There are a lot of new driver shafts hitting the market in 2019. This looks to be an exciting array of shafts with a lot of different characteristics. The list below is in alphabetical order so there is no bias in our list. We test all of these shafts in our lab and with our testing crew so we know how these shafts will perform. Let me try to break this down into the type of new driver shaft that may work for you.
Strong, Aggressive Swing Looking for Stability
There are a lot of great new shafts to look for in this category: High swing speed, medium to fast tempo and transition, and mid to late release. And the nice thing is they come in heavier weights to handle the shaft loading. Here are our top picks:
ACCRA Tour Z RPG, TZ 5 and TZ 6
Fujikura VENTUS and Speeder TR
Mitsubishi CK Pro White and Kuro Kage XD
Project X EvenFlow White T1100 and HZRDSU Smoke Black
TPT 15 Series and (coming soon) 14 Series
Medium Swing Speeds Seeking Distance and Control
Golfers in this category are typically in the 85-95 mph driver swing speed with medium to slow tempo, smooth transition and middle release.
Project X EvenFlow Black and EvenFlow Blue
TPT Golf 16 and some 17 Series
Slower Swings Seeking Higher Launch and More Distance
Golfers in this category are looking primarily for more distance without sacrificing control. This usually comes from a higher launch angle (trajectory) with a lighter yet stable shaft.
Fujikura Speeder Evolution V 474
Graphite Design Tour AD VR 4 and 5
LA Golf REIGN Silver 40 and 50
Mitsubishi DIAMANA RF 50 and Grand Bassara
A Word About Stock OEM Shafts
You may see some of these shafts as “stock” offerings in OEM clubs. While they may have the same design structure, the materials used will be less expensive than the after market shafts we use in building your clubs.
Seeking the Truth About OEM Shafts? Here you Go…
Bottom line is look for shafts that help you control distance, accuracy and consistency. If you need help, we are here!