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Unique gliding system design that completely eliminates the occurrence of scratches to the body frame when opening and closing of the push cart
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Say “Bye-Bye” to the same old boring chrome-plated steel shafts and add a touch of color to your game with the New Apollo Chroma Steel Shafts from Hireko Golf.
The Apollo Chroma features a two-tone fade finish in three of the most color-coordinated paint schemes. This ultra-lightweight golf shaft design (20 grams less than a standard weight shaft) will help reduce overall weight and give those golfers with a relatively smooth swing added distance, yet the accuracy they associate with steel shafts. However, there is more than meets the eye than the colorful yet economical steel iron shafts with tight weight tolerances.
In the upcoming Modern Guide to Golf Clubfitting book, we talk about creating alternative flexes. Even though this shaft was originally created as an R&S combination flex shaft, we can follow the rules of soft and hard-stepping and create basically 6 flexes out of one shafts. Here is a chart showing what the manufacturer recommends for R-flex in black and S-flex in red.
You will notice that there is a 2” difference in the tip trimming between these two flexes. If we cut the shafts to each of the two flexes in identical heads, lengths and swingweights we would see a 10 cpm difference. However, let’s say we wanted to make the shaft between R and S flex or what some may call firm. We can tip trim 1” more than chart for the R-flex or 1” less than S-flex chart. We would have confidence that a 1” difference in tip trimming would result into a 5 cpm change. The shaft has nearly 11” of parallel tip section and 42” in raw length so we have plenty of room to trim more if we wanted to create a stiffer flex or hit a target frequency. And since fewer and fewer customers are carrying 3 and 4 irons, you can create softer flexes by trimming less. You can see the approximate frequencies you can expect based on the various trimming options.
It should be noted that there are listings for Soft R, Tour S and X in addition to Firm. These are simply labels to assign the flex relative to the normal R or S flex designed into the shaft. The frequency of the Apollo Chroma will be softer in the same flex designations as shafts that will be much heavier. That is, don’t expect the Chroma X to be as stiff as a Dynamic Gold X100 as there are no industry standards for flex.
What does it play like?
In terms of weight, frequency and stiffness distribution along the length of the shaft, the Apollo Chroma matches up well to the KBS Tour 90 parallel tip shafts using the trimming options listed below. Note the X-flex was created by tip trimming to length.
Chroma R = KBS Tour 90 Parallel Tip R-flex trimming to the 4.0 option
Chroma S = KBS Tour 90 Parallel Tip S-flex trimming to the 4.5 option
Chroma X* = KBS Tour 90 Parallel Tip S-flex trimming to the 5.0 option
For those that use the Dynamic Shaft Fitting Index (DSFI), here is the information to match up to the annual Shaft Fitting Addendum.
As the dog days of summer are soon to come, be prepared and remember to stock up on golf gloves so you get the most not only out of your practice sessions, but also when you are on the course. Also be sure to be fit correctly with the right sized glove.
This past week I was out testing seven different driver / shaft combinations with my trusty Voice Caddie SC100 portable launch monitor that I always take with me to the range. The beauty of it is that it provides me instantaneous feedback to accurately compare different clubs that is impossible to see with the naked eye. If one driver can give you 5 more yards on a consistent basis than the others, then you want to know which one it is. However, this isn’t the one piece of equipment I was referring to.
With it being unseasonably hot and humid, it didn’t take long to warm up. The Voice Caddie was showing my distances with my treasure trove of test drivers were only topping out around 239 yards. Man, old age can’t be creeping up on me now. I soon noticed that I was dripping sweat from the heat of the sun and it finally donned on me I wasn’t properly prepared. There was something stuck to the side of my bag I hadn’t removed and that was a nice dry golf glove. I hadn’t even thought of it as it has been colder than normal up until last week and had not needed to use a glove until now.
Immediately after putting on the glove the Voice Caddie was showing my distance jumped up to 254 yards using the exact same clubs. Now, that’s more like it! When I examined the numbers, the swing speed readings were really not much different, but what really increased was the smash factor or how much more solidly I was hitting the ball; all from a more secure grip with the aid of a simple glove. Plus, not only was I hitting the ball further, but the balls were going much straighter too.
As the dog days of summer are soon to come, be prepared and remember to stock up on gloves so you get the most not only out of your practice sessions, but also when you are on the course. Also be sure to be fit correctly with the right sized glove.