Inexpensive Shafts

So Are Expensive Shafts Better?

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We recently conducted some shaft tests with an Alpha C830.2 Plasma driver to see if expensive, premium shafts ($350 and up) are actually better than inexpensive shafts (under $60 installed).  The results were very interesting to say the least.

Seven different driver shafts were tested and compared to the stock shaft in each driver.  The tests were done outdoors on a range at a temperature of 68 degrees and altitude of 5800 feet using Pinnacle Range balls.  The golfer testing the shafts was a 15 handicap player and the shafts were matched to his swing.  The inexpensive shafts tested are marked IE #1-5 and the premium shafts are marked Prem #1-2.

The table below shows the results of the test:

Shaft

Ball Speed

Spin Rate

Distance

Dispersion

IE #1

131.5

4220

209.7

+/- 14.2

IE #2

133.7

3926

213.5

+/- 10.6

IE #3

128.6

4634

198.3

+/- 22.1

IE #4

128.4

4674

186.8

+/- 5.1

IE #5

132.7

3250

225.1

+/- 24.9

Prem #1

133.3

4185

213.1

+/- 11.3

Prem #2

132.5

3582

214.1

+/- 6.3

  • Amartinez

    These shafts look amazing!