shafts. Lets take a look at how these shafts made for the Asian market compare to the Oban CT Iron Shaft profiles.

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Enjoy and Good Golf,
Russ