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Fujikura Ventus: A shaft designed for maximum speed, minimum twisting (2019 PGA Show)

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Last week, we featured new Fujikura Ventus shafts in a spotted thread, indicating we expected the shafts to arrive at retail early this year. “Early this year” is now, as Fujikura announced today

Thanks to all-new VeloCore Technology, the company claims its mid-launch, low-spin Ventus shaft tightens shot dispersion and performs particularly well on off-center shots.

“As swing speeds increase on Tour over the last few years, the Tour player is seeking tighter dispersion to hit more fairways,” said John Hovis, Tour Operations & Technical Services Manager.

“We challenged our engineers to develop a stable, low spinning, stiff tip shaft to improve control and ball speeds and the result was Ventus.”

The multi-material VeloCore derives its stability from ultra-high modulus Pitch 70 Ton Carbon Fiber (about 150% stronger and more stable than T1100g) and 40 Ton bias layers that run the full length of the shaft.

According to Fujikura, the VeloCore maximizes MOI (moment of inertia) and ball speed of your clubhead through the reduction of twist during the swing and at impact, especially on off-center hits.

The Ventus also features an ultra-stiff tip section and an accelerated taper butt section maximizes energy transfer through the swing.

“What we discovered during our enso testing is the combination of the new VeloCore Technology and the stiff tip profile promoted better horizontal and vertical impact therefore increasing overall efficiency,” said Marshall Thompson, Technical Services. “Center face contact is the most important part of the fitting process which allows tight dispersion and ball speed to rise. On off-center hits the club face didn’t twist nearly as much which helped retain ball speed and effectively increases the club’s forgiveness.”

Ventus is available in flexes ranging from 57 grams to 86 grams and R2 up to X flex.

The shaft retails for $350 MSRP and is available exclusively at 600+ authorized Fujikura Charter Dealers on February 1.

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  2. Skip

    Jan 24, 2019 at 1:01 pm

    So, every other shaft made before this twists wayyyy too much on mis-hits. okayyyy. lol.

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WITB GolfWRX Members Edition: Jbrunk

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Recently we put out the call for our members to submit their WITBs in our forum to be featured on the GolfWRX front page. Since then, our members have been responding in numbers!

Now it’s time to take a look at the bag of Jbrunk.

*Full details on the submission process can be found here, and you can submit your WITB in this forum thread.*

Member: Jbrunk

Driver: Cobra King F6+ (10.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ White 62 S

4-wood: Callaway Mavrik Subzero (16.5 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Rogue White 130 MSI 70 S

3-hybrid: Callaway Mavrik Pro (20 degrees)
Shaft: FST KBS Hybrid 80 S

4-hybrid: Callaway Apex 19 (23 degrees)
Shaft: Project X EvenFlow Black 85 S

Irons: Callaway 2018 X-Forged 5i-7i / Apex MB 8i-PW
Shafts: Nippon Modus3 120 S

Wedges: Mizuno S18 (51-08, 56-10, 60-10 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Wedgeflex

Putter: Bettinardi 2017 Studio Stock 28 (center shaft)
Grip: SuperStroke CounterCore Pistol GT

Golf Ball: Taylormade TP5 Pix 2.0

Get submitting your WITB in our forum as we’ll be publishing more and more of them on our front page over the coming days and weeks.

Feel free to make it your own too by including some thoughts on your setup, your age, handicap, etc. Anything you feel is relevant!

Share your WITBs here.

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4-wood vs 7-wood vs hybrid – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing optimal setup at the top of the bag. WRXer ‘Layts14’ is torn between going 4W, 7W or hybrid, and explains his predicament to begin the thread saying:

“Recently won a fairway metal or hybrid and struggling to choose what to get. Currently have driver, 3W, 5W, 23* hybrid. I am tempted to try something new in the bag like a TSi2 4W or 7W. 

Another option is to upgrade the hybrid to a 24* TSi2 or a G425 26* hybrid to gap between 5i and 5W. 

Is it time to experiment with a new fairway loft? And if I go 7w, so I go 70g shaft like 3W and 5W or bump up to 80g since shaft length is decreasing?”

And our members have been sharing their thoughts in the thread.

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.

  • bazinky: “I’d vote for the 7 wood. I plan on experimenting with one soon since it seems that Par 5 approaches and the longer par 3s on most course now often require something that stops faster than a long iron or hybrid.”
  • Billfitz: “I got rid of all my fairway woods, replaced them with hybrids (in my signature). The hybrids are just as good off the tee, better off the deck, and they handle the rough. I’d stopped carrying my 3w for a long time, as I almost never used it. I use my 2H on average four shots every round.”
  • hammergolf: “I can tell you for me, putting a 7wd in the bag has been one of the best decisions I’ve made. Much better than my previous 3 hybrid. GREAT at coming out of the rough. I still carry a 4hy, but I play 3wd, 7wd. I just hit shots with my 7 wood that I can’t hit with a hybrid. As crazy as it sounds, I look at my 7 we as a scoring club now. I’ve lost count of how many birdies I’ve made with it. My playing partners hate to see it come out of the bag….”
  • buynagame: “I have 4 wood then 19 and 22 G410 hybrids. Works great for me. The shorter shafts on hybrids make them more accurate. The 4 wood is used on the short tee shots and rare trying to hit par 5 in 2.”

Entire Thread: “4-wood vs 7-wood vs hybrid – GolfWRXers discuss”

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (09/8/21): Tour Issue Odyssey Tuttle Pro X

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At GolfWRX, we love golf, plain and simple.

We are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment of the game in many ways. It’s that sense of community that drives day-to-day interactions in the forums on topics that range from best driver to what marker you use to mark your ball. It even allows us to share another thing we all love – buy and selling equipment.

Currently, in our GolfWRX buy/sell/trade (BST) forum, there is a listing for a Tour Issue Odyssey Tuttle Pro X

From the seller (@Heathbar): “Mint tour issue unicorn odyssey stroke lab Tuttle. This putter is straight from the tour van and has an updated PRO X insert and one of a kind alignment lines. Putter is shafted with a stroke lab shaft and a Jon Rahm pistol grip. 33.5”. $800 OBO”

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: Tour Issue Odyssey Tuttle Pro X

This is the most impressive current listing from the GolfWRX BST, and if you are curious about the rules to participate in the BST Forum you can check them out here: GolfWRX BST Rules

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