Graphite Design Tour AD MT Shaft Review


(H/T Golf Tips Magazine)

Key Features: Designed with much of the same technology you’ll find in the Tour AD DI, the new Tour AD MT has a stiffer mid-section and a slightly softer tip, which means it’s better designed for today’s driver clubheads that promote a low-spin/high-launch ballflight. Like every Tour AD shaft, the Tour AD MT comes in a wide variety of weights and flexes. We love the yellow. 

Specs: Available in a huge spectrum of flexes and weights for almost every type of player.

Graphite Design Tour YSQ Shaft Review

Graphite Design YSQOverview/Technology-

Graphite Design has been a leader in the golf shaft industry for years, some of the best players in the world consistently playing their shafts.

The Tour AD YSQ was introduced in 2008′ with a subsequent model coming out to eventually settle on the YS+ series.  The new YSQ however is known to add significant distance, as much as 6-10 yards.  This is accomplished by increasing ball speed 3% to 5%.  This improvement was made possible Axial Composite Interlace (ACI), an exclusive technology that stabilizes the club by eliminating deformation – end result is Pure Distance and Perfect Accuracy, the ACI driven mantra coined by Graphite Design.

Below, are the latest specs released by Graphite Design.

Tour AD YSQ Shaft Specifications

Name Kickpoint Flex Weight
Tour AD YSQ 45 LOW Ultra Lite, RR, R, S 48
Tour AD YSQ 55 MID Lite, RR, R, S, X 55
Tour AD YSQ 65 MID R,S,X 67
Tour AD YSQ FW MID R,S,X 70 – 72
Tour AD YSQ 75 MID R,S,X 75 – 78

Player Feedback-

“It’s at least 10 yards longer and I have a lot more control”

“The feeling of the YSQ was as good as the YS6, but with less dispersion. YSQ has a higher profile than the YS6, and was the natural upgrade for me”

Graphite Design YSQ

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