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Custom Shaft Options for PXG Golf Clubs

Originally Published:
26/06/2020

 

 
 
Want to play better golf? You’re not alone. But if you’re truly serious about your game, then you’re going to need to make sure you get the right shaft for your sticks. And no, we don’t just mean choosing between graphite and steel shafts.  It’s so much more than that.

 

Simply put, choosing the right golf shaft is one of the most important decisions you can make when it comes to your game.  Why? If you choose a shaft that doesn't match up with your swing speed and club weighting you’ll never be able to hit the ball as straight or as far as you would with a shaft that’s tailored to your exact swing characteristics. And when you’re already investing in your game, why cut corners when it comes to one of the most important parts of your golf club? 

Finding the Best Shaft Option for Your Swing

Selecting a golf shaft can be a difficult process, especially if you've never done it before. And although every shaft in our shaft matrix is tested and selected by the PXG Engineering Team. What shaft is best for a given player is dependent on his or her unique swing characteristics. We recommend scheduling an in-person fitting, calling to speak with a PXG Fitting Specialist, or using our Online Fitting Tool to find what works best for you. If you've never been fitted before and would like to know what to expect, check out our golf club fitting guide to learn more. 

 

Select a golf club type below to learn more about our variety of golf shaft options and get some answers to the most common questions we hear at PXG when it comes to shaft selection.

Drivers and Fairways

Hybrids and Rescue Clubs

Irons and Wedges

Shaft FAQs

 


SHAFT OPTIONS FOR DRIVERS AND FAIRWAYS

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Aldila Shafts

NVS Orange NXT

Aldila NVS Orange is an update to Aldila's classic NVS golf shaft. The NVS Orange has a relatively weak tip section to help increase launch paired with a stable overall feel.

NV Green NXT

Aldila NV Green is an update to Aldila's classic NV golf shaft. The NV Green has a stiffer tip section compared to the NVS Orange for higher speed players.

NVS Pink NXT

Aldila NVS Pink is an update to Aldila's classic NVS golf shaft. The NVS Pink has a relatively weak tip section to help increase launch paired with a stable overall feel.

Fujikura Shafts

Fujikura Golf Shafts increase a player’s performance and distance and allow them to hit it farther than ever due to their lighter weight options.

Motore X F3

Fujikura Motore X is a mid-to-high launch design and the latest addition to the Motore series. The shaft features a new core technology that aims to add ball speed while maintaining stability.

Speeder Evo IV

The Speeder Evolution series is a premium family of Fujikura golf shafts designed with the latest and greatest materials and technologies. Evo IV has a stiffer tip section than the Evo V for lower launch and spin.

Speeder Evo V

The Speeder Evolution series is a premium family of Fujikura golf shafts designed with the latest and greatest materials and technologies. Evo V has a weaker tip section than the Evo IV for increased launch and spin.

Ventus Blue

Fujikura Ventus is a low torque option for players searching for extreme stability. Fujikura designed Ventus to tighten dispersion and improve ball speed on mishits. The Ventus Blue is designed for mid launch and is a good fit for players with moderate swing speed.

Ventus Black

Fujikura Ventus is a low torque option for players searching for extreme stability. Fujikura designed Ventus to tighten dispersion and improve ball speed on mishits. The Ventus Black is designed for low launch and is a good fit for players with quick tempo and fast swing speed.

Ventus Red

Fujikura Ventus is a low torque option for players searching for extreme stability. Fujikura designed Ventus to tighten dispersion and improve ball speed on mishits. The Ventus Red is designed for higher launch and is a good fit for players looking for a higher launch paired with a stable feel.

Air Speeder

Fujikura Air Speeder is a lighter weight addition to the popular Speeder family. The shaft is designed to be ultra-lightweight for improved swing speed and more distance.

Graphite Design Shafts

 

Tour AD-GP

Graphite Design Tour AD series are made with super premium materials and have been very successful on tour. The GP is an extremely stiff option for strong players with high clubhead speed.

Tour AD-TP

Graphite Design Tour AD series are made with super premium materials and have been very successful on tour. TP was based on the DI but has a stiffer tip area for players who want a more penetrating ball flight.

Tour AD-VR

Graphite Design Tour AD series are made with super premium materials and have been very successful on tour. VR is based off the DI design but has a weaker tip section for players looking to increase their peak height.

Tour AD-MJ

Graphite Design Tour AD series are made with super premium materials and have been very successful on tour. MJ is the highest launching option we offer from the Tour AD family.

Tour AD-HD

Graphite Design Tour AD series are made with super premium materials and have been very successful on tour. HD was designed to have a firm profile across   the length of the shaft for mid launch and a stable, smooth feel.

Mitsubishi Shafts

Tensei CK Blue

Tensei CK Blue features a stiff butt section and weak tip section, similar to the very popular Mitsubishi Diamana Blueboard. This combination produces mid launch and spin paired with a very stable feel. Tensei Blue is a higher launching option than the Tensei White and Tensei Orange but lower launching than the Tensei Red.

Tensei CK Pro Orange

Tensei CK Pro Orange was designed to fit somewhere between the mid-launching Blue version and low-launching White version. The Tensei CK Pro Orange has an extremely high balance point for improved speed.

Tensei CK Pro Blue

Tensei CK Pro Blue features a stiff butt section and weak tip section, similar to the very popular Mitsubishi Diamana Blueboard. This combination produces mid launch and spin paired with a very stable feel. Tensei Blue is a higher launching option than the Tensei White and Tensei Orange but lower launching than the Tensei Red. The Pro version features more Carbon Kevlar in the grip end for improved feel and boron in the tip for more stability.

Tensei CK Blue

Tensei CK Blue features a stiff butt section and weak tip section, similar to the very popular Mitsubishi Diamana Blueboard. This combination produces mid launch and spin paired with a very stable feel. Tensei Blue is a higher launching option than the Tensei White and Tensei Orange but lower launching than the Tensei Red.

Tensei CK Pro White

Tensei CK Pro White features a stiffer tip than the White or Orange versions. The Tensei CK family features Carbon Kevlar in the butt section for improved vibration damping and boron wire in the tip for increased stiffness.

Kuro Kage Black

Kuro Kage Black is a lightweight, high launching member of the Kuro Kage family. The lightweight design features TiNi wire in the tip to maintain stiffness while adding speed.

Diamana S+

The Diamana S+ is an update to the company's classic mid-launch "Blueboard" profile. The S+ was updated to include pitch fiber for added stability.

Project X Shafts

Riptide CB

Project X's EvenFlow Riptide line gets its name from its smooth flex profile. Riptide CB is a mid-launching, high balance point shaft that is designed to fit a large percentage of players.

HZRDUS Smoke Yellow

HZRDUS Smoke Yellow was designed based on feedback of the original HZRDUS Yellow. The stiffness profile was smoothed out to produce a softer feel in a tremendously stable shaft.

UST Shafts

Helium

 

UST Helium is a lightweight, high balance point option designed to work with the heavy, low-spin design of modern drivers in mind. Helium was created to make the driver feel lighter and help players increase speed.

Shaft Options for Hybrids and Rescue Clubs

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Aldila Shafts

NVS Orange NXT

Aldila NVS Orange is an update to Aldila's classic NVS golf shaft. The NVS Orange has a relatively weak tip section to help increase launch paired with a stable overall feel.

NV Green NXT

Aldila NV Green is an update to Aldila's classic NV golf shaft. The NV Green has a stiffer tip section compared to the NVS Orange for higher speed players.

NVS Pink NXT

Aldila NVS Pink is an update to Aldila's classic NVS golf shaft. The NVS Pink has a relatively weak tip section to help increase launch paired with a stable overall feel.

Fujikura Shafts

Motore X F3

Fujikura Motore X is a mid-to-high launch design and the latest addition to the Motore series. The shaft features a new core technology that aims to add ball speed while maintaining stability.

Ventus Blue

Fujikura Ventus is a low torque option for players searching for extreme stability. Fujikura designed Ventus to tighten dispersion and improve ball speed on mishits. The Ventus Blue is designed for mid launch and is a good fit for players with moderate swing speed.

Graphite Design Shafts

Tour AD-DI

Graphite Design Tour AD series are made with super premium materials and have been very successful on tour. The DI is the most popular offering in the series and has been a staple on tour for years.

Tour AD-IZ

Graphite Design Tour AD series are made with super premium materials and have been very successful on tour. IZ was designed to be similar to the DI but has a weaker tip section for increased launch and spin.

KBS

Tour Hybrid Prototype

KBS Tour Proto hybrid shaft was the company's first graphite offering. KBS took their knowledge of steel shaft flex profiles and applied them to graphite to create a stable, smooth feeling premium hybrid shaft. The Tour Hybrid Prototype was designed to match the KBS Tour steel profile, pairing high launch with extreme stability.

Mitsubishi Shafts

Tensei CK Pro Blue

Tensei CK Pro Blue features a stiff butt section and weak tip section, similar to the very popular Mitsubishi Diamana Blueboard. This combination produces mid launch and spin paired with a very stable feel. Tensei Blue is a higher launching option than the Tensei White and Tensei Orange but lower launching than the Tensei Red.

Tensei CK Pro Red

Tensei CK Pro Red is designed to be the highest launching model in the Tensei CK family. Like the rest of the family, Tensei CK Red features Carbon Kevlar in the upper portion for improved vibration damping and better feel.

Kuro Kage Black

Kuro Kage Black is a lightweight, high launching member of the Kuro Kage family. The lightweight design features TiNi wire in the tip to maintain stiffness while adding speed.

Project X Shafts

Riptide

Project X's EvenFlow Riptide line gets its name from its smooth flex profile. Riptide hybrid shafts are a mid-launching, high option that is designed to fit a large percentage of players. 

HZRDUS Smoke

 

HZRDUS Smoke was designed based on feedback of the original HZRDUS. The stiffness profile was smoothed out to produce a softer feel in a tremendously stable shaft.

Shafts Options for Irons and Wedges

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Accra

Iseries

Accra iSeries graphite iron shafts are designed to be custom fit. The lightweight graphite comes in a variety of weights that can each be adjusted to five different flexes. The lightweight graphite design promotes higher launch and spin for more carry and stopping power on greens.

Aerotech

Steel Fiber

AeroTech Steel Fiber features a graphite inner core that is fully wrapped in a thin steel fiber. The multi-material construction of Steel Fiber allows for a lighter weight alternative to steel with added stability over traditional graphite shafts. Steel Fiber is often a good transition for players new to graphite iron shafts.

KBS

TGI

The KBS TGI iron shafts are KBS' first full set of graphite iron shafts. KBS used their knowledge in steel shaft flex profiles to combine the light, soft feel of graphite with the stability of steel. TGI is designed to be a mid-launching shaft and is an excellent option for players looking to move from steel to a lighter graphite shaft for added distance without giving up stability.

KBS Tour

KBS Tour is the company's signature shaft model for players desiring versatility and mid trajectory. The KBS Tour provides stability and relatively high launch characteristics for a heavier steel shaft. KBS Tour is a great option for strong players who would like to launch the ball higher.

C-Taper Lite

KBS C-Taper Lite is a reduced weight version of the C-Taper. The C-Taper Lite uses the same stepless pattern to produce a more penetrating ball flight but is slightly softer than the heavier C-Taper.

C-Taper

KBS C-Taper is a stiff shaft that often works well for quick tempo players who are looking for a more penetrating ball flight. C-taper provides extreme stability for high-speed players.

S-Taper Lite

KBS S-Taper Lite features a micro-step pattern to help players control spin. S-Taper Lite has a reduced weight compared to the original S-Taper, making it a great option for players looking for increased distance and the stability of steel.

Max Graphite

The KBS Max Graphite was created to be a lighter, softer option than the original KBS TGI. "Max" refers to the increased peak height the shaft is designed to produce.

Mitsubishi

MMT

MMT stands for Metal Mesh Technology and features a stainless-steel wire mesh in the tip section for improved stiffness without adding significant weight. MMT is a lightweight, stable option for players looking for added distance without sacrificing control.

Nippon
NS Pro 950 GH

NS Pro 950 is a top performer amongst lightweight steel shafts year after year on the LPGA and Champions Tour. The lightweight design promotes more spin and a higher launch with very high stability for such a light shaft.

NS Pro 850

NS Pro 850 is an ultra-lightweight steel option. For players who prefer steel iron shafts but could benefit from the extra speed and launch from a lightweight shaft with a weaker tip, NS Pro 850 is a great option.

Modus 105

Nippon Modus 105 is a stable, mid-launching shaft. Compared to shafts of a similar weight, Modus 105 is very stable and produces a lower launch and spin. Modus 105 has been one of the fastest-growing shafts on the PGA TOUR and one of our most popular steel iron shaft options.

Modus 120

Modus 120 is a mid-launching shaft that has gained popularity on tour because of its stability and soft feel at impact. Modus 120 is a lower-launching option compared to the lighter Modus 105. This shaft features a stiffer tip with a softer mid section for a unique feel.

Project X

Project X

Project X iron shafts are a stiff, low-launching option. Strong players with significant speed who are looking for more control may benefit from the stiff tip region in the Project X. Project X has been very successful on the PGA TOUR amongst high-speed players.

Project X LZ

Project X LZ was developed to compliment the original Project X shaft. LZ stands for Loading Zone, referencing the softer mid section in the Project LZ compared to the original. While the Project X LZ is softer than the Project X, it is still a stiff steel shaft for players looking for a penetrating ball flight.

True Temper

Dynamic Gold 105

Dynamic Gold 105 is a lightweight alternative to the traditional Dynamic Gold shaft. The lighter weight helps golfers produce more speed, launch, and spin. Dynamic Gold 105 is a great option for golfers who have played the original Dynamic Gold but could benefit from a lighter steel shaft.

Dynamic Gold 120

Dynamic Gold 120 is a modern update to the Dynamic Gold. The 120g shaft features the same profile, launch, and feel as the original, in a lighter weight package for more speed.

Dynamic Gold

Dynamic Gold is a low-launching shaft that has been a staple in the golf industry for decades. The Tour Issue version is weight sorted to guarantee a tighter tolerance for tour-level consistency.

Elevate Tour

Elevate Tour is designed to increase launch and spin to complement modern low spin club heads. The mid-weight design is ideal for golfers with speed who are looking for more height and stopping power. The Elevate Tour also features True Temper's VSS technology, reducing shaft vibration for softer feel.

Elevate 95

Elevate 95 is designed to increase launch and spin to complement modern low spin club heads. The lightweight design helps golfers produce more speed and more stopping power on greens. The Elevate 95 also features True Tempers VSS technology, reducing shaft vibration for a softer feel.


Shaft FAQs

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1. Which shafts will I test during my PXG fitting?

During your PXG custom fitting, a PXG Fitting Specialist will work with you to find your baseline swing data, often using your current golf clubs. Using their years of expertise in golf swing analysis, your PXG Fitter will quickly narrow down your initial golf shaft and clubhead options to test. Typically, a player will test anywhere between 5-10 clubhead and shaft combinations from the thousands available in our matrix. Once a player has warmed up, our fitters look to find the right shaft in as few swings as possible so that we are using the most accurate data to ensure that performance gains translate to improvements on the course.

2. Does PXG make stock shafts?

We are frequently asked if we make our own stock shafts. PXG’s focus remains on clubhead technology and performance which is why we work with the very best premium shaft manufacturers to select the shafts that become part of our matrix. Each shaft is chosen by our engineers based on how it performs with our clubhead technology and meets the needs of a players’ various swing characteristics.

3. Does shaft selection really impact golf performance?

Selecting the right shaft for your PXG clubs absolutely impacts performance – and your enjoyment of the game! Length, shaft material, weight, shaft flex, and torque are all characteristics important in the shaft selection process. The proper shaft will work with your tendencies to improve consistency of contact, launch conditions, and direction.

Playing a shaft that’s too stiff or too weak may cause a player to struggle with starting the ball online or with creating optimal launch conditions. A fitting is the easiest way to gain distance and accuracy with immediate results.

Allow our PXG Fitting Specialists to find the right shaft for your swing. Call 1.844.PLAY.PXG today or find a PXG fitting location near you.

4. What about graphite versus steel? How do steel shafts versus graphite shafts compare?

Steel shafts are typically heavier than graphite shafts and provide a more stable feel. Players with a slower swing tempo often prefer graphite shafts to support increased swing speed and distance.

Graphite shafts also tend to absorb vibrations better than steel shafts meaning that those off-center strikes don’t reverberate up the shaft to sensitive hands, wrists, and elbows. Professional golfers and low handicappers often prefer steel shafts for their consistency and the increased shaft feedback felt from misfires and off-center hits.


Players of all levels – including our PXG TOUR Professionals typically choose graphite in their PXG HybridsFairway Woods, and PXG Drivers to increase swing speed and distance.

 

5. How do I know what my swing speed is?

During a PXG custom fitting, your PXG Fitting Specialist will use TrackMan to measure and assess your swing speed accurately.

Carry Distance Swing Speed Flex
Under 200 yards Under 75 mph Ladies or Senior
200 to 240 yards 75 to 95 mph Regular
240 to 275 yards 95 to 110 mph Stiff
Over 275 yards Over 110 mph Extra Stiff
     

In general terms, the faster the swing, the stiffer the shaft required. At higher speeds, the shaft will deflect more. Our goal during a fitting is to find a shaft that matches your swing and delivers the clubhead in a proper and consistent orientation at impact.


6. How do I find the right shaft flex?

Other than swing speed, there are several factors that might determine which shaft flex best suits your swing. Tempo, clubhead speed, ball speed, spin, and distance are all tracked during a PXG custom fitting to help your fitter find the best golf shaft and clubhead combination needed to enhance your performance.

Feel and confidence are also important factors. But ultimately, your PXG Fitting Specialist will rely on years of fitting experience and swing data to provide the most informed recommendation for your game.

7. How is club length measured at PXG?

Club length measurements can vary by manufacturer. At PXG, we use the USGA standard for measuring club length. This involves placing the clubhead against a block angled at 60 degrees and measuring down the shaft axis to the end of the club. We make all of our measurements to the end of the shaft before the club is gripped to maximize consistency.

8. What do the letters L, A, R, S, X on the shaft mean?

PXG offers golf club shafts across the rating spectrum: Extra Stiff, Stiff, Regular, Senior, and Ladies, denoted by the letters X, S, R, A, and L ("A" is used for Senior because this flex was originally called "amateur").

At PXG we build your club to enhance your unique swing, regardless of age or gender!

9. What flex golf shaft should I use?

Finding the right flex for your golf shaft can improve your accuracy, trajectory, and distance. The flex rating denotes the golf shaft’s ability to bend during the golf swing.

Shafts are designed to have different bend profiles to deliver the clubhead differently at impact. Two shafts of the same flex designation may have different bend profiles that create very different results. If a golfer uses too weak of a shaft, they might experience difficulty delivering the clubhead in a consistent manner. Conversely, using a shaft that is too stiff may make it difficult to get the face of the club squared to the target at impact. In both scenarios, launch conditions likely aren’t optimized, leading to shorter golf shots. We recommend getting fit for a shaft either in person, over the phone, or on our website to find what shaft will work best for you.

10. How do I choose my shaft weight?

The number shown on your golf shaft is the weight of the shaft in grams. Heavier shafts tend to suit bigger, stronger golfers who swing the club faster. Lighter golf shafts make it easier to increase clubhead speed and so typically suit golfers with a lower swing speed.

If a shaft is too light, a player may experience inconsistency in distance and direction. During a fitting, a player will try multiple weights to maximize distance while minimizing dispersion.

11. Does “torque” matter in a golf shaft?

Torque is measured in degrees and describes the shaft’s torsional stiffness, or resistance to twisting. A high-torque shaft rating means more twist occurs compared to a low-torque shaft which better resists twisting.

Golfers with a smooth swing may encounter a harsh feel and trouble starting the ball on the target line with too low of a torque rating.

A strong golfer with a fast swing may experience a lack of feel for the clubhead’s position and a lack of control with too high of a torque rating.

12. What does “frequency” in a golf shaft mean?

The frequency of a golf shaft, measured in cycles per minute (CPM), refers to a test in which a club is clamped at the grip end, then flexed and released. The frequency is a measure of the rate of oscillation, which correlates to stiffness. High CPM shafts are stiffer than lower CPM shafts.

At PXG, we take multiple frequency measurements of every shaft we consider for our matrix. This data gives us more information on bend profile of the shaft and how it is intended to perform.

13. What does “spinning” in a golf shaft mean?

Shaft companies often refer to shafts as having launch and spin characteristics. For example, one shaft may be “high launch, high spin” while another is “low launch, low spin.” These designations are a simplified explanation of the profile of the shaft, a measure of how stiff the shaft is at each point along its length. High launch, high spin shafts generally have weaker tip sections and are designed to increase the loft angle at impact for higher trajectory, while low launch, low spin shafts are stiffer in the tip section for the opposite effect. While these correlations hold true for many golfers, there are always exceptions to the rule because each of us has our own unique swing. We recommend getting fit and testing a variety of profiles to see what works best for you.

14. Can I adjust the length of my irons without impacting performance?

Adjusting the length of your irons will affect the swing weight of the clubs. If you keep the head weight the same, clubs feel heavier as they get longer and lighter as they get shorter. We use swing weights to create a consistent feel throughout the set. During the build process, we match swing weights throughout the set to the clubs with which you were fit to ensure you are getting exactly what you expect. Adjusting the length without adjusting head weight may cause a change in how heavy your clubs feel.

15. If I choose a longer driver shaft, will I hit it farther?

Theoretically, yes. Longer driver shafts produce more clubhead speed and higher launch. However, longer clubs can also lead to inconsistency in contact and direction, so while your maximum distance may go up, your average distance may go down.

16. Are there right-handed and left-handed shafts?

No, the USGA regulations on golf shafts require that shafts must be designed to perform the same for all orientations.

17. Are driver and fairway wood shafts the same?

Yes, PXG uses the term “wood shafts” to describe driver and fairway wood shafts. Generally, players will use a slightly heavier shaft in their fairway woods than in their driver. However, some players opt to use the same shafts in their fairway woods and driver.

18. Does PXG offer ladies and senior shafts?

Yes, PXG offers ladies and senior flex shafts. We recommend getting fit either in person, over the phone, or online to determine what shaft flex works best for you.

Want to Get Serious About Your Game? Schedule a Club Fitting and Get the Right Shaft for Your Golf Swing Today!

If you’re serious about your golf game, then now is the time to get fitted. PXG Fitting Specials are standing by to help you get fit via phone at 1.844.PLAY.PXG, online, or at a PXG location near you!

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