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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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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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SPOTTED: New Callaway Forged irons… Apex or Legacy?

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Photos of a new Callaway Forged iron popped up in our GolfWRX Forums, and our members are trying to figure out whether they’re going to be replacements for Apex Pro irons, or whether they’re an update on the Legacy series. They could also be X-Forged irons, but since Callaway recently came out with new X-Forged irons, that would be unlikely.

Here’s what GolfWRX Members are saying:

  • elwhippy: A new Legacy iron? Looks a bit Japanese shaped. 
  • mattTHEkatt: Like an X-Forged/Legacy Black mashup. They look powerful. 
  • DTown3011: …gotta be the next Apex!
  • J13: Pics look like a newer legacy black.
  • mgholda: Pics look like a newer legacy black.
  • TheMoneyShot: I thought Cally was going to phase out the Apex name after they released the MBs?
  • john443: A larger cavity in these then the X- Forged… competitor to the 750 and AP3 maybe? …or Legacy Black finally brought to retail…hallelujah. CF16 replacement???!
  • Equipto: These look very sharp, and like thumpers. I don’t care if they are a Legacy Black or Apex replacement, call them whatever… i’ll try them 
  • mrmikeac: Next gen Callaway Apex Legacy? Hmmmm…..
  • Brizam: The Legacy Black might be the best players cavity back ever made.  If they were to become available they’d move straight to the top of the list of clubs to buy for me. 
  • Jourdan M: This is the Apex Pro 

Here are photos of the new Callaway irons we spotted

Previous Apex Pro irons

Previous Legacy irons

Which one do you think the new iron looks like? 

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Wilson’s new FG Tour V6 RAW irons (yes, they will rust)

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Wilson came out with its FG Tour V6 irons in 2016, but these new Raw versions have a different look… and with time, they’ll have a VERY different look.

The new FG Tour V6 Raw irons have an unplated finish, and they’re designed to “develop a unique patina based on age, exposure and use over time,” according to Wilson. This gives each iron a unique look, and one that’s far from the clean cut original FG Tour release that had a chrome finish (which won’t rust).

In addition to the rusting effect, the irons are different because they have a copper badge in the cavity that will eventually match the color of the golf club over time. Here’s a graphic mock-up of how the Raw irons may look overtime.

Like the original releases, the irons have tungsten weights and mass behind the impact area for a “forged feel” and “improved feedback,” according to the company.

The FG Tour V6 Raw irons are a custom option on Wilson.com, and are available through Wilson’s premium partner accounts as of today, Tuesday, June 19. According to Wilson, the Raw irons “are a very limited production run,” so only a certain amount of sets will even be built.

 

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