New this year is an addition to True Temper’s latest family – the XP. Joining the XP 95 and XP 105 is their heavier counterpart the XP 115, which is as they say – “bridges the gap between standard weight and superlight performance.”
We will show why in a moment. These are offerings to retro-fit OEM irons requiring taper tip shafts. The following chart is a quick overview of where the XP 115 fits in in terms of cut weight (of a mid-iron) and trajectory including the Project X lines, which True Temper manufactures as well.
Each model in the XP line shares the same unique step pattern, but each weight brings something different to the table. The lightest shaft (XP 95) provides for the highest trajectory and geared more for those with smoother swings. The XP 105 is heavier and subsequently a little stiffer and provides a little bit lower ball trajectory than the XP 95, but still fairly high in the True Temper / Project X product mix.
The XP 115 is more mid-launching in the scheme of things with the biggest difference being the middle portion of the shaft is stiffer in deflection than the XP 105. This is data accumulated using our shaft profiler. So those wanting more feel, but don’t want to sacrifice accuracy might consider this model. This is the reason it bridges the gap within all their shaft patterns.
For those familiar with the True Temper shafts of the past, the True Temper XP 115 will most favorably compare with the Dynalite Gold XP in terms of weight and ball flight as illustrated by the deflection curves. The subtle difference is the XP 115 is slightly softer in frequency and should provide a smidgeon more feel.
If you or one of your customers is looking to re-shaft one of the many OEM heads requiring a 0.355” taper tip shaft, here is a shaft that fits the proverbial middle of the shaft spectrum. It is lighter weight shaft (but not too light) and mid-launching and could be a great choice for many with average to above average swing speeds.
SAN DIEGO, 18 February 2015 – Lamkin Corporation – the original manufacturer of premium golf grips – would like to congratulate brand ambassador Brandt Snedeker on his impressive win at the PGA Tour AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am this weekend.
Snedeker, using Lamkin’s Crossline ACE grips on his clubs, was a model of consistency in carding a 67 on the final round having shown incredible control across the tournament to only card one bogey in all 72 holes.
Snedeker finished the week on 22 under par, a new tournament record, breaking the previous best he set himself in 2013.
The grip Snedeker used on all his swinging clubs to record this victory is a variation on the company’s best-selling Crossline grip. The Lamkin Crossline ACE grip features a distinctive, densely spaced pattern that promotes light grip tension and provides superior lateral traction. Snedeker’s grip utilizes Lamkin’s proprietary ACE compound, delivering a super-tacky, secure connection to the club, perfect for the light grip pressure required for the best golf shots.
New Fujikura EXS Series Shafts Takes Over Where the Fit-On Max and Sakura Left Off
If you have already downloaded and browsed our 2015 catalog I would like to tell you that is not all we have to offer – far from it! To be your one stop shop for all your component needs you will find plenty more including some hard-to-find or specialty items on our website that are available to you.
Sakura has been Fujikura’s lady-specific shafts for the past several years. If you are previously familiar with the Sakura models that have been offered for the past few years, then you will already know what to expect from the EXS Sakura line. For those who are having their first encounter, these are extremely lightweight, flexible, and easy to get the ball airborne and ideal for the average strength lady golfer. These are also made of premium materials and upgrades over what would typically be found in name brand ladies clubs.
A numbers game; which wood shaft is right for me?
The EXS is a comprehensive line with various weights and trajectories. While the number of options might look confusing at first, it will be soon be easy to sort out the difference amongst the wood shafts.
To make selecting the shafts user-friendly, the shaft’s silkscreens are color coded. The “Red” color-schemed shafts’ names end in .0 (such as 5.0 and 6.0). These happen to be the highest launching shafts in the family aside from the Sakura. In addition, the first number indicates the weight where the “5” would be a shaft that weighs in the 50 gram range and the 6 would be in the 60 gram range.
Now moving on, those shaft names ending with .1 (like the 5.1, 6.1 and 7.1), have blue in their silkscreen and these are the mid launching shafts in the family. Again, the first number represents the weight range. Lastly, the shafts ending in .2 are the lowest launching in the family and offered in heavier weight options and identified by the purple in the silkscreen.
Hybrids and Irons
The hybrids and irons are also color coded. The EXS 65 Hybrid and the EXS 60 iron have red in their color-scheme. They are the lightest and highest launching to pair with the 5.0 and 6.0 wood shafts. The slightly heavier EXS 75 hybrid and EXS 70 iron shafts can easily be spotted by their blue color in the silkscreen and you guessed it, these match up well with the 5.1, 6.1 and 7.1 wood shafts.
All the EXS shafts are also affordable and add performance while bridging the gap between entry level (stock) shafts and the much higher priced premium models. Fujikura is an established brand you can trust just as many professional have for several years on all the major circuits.
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Lamkin Corporation – the original manufacturer of premium golf grips – would like to congratulate brand ambassador Miguel Angel Jiménez on his thrilling victory at the Mitsubishi Electric Championship this weekend.
This win signifies the 51 year old Spaniard’s first win since becoming a Lamkin brand ambassador and the first win on any Tour for Lamkin’s new Wrap-Tech grip. Jiménez closed out his second victory in three starts on the Champions Tour with six bridies in the last nine holes, carding a closing round 66 to edge out Mark O’Meara by a shot. Jiménez displayed great control throughout the tournament, taking his opportunities when they came. This was epitomized by his tally of 12 under for the 12 par fives across the four days.
This was only the second tournament that Jiménez had put the Lamkin Wrap-Tech grips into play and they are clearly becoming a firm favorite. The win in Hawaii comes hot on the heels of a spectacular hole in one in Abu Dhabi last week and following this great start Lamkin hopes that it continues to help Jiménez to a season of highlights. Fueled by Lamkin’s exclusive Double Helix surface texture, the new Wrap-Tech delivers the perfect balance of comfort, control and feel.
The grip’s traditional wrap-style — preferred by some of golf’s greatest legends, including Arnold Palmer – offers a comfortable feel ideally suited for players who don’t wear a glove. The added traction in the unique dual pattern provides enhanced control and slip-resistance. Made with patented ACE material, Wrap-Tech is extraordinarily tacky and shock absorbing, making it perfect for all climates and conditions. Available in standard, midsize or oversize options, the grips showcase a black base color with white, red or blue detailing.