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KBS updates shaft fitting website

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As a club professional, one of the most common questions I get asked by my members (besides “Is it gonna rain today?”) is, “Which shaft is right for me?”

Without knowing the player’s game and swing, it can often be a difficult question to answer. But shaft maker KBS has made it quicker and easier for recreational golfers to get a shaft recommendation from the comfort of their home.

KBS is quickly becoming a household name among equipment manufacturers. Its shafts were used by the first three major championship winners in 2013: Adam ScottJustin Rose and Phil Mickelson (Click their names to see all the clubs in their bags).

KBS’ shaft fitting site, updated Friday to include its new C Taper Lite shafts and provide better functionality, surveys the golfer on multiple aspects of their swing and golf game including six iron distance, driver swing speed, trajectory preferences, weighting preferences and spin preferences. Once you have answered all the questions, the system makes three different shaft recommendations: irons, hybrids and wedges.

KBS also recognizes that club fittings are more successful with the assistance of a PGA fitting professional, so they give the golfer the nearest KBS shaft fitters to their location.

Run your numbers today and see what KBS Shafts would work best for you, then go out to your local KBS fitting center and see the difference that KBS shafts can make in your game.

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Grant Shafranski is the Program Director for the First Tee of Minneapolis and Head Teaching Professional at Hiawatha Golf Club in Minneapolis, MN. He is a Level 2 PGA Apprentice following a successful amateur career where he played collegiately at Division III University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, MN).

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  1. Bob Simpson

    Aug 21, 2013 at 9:40 am

    I would like get fitted with your shaft– I live in the Petoskey MI area 49770—- where is the closed club fitter that you would recommend

  2. Hugh P. Veale

    Aug 20, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    I am a 57 year old man. I’ve been a plus 2 handicap since I was in my late 20’s until age 54. I am still a 3-4 handicap. I live north of Dallas, TX about 45-50 miles. I am extremely interested in a set of custom KBS SHAFTS. My wedges are either Vokey Tour or I order the exact wedge & grind through Vokey.com. I am interested in a lighter custom shaft for my PW, 54* & 60*. Where can I go to get fit, properly? My zip code is 75495. I want the very best fitter. I WILL DRIVE INTO DALLAS, if necessary. Thanks, Hugh Veale CELL PHONE # is 903.818.5088. Feel free to call me 24/7 !!!

  3. Scott Shields

    Aug 19, 2013 at 11:20 am

    I’ve had C-Tapers in my last two sets of irons … love ’em!

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Titleist AVX golf balls passed the test, are now available across the United States

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Titleist’s AVX golf balls first came to retail as an experiment in three markets — Arizona, California and Florida — from October 2017 to January 2018. AVX (which stands for “Alternative to the V and X”) are three-piece golf balls made with urethane covers, and they’re made with a softer feel for more distance than the Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls.

After proving their worth to consumers, Titleist’s AVX golf balls are now available across the U.S. as of April 23, and they will sell for 47.99 per dozen (the same as Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls) in both white and optic yellow.

According to Michael Mahoney, the Vice President of Golf Ball Marketing for Titleist, the AVX is a member of the Pro V1 family. Here’s a basic understanding of the lineup:

  • AVX: Softest, lowest trajectory, lowest spinning, less greenside spin and longest
  • Pro V1x: Firmer than the Pro V1, highest spinning and highest trajectory
  • Pro V1: Sits between the V1x and the AVX in terms of feel, spin and trajectory, and will appeal to most golfers

Different from the Pro V1 or Pro V1x, the AVX golf balls have a new GRN41 thermoset cast urethane cover to help the golf balls achieve the softer feel. Also, they have high speed, low compression cores, a new high-flex casing layer, and a new dimple design/pattern.

For in-depth tech info on the new AVX golf balls, how they performed in the test markets, and who should play the AVX golf balls, listen to our podcast below with Michael Mahoney, or click here to listen on iTunes.

See what GolfWRX Members are saying about the AVX golf balls

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Andrew Landry’s Winning WITB: 2018 Valero Texas Open

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Driver: Ping G30 (9 degrees at 8.8 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Tour Blue ATX65 TX
Length: 45.25 inches, tipped at 1 inch
Swing Weight: D3

3 Wood: Ping G (14.5 degrees at 15.15 degrees)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS Yellow 75
Length: 43 inches, tipped 1 inch
Swing Weight: D2

5 Wood: Ping G (17.5 degrees at 17.75 degrees)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS Yellow 85
Length: 42 inches
Swing Weight: D2

Irons: Ping iBlade (3-PW)
Shafts: Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 105X
Swing Weight: D2

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 (52-12F and 60-10S)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 Tour Issue

Putter: Ping PLD ZB-S
Grip: Ping Pistol
Length, loft, lie: 33 inches, 3 degrees, 3 degrees flat

Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Grips: Lamkin Crossline Full Cord

WITB Notes: Landry tweaked his iron lofts before the Valero; 1 degree weak in his 4 and 5 iron, and 0.5 degrees weak in his 6-PW.

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Alexander Levy’s Winning WITB: 2018 Hassan Trophy

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Driver: TaylorMade M2 (8.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK 60TX

3 Wood: Titleist 915Fd (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK 70TX

Hybrid: Titleist 816 H1 (17 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD DI-95X Hybrid

Irons: Titleist 716 CB (3), Titleist 714 MB (4-PW)
Shafts: KBS Tour C-Taper 120S

Wedges: Titleist SM6 (52-08F),Titleist SM7 (58)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue

Putter: Odyssey O Works 7
Grip: Odyssey Pistol

Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Discussion: See what GolfWRX members are saying about Levy’s clubs. 

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