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Best Iron Shafts 2023

May 11th, 2023

Tour the best iron shafts for 2023 – featuring multiple new steel and graphite iron shafts and removing discontinued shafts. While you do, remember that selecting the best iron shaft or iron-shaft combination starts with knowing your game. For simplicity, we’ve grouped iron shafts by swing speed. However, so much more goes into fitting the right shaft – tempo, transition, release, launch angles, spin, swing path and more. Without a custom club fitting and knowing your numbers, trusting off the shelf or manufacturer suggested shafts often lead to frustration and disappointment. New Enhancements for Iron Shafts The newest irons and shafts in 2023 are producing greater distance, forgiveness and accuracy for our customers because we properly tune the iron and shaft combination to your handicap and swing dynamics. We’ve put the newest iron shafts from Aerotech, ACCRA, Fujikura, Project X, True Temper, Graphite Design, KBS, OBAN, Mitsubishi, Nippon and others through rigorous testing. Choose your handicap range or swing speed to see how each iron shaft stacks up. 2023 Guide to Best Iron Shafts Recommendations are based on distances, trajectory and spin generated within 4 categories of swing speeds. As a starting point, our testing and proprietary BGF Fitting System... Read More

Fujikura AXIOM Iron Shafts Review

May 8th, 2023

We just completed our Fujikura Axiom iron shafts review. Wow, we are impressed and here’s why – consistency, feel, technology and trends. The trend away from heavy steel shafts (over 90-grams) to heavy graphite shafts continues. Fujikura AXIOM joins UST Mamiya Dart and Recoil, Mitsubishi Chemical Group MMT and Aerotech SteelFiber, OBAN and KBS TGI graphite or multi-material shafts. Fujikura incorporates the breakthrough VeloCore Technology used in Ventus shafts into the new Axiom iron shafts. They also took a unique approach to optimize for three shaft profiles – long-irons, mid-irons and short-irons. For example, Axiom’s LP (long parallel) is optimal for 2- through 4-irons. MP (mid parallel) is optimal for 5- through 7-iron. And SP (short parallel) is optimal for 8-iron through PW or AW. This level of customization is a club fitters dream, further tightening dispersion across the entire set of irons. Read: AXIOM Shaft Specs | View Full AXIOM Details The intent of these graphite or multi-material shafts is to reduce the vibration in the shaft without sacrificing feel. Vibration is often tied to pain in joints, soreness and even fatigue in the hands. The latest generation of graphite iron shafts deliver the feel of steel without the... Read More

TaylorMade BRNR Mini-Drivers – Now Available

May 1st, 2023

Now available, TaylorMade BRNR Mini-Drivers bring modern interpretation on a classic (maybe legendary) design. The BRNR Mini-Driver pays homage to the late 90’s TaylorMade Burner™ drivers in styling. However, it incorporates today’s Movable Weight Technology to give players control over forgiveness, versatility, trajectory or increased distance with a piercing ball flight. The new BRNR Mini-Drivers are available in 11.5 and 13.5 degree lofts, adjustable +/- 2 degrees with the Loft Sleeve. See full specs at TaylorMadeGolf.com. FORGIVENESS & ADJUSTABILITY The new BRNR mini drivers combine carbon fiber, titanium and steel to create incredible sound, feel and performance. Split weights at the front and rear of the head allow golfers to switch between the standard setting for balanced performance and the low spin setting for piercing trajectory. PRECISE TURF INTERACTION The TaylorMade K-SOLE design reduces turf resistance, promoting a consistent strike. This design also allows golfers to utilize “driver off the deck” distance while benefitting from a higher-lofted fairway wood. TOUR PROVEN TECHNOLOGIES TaylorMade’s Twist Face®, Thru-Slot Speed Pocket™ and the adjustable Loft Sleeve maximize the playability of the TaylorMade BRNR Mini-Drivers. The Twist Face design increases forgiveness with mishits. The Speed Pocket maximizes ball speeds and adds forgiveness with low-face... Read More

P-790 Phantom Black Irons Now Available

April 24th, 2023

The limited edition P-790 Phantom Black Irons from TaylorMade are bold and elegant, sleek and high performing. Irons that symbolize a relentless pursuit of perfection, these new irons utilize a black PVD finish to deliver that sleek look. Forged with 4140 steel, like other P790 irons, they deliver a soft feel within a lighter face to increase club speed. The newly engineered SpeedFoam™ Air is 69% lighter than its predecessor. These weight savings were redistributed to optimize launch conditions. Plus, TaylorMade features an intelligent sweet spot to help capture more shots, pinpointing performance where golfers need it the most. With its thin-wall construction, forged L-Face and redesigned tungsten weighting, the new P-790 irons produce optimal launch with more forgiveness shot after shot. Club Stock Specifications The new P-790 Phantom Black Irons are available in both right-handed and left-handed setups. TaylorMade offers a handful of off-the-shelf shafts, but if you deserve the perfectly fit shaft to pair with these sleek, elegant and high-performing players distance irons. CLUB LOFT LIE OFFSET 4-iron 21° 61° 3.4mm 5-iron 23.5° 61.5° 3.1mm 6-iron 26.5° 62° 2.9mm 7-iron 30.5° 62.5° 2.7mm 8-iron 35° 63° 2.4mm 9-iron 40° 63.5° 2.1mm PW 45° 64° 1.8mm Visit TaylorMade.com for more... Read More

Fujikura AXIOM Iron Shafts – Now Available

April 18th, 2023

The new Fujikura AXIOM iron shafts bring proven VeloCore Technology used in the Ventus shafts to irons. The multi-material bias core construction creates a new level of stability through transition and impact. “These shafts feel solid and stable throughout the swing. Yet it still gives incredible feedback at impact. The numbers don’t lie,” stated one of our shaft testers. For AXIOM, VeloCore ensures the groundbreaking results players have experienced with VENTUS metalwood shafts are just as impressive in their irons. The VeloCore technology increases the stability of the club during swing and at impact, producing more efficient strikes and better performance with mishit shots. Thus, more consistency, accuracy, and distance help golfers of all abilities hit it closer and get more greens in regulation. 3–part Parallel Shaft Design A first of its kind, AXIOM’s 3-part parallel shaft design allows for tailored and specific performance throughout the iron set. Advanced lay-up techniques and material layouts cater to 3 club profiles. LP (long parallel) for long irons, MP (mid parallel) for mid irons, and SP (short parallel) for short irons. Plus, separate parallel sections result in minimal tip trimming, allowing the integration of premium materials further down the shaft. AXIOM Iron Shaft... Read More

Muira CB-302 and MC-502 Irons

April 10th, 2023

New for 2023, the Muira CB-302 and MC-502 irons live up to Muira’s legacy of the world’s finest forged golf clubs. Each club is individually made using Miura’s patented forging process. The CB-302 irons are the longest forged cavity-back iron from Muira, and the MC-502 improves forgiveness and performance over the previously very popular MC-501 irons. Miura Golf CB-302 Irons The CB-302 irons feature the largest sole width (19mm / 7 iron) ever produced by Miura Golf. The larger design, amidst other subtle enhancements, makes the CB-302 optimal for forgiveness. In addition, a precise amount of camber, leading and trailing edge relief, and Miura’s iconic Y grind enhance performance regardless of a golfer’s swing trajectory. Premium craftsmanship – highlighted by the shape of the cavity, the CB-302 optimizes weight distribution unique to each irons’ loft. Optimized forgiveness – the wider sole, coupled with a precise amount of camber and leading and trailing edge relief optimizes forgiveness. Variable depth cavities – The CB-302 design focuses impact power at the apex of the V-cut, allowing for effective distribution of weight between the heel and toe. Available in 4-iron through GW. Constructed of Premium (S20C) Soft Carbon Steel with a Satin Chrome finish.... Read More

Accra TZ RPG Shafts Now Available

April 10th, 2023

The new Accra TZ RPG shafts uniquely offer the added option of a high and low balance point. Premium materials, consistent construction and the unique balance point are a club fitters dream – delivering a premium shaft for premium players. The Tour Z RPG shaft enhances energy transfer more than any previous Accra shaft. The Tour Z RPG Tour delivers maximum performance for high club head speeds with premium stability, power and feel. The TZ RPG Tour (for higher swing speeds) Dubbed RPG Gold, the TZ RPG Tour shaft emphasizes premium quality, tight tolerances and exceptional performance. The TZ RPG Tour features 10 of the most advanced composite materials and uses less resin content of any prior shaft from ACCRA. The incorporation of only Aerospace grade prepreg from Toray Japan ensures perfect symmetry, strength and power. Thus making the Tour Z RPG the smoothest feeling, stable shaft in the industry. See additional specs for the TZ RPG Tour shafts. The TZ RPG The TZ RPG shaft utilizes a new five directional ultra-light weight weave that runs the entire length of the shaft. This adds stability and increases the rate of recovery. This weave, high modulus composite materials and the lowest... Read More

Callaway Jaws Raw – Now Available

March 30th, 2023

Callaway created a masterpiece when they introduced the Jaws Raw wedges and full-face design. The new Jaws Raw wedges feature the most aggressive grooves in golf, with a raw face that promotes maximum spin. They are an absolute spin machine with full face Jaws grooves and versatility that makes all chip and bunker shots easier to hit. Callaway also incorporates tungsten technology for a weight-balanced club that offers both feel and control. For many players, the full-toe shaping inspires confidence at address and helps to deliver control on all types of wedge shots. Plus, Sam Burns just won with the new Jaws Raw wedges – read his 2023 WITB. Callaway Jaws Raw Wedges are an Absolute Spin Machine Grooves across the face, with a 37° wall angle to elevate the groove-edge sharpness. From 80 yards and in, these grooves promote a controlled “one hop and stop” trajectory. New raw face enables a more direct connection between the ball and the face at impact. With no plating, it’s normal for the face to rust. Offset Groove-in-Groove Technology, which positions the milled micro-grooves at a 20° angle to promote added spin on chips, pitches, and lob shots. Jaws Raw Full Toe Specs The Jaws Raw... Read More

2023 Golf Digest Hot List

February 16th, 2023

The 2023 Golf Digest Hot List was just released! For many, this and the Golf Expo mark the first official start of the golf season. The Hot List team convenes in the fall a literally spends a couple weeks testing equipment from several manufacturers. In total, over 138 clubs tested this year made the Hot List. See how clubs from Callaway, Cobra, Mizuno, Ping, PXG, Srixon, TaylorMade, Titleist, and Tour Edge ranked.   How to Select New Clubs Aesthetics – Look, Sound and Feel After 25 years of custom club fitting, we so tightly match optimal shaft to a player’s swing that they can focus on look, sound and feel. Select a club that looks good to your eye, sounds good when you hit it, and has the feel and feedback you desire. However, sometimes golfers cannot make solid contact with a club if the aesthetics are not right, even if it supposedly matches them perfectly from a fitting perspective. It could be as simple as top line on an iron, color of a driver, finish (glossy paint or matte finish).  All of these can make a difference.   Performance – Distance, Accuracy and Consistency The majority of the golfers... Read More

Exotics 723 Series Irons from Tour Edge Now Available

February 13th, 2023

The Exotics 723 Series Irons leverage enhancements in materials and VIBRCOR technology to deliver distance and forgiveness. Building on the Diamond Face VFT, both the E723 and C723 irons generate increased ball speed across the face. The new Pro 723 Forged features precision milling for maximizing power and providing forgiveness for off-center hits. Material and body designs are producing even higher launch angles with face-flexing for enhanced consistency.  See the sleeker, thinner designs and specs at Tour Edge. E723 Irons – Game Improvement The E723 Irons are the most forgiving distance irons ever from Tour Edge. Fitting in the game-improvement category, the E723 Irons’ advancements with VIBRCOR technology. This provides the support, sound and feel of a forged iron while enhancing feel. In addition to feel, VIBRCOR TPU produces faster ball speed, dampens sound and shock, and creates maximum forgiveness. Increasing consistency for off-center hits, there are 103 total diamond shapes across the Diamond Face VFT featuring three different thicknesses in an interweaving pattern. In addition, the 360° Undercut Design is a one-piece high-strength steel body that lowers CG. The lower CG produces a higher launch and increases face flexing further enhancing ball speed and overall distance. C723 Irons –... Read More