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What is "Memphis 10" shaft?


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#1 307golf

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Posted 07 March 2007 - 11:49 AM

I have an old 3-wood that I really hit well.  I'd like to have it re-shafted as the shaft is 13-14 years old.  It is an old Callaway  3-wood which came out the same year as the original Big Bertha.  It's obviously got the bore-thru hosel and a shaft that says Memphis 10 on the shaft band.  What the heck is that?  It doesn't even have a flex listed unless 10 is some code number for the flex...

I'll probably have a rifle 6.0 shaft put in it as that's what's in my irons unless this sounds like a bad idea to those who know more about this than I do.  Do they make a shaft for a 3-wood from rifle?  Should it be sent back to Callaway or can a reasonably competent club pro handle this type of job?

I don't want the thing to break at a bad time, during competition, but I do hit the thing a ton.

Thanks for the info.

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Posted 07 March 2007 - 12:01 PM

The Memphis 10 shaft was a propriotary shaft designed by Callaway with True Temper sports.  It was the most used shaft by Callaway back then.  The company True Temper is located in Memphis Tennesee and thats where the "10" came in.  Just one of the cryptic names on clubs or components put out over the years.  You can put in any steel shaft you would like to in that golf club, the 6.0 you mentioned is a very good choice.  Good luck!

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Posted 07 March 2007 - 12:03 PM

Memphis 10 is the name of the shaft.  True Temper's headquarters are (or used to be) in Memphis, TN.  I believe the 10 is for the number of steps on the shaft.  Hence the name "Memphis 10."  It's a uniflex shaft that was the standard for many Callaway woods.  And, yes, a competent clubfitter can handle reshafting with whatever you want.
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Posted 07 March 2007 - 12:08 PM

Thank you both.

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Posted 07 March 2007 - 09:15 PM

IIRC, memphis 10 was very similar to a True Temper TT lite shaft in performance, weight, kickpoint, etc.....


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Posted 08 March 2007 - 02:15 AM

If I recall correctly it's a TT lite R flex hardstepped once.
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Posted 19 September 2008 - 10:06 PM

Old thread I am bringing back up to get some feedback - I have some Callaway X-12 irons and need to reshaft my 7 iron due to a broken shaft and want confirmation from someone that the TT lite R flex would be the equivalent to the "Memphis 10" shafts.  The bands on my shafts actually say "Memphis 10 98" as the clubs were made in 1998, any significance to the 98 reference?

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Posted 19 September 2008 - 10:48 PM

OEM shaft replacement guide for Callaway clubs.  the closest replacement for the Memphis 98 is the TT TX-90, though i would prolly choose FST 90 shafts instead.

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 11:54 AM

The closest available shaft match for the older Memphis 10 shafts would be the True Temper Dynalite.

Edited by accufitgolf, 20 September 2008 - 11:56 AM.


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Posted 21 September 2008 - 09:01 AM

307,

Why would you ever contemplate changing your shaft that is going so well?

Most every one of us on this site has made the mistake of replacing a club that we were doing great with and then after one round of trouble or a grandiose moment of thinking we could do even better, and then regretting our choice. I once changed my putter length, after going two years without ever having a bad putting round, and then finding all kinds of three putts. What was I thinking?

Your shaft is not like a used car that is slowly wearing out and will need parts replaced.

If you are hitting it a "ton", a 13 or 14 year old shaft has many thousands of hits left in it. and has the same chance of breaking as a brand new shaft, which of course, is very small.

If you change the shaft- at best, you will hit it a ton. But..., if you do change the shaft, there is a higher percentage chance that you will ruin the great interaction you have with this club and your performance will go down the tubes.

Another thing, "Memphis 10" is a name that Callaway uses for some of their shaft models, likes Chevy uses Malibu uses for some of their car models. The models change, but the name stays the same. There have been a few different "Memphis 10" models, like Titleist uses "Tri-Spec" for different shaft models of the years.

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