5 underrated aftermarket driver shafts to consider

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Hideki Matsuyama uses the Graphite Design Tour AD DI driver shaft.

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Getting fit and finding the right aftermarket shaft for your game can be a difficult process, but with the right information and understanding of your golf game, it’s easier than ever to find one that can help add yards and accuracy to your long game. Here are five to consider.

VA Composites Nemesys

With one of the highest balance points (counterbalance weight) built into its design — thanks to a unique use of tungsten powder in the butt section — the Nemesys allows for extra driver head weight to create more stability without negatively changing swing weight. If you play a driver longer than 45 inches this could be a great option for you.

VA Composites Nemesys Wood Shaft

Because it features one of the highest balance points in golf, the NEMESYS is unlike any shaft on the market or in the VA arsenal for that matter. The NEMESYS features the unique use of tungsten powder in the butt section of the shaft which increases the weight and provides additional stability without building up wall thickness. In addition, by using the highest grade composite material, T1100, in the tip section, we’ve been able to make the shaft wall thinner and add stability while maintaining proper club swing weight. The engineering of this heavier butt section and lighter tip section results in one of the highest high-balanced shafts in golf. 
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Graphite Design Tour AD DI

The Tour AD DI is still one of the benchmarks for smooth feel and extra stability thanks to a Nanoalloy material in the tip section of the shaft. This unique tech allows golfers to create greater clubhead speed and thus greater ball speeds and distance. It comes in four weight categories to help golfers find the perfect fit for their speed.

Graphite Design Tour AD DI Wood Shaft

The Graphite Design Tour AD DI utilizes premium, aerospace quality 50t carbon-fiber materials to provide the best performing shaft available. The Tour AD DI is the first shaft design that was integrated with Toray Company’s original NANOALLOY material technology in the tip section of the shaft. This unique material technology promotes additional shaft stability without the loss of feel and allows the player to create greater club head speed and thus greater ball speed while still providing exceptional feel and control. You can purchase the Graphite Design Tour AD DI in the following models: DI-5, DI-6, DI-7, DI-8. You can buy the Graphite Design Tour AD DI with the adaptor sleeve of choice built to your required specifications. JOCKEY TIP: The Graphite Tour AD DI is ideal for the player that prefers a softer mid-section, while maintaining a firm enough tip section through impact, promoting a high launch and low spin ball flight condition.
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Accra TZ Six

Accra’s TZ Six shafts combine a uniquely responsive and torsionally stable tip section that transitions into a firm butt section under the grip. This stiffness profile helps to generate more power and speed without sacrificing stability to offer a higher launch with controlled spin rates.

Accra TZ Six Wood Shaft

TZ Six is a revolutionary design combining a uniquely responsive and torsionally stable tip section that transitions into a firm butt section. This combination generates power without sacrificing stability, and results in a higher initial launch that flattens due to the controlled spin rates. TZ Six incorporates the same technologies and aerospace materials that drove TZ6 to become ACCRA’s most successful shaft ever. With the versatility to fit all levels of golfers from the longest hitters on premiere tours worldwide to golfers playing a local muni on the weekend, TZ Six offers weight and flex options for discerning golfers of all levels. TZ Six is lighter, faster, and looks better than any Tour Z we’ve ever produced and now features matching fairway wood, hybrid, and driving iron options all utilizing similar technologies to create a consistent flight and feel throughout a golfers set. JOCKEY TIP: The TZ Six is a higher launching option when compared to the TZ Five. Both are designed with a firmer tip section and low spin. Faster transition players will benefit from both profiles.  
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Mitsubishi Chemical Vanquish

The Vanquish’s lightweight design promotes greater speed without sacrificing consistency. It utilizes technologies that include a new amorphous wire in the butt section to increase clubhead acceleration, a low resin content for a better feel and a proprietary 46 and 40 Ton prepregs for added strength and lower torque.

Mitsubishi Chemical Vanquish Wood Shaft

VANQUISH™ is a brand-new ultra-premium lightweight brand designed to help golfers unlock more club head speed while still providing unparalleled consistency swing-to-swing. VANQUISH™ features six core technological tenets to deliver more consistency swing-to-swing and help you shoot lower scores: 1) a new Amorphous Wire Technology used in the butt section to increase activity in the handle for more clubhead acceleration, 2) a Super Low Resin Content Prepreg to drive resin content lower and increase carbon density for the best possible feel, 3) proprietary, exotic 46 and 40 Ton prepregs used in full length applications for added strength and lower torque, 4) a uniquely fortified tip section with outer layer material angled differently for tip stability, 5) Consistent Feel Design to reduce the variables between weights and flexes to allow for ease of fitting, and 6) our Precision Crafted Design to ensure VANQUISH™ keeps the tightest possible tolerances in weight and frequency.
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Fujikura Ventus Velocore plus

It’s hard to consider one of the most popular shafts on the PGA Tour underrated, but with the number of weight and flex options available, there is something for every level of golfer and swing speed.

Fujikura 2024 Ventus Blue Wood Shaft

Based on the game-changing VENTUS Blue profile originally launched on global tours in 2018, the all-new 2024 VENTUS captures the same incredible player-trusted feel as the original model, with improved material integrations and layouts. The first profile to incorporate Fujikura’s newest evolution of VeloCore Technology provides players even greater overall performance results. The next generation of Fujikura’s ground-breaking proprietary key technology. VeloCore+ is a multi-material bias core construction technique that not only increases and enhances the original combination of Pitch 70 and 40 Ton materials, but incorporates an all-new third premium material to give players even tighter dispersion and increased ball speeds. VeloCore+ takes all the benefits of the original VeloCore configuration and enhances performance even further by strengthening and tightening the overall structure.
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