Project X Catalyst Golf Shaft Review

Project X Catalyst Golf Shaft Review

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

The Project X Catalyst, released in late 2018, is available in parallel and constant weight taper models. The lighter weights are parallel, the 80 and 100 models are taper. But, there is overlap, there is an 80 parallel. You can identify the tapers by the small CW on the shaft label to the right of the weight designation as shown here. The parallel profile is quite different from the Constant Weight Tapers. In this review we will look at both the Parallel Catalyst and the Constant Weight Taper Catalyst.

Bill Lange, Senior Director of Product Management at True Temper discusses the design of the Project X Catalyst in this video from the 2019 PGA Merchandise Show. The player will start where we begin the discussion of the Catalyst.

We will begin with the Parallel Catalyst. You are likely to see this offered as a stock shaft in some 2019 irons.

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Russ

Project X HZRDUS Smoke Review

Project X HZRDUS Smoke Driver Golf Shaft Review

By Russ Ryden, Fit2Score, A Dallas Fort Worth Club Fitter & Club Maker
The Golf Center at the Highlands, Carrollton Texas

The Project X HZRDUS Smoke is the fifth profile released under the HZRDUS brand. It is unique from the other four designs. The HZRDUS Smoke will be a stock shaft in at least one of the 2019 big brand drivers. Lets take a close look at its profile. 

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Russ

Project X EvenFlow T1100 Golf Shaft Review

Project X EvenFlow T1100 White Golf Shaft Review

By Russ Ryden, Fit2Score, A Dallas Fort Worth Club Fitter & Club Maker
The Golf Center at the Highlands, Carrollton Texas

The Project X EvenFlow driver shaft line has a fourth model, the T1100 White. The T1100 designation has been used in the past in the HZRDUS line. It designates a low launch, low spin design.The HZRDUS T1100 is a very different profile as we will see later in the article. 

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Russ

Project X EvenFlow Blue Black Driver Shaft Review

Project X EvenFlow Blue & Project X EvenFlow Black Driver Shaft Review

By Russ Ryden, Fit2Score, A Dallas Fort Worth Club Fitter & Club Maker
The Golf Center at the Highlands, Carrollton Texas

EvenFlowBlueHandCraftedThe Project X EvenFlow, introduced in late 2017 is made in San Diego where the Project X HZRDUS shafts are made. It adds a unique pair of profiles to the Project X HZRDUS shafts that have released over the last few years. It has a softer midsection than the HZRDUS Black, It has a firmer butt section than the HZRDUS Red. It has a firmer mid section than the HZRDUS Yellow. The profile is a popular design and it has a great many close matches from just about every manufacturer in the golf shaft business. 

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Project X Rifle Tapered Iron Shaft Review

Project X Rifle Tapered Iron Shaft

By Russ Ryden, Fit2Score, A Dallas Fort Worth Club Fitter & Club Maker
The Golf Center at the Highlands, Carrollton Texas

The Project X Rifle Golf Shaft was one of the first shafts I studied when I took up club making. I attended a weekend course on its history and how to build matched sets of iron with the parallel shaft. Much of that history is explained in my earlier article about the Project X Rifle Shaft. Parallel shafts have a tip diameter of .370 inches. A set is made by incrementally cutting the shaft tips. Today however, the majority of the iron heads have .355 tapered hosels. That means the club maker must secure the club head and ream the hosel to .370. With forged heads it does not take much effort providing you have a good drill press and a hosel clamp fixture. With cast heads it is much more difficult. The hardness of the cast hosel requires a mill with horse power and in many cases a cooling system to keep from burning the ream. In other words, if you tried this once on a hard casting you probably will refuse to do it again.

True Temper provides a solution. Tapered Project X Rifle shafts with precut tip. The Rifle shaft system gave the club maker the ability to fine tune stiffness by altering the length of the tip cut as he pleased. That can not be done with taper tip shafts. To remedy that problem, the taper Rifle shafts are offered in 10 different lengths for each stiffness. The club maker can hit mid flex targets by selecting shafts from that array of pre trimmed tips. 

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