Shafts in the “Blue 16” Series are optimized for the golfer with an average tempo and a swing speed of 90–105 mph. Golfers with a faster tempo and a lower swing speed may also see good results with these shafts.
Almost every shaft on the market today is produced using a process called “roll-wrapping”. This process involves the rolling of multiple “flags” of material around a steel mandrel. The resulting overlap of layers creates a seam, and a resulting spine, which must be aligned during fitting.
These shafts tend to exhibit inconsistent twist and torque behavior resulting in higher shot dispersion and poor player feel.
Enter TPT Golf…
North Thin Ply Technology (NTPT) have produced high performing composite materials for many years. NTPT began by developing a new process for producing the carbon fiber masts of Americas Cup yachts, extended their portfolio with products used in the lightweight bodywork of F1 race cars and the structure of skis and snowboards, before moving into materials technology used in satellites and Richard Mille’s luxury composite watches.
TPT Golf™ shafts are manufactured using Thin Ply Technology lightweight prepreg plies and a proprietary patented manufacturing technique known as ‘Thin Ply Winding Method’. The result of this is a perfectly concentric and near homogeneous shaft.
The process also ensures that there is a precisely controlled ratio of longitudinal plies to angle plies at all positions along the shaft. Uniformity of wall thickness and control of fiber alignment means a smoothly changing flex profile unachievable with conventional processes.
TPT Golf Shafts are currently being played and tested by top LPGA Tour players including Jodi Ewart-Shadoff, Caroline Masson, as well as numerous Web.com and Symetra Tour players.
Shafts in the “Blue 15” Series are optimized for the golfer with an average swing speed of 105-120mph. Golfers with lower swing speed will also experience increased accuracy and power with these shafts.
Shafts in the “Blue 17” Series are optimized for the golfer with an average tempo and a swing speed of 75 – 90 mph. Golfers with a faster tempo and a lower swing speed may also see good results with these shafts.
Shafts in the “Blue 18” Series are optimized for the golfer with an average tempo and a swing speed of 60 – 75 mph. Golfers with a faster tempo and a lower swing speed may also see good results with these shafts.
The range of TPT Golf™ shafts has been designed to make the fitting process easier.
The Mid-Torque collection will be joined by a newly developed Σ series with reduced torque characteristics (leading to lower ball spin) in the coming months.
2017 will see the launch of a further line of lightweight shafts, adapted to the needs of players with lower swing speeds.
As shown in the table below, there are high and low kick point models for every swing speed range.
|MODEL||SWING SPEED RANGE (MPH)||KICKPOINT||TORQUE|
TPT Golf Shafts are available only at The Leadbetter Golf Academy World Headquarters at ChampionsGate in Orlando, and are special-ordered from Switzerland. Call 407-787-3330 to schedule your fitting today!