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Project X’s tour-caliber 39-gram driver shaft

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Certain numbers in sports have an almost mystical value to them, like running a mile in less than four minutes. Recently, True Temper broke one of those key figures — a driver shaft that weighs less than 40 grams.

According to True Temper, its Project X PXV 39 is the first PGA Tour-caliber shaft that weighs less than 40 grams at a length of 46 inches.

“This is for the guy who’s looking for the ultimate in club head speed,” said Don Brown, product developer for True Temper.

Because of the way the weight is distributed in the shaft, the PXV 39 will allow golfers to build a club with the lightweight shaft at either 46, 46.5 or 47 inches and still have a swing weight at D5 or less.

Brown said the mid-launch, mid-spin shaft has been in the works from True Temper for nearly 10 years. Originally, it was going to be used just for recreational players, but it has been tested and put in play by professionals in Europe and the U.S.

“We wanted to do our testing with Tour players because of the ball speeds they bring,” Brown said. “As it turns out, this shaft fits a lot of Tour players very well.”

Check out the video interview about the PXV 39 with GolfWRX’s Zak Kozuchowski and Brown to learn more about the shaft.

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  1. Kent Baxter

    Oct 27, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    I just recently purchased a taylor made SLDR driver with a pxv39 shaft. I twas the best driver head shaft combo i have ever hit. the problem was after 5 1/2 rounds the shaft snapped in half just below the midpoint, for a brand new shaft to do this it either had a defective shaft or it cannot with stand very many strikes at the ball. I am looking for some feedback on this as I have ordered another one and don’t want the same thing happening with a $350.00 shaft. please reply with any info you can, thank you

  2. Bob

    Feb 27, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    I can’t see a quick, aggressive swinger like Ricky Fowler, Rod Pampling, or a young Nick Price having a whole lot of success with this light of total weight. And 47″, that’s 2.5″ longer then the average length on the PGA Tour. Time will tell though.

  3. J

    Feb 15, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    I’d bet that shaft feels ‘whippy’….a lot of movement in the tip. Maybe I’m wrong…but Id bet it does.

    • Hoover Golf Technology

      Feb 17, 2013 at 9:15 am

      Surprisingly solid feel. I thought it would feel whippy too. After 3 hits I was really striping it. Ordered a couple days ago. Can’t wait to start blasting it. Now the question is what to throw in the 3 & 5 woods.

      • Billy

        Feb 22, 2013 at 2:29 pm

        49 gram shafts?

      • Kent Baxter

        Oct 27, 2013 at 9:55 pm

        Mine broke after 5 1/2 rounds, i’m wondering if this has happened before or with yours

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Joaquin Niemann WITB 2018

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Equipment is accurate as of the 2018 Valero Texas Open (4/16/2018).

Driver: Ping G400 LST (10 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD DI-7x

3 Wood: Ping G400 (14.5 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD DI-7x

Hybrid: Ping G400 (19 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD DI-95x Hybrid

Irons: Ping iBlade (4-9)
Shaft: Project X 6.0

Wedges: Ping Glide 2.0 (46-12SS, 52-12SS, 56-12SS, 60-06TS)
Shaft: Project X 6.5

Putter: Ping Anser 2
Grip: Ping Pistol

Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

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

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Zach Cabra WITB 2018

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Equipment is accurate as of the 2018 Houston Open (3/27/2018).

Driver: Callaway GBB Epic Sub Zero (10.5 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Rogue Max 75X

3 Wood: Titleist 917F3 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana White d+ 80X

Irons: Mizuno MP-Fli-Hi (2, 3), Piretti Limited Edition (4-PW)
Shaft: Aerotech SteelFiber hls880 (2), Aerotech SteelFiber i80 (3-PW)

Wedges: Callaway MD3 Milled (50-10S, 54-10S), Callaway Mack Daddy PM (60-10)
Shaft: KBS Tour 125 S+

Putter: Piretti 801 CU
Grip: Piretti Pistol

WITB Notes: We spotted Cabra with 15 clubs in the bag ahead of the 2018 Houston Open. We’ll update this post when we confirm the 14 clubs we used in competition.

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

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TaylorMade is releasing its TP Black Copper putters to retail

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We first spotted TaylorMade’s new TP Black Copper putters at the 2018 PGA Show, but the company wasn’t saying anything about specs, release date, pricing, technologies, nothing.

Then, we all saw Rory McIlroy switch to a TaylorMade TP Black Copper Soto proto putter ahead of the 2018 Arnold Palmer Invitational, which he won by 3 strokes. Of course, Rory’s specific Soto putter was made with a special insert. Click here for all of the info and specs on Rory’s putter.

Now, TaylorMade is releasing retail versions to the public in four models — Juno, Soto, Ardmore 3 and Mullen 2 — which will hit stores on 4/20 selling for $199 with a standard Black Lamkin Crossbone Pistol grip, and $219 with a SuperStroke Pistol 1.0 GT grip.

The putters have a triple-plated finish; nickel, then copper, then black chrome, according to TaylorMade’s Bill Price (Senior Director of Product Creation for Wedges and Putters). They’re then hand-polished to achieve the antique and non-glare finish. Overtime, and especially on the sole, Price says the copper will tarnish or oxidize to unveil a gradually more antique and rustic look. Rory McIlroy himself actually had a hand in inspiring the new finish.

“Rory was talking about certain finishes,” Price said. “He wanted something non-glare, with an antique type finish…. he wanted to be reminded of something old school.” 

Thus, the TP Black Copper finish was born.

Also, the putters are machined from 303 stainless steel, they have adjustable sole weights and have the company’s familiar Pure Roll inserts in their faces. Check out more info about each of TaylorMade’s TP Black Copper models below.

Juno

  • Hosel: #1 L-Neck
  • Dexterity: RH/LH
  • Toe Hang: 36 degrees
  • Offset: Full shaft
  • Length: 34 and 35 inches
  • Head Weight: 346 grams
  • Loft: 3.5 degrees
  • Lie Angle: 70 degrees

Soto

  • Hosel: Long Curve
  • Dexterity: RH
  • Toe Hang: 47 degrees
  • Offset: Full shaft
  • Length: 34 and 35 inches
  • Head Weight: 346 grams
  • Loft: 3.5 degrees
  • Lie Angle: 70 degrees

Ardmore 3

  • Hosel: #1 L-Neck
  • Dexterity: RH/LH
  • Toe Hang: 12 degrees
  • Offset: Full shaft
  • Length: 34 and 35 inches
  • Head Weight: 350 grams
  • Loft: 3.5 degrees
  • Lie Angle: 70 degrees

Mullen 3

  • Hosel: Double Bend
  • Dexterity: RH/LH
  • Toe Hang: Face Balanced
  • Offset: 3/4 shaft
  • Length: 34 and 35 inches
  • Head Weight: 355 grams
  • Loft: 3.5 degrees
  • Lie Angle: 70 degrees
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