Call them the “ying” to the HZRDUS “yang.” Project X’s new Even Flow shafts were designed with a focus on feel, a departure from the design of the company’s successful HZRDUS shaft lineup that focused on stability and improving launch conditions.
“The feedback from PGA Tour players has been unanimously, ‘This thing feels great,'” says Don Brown, Director of Innovation and Product Strategy for Project X’s parent company, True Temper.
Brown says Even Flow shafts are much different than HZRDUS, and they’re much different for a reason. Despite the runaway success of the company’s HZRDUS shaft line, which are among the most-used shafts on the PGA Tour, Brown concluded that there was “something missing” from Project X’s lineup for golfers who wanted more feel from a shaft.
“HZRDUS is very stout through the mid-section,” Brown says. “It’s for people who have a very quick transition or don’t want to feel any lag. Even Flow will load a lot more uniformly, where as with HZRDUS you’re going to get a little bit more localized loading of the shaft.”
According to Brown, the design of Even Flow encourages energy to flow more evenly through the shaft in the downswing, which most golfers will experience as a “smoother feel.” The shafts will also create higher launch angle and more spin, at least when compared to the company’s spin-killing HZRDUS T1100 shafts. But Brown says golfers looking to reduce spin shouldn’t automatically discount Even Flow.
The new shafts are available in two models: Black and Blue. The Even Flow Black is the firmer, lower-spinning version of the shaft, and is currently used by 2013 Masters Champion Adam Scott in his driver. Brown says the Even Flow Black can offer performance that’s comparable to the HZRDUS Black, albeit with a much different feel. Even Flow Blue models will launch higher and spin more, appealing to golfers who want an even smoother-feeling shaft or a higher ball flight.
All Even Flow shafts are produced in the company’s San Diego manufacturing facility, and they’re hand-finished come with a swirl pattern that will be unique to each shaft. True Temper will also launch a Black and Blue Version of Even Flow hybrid shafts.
- Release Date: September 18
- Price: $400 (driver), $175 (hybrid)
- Weights: 65, 75 grams (driver) and 85 grams (hybrid)
- Flexes: 5.5 (regular), 6.0 (stiff) and 6.5 (extra-stiff)
Forum Thread of the Day: “Which 2020 driver did you order?”
Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from PR3CI5N who asks WRXers which new-release driver have they ordered for the new year. Our members disclose which driver will be in their bag for 2020 and why they chose the model they did over other options.
Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.
- federerfan23: “Tested everything possible today at Club Champion and couldn’t believe the results. I have never got along with Titleist drivers and have always been 10-15 yards shorter but wound up with a TS3 with Diamana BF 60. My clubhead speed was 3-5 MPH better with the Titleist than anything else.”
- tgoodspe1991: “I haven’t ordered a new driver yet, but I’m strongly leaning towards Mavrik or Speedzone. PING makes great drivers but looks wise I preferred G400 over G410, and I cannot get comfortable with the shape of TM driver heads. I didn’t like Epic Flash at all, but man the Mavrik looks awesome (I love orange too lol). I haven’t seen the Speedzone in person, but I liked F9 a lot, and Speedzone looks like an improvement in every way. We’ll see what ends up making the cut!”
- getitdaily: “Hit SIM, SIM MAX, Mavrik SZ, and speed zone. Speedzone – too much spin like all Cobra drivers SIM MAX – higher spin than SIM. SIM numbers were better. Mavrik SZ – best numbers but toe side strikes were less than stellar, including a few off the grid left. Deal-breaker. SIM 9.0 ordered. Really good numbers. Ordered with rogue silver 70 X. Shaft will get installed in my backup 17 m2 3wood. My 125msi rogue gamer will go in SIM.”
- PR3CI5N: “I called and changed my order from the 8.0 to the 9.0 SIM. I want a little more adjustability, which I was limited on with the 8.0. If I want to play the club slightly open, I don’t want the head to be at 7.0 lol”
FootJoy unveil all-new Pro SL and Pro SL Carbon shoes
FootJoy has unveiled its new Pro SL shoe for 2020 featuring improved traction, stability and comfort as well as an all-new Pro SL Carbon shoe.
The Pro SL shoe features a new Infinity outsole configuration containing 189 points of traction that aim to deliver maximum contact with the ground and the perfect foundation throughout the golf swing for ultimate traction and stability. The infinity shape has an 11.5% wider heel than its predecessor, which seeks to optimize and increase forefoot stability.
The shoe contains a Dual-Density (D2) Midsole which utilizes two densities of FJ proprietary FineTuned Foam (FTF) – designed for a firm FTF around the perimeter for support and control, and a softer FTF under the foot which aims to produce maximum cushioning and comfort.
The new Pro SL from FootJoy is constructed of fully-waterproof ChromoSkin leather by Pittards and arrives in six color codes in laced plus a Boa option for men, and three color codes laced plus a Boa option for women.
Speaking on the new release, Richard Fryer, Director of Product Management, FJ Footwear stated
“As the industry leader, we didn’t tweak or adjust the new Pro|SL, we innovated and advanced and received Tour approval.As a result, we’ve developed a product that delivers more stability, more traction, more comfort and more choice, setting the standard in performance footwear, again”
In addition to the Pro SL, FootJoy has launched the Pro SL Carbon which integrates a full-length carbon fiber insert into the midsole in a bid to provide ultimate stability and motion control.
The Carbon fiber on the Pro SL Carbon flexes and elastically snaps back to its molded position with each step in a design to recover more of the energy generated while walking and allowing the body to work less. Per FootJoy, this feature results in less leg and foot fatigue at the end of the round.
The Pro SL Carbon features enhanced wrap-around comfort and no-slip fit with a soft, molded collar and conforming underfoot cushioning thanks to an OrthoLite Impressions FitBed. The shoe arrives in two color codes and is also constructed of fully-waterproof ChromoSkin leather by Pittards.
Both the Pro SL and Pro SL Carbon are available at retail from February 1, 2020. The men’s Pro SL costs $190 laced and $210 Boa, while the Pro SL Carbon costs $220. The women’s Pro SL is priced at $175 laced and $210 Boa.
PGA Show 2020: Day 1 recap
The GolfWRX crew are on the ground at this week’s PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando primed to deliver bundles of content to our members from the annual gearhead junkie extravaganza all week long.
On Wednesday, it was the show’s Day One from Orange County National Golf Center, and we got an up-close and in-hand look at the latest and greatest in the world of golf equipment. Here’s a recap of what our team got their hands on from Day One.
5 eye-catching shots from Wednesday
Here’s a look at what has grabbed our member’s attention from Day One:
Additionally, you can snack on some photo and video morsels—including the “3-Shot Challenge”—on our Instagram and in our Instagram stories.
GolfWRX had all the bases covered on Wednesday at the PGA Merchandise Show, and the team will be live for the rest of the week’s action, so stay tuned for more great content from the Major of the Golf Business.
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