I decided that the stock shafts used in my irons were not responding equally and just always felt “off”.
I decided to go with the best shaft maker, in my opinion, in the business. After all, golfers such as Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth, use Graphite Design products. The good news is that they make shafts for all types of golfers.
The Tour AD Iron Series are complementing models of the popular Tour AD premium wood series. Available in weights from 50 grams all the way up to 115 grams, the Tour AD Irons are designed and manufactured exclusively at the Graphite Design factory headquarters in Japan utilizing the same technology found in the Tour AD wood series. The Tour AD graphite iron shafts exceed overall performance characteristics when compared to light weight steel shafts, resulting in greater distance with precise accuracy and control.
The Tour AD-55 shafts feature a low/mid kick point designed to promote higher ball flight and additional spin. The Tour AD-65, AD-75 AD-85 and AD-95 weights feature a mid-kick point designed for a mid to mid/high ball flight and mid spin rates.
Do as I did, take advantage of the superior distance with precise accuracy that Graphite Design shafts can offer and give the Tour AD premium Iron graphite shafts a try in your next set of irons.
For the better player, look out for the newest trend on the PGA Tour – Super Premium Shafts using thin ply technology – $700+.
Brand new for 2018, Graphite Design introduces a completely new ultra-light weight premium wood shaft design, the Graphite Design Chichibu series. Named after the city of Chichibu, Japan where the Graphite Design Japan factory headquarters is located, the Chichibu wood shaft model is a light weight shaft under 45 grams and are available in 4 flexes of R (Regular), SR (Stiff Regular), S (Stiff) and S+ (Stiff Plus) for precise shaft flex fitting in order to gain maximum distance.
The Graphite Design Chichibu series of wood shafts are designed for golfers with a driver swing speed range of 60 to 85 MPH. They have a soft tip profile and a Low Kick Point that will produce a High ball launch condition and Mid-ball spin rates providing added gains in distance versus normal stock shaft offerings. Individually hand-crafted to very tight tolerances, the Chichibu shafts use premium, ultra-thin aerospace quality carbon-fiber materials to obtain a light weight characteristic, as well as to provide the golfer with a shaft that possesses superior response and feedback at impact.
The Chichibu series of shafts are a fine example of an extremely high quality and superior performing golf shaft, made in Japan and that follow in line with the 25+ years of heritage that all of the premium Graphite Design shafts are so well known for.
The other new shaft for 2018 is the Tour AD IZ wood shaft. It is somewhat of a modernized Tour AD DI shaft that promotes High Launch and Low Spin. Jordan Spieth is currently gaming it in his driver.
The new Tour AD IZ also utilizes TORAYCA T1100G carbon-fiber pre-preg with NANOALLOY technology in the tip section of the shaft for additional shaft stability, exceptional feel and precise ball control.