May 2010 The Clubmaker Report
Brought to you by Aldila Voodoo and Tacky Mac Itomic Grips
Aldila Voodoo
  Aldila Voodoo
Free shipping continues on the Aldila Voodoo NV and Voodoo VS shafts. Link below What sets the VooDoo apart from other shafts is its patent pending S-core, or stabilized core, Technology designed to increase distance and provide outstanding accuracy with each swing. The real "magic" of the VooDoo is the high modulus carbon stabilization rib running the length of the shaft. "Our S-core Technology dramatically stabilizes the shaft's cross-section through the use of an internal carbon-fiber rib system," said John Oldenburg, Aldila's Vice President of Engineering. "The innovative rib structure increases hoop strength/stiffness so much that it is 80 percent greater than conventional graphite, and up to 60 percent greater than competitors' attempts at cross sectional stabilization." Visit the Aldila Voodoo Web Site here http://aldilavoodoo.html . For a chart showing launch and spin characteristics of the entire Aldila line, go here

If you're looking to upgrade the shaft in your hybrid, you might consider the Aldila Voodoo (link below). Same S-Core technology as in the wood shaft that, according to Aldila VP of Engineering, John Oldenburg, " resists shaft ovaling and deformation during the swing, which maximizes energy transfer to the ball and yields unparalleled distance and accuracy."

True Temper
Sometimes it's easy to talk about the new guy on the block when the smaller companies are used by some of the PGA pros and they pick up a win every now and then but it's hard to ignore the kind of week True Temper had last week on the Tour with 100% of the Top 10 finishers at both the PGA and Nationwide in play.

From their PR: Shafts by True Temper were played by 100 percent of the Top 10 finishers at both the PGA and Nationwide events, and led the iron shaft counts with 133 sets in play at the Byron Nelson Championship and 147 sets in play at The Rex Hospital Open. The story was not just leadership in steel, but graphite as well with over 100 pieces of Project X graphite in pro tour play globally.

I can get any of the True Temp line of steel and graphite from any of their golf divisions. Send me a note if you'd like a price on something. Check out the ProjectX Graphite woods and hybrids, great new shaft line!

Matrix Radix HD
Matrix introduced their new Radix HD line a few weeks ago and those of you that like to experiment with new shafts might consider this great new shaft.

Matrix incorporates the same HD design as their premium priced Ozik HD line (used in the winners driver and fairway at Byron Nelson). The "HD" Design refers to the hexadecagonal (16-sided) internal platform on which the designs are built. The Radix HD, at $135, is a mid-priced shaft with premium materials and design features. The Radix 4 Series is 48g, the Series 5 is 58g, the Series 6 is 68g, and the Series 7 is 77 g. You'll notice a nice smooth feel and the Red and white graphics on bright blue shaft paint is sharp.

SuperLight Shafts
There has been a mini trend over the past few years towards longer drivers from the OEM's and lighter shafts. There are some really nice quality superlight shafts from the major shaft companies, including AJ Tech, Fujikura, Graman, Graphite Design, Mitsubishi, and Matrix.

The AJ Tech "Raw Red" shaft is about 55 g and 2.6 torque. AJ makes some of my favorite shafts, tough to find a mid 50 gram shaft at that low of a torque rating. Fujikura's new Motore Speeder VC5.0 is 55 g and features their 7-Axis technology. The Graman Professional G Series is based on their wildly popular "limey" shaft of a few years ago but they've toned down the day-glo yellow shaft color (it's silver now). The Graman shaft is 55g and 47". Graphite Design's new Tour AD Di is only 54g. I've been smoking the Tour AD DI 6 the past few times at the driving range. It just might be my go to shaft in my R9 for the 2010 season.

Mitsubishi has a number of new superlights including the Fubuki Tour at 55g, the Bassara UL Falcon 43 and 53 at 48g and 54g, the Bassara UL Hawk 43 and 53 at 48g and 53g, and the Bassara UL Griffin 43 and 53 at 48g and 54g. Each of the Bassara UL shafts has a unique profile to fit your swing and all are premium priced. The Matrix Radix Series 4 and Series 5 are 48g and 58 g.

Send me a note for pricing and help choosing the right superlight shaft for your game.

Itomic Grips
  Itomic Golf Grips
Sponsor Tacki Mac's colorful new ITOMIC grips are not like traditional rubber grips. They are made from a proprietary blend of elastomeric materials that are very tacky with a super soft (but firm) feel. This revolutionary blend of thermo-forming materials is both very durable, and high performing in all weather conditions. ITOMIC grips maintain their tacky feel and new look for years by washing them with warm soapy water. The new Itomic grips are available in black, white, red, or blue and in a new wrap style. Follow the link below to order Itomic grips direct from Tacki Mac.

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