TPT Golf is Revolutionizing the Golf Shaft
TPT Golf is Revolutionizing the Golf Shaft


hey Chris McEwen here from McEwen
Reviews It and I’m with Mike Nakayama of Club Champion hanging out here today in
Chicago and it’s a big day for me I’m getting
fitted for a driver and shaft Mike who’s you get fitted yeah thanks Chris thanks
for coming in today so really everybody and that’s the truthful answer whether
you’re beginner Tour player a collegiate player anyone
in between we do fittings for beginner golfers and that’s probably most common
question is am I good enough you know do I deserve to get custom fits yeah but
really everybody can benefit from it okay and kind of what’s the process of
being fitted what does it mean to get fitted yeah exactly and that’s a pretty
broad spectrum too so you can go into a golf Smith and we’re going any local you
know big-box store yeah and go get measured for length of your clubs you
look at law flying along the off Club okay we take it a little bit further
it’s a little bit more in-depth you’re going to be doing a lot of swinging
where we’re actually able to diagnose you know through the equipment whether
it’s certain club pad or certain golf shaft what’s causing some of those swing
flaws but you know also how can we optimize just overall consistency with
your equipment and we find that a lot of people essentially aren’t diagnosed you
know in terms of what they should be using where they shouldn’t be using and
there’s so much to pick and choose from now out there in terms of clubheads golf
shafts you know even grip sizing right so we take it to every minor detail in
here and Clark champion does putters irons drivers the gamut you guys do is
all you got it so every club in the bag driver all the way down that putter
super cool and then what’s the process exactly so we’re gonna go we’re gonna
you’re gonna have me hit X number of balls you’re gonna collect some data and
kind of exactly so in a nutshell you have you bring in your current equipment
today we’re looking at a driver I’ll have you hit four or five shots with
your current club okay and we’ll analyze all the track man data take a look at a
lot of your ball metrics and again relay that to you in terms of well how can we
optimize it what can we improve on in terms of you know ball speed or
trajectory off the club face and then it’s how we’re picking the choosing
certain had certain shafts up the wall for you okay cool
can we get to the most important part which is me getting fitted definitely
all right so if you want to give me your fork
swings with our club there Chris okay just like even knew and then you gotta
grips alright so Chris what we’re looking at here this
is actually just your last swing that I taught you okay the good thing is I’m
gonna save all of your data here so we’ll take a again a baseline of say
those six or seven drivers soon as you just gave me and then again looking at
the numbers specifically ball metrics off the club face so ball speed launch
angle backspin numbers will be able to show you what we can do to optimize
trajectory distance overall consistency for you with the driver so working left
or right here we start looking at swing speed fairly self-explanatory how fast
you’re swinging the golf club every wants to know that right I see how fast
removing it so we’re swinging the club at about 97
miles per hour okay there now at the end of the day your swing speed is one of
those generalized metrics in my opinion all right of course we’d all love to
swing in as fast as a PGA Tour pro what’s more important to me though is
realizing well as long as we’re finding the center of the clubface and we’re
maximizing that contact that’s the most important thing to me right okay we know
that we’re gonna get the most efficiency right most distance control out of that
Golf Club so when we start looking at ball speed at second number one 37.8
simply put contact in the center of the clubface or if we’re looking at a miss
hit off the toe or heel or high or low off the club that’s going to give me
better insight in terms of how you’re actually striking the golf ball and what
kind of true performance were actually getting out of that golf tip for you
okay okay so how we can tell if that’s good or bad is we use a number or ratio
called smash factor so a smash factor 1.41 we’re just taking your swing speed
at 97 dividing it by ball speed at 138 years thankful enough okay pretty
straightforward a good smash factor for a driver you know we’d be looking at
about 1 4 5 or 1 4 6 for smash factor okay and you know
optimal would be one five one five one oh okay
so ideally you’d love to see you ball speed one and a half times your swing
speed okay so if we kind of look at this swing specifically right wasn’t too bad
of hit pretty close but pretty close you know if we could actually get that ball
speed number another seven eight ten miles per hour faster for you that would
be the ultimate goal look at the different had different golf shots yeah
okay what second part of this when we start looking at launch angle as well as
how much backspin you’re producing on the golf ball this gets more into
probably more than the golf shaft in my opinion when we start talking about well
what really controls ball flight you know what controls Direction dispersion
for us gives you that consistency so launch
angle is looking at rising off the golf ball off the tee looking at the right
angle to the highest point your ball flight call that the apex okay and your
ball flight okay so a typical launch angle off of the driver would be 12 to
15 degrees so this actually isn’t too bad okay twelve and a half now this is
all relative to how much backspin you impart on that golf ball as well so
there’s somebody you know that hits a golf ball at a launch angle 16 or 17
degrees won’t need as much spin on that golf ball to maintain enough carrying
and enough right okay no I’ve also had customers where you know somebody
launches it at eight or nine degrees or the driveway and they might need that
spin rate closer to 3500 or 4000 rpms just to have enough carry and also
maintain roll out on the golf ball okay so when we say this range you know
what’s typical of twelve to fifteen degrees
I’ll say a spin rate number young the specific swing is three thousand rpms a
backspin somewhere in between we’ll say twenty two hundred and three
thousand rpms it’s a pretty broad range there yeah depending on what we see in
launch angle yeah it’s a cash backer and some of the other numbers I’d say you’re
in that ballpark there Chris you know I’d love to see that spin maybe a touch
lower 2,500 2,600 rpms okay and what that
means for us is it probably won’t affect carry distance too much but you would
actually see a little bit more roll out on the golf ball okay and then we’re
also taking into account directional miss as well so whenever you
see that spin rate elevated it’s going to create a little bit more spray or a
little bit more curvature on the ball yeah so ideally I’d love to see again
launch 1213 degrees but again seeing spin of 2500 rpms would actually help
correct some of that directional miss for us as well there got it okay so
based on all those numbers that’s how we’re getting a distance readout carry
distance total distance and we can also look at some other metrics in terms of
overall curve on the ball flight we can then that side dispersion and we’ll
start getting into that as well all right cool okay all right Yeah right
nothing just want to swing it so Chris what we have here is a report screen and
this is what we’re gonna generate for you being able to compare all the
different swings that you took today with all the different drivers okay not
just to keep this clean right I just did your stock driver which is in the pink
here okay and I did the TaylorMade driver with the TPT number 16 shaft for
us for comparison that was our best setup that we found yeah and what’s neat
is we can look at a description chart here and again when she and all the
other clubs it’ll give you a shot by shot break down and show you that radius
and this is really what I wanted to show you is you know really a trajectory
difference and then you can see how much we actually gave so pretty amazing stuff
I think overall we picked up about 20 yards here yeah total distance and you
know at the end of the day we talked about this before you know trajectory
won’t look that much different for you right just because when you start
gaining all that ball speed it’ll naturally generate a little bit more
height a little bit more or a little higher trajectory for you overall okay
but the good thing is we’re actually still minimizing backspin on that golf
path so it’s gonna allow for a more hang time and then when it hits the ground
actually seen a little bit more roll on that so you can tell just within that
apex in trajectory super cool are pretty much the same effective height on there
yeah and this will also be included so we will be able to save all of your
shrinks again we have all this file for you okay um and you’ll be able to go
back and compare those TaylorMade swings versus the stock driver that you’re
using yeah really allow you to show you
side-by-side so overall was a almost that’s 30 yards yeah 27 to 256 love it
yeah cool so overall great gains man picked up
about 12 miles per hour in ball speed here it’s awesome smash factor one three
seven one more for changing nothing in their swing it’s crazy change nothing
else and you know pretty amazing stuff being able to go a little heavier club
head I’ll say shaft weight about the same mm-hmm but you can always tell when
somebody starts gaining swing speed especially towards the end of the
fitting your swing a little bit a little bit more confidence – yeah you know
having the right Club in your hands so super cool yeah
Wolf’s on this already – so you have all this awesome okay you’ve seen me hit
balls yeah you’ve worked me through a couple different drivers and shafts and
things I do I have a great swing do I have a consistent swing with somewhat
getting better all right do my my rugged good lucks makeup and my lack of swing
ability we’ll see disagree what do we find out what do we come up all right is
what are we gonna give me well Chris good stuff today fit you into starting
off the clubhead Sam 18 you have three driver yeah brand-new for this year and
we talked about some of the differences with the composite composite sole
certainly some added ball speed with the club head right yeah our focus within
the golf shaft see I was on the new TT product so okay ended up with new TPT
golf shaft and I explain to you as well some of the differences in terms of
probably categorize certain weights starting a kick point within that golf
shaft and again the great part about GPT technology has really held their
manufacturing so unlike conventional golf shafts where they’re hand rolled it
creates a little bit more variance the Pablo shafts are constructed
we actually have an automated process which takes out a lot of the
inconsistencies and a lot of variance in terms of how that chess produced creates
a much smoother feel cystic golf shouts and you had said that
TPT golf is like a subsidiaries of the same company that makes race cars or
something like that yeah so the parent company actually based on Sweden so they
produce for Formula one cars f1 race cars
yeah very high-end composites and just recently they got you golf in the street
okay let’s see if we can impart some that technology yeah a better golf Jeff
Superboy yeah absolutely look so that’s it this isn’t a communal
reviews it this is my new driver & TPT shaft this is so great thank you so much
I can’t recommend club champion off get fitted even if you are the if you new at
this game it doesn’t matter it’s nothing to be nervous about or intimidated by
coming in they will work with you you could have an ugly or swing believe
it or not that I have which is which is a challenge but this is great and I
highly recommend it again majoun reviews it we’ll see you
next time big benefit was really adding a little bit more head weight in the
bottom of the club to help you feel like you can actually release that club head
a little bit better so

4 thoughts on “TPT Golf is Revolutionizing the Golf Shaft”

  1. Michael Fasano says:

    Solid MRI Kris, love the shirt bro.

  2. Steve Gawloski says:

    TPT shafts are amazing, no doubt about that. They run about 500. These are meant for very good players, it’s not worth it for your average 20 handicap who swings 90-95mph.

  3. Wesley Stewart says:

    Great to watch but i cant help but feel like that you weren't warmed up and loose at first?

  4. Todd Mander says:

    You left out the part where Club Champion hands you the bill with a $500 upcharge for “shaft puring”

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