I’ve always said the engine of any driver is the shaft. With the constraints placed on driver material and design from the USGA and R&A doesn’t leave much wiggle room to enhance performance – that is where the shaft comes in. With new materials now being integrated into the shaft construction several key factors can now be improved upon with the most important being ball speed and dispersion. The holy grail of shafts is to launch the ball (with the highest ball speed) at a higher optimal launch coupled with lower spin. These factors result in a higher ball trajectory/azimuth but also achieving a shallower ball angle of descent. These factors result in further carry coupled with further roll-out. As usual Graphite Design has done it again with the new CQ which is built with some crazy aerospace materials. You may not be in the market for a new driver (understandable with the higher 2023 cost of drivers these days) but you owe it to yourself to set up a private outdoor fitting with us to see how these shafts perform in your current gamer.
Brand new for 2023, Graphite Design introduces the latest in the Tour AD premium
line of golf shafts, the Graphite Design Tour AD CQ – CONQUEST. Designed and
manufactured at the Graphite Design Japan factory headquarters, the new Tour AD CQ
wood shafts are jet black with gold and red accents and finished with a gloss clear coat.
The Tour AD CQ, like the other high performance Tour AD wood shafts, utilizes
premium, aerospace quality carbon-fiber materials and are available in 40g R2, R1 and
S flex, 50g R2, R1, S and X flex, 60g SR, S, X and TX flex, 70g S, X and TX flex and 80g
The Tour AD CQ shafts features the new Nitta 2G-Namd carbon-fiber material
technology in the butt section of the shaft and has a bend profile of firm in the handle
section, firm in the center section and a medium+ tip section to promote mid-high launch
angles and mid ball spin rates. The Nitta 2G-Namd material is based on modern
carbon nano tube technology that binds the fibers tighter together than standard carbon
materials to aid in a higher degree of energy transfer thru the golf club and a more solid
impact of the golf ball than shafts without Nitta 2G-Namd technology.
Visit your local Graphite Design dealer for a fitting and experience what the new Tour
AD CQ wood shafts with Nitta 2G-Namd can offer in your CONQUEST to gain the
tour level of precise Accuracy and greater Distance that all Tour AD shafts are so well