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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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Bubba Watson’s Winning WITB: 2018 Travelers Championship

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Driver: Ping G400 LST (8.5 degrees, at 7.6 degrees)
Shaft: Grafalloy Bi-Matrix Pink X-Flex
Length: 44.5 inches (tipped 0.5 inches)

Fairway Wood: Ping G (14.5 degrees, at 13.2 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Tour Spec 8.2X
Length: 42 inches, tipped at 1.5 inches
Swing Weight: D3

Irons: Ping iBlade (2 iron), Ping S55 (4-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100
Length: +0.25 inches (2 iron), +0.5 inches (4-PW)

Wedges: Ping Glide 2.0 (52-12 SS, 56-12 SS, 60-06 TS)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100
Length: +0.5 inches

Putter: Ping PLD Anser (Blast Finish)
Grip: Ping Pistol
Length, loft, lie: 34.25 inches, 4.5 degrees, 68.5 degrees
Weight: 340 grams

Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Grips: Bubba plays the Ping Grips made by Golf Pride, and he uses 12 wraps of tape under his lower hand and 10 wraps of tape under his top hand in all clubs except his lob wedge. Lob wedge is 13 (lower hand) and 11 wraps (upper hand).

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Bettinardi unveils new BB1 F Summer Lovin’ putter

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Bettinardi unveiled a new addition to The Hive at its Summer Social last night, and it’ll have you pining for the days of a certain festival on Max Yasgur’s farm.

The BB1 Flow Summer Lovin’ putter is a new creation from Robert J. Bettinardi that features the company’s first-ever stainless steel tie-dye PVD pocket insert.

Here are the specs for this truly groovy golf club.

  • Material: 303 Stainless Steel
  • Insert: 303 Stainless Steel Tie Dye PVD
  • Face Milling: Micro Honeycomb
  • Weight: 358 grams
  • Finish: Tour Blast
  • Lie: 70°
  • Loft:
  • Toe Hang: 3/4
  • Grip: Orange Lamkin

The BB1 Flow Summer Lovin’ will be available through The Hive and Bettinardi specialty dealers on Thursday, June 28th for $750.

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Kenny Perry WITB 2018

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Equipment is accurate as of the 2018 US Open (6/12/2018).

Driver: Vertical Groove (10.5 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Rogue 60 Tour X

3 Wood: TaylorMade M4 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Atmos Tour Spec 7X

5 Wood: TaylorMade M4 (18 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Atmos Tour Spec 7TX

Hybrid: Exotix CBX (19 degrees), Adams Idea a12 (17 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD DI-95x Hybrid

Irons: TaylorMade r7 (4-PW)
Shaft: KBS Tour

Wedges: Cleveland RTX-3 (54-14), TaylorMade MG Hi-Toe (60), Hopkins Golf (64)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Scotty Cameron Circle T T5W
Grip: Scotty Cameron Pistol

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

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