New Graphite Design Chichibu Premium Japanese Shafts now Available at Hodson Golf (pronounced Chi-Chi-Chi-Ch$ng)

Brand new for 2018, Graphite Design introduces a completely new ultra-light weight premium wood shaft design, the Graphite Design Chichibu series. Named after the city of Chichibu, Japan where the Graphite Design Japan factory headquarters is located, the Chichibu wood shaft model is a light weight shaft under 45 grams and are available in 4 flexes of R (Regular), SR (Stiff Regular), S (Stiff) and S+ (Stiff Plus) for precise shaft flex fitting in order to gain maximum distance.

The Graphite Design Chichibu series of wood shafts are designed for golfers with a driver swing speed range of 60 to 85 MPH. They have a soft tip profile and a Low Kick Point that will produce a High ball launch condition and Mid-ball spin rates providing added gains in distance versus normal stock shaft offerings. Individually hand-crafted to very tight tolerances, the Chichibu shafts use premium, ultra-thin aerospace quality carbon-fiber materials to obtain a light weight characteristic, as well as to provide the golfer with a shaft that possesses superior response and feedback at impact.

The Chichibu series of shafts are a fine example of an extremely high quality and superior performing golf shaft, made in Japan and that follow in line with the 25+ years of heritage that all of the premium Graphite Design shafts are so well known for.

Fitters Note: This shaft looks as good as it performs – Look out Basileus!

Note: MSRP $750

Specifications:

Shaft Type Part Number Flex Length Wt. Tip OD Tip Para. Butt OD Torque Kick pt Launch Spin
Chichibu R Flex CHI-R Regular 47″ 41g .335″ 2.36″ .598″ 7.4 LOW HIGH MID
Chichibu SR Flex CHI-SR Stiff Regular 47″ 41g .335″ 2.36″ .600″ 7.3 LOW HIGH MID
Chichibu S Flex CHI-S Stiff 47″ 43g .335″ 2.36″ .602″ 7.2 LOW HIGH MID
Chichibu S+ Flex CHI-S+ Stiff Plus 47″ 45g .335″ 2.36″ .604″ 7.2 LOW HIGH MID

 

About Andrew Hodson

I am the youngest with in a golfing family which has spanned three generations. My grandfather started the tradition in England (Bert Hodson-1931 Ryder Cup Team) and has since passed on his knowledge and love of the game. Although I did not follow in the steps of my father and grandfather on a professional golfing level, my love of the game and commitment to accurately fit equipment has only grown. Even as a kid I enjoyed re-gripping clubs which eventually led to refinishing wood heads, re-shafting, and now has culminated in more detailed custom club fitting, building, and repair.