PXG has expanded its product offerings to include all-new stability shaft technology. The PXG M16 Putter Shaft, the company’s entrée into the shaft category, is a game-changing upgrade for golfers looking for more control on putts from any distance, especially those outside of ten feet.
When PXG entered the market, the company made it clear that its focus was on developing leading golf clubhead technology. To complement PXG’s clubheads, PXG engineers performance-tested a range of premium shafts to identify those that would deliver the best results for players of varying skill levels and swing styles. Hence, the introduction of a vast fitting matrix and a commitment to building every golf club to a player’s unique specifications.
However, with so much of the game of golf won or lost on the green, PXG recently turned its research and development attention to the putter shaft category. Leveraging data from the field and rigorous testing, the engineering team determined that increased putter shaft stiffness would help dramatically improve stroke and impact performance.
The all-new, patent pending PXG M16 Putter Shaft features an innovative multi-material composition, including a high modulus carbon fiber upper section and a steel lower section. It features twenty-two steel wires interlaid down the outer ring of the shaft, each strategically positioned to enhance stiffness. The inner-most area is filled with a high modulus, 60T carbon fiber, stiffer than the standard modulus of 24T. Two rubber sheets sit sandwiched between the steel wires and carbon fiber. Unlike typical steel putter shafts, this unique composition helps to deliver more stiffness and stability while maintaining a soft yet solid feel.
As a result, the PXG M16 Putter Shaft boasts an extremely stiff butt frequency, measured at 386 cycles per minute (CPM) – on average, 10% to 20% stiffer than other high-quality aftermarket stability shafts. The PXG M16 Putter Shaft is also 26% stiffer than a traditional steel shaft.
Robot testing with putter analysis software gathered additional data from three locations across the putter face, including mishits and center hits. The tests proved that the multi-material PXG M16 Putter Shaft improved ball speed consistency and reduced side spin compared to conventional steel shafts.
The PXG M16 Putter Shaft is available in straight and double bend as an upgrade option for PXG Battle Ready® and 0211® Putters.