FROM TEE TO GREEN


TPT GOLF™ DELIVERS SWISS TECHNOLOGY IN THE PALM OF YOUR HANDSTO DRIVE YOUR BALL STRAIGHTER AND LONGER

Nearly every golf shaft on the market today — whether a driver, wood or iron — is made via a process called “roll wrapping.” This entails rolling multiple “flags” of material around a steel mandrel. The resulting layer overlap creates a seam, as well as a spine that must be aligned during fitting.

On the course, shafts like this often exhibit inconsistent twist and torque, leading to higher shot dispersion and poor “feel” for the player.

TPT Golf™ shafts, by contrast, are manufactured using Thin Ply Technology lightweight prepreg plies and a proprietary patented technique known as the “Thin Ply Winding” method. This results in a perfectly concentric and near-homogeneous shaft. Currently, TPT Golf exclusively offers Thin Ply Technology driver shafts; wood shafts will follow in late-2017.


HOW IT WORKS

The micro-structure of a Thin Ply laminate results in more-advanced mechanical properties. A thinner ply offers nearly limitless options in a shaft for fiber angles and combinations of fiber types. TPT Golf™’s Thin Ply Winding method ensures that each carbon ply is laid concentrically. THE RESULT: a perfectly symmetrical shaft with no spine.

Thin Ply Winding also ensures a precisely controlled ratio of longitudinal plies to angle plies at every position along the shaft. Uniformity of wall thickness and fiber-alignment control lead to a smoothly changing flex profile unachievable in conventional shaft construction.

To see the practical effects of this, consider the chart at left, which compares cycles per minute (cpm) as a TPT Golf™ shaft and a non-TPT premium shaft are rotated 360 degrees. This number, which represents a shaft’s “concentricity,” defines a golfer’s shot dispersion. The premium shaft showed a deviation of 7.2 cpm; the TPT Golf™ shaft deviated just 2.4 cpm — two-thirds fewer.

In general, if this “radial tolerance” of a shaft’s flex is greater than 3 cpm, it will adversely affect a golf club’s performance — and TPT Golf™ shafts are consistently below this 3 cpm threshold.

A clear demonstration of the concentricity of the TPT Golf™ shaft is the comparison of frequency in cycles per minute (cpm) as the shaft is rotated 360 degrees. This is illustrated in the chart on the left.

The concentricity of a shaft defines the shot dispersion achievable. The premium shaft tested showed a deviation of 7.2 cpm. The TPT Golf™ shaft shows a deviation of 2.4 cpm.


It is generally recognized that a radial tolerance in shaft flex of more than 3 cpm will adversely affect the performance of a golf club. TPT-Golf’s manufacturing technology outputs shafts with a tolerance that is consistently below the 3 cpm threshold.

This level of radial consistency is comparable with that of high quality metal shafts. The graph above shows how consistent the radial tolerance of a TPT-Golf shaft is.

TPT GOLF SHAFT

PREMIUM COMMERCIAL SHAFT

J.J. RIVET


WORLD’S FOREMOST SPORTS BIOMECHANIST
+ ETPI SPORT PERFORMANCE DEPARTMENT HEAD

“THE EVIDENCE THAT THIS SHAFT HAS YIELDED IN OUR TESTING IS AS IMPRESSIVE AS IT IS COMPELLING. THE SHAFT COMBINES THE RARELY SEEN IF NOT UNPRECEDENTED BLEND OF LOW-SPIN PERFORMANCE WITH A SUSTAINED DISTANCE CARRY CAPACITY, WHICH ALLOWS GOLFERS OF ALL SWING SPEEDS TO KEEP THE BALL IN THE AIR LONGER FOR MAXIMUM DISTANCE.”

“THE GOAL OF MY COLLABORATION WITH TPT GOLF™ IS TO DEVELOP BETTER GOLF SHAFTS THAT MATCH THE CHARACTERISTICS OF EACH INDIVIDUAL PLAYER. WE ARE HUMAN BEINGS PLAYING THE GAME OF GOLF, NOT ROBOTS, AND THE GOLF CLUB ITSELF IS AN OUTSIDE ELEMENT OR “CONDITION” TO WHICH EACH PLAYER MUST ADAPT NOT ONLY ON A DAILY BASIS BUT FROM ONE SWING TO ANOTHER.”

“TPT GOLF™’S ABILITY TO TAILOR THE TORQUE, STIFFNESS AND FEEL OF THEIR SHAFTS GIVES ME EVERY OPTION I NEED TO ACHIEVE OUR GOAL OF RECOGNISING THE INDIVIDUALITY OF EACH GOLFER AND OF HELPING TO OPTIMIZING EACH PLAYER’S PERFORMANCE.”

DAVID LEADBETTER


LEADING GOLF INSTRUCTOR

“THESE ARE SWISS SHAFTS”

“IT’S ALL ABOUT THE SHAFT”

“HOW DOES THAT FEEL?”

“PRECISION, HIGH QUALITY”

“WHEN YOU HAVE EQUIPMENT SUCH AS TPT IT MAKES MY JOB SO MUCH EASIER”

“SWITZERLAND IS KNOWN NOW FOR WATCHES, CHOCOLATE AND SHAFTS”

“CREATING A GREAT SERVICE TO THE GAME BECAUSE THEY’RE ABLE TO PRODUCE A PIECE OF EQUIPMENT THAT IS GOING TO REPRODUCE THE SAME MATRIX EVERY TIME YOU HIT THE BALL”

PHILIPPE CORSALETTI


"TPT Golf have developed a shaft with perfect concentricity meaning the shaft is equally stiff in all directions with a very low shot dispersion. This new technology will revolutionise the shaft industry."

“When it came to fitting my driver with a new shaft, I couldn’t make a mistake. During my fitting session at Terre Blanche I had the chance to try a new shaft (X-flex shaft with 2.5 degrees of torque). I immediately liked it, the weight, the balance, the stability and it was confidence inspiring.”