Just before Thanksgiving this year, I revisited the Club Champion Fitting store in Santa Monica. I wanted to find a shaft for my hybrids, as the shafts originally recommended and used by Club Champion were not performing as well as in the past. Not the shaft’s fault, but surgery and aging were the contributing factors necessitating a shaft change.
After about an hour going at a steady pace and after many shaft changes, Mike, the Fitting Manager, showed me the Veylix Alpina 673 Wildeye shafts. The shafts perform extremely well if you are a slow swinger of the club – 60 to 70 mph.
As they say, the rest is history. The feel and the sound, plus the resulting dispersion rate and distance, simply exceeded my current shafts performance by at least 12 – 18 yards, depending on the hybrid used.
According to Veylix, their Veylix Alpina 673, 873, and 673H are the first 100% 40T Carbon fiber iron and hybrid shafts ever released outside of Japan. Ultra-high Modulus 40T Carbon allows for the building of strength at low weights without a brittle or “hollow” feeling. Each weight will “stay with” even quick transition golf swings for clean club head delivery.
The Wildeye “White Gold” colorway comes standard. At address, the base color appears as an optic white with deep black and charcoal graphics. From a side profile or diagonal view, the shafts appear to have a gold sheen with graphics of deep greens, blacks, and greys. The butt section is painted flat black for a fully finished look, even while ungripped.
The shafts weigh between 64 and 67 degrees depending on flex, and the Torque varies between 3.00 and 3.10. Flex is determined by Raw CPM Range which can be found on Veylix’s web site.