At the WGC-Mexico event this week, we’ll see something never seen before: Mitsubishi Rayon graphite iron shafts in play at a Tour event.
Roberto Diaz, a native Mexican who’s currently ranked No. 5 on the Web.com Tour money list, is using the company’s OT iron shafts at the Club de Golf Chapultepec. He was fit for the shafts at True Spec Golf in Miami, an international club fitter with U.S. locations in Florida, New York and Ohio. True Spec Golf also built his irons.
The shafts originated in Japan from the Mitsubishi Rayon “idea lab,” also known as FRANKI (the Japanese word for incubator is “Fooranki”), and they are produced with a process that’s similar to how steel cables are made.
Each OT shaft is created from graphite fibers that are arranged in super-strong bundles and impregnated with resin to create the company’s special “Tow Prepreg.” The bundles are then woven together like a braid. According to MRC, the manufacturing process makes the shafts more resistant to twisting and ovaling.
Diaz is using a 105-gram model of the parallel-tip shafts in X-Flex. He’s also using an MRC Kuro Kage XT 60 (TX-Flex) shaft in his driver.
- Learn more about the irons shafts on MRC’s website.
- See what GolfWRX members are saying about the shafts in our forums.