Not that long ago, when you went to get your new driver, there were two shaft options: Steel or graphite. Now manufacturers offer premium shafts, often at no up-charge, to maximize your performance when using their latest creation. So many premium shaft options can cause confusion. We’ll list the options a handful of manufacturers are using to help out when searching for a new driver.
Before we begin, the stock options from manufacturers will fit the majority of golfers. There are low, middle, and high launching options generally weighing around 60 grams. While one of these options will generally work, companies offer many other shafts. That being said, it’s important to get fit by a trusted professional. They will use their knowledge to find the best shaft for you, be that a stock shaft or otherwise.
Premium Shaft Options by Manufacturer
The stock options in the 2017 TaylorMade drivers are Fujikura Pro XLR8 56, Mitsubishi Kuro Kage Silver Dual-Core TiNi 60, and Project X HZRDUS Yellow 65. The launch and spin rates go from high to low, respectively. TaylorMade also offers close to 100 additional shafts.
The latest Callaway drivers feature these 6 stock shafts in 4 different weight classes:
- 40g Class: Mitsubishi Diamana (Green) M+
- 50g Class: Mitsubishi Diamana (Green) M+, Project X HZRDUS T800
- 60g Class: Fujikura Pro Green, Aldila Rogue M•AX
- 70g Class: Aldila Rogue M•AX
Callaway offers a total of 29 shafts customers can upgrade to without an upcharge.
Similar to Callaway, Titleist offers 6 shafts in 4 different weight classes in their latest drivers. They range from the Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana Ltd. Red 40 to the Fujikura Speeder Pro TS 74. There are around 75 shaft options from Titleist.
Mizuno offers any premium shaft they carry at no upcharge. The latest driver comes stock with Fujikura Speeder Evo II 569. Mizuno offers heavier weighted Speeder Evo II shafts as well as a Fujikura SIX XLR8 shaft. While not offering as many shafts as other companies, Mizuno is confident these shafts produce the best results for their driver.
Other Premium Shaft Options
Looking for more performance out of your current driver? We have a large selection of shafts for sale! If you aren’t sure which one to get, contact one of our PGA Professionals! They will answer any questions you have and get the right product for you!