The Fujikura Ventus shaft is the real deal – as supported by My Golf Spy

We have been singing the accolades of the newest shaft release from Fujikura – The Ventus. Everyone we have put this in has raved about the tighter dispersion and longer distances (much more roll) from this higher launching/lower spinning shaft featuring the latest Velocore Technology. This is a fairly technical review and a great one for the “gearheads” out there, but also some great info for those wanting to learn shaft characteristics. I love the fact that My Golf Spy has partnered with Cool Clubs out of AZ and their proprietary S3 shaft profiling technology (see our past posts and you can still get the app on Apple Store). It’s a long article so I’ve broken out some of the best snippets below.

MY GOLF SPY – FUJIKURA VENTUS TESTING

  • What does this mean for the golfer? For those who swing in the 105 to 120 mph range, the Ventus 6S is a low spin, tight dispersion shaft — your shots will stay in the fairway. The stiffer tip section keeps the spin down but won’t negatively affect the launch angle. Whether you’re fast tempo or slow tempo, swinging an easy 80% or trying to swing out of your shoes, Ventus can keep up with you and keep your dispersion tight. Often, higher swing speed golfers fear amping up to the next gear because the result might be a ball headed off into the rough. That won’t happen – or at least it will happen less – with the Ventus. It is an exceptionally stable shaft that just does not twist through the swing, so there are fewer power leaks from off-center hits.

  • Remember the old finger traps that you played with as a kid? You put your two index fingers into either end of a woven bamboo cylinder and pulled in opposite directions. The harder you pulled, the tighter the cylinder became longitudinally until your fingers got stuck. This shaft works similarly. The more stress you put on it, the more efficiently it performs! If you don’t quite hit the sweet spot on the clubface, the result will not be overly penalizing. The Ventus helps limit twisting, which keeps the face more square through impact. Squarer impact means straighter ball flight, higher ball speed, longer distance, and great misses!
  • During our fittings players often have two comments about the Ventus. The first is about how great the shaft feels. The second is about how good the misses are. These are both rooted in how the Ventus transfers energy and how little it twists.

 

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.

Aerotech Steelfiber had a great week (again!)

SteelFiber graphite iron shafts, the No. 1 graphite iron shafts in golf, delivered five Top 10’s this week on the PGA, LPGA and Champion tours. Designed and manufactured by Aerotech Golf, SteelFiber shafts scored two T4’s at the Canadian Open, two T5’s at the ShopRite LPGA Classic and one T10 at the Mastercard Japan Championship.

Playing SteelFiber i95 graphite shafts in his irons, the 2012 FedEx Cup champion shot 69 in three rounds and a tournament low score of 60 for a T4 finish. Last year he even bested that score when he blazed a 59 at the Wyndham Championship. Meanwhile, SteelFiber J-series and SteelFiber i80 shafts grabbed two T5 positions at the ShopRite LPGA Classic and SteelFiber i95 irons took a share of 10th-place at the Mastercard Japan Championship.

“SteelFiber shafts continue to deliver consistent performance week after week on pro tours around the world,” says Chris Hilleary, president of Aerotech Golf. “Unlike traditional steel as well as other graphite shafts, innovative SteelFiber technology provides unique performance-enhancing benefits such as reducing the risk of injury, lessening aggravation of existing injuries and decreasing player fatigue, while simultaneously delivering greater distance and accuracy.”

SteelFiber shafts provide superior performance through revolutionary composite engineering that combines a high-modulus graphite core with 59 miles of steel fiber lacing the shaft surface. The shaft’s graphite core provides vibration dampening, increased clubhead speed and maximum distance, while the steel fibers produce optimum weighting for a solid feel at impact and add stability and control for pinpoint accuracy.

Aerotech Golf shafts are available as custom options with many nationally celebrated golf club manufacturers such as PXG, Callaway, Titleist, TaylorMade, Ping, Cobra, Bridgestone Golf, Wilson, Cleveland Golf, Miura, Srixon, KZG and Nakashima Golf. Aerotech Golf shafts are also available through professional golf clubfitters around the world. Aerotech Golf is a proud supporter of the Association of Golf Clubfitting Professionals (AGCP) and the International Clubmakers Guild (ICG).

For more information on Aerotech Golf and Aerotech shafts, call 888.733.8988 or visit https://www.aerotechgolfshafts.com. Also check out our social media pages: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/aerotechgolf | Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/aerotechg

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.

New Barney Adams Stability Putter Shafts now available

For those of you in the know, Barney Adams started Adams Golf years ago with some unique and game changing designs. Although he sold Adams Golf years ago he has still been in the game as both a consultant and designer. His latest creation focuses specifically on the most important club in the bag – the putter (namely the shaft/engine that helps that putter perform). His research has produced some enlightening results and the demand from tour players (who are not paid to use and/or endorse this shaft) is growing weekly. We are now proud to offer these shafts and combined with the new Gravity Grip from Guerin Rife this combination is pricey but well worth it to help you shave some strokes on the green.

Note: these shafts/grips can be professionally installed by Hodson Golf in our tour trailer. Please contact us today to set up a fitting to determine your optimal putter setup (we can use your existing putter or build you up a complete custom putter setup with either EvnRoll or Ping).

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.

Hodson Golf now the regions exclusive fitter/dealer for boutique New Level forged irons and wedges

For those of you not familiar with New Level Golf, this is a new boutique forged iron and wedge company located here in the good ole USA. These are some beautiful forged heads and geared specifically to the knowledgeable golfer who appreciates both a great clean design with the feel and response only a true forged club can produce. We are proud to offer all head styles and a complete interchangeable fitting system to get you properly fit in the correct setup.

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.

New Ping Forged BluePrint Irons and G410 LS (low spin) drivers now available (Ping Tour Van available 6/1/19)

Just wanted to add some information regarding the new Ping Forged blades and the new G410 low spin driver as Ping has officially released some info regarding these new products. There has been A LOT of talk out there regarding the new low spin driver which has the highest MOI of any other competitors low spinning heads. We have always found that most low-spinning drivers do drop back spin numbers up to 500 cpm but the drawback is always either lower ball speed off the face or a wider dispersion on the miss-hits. Well not anymore, If your the high spinny guy looking for a more penetrating ball flight with tighter dispersion then you need to come see us and try this bad boy out.

This high-MOI model is engineered to produce low, stable spin with the shot-shaping control provided by the G410 driver family’s innovative movable-weight technology. The compact, multi-material 450cc head combines a fast, forged T9S+ face, improved aerodynamics, and a MOI 3% higher than the G400 LST. Trajectory Tuning 2.0 expands your loft and lie adjustability utilizing a patented eight-setting, lightweight hosel.

 

Note: Spots still available Saturday 6/1/19 at Independence GC Midlothian Virginia with the Ping Tour Trailer guys.

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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.