We literally test over 2,500 shafts each year for our Shaft Performance Database which is an integral part of our MyGolfShafts apps and BGF (Better Golf…Faster) Fitting System. The first part of the shaft testing basically holds the manufacturers accountable. Do the shafts have the characteristics that the spec sheets say they should? Are weights within tolerances? Do the shaft flexes match what we would expect? Are the profiles (launch, feel) as advertised? But the second part of our testing and reviews is what is really fun. How do these shafts perform? We have several testers of various handicaps that help us out when we create comparison reviews. The results are usually pretty revealing. For example, we did a KBS Tour vs. KBS Tour V comparison and it has been one of our most viewed comparison tests. Sometimes we get really surprised with launch and spin results. We just never know until we test them.
So here is where you come in. What should we review next? We can literally compare almost any shafts so give us an idea of what you would like to see next? Send me an email at [email protected] with your suggestions and we will start 2015 off with the top 10 comparisons. For example, how does the new Speeder Evolution 661 Compare to the OBAN Tour Limited? Give us up to four shafts to compare and off we go! First come first served so get your ideas in quickly. BTW, we are off to the PGA Merchandise Show and Demo Day in less than two weeks where we get to test all the new toys. Give us your ideas!