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The Graphite Designs Tour AD DI shaft feels great and put up some spectacular numbers.  Easy to see why it’s such a hit on the PGA Tour.

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Introduction

The goal of any manufacturer is to build hype around their product organically.  Smothering the consumer with ads is fine, but it’s nothing compared to the consumer seeing all of their friends talking about and using a product.  That latter scenario is what seemed to happen overnight with the Graphite Designs Tour AD DI shaft.

From Charles Howell III to Tiger Woods to Adam Scott, it felt like every PGA Tour pro was playing the orange “Deep Impact,” and every forum was chattering about it.  The momentum continues to the 2016-2017 season as Hideki Matsuyama uses one in his driver to stack up wins.  We put this tour-proven shaft through the paces to see how it performs for those of us without PGA Tour swings.

Love the AD DI but want something new?  Check out the Graphite Design Tour AD UB HERE

Graphite Designs has a formula for the graphics of their Tour AD shafts, and the DI doesn’t vary from it.  It’s primarily one solid color with some rings in the mid-butt area and very simple graphics .  While some of the colors are bold, the graphics are no nonsense.

Unlike most of their line up, the AD DI does come in two flavors: black and the signature orange .  Go stealth or stand out, the choice is yours.

Somehow I missed out on the AD DI craze a couple years ago, but after one swing I immediately understood what all the fuss was about.  This shaft has a tremendous kick to it, but it never feels out of control.  The company’s description is “Medium” in the butt and mid and “Stiff” in the tip, which matches my assessment exactly.  You get a smooth, powerful kick through impact, but the tip doesn’t feel loose or torque-y, even on mishits.

As an aside, kudos to Graphite Designs for taking all the voodoo out of shaft descriptions.  For each of their shafts, they describe the butt, mid, and tip sections on a scale that ranges from “Very Stiff” to “Soft.”  This makes it easy to figure out what you might like and what you want to try next.

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Performance

When I love the feel of a shaft, chances are its going to perform well for me.  That was certainly the case with the Graphite Designs AD DI.

I started my testing with the stiff flex version of the AD DI.  The smooth kick made me feel like I was delivering effortless power to the ball, and the results were very solid.  When I bumped up to the X flex, things got even better.  The kick was slightly less pronounced, as you’d expect, but the consistency of the results was through the roof.  Every shot was near the center of the face, and the monitor was showing the same push-draw time after time .

For players who haven’t hit Graphite Designs shafts and can’t make use of their feel chart, I would say that the AD DI is a mix of the Diamana Blue and White shafts.  It has the smooth feel and pronounced kick of the blue with the strong tip of the white.  For me, that adds up to great consistency with tremendous feel .

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Prior to this review, my experience with  Graphite Designs  shafts had been minimal, but now the AD DI is making a serious push to go in the bag.  It blends some of the best attributes of my favorite shafts, and the performance simply can’t be argued with.  Waiting to get this into play is just one more reason that this winter is going to feel really long.

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First of all, I thank you for your website. Passionate about golf and about gear of golf , you are for me , the website number one on the subject .

I particularly appreciated your review of the ADDI shaft. GRAPHITE DESIGN being one of my favorite trademarks. I hope that others tests of the range are going to follow. Thank you again ! Excuse-me for my broken English. Patrick

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Hey Matt, always enjoy reading your reviews. This GD Tour AD DI is a shaft I keep hearing about and seeing in clubs over the years. It was no surprise to hear you were impressed by it, but it was really interesting to see that you were concentrating on the proper flex for yourself(S vs. XS). With that said, I was wondering what your thoughts are on the Stiff shaft. I know you will ultimately fall back on getting fit….understood. But given what you experienced for yourself, which appeared to be that you need the XS shaft for your swing speed to maximize accuracy, what would you venture the S flex would be good for in terms of swing speed? Assuming a smooth swing and 102-103 mph….S flex? Once again, I know a fitting is absolutely a must, but what swing speed range do you think might benefit best from the S flex AD DI shaft?

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The thing that impressed me about the AD DI is that I could have been very happy playing the S, I just preferred the shot shape with the X. The S is also so smooth, I think it could work all the way down to, perhaps 95 MPH. Around 100 MPH is probably the sweet spot.

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Matt, surprised it has taken so long to try out this iconic shaft. I am 100 SS and the GD DI 60 Stiff is the shaft I keep coming back to. Best feel yet never seems overpowered. Also agreed with the comment that it sits between the Diamana Blue and White. More stable than the Blue and more feel than the White.

And if you want that next level of stiffness / low ball flight try the BB. I noticed Kaymer just moved from DI to BB in driver, but kept DI in other woods. It also comes in Black which I think was a special order/ request from Adam Scott a few years back.

First of all I thank you for your site !

For me you are the number one ! I particularly appreciated your review of the ADDI ; GD being one of my favorites trademarks I hope that others tests of the range are going to follow

thank you again Patrick ( paris)

We will have a review of the AD TP coming soon and hopefully more to follow after that. Any models in particular that you’re interested in?

Thank you Matt !

a review of the AD TP would be perfect ! AD MT too !

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Thanks, Matt. As it is often said the shaft is the “engine” of the club and the key to proper fitting. For us mere mortals, may I presume that this shaft also comes in a “Regular” form for slower swing speeds? Thanks again. Steve

Yes, it’s available in R2 (senior) through X.

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I have the AD DI-7s shaft in my TaylorMade 2017 M2 3 wood. It’s the best club I’ve ever owned. My swing speed is around 105mph, yet I feel as if however hard I swing with this shaft, it just copes and continues to deliver. The feel is exquisite. Now all I have to do is see if I can find a driver to put this shaft into!

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Hi Matt, I have just purchased a Ping G400 Max Driver…Reg stock stand.shaft. I am 70 yo on 18 h/c. Would I benefit from fitting an Ad Di Shaft ? In a regular form. My swing speed is around 90 to100. Can I buy in Australia?

I’m not sure who distributes Graphite Design in Australia.

There’s no inherent reason why the AD DI would be better than the stock PING shaft. The only way it would be better is if it’s a better fit for your swing, which you could find out by working with a high quality club fitter.

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Love the podcast!

Are these averages from the S or X flex?

This was a while back but I believe the X was the better fit.

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What was your ball flight with the S?

I’m not going to be able to reliably tell you any more than is in the review, this was written quite a while back.

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Great review. How would you compare this shaft to the Tensei series? Also, in the past have you ever put together a shaft comparison chart?

There are a lot of different profiles in the Tensei series, but overall both the Tensei and Graphite Designs shafts are consistent and high quality. I have not put together a shaft comparison chart because we encourage everyone to be fit.

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Hi Matt, I have the choice of the Di 60g stiff or VENTUS Black 6 60g in New St200 G, VENTUS is newer to market, what do you think.?

I would suggest getting fit and finding the best option for your swing. If you want to know what fits my swing, you can see my WITB here: https://pluggedingolf.com/about/matt-saternus/matts-whats-in-the-bag/

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Hey Matt, Hopefully you still remember the feel of this shaft since it was reviewed a number of years ago…. In the review you stated that the feel was somewhere between Diamana BF and DF. Now I am curious to know whether the feel of the AD DI is similar to the Diamana ZF in your experience since the ZF is considered to be in between DF and BF regarding feel. I know you did the review on the ZF already but maybe I am just looking for a confirmation. Hope you can answer my question, thanks!

Overall, yes, they’re somewhat similar.

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would you recommend AD_D1 7x for a senior who’s swing speed is down?

A 70 gram X flex is not something I would recommend for someone whose speed is going down, unless it’s going down from a truly elite level.

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Are you able to share what head(s) you had conducted this shaft review with? As always appreciate you and plugged in.

Thanks, Mike

I always test with my gamer, the PING G425 Max.

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I demoed the DI-6s with a fitter a while back and he thought it was my best fit from what we had available. However my club head SS is only mid, maybe high 90s, which according to GD suggests a stiff- regular. The fitter doesn’t have a SR with a Ping tip to demo. I’m playing a Ping tour 65 stiff ok right now but the DI was better.

If anything, the DI-6 stiff plays smoother/less demanding than the Ping tour stiff, true? Apparently the DI-6s might play ok down to mid 90s as you mentioned? Otoh worst case, a stiff-regular wouldn’t be flimsy, true?

Thanks for any thoughts…$370 shaft, good grief:-)

Yes, I think the AD-DI will feel softer/smoother than the PING Tour in the same flex. Personally, I would be hesitant to buy anything I hadn’t tested, especially for $370. If you thought the stiff felt good and it worked well, I would stick with that rather than taking a chance on the SR.

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Does anyone have experience with the 105x hybrid/driving iron shaft? Thoughts? Is it “too stiff”?

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Good morning! I wanted to see if you could share a thought or two comparing the Tour AD DI vs the Ventus TR Red. Thanks

I have a full review of the Ventus TR Red here: https://pluggedingolf.com/fujikura-ventus-tr-red-shaft-review/

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Matt I have these with my Itobori cavity back irons. When bought this set-up I wasn’t quite ready for the cavity back irons. After alot of practice and lessons… Great shaft they load up perfectly with my swing making me look better than I am…I have standards lofts not jack up.

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Tour AD DI Hybrid Shaft Review – Specs, Flex, Weight

Tour AD DI Hybrid Shaft

The Tour AD DI Hybrid shaft boasts some of the same technologies as shafts produced by more well-known brands.

It has a lot to offer…for the right kind of player. Are you a good fit for this hybrid graphite/carbon fiber shaft?

Find out as I tell you about my experience testing the Tour AD DI.

Tour AD DI Shaft Overview

I have tested one or two Tour AD shafts in the past and the Tour AD DI Hybrid has the same visual effect as the others.

To put it frankly, the Tour AD DI Hybrid looks very busy. It has a metallic white/orange color scheme but it’s the labeling that really stands out.

The brand name, model name, flex and weight indications are all in different fonts which gives the shaft a rather hectic look.

But I loved the feel of this shaft so much that I was easily able to overlook its rather noisy look.

The Tour AD DI has a progressively stiff bend profile: it’s stiff in the tip, a bit lighter in the midsection and soft in the butt.

This creates a very smooth transition even when you really load up on it. I particularly loved the stiff tip section because it allowed for accuracy that you don’t often get in such an active shaft.

The Tour AD DI Hybrid comes in four weight classes: 75g, 85g, 95g and 105g.

The range of weights makes this shaft a good option for players of all skill levels. After all, who couldn’t benefit from superb smoothness and accuracy akin to much stiffer shafts?

Why is the Tour AD DI So Popular?

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 The Tour AD DI feels fast even if you don’t swing fast.

It feels fluid through transition and through the ball so you don’t waste a drop of swing speed energy.

And my numbers were the proof. During testing, my smash factor stayed between the 1.3 and 1.4 range.

So I would reckon that part of what makes this shaft so popular is its uncanny ability to transfer swing energy into the ball

How Does the Tour AD DI Hybrid Perform?

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I tested the Tour AD DI Hybrid 85g in stiff flex.

The first thing I do when testing any shaft is bend it between both hands. Surprisingly, this gives me a good idea of how it’s going to perform.

The Tour AD DI Hybrid didn’t bend so easily under the force of my hands so I thought, at first, that it would play a bit stiff and boardy.

Well, it might be time to re-think my hand bend practice because it did not indicate the performance of this shaft.

The Tour AD DI Hybrid, even in stiff flex felt remarkably smooth but gave the accuracy of a stiff shaft.

I plugged the Tour AD DI into my 4-hybrid and my spin rates stayed in the 3500 and 400 RPM spin range. This allowed me to thread the needle on narrow fairways and deftly avoid hazards.

The torque was perfect for me but you can get less or more torque just by choosing a higher or lower weight class.

So we know that the Tour AD DI offers great club head speed (smash factor), keeps spin low and allows for straight flight.

Now let’s talk about distance. My average carry with the Tour AD DI was 164.5 yards. The rollout was pronounced due to the low spin so my average total distance was 180.9 yards.

Tour AD DI Hybrid Shaft Specs

What flexes are available what swing speeds do they suit.

Regular is a good flex for 70-80 MPH swingers.

Stiff is good for about 81-95 MPH swingers and extra stiff for 96-105 MPH swingers.

What Weights Are Available? What Swing Speeds Do They Suit?

The 75g and 85g weights should cover players in the 70-90 MPH swing speed range while the 95g and 105g weights would work for players in the 91-105 MPH swing speed range.

Why is it So Good?

The Tour AD DI Hybrid is a good shaft because it combines distance with accuracy.

It feels fluid and pliable which also helps when you need to finagle the shaft in order to dig the ball out of the rough.

Tour AD DI Hybrid First Impressions

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At first, I thought the Tour AD DI would be too boardy in stiff flex.

But that was not the case at all. The Tour AD DI ended up being exceptionally fast without sending the ball spinning off-line.

Key Features & Performance

The Tour AD DI features a carbon/graphite design that allows for incredible stability in a lightweight package.

The tip has been stiffened to offer better club head control at impact as well.

Tour AD DI Hybrid Review

I tested this shaft with my 4H but I actually think it would work better in a 3H when you need that extra distance. It offers a nice, mid launch that can easily be worked a bit higher.

Tour AD DI Hybrid Pros & Cons

  • Great smash factor
  • Smooth transition
  • Offers straight flight
  • Great distance
  • Workable in the rough
  • Stopping power isn’t great
  • Busy graphics and lettering

Tour AD DI Hybrid Shaft

Overall Score: 97/100

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Who Should Buy it?

To be honest, I might have given this shaft a perfect score if not for the lack of stopping power.

This isn’t the shaft you want to plug into your hybrids if you’re attacking a lot of greens with them.

But for the rest of us mortals, the Tour AD DI Hybrid is fantastic for garnering extra distance.

This is more-or-less a point-and-shoot shaft as well so it will help anyone who is struggling with accuracy.

Plus, it comes in a wide variety of weights and flexes so it is viable for many different swing speeds.

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The Tour AD DI “DEEP IMPACT” Hybrid shafts are designed to provide golfers with more power and stability in a hybrid golf shaft.

The Tour AD DI Hybrid is designed with the same performance characteristics as the Tour AD DI Wood shafts for a mid/high trajectory with mid spin and pin point accuracy. Players of all skill levels will benefit from the exceptional control, workability and superior performance of the Tour AD DI Hybrid shafts. The result, the Tour AD DI Hybrid shaft delivers players to the next level of superior distance with consistent trajectory control and will create a “DEEP IMPACT” on your game!

Revolutionary technology, design and the most advanced materials are trademarks in all Graphite Design shafts, making them the highest quality premium golf shafts on the market today. Validating the company’s “Tour AD” logo, all of Graphite Design’s PGA Tour-proven shafts are specifically designed to promote a gain in Accuracy and Distance.

  • Designed with the same performance characteristics as the Tour AD DI Wood shafts, providing a mid/high trajectory with mid spin and pin point accuracy.
  • Players of all skill levels will benefit from the exceptional control, workability and superior performance of the Tour AD DI Hybrid shafts.

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Shaft Test: Graphite Design’s new Tour AD-TP versus the famous Tour AD-DI

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With a similar profile to the company’s famous Tour AD-DI shaft, and a few new technologies for a slightly different ball flight, Graphite Design’s new Tour AD-TP shaft will surely entice a legion of high-spin golfers.

The new shafts are made for a mid launch and low spin rates, according to Graphite Design’s website, while the Tour AD-DI shafts are made for mid/high to high launch angles and low to low/mid spin rates. Certainly, they are in the same wheelhouse, but for anyone looking to create a slightly more penetrating ball flight with lower launch and lower spin, the new shaft could be their winning ticket.

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To accomplish its performance, the AD-TP shafts are made with a faster taper rate from the lower-mid section to the tip of the shaft, and use an all-new graphite material from Toray Industries called T1100G carbon fiber pre-preg. They also use Toray’s Nanoalloy technology in the tip section, which was first introduced in Graphite Design’s Tour AD-DI. It help golfers gain more control of the club face by resisting torque.  Read more about the Tour AD-TP shaft’s tech here .

Here’s the bend profile of the Tour AD-TP shafts, according to Graphite Design’s website:

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And here’s how the Tour AD-TP shafts stack up versus the other Tour AD shafts:

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As you can see, the Tour AD-TP (top row) compared to the Tour AD-DI (bottom row) will have a firmer mid and butt section, but will also have the familiar stiff tip section.

Personally, I’ve tested just about every new mainstream driver shaft that’s come out in the past three years, and I just haven’t been able to find something that matches my swing like the Tour AD-DI. As a golfer who fights a nasty hook and too much spin, it’s the stiffness and stability of the tip of the shaft that makes me comfortable enough to “go at it.” I’m also a Mets fan, so I like the orange color.

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But for whatever reason, my golfing brain finds other shafts to load and unload way differently, either forcing me to flip or block drives, leading to tragic results. So although I often test the latest and greatest golf shafts for you, the GolfWRX readers, I’ve all but given up on other shafts making it into my gamer driver. Yes, other shafts have given me “more optimal” numbers in a Trackman environment, but there’s nothing optimal about feeling like you’re going to duck hook the ball off the planet with OB stakes left.

When Graphite Design announced a new shaft with a similar profile that’s made to create a slightly more penetrating trajectory, however, I’ll admit I was excited to try it. Let’s see how the numbers played out.

The Numbers

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I tested my Tour AD-DI gamer shaft (45.5 inches, tipped 1 inch) against a Tour AD-TP shaft (45.5 inches, untipped) and a Tour AD-TP shaft (45.5 inches, tipped 1 inch) in a TaylorMade M1 460 head (10.5 degrees) set to neutral. Yes, I have a bit more swing speed in the tank than displayed below, but it’s also late October and I don’t want to have a blown out back all winter. I conducted my testing at the Launch Pad at Carl’s Golfland on TrackMan 4 using premium golf balls.

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Magenta = Tour AD-TP (tipped 1 inch)

Observations

— Shots with the un-tipped shaft trended to the right. It felt like the face was opening on the downswing and I couldn’t turn my shots over. The data solidifies for me that performance matches my feel, and that I do indeed need a tipped shaft.

— The AD-DI shaft had the highest spin (2953 rpm), highest landing angle, most height (122.1 feet) and launched the highest (13.7 degrees).

— The AD-TP (tipped 1 inch) carried 4.9 yards shorter than the Tour AD-DI, but went 3.7 yards longer in total. This shows how much more penetrating the ball flight with a AD-TP shaft can be.

— Spin rate dropped from 2953 rpm with the Tour AD-DI (tipped 1 inch) to 2460 rpm with the AD-TP (tipped 1 inch).

— With nearly identical clubhead speed, ball speed and smash factors, it’s clear the Tour AD-TP was offering better numbers and tighter dispersion for me.

The Takeaway

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The Graphite Design Tour AD-TP shaft is currently selling for $500 at retail. Based on the improvement I saw in my numbers, I would say that the new shaft is worth the value for my swing. The profile and new materials are a match for me in regards to ball flight characteristics and feel. I would describe the feel as “smooth-stiff, with a stable tip.”

Of course, it’s important to undergo a proper fitting, as you saw that the un-tipped version of the Tour AD-GP shaft was giving me fits. But, if you’re like me and struggle with high spin rates and inconsistency, the Tour AD-TP shaft may help you find more accuracy… and a bit more distance, too.

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Nov 21, 2016 at 7:20 pm

Confidence is worth a ton…so if the shoe fits….

Bottom line find one for a song and play it!

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Oct 31, 2016 at 1:36 pm

Andrew, the author of this review, comments about hitting duck hooks because that is his miss when he uses a shaft that doesn’t “fit” his swing style. It is the same issue I fight. The fact he has peppered the right side of the grid would be comforting for him. All in all, Andrew fits the new TP shaft pretty well.

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Oct 30, 2016 at 11:57 pm

Some shafts get progressively weaker to the tip (Rogue, AD-DI), many increase stiffness into the tip (most other GD tour AD models, Kuro Kage) To assume all shafts need to be tipped just seems uninformed. Tipping off stiffness in a shaft like a AD-BB is just going to lower the kick point and give you a softer tip; exact opposite of tipping a AD-DI.

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Oct 30, 2016 at 11:05 pm

Wow the author tried really hard to say this is better. The chart looks pretty much the same for all three shafts as far as landing zone. Just one leftward (I’m guess more of a hook) shot skewed the oval left. Unless he’s a left hander, none of his shots were hooks, rather either push or slices. Strange for him to say that he’s fighting a hook when he didn’t hit any.

The real difference does seem to be one offering more roll and one more carry due to launch angle changes I’m guessing due to the stiffer mid and butt sections. Worth it? The argument seems a bit thin.

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Vokey’s L Grind is a low bounce, 4-degree grind that allows the leading edge to get close to the ground while still offering trailing edge, heel, and toe relief. This sole allows you to get the leading edge of the wedge down on the turf for shots of tight and firm lies. Relief on the wedge is going to allow the player to open the face without that leading edge coming up off the turf so you can hit higher lofted shots easily. This L Grind is only available in Vokey’s Raw finish, so the wedge will rust over time and use.

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When you open the box on a Raw Vokey, it is always hard to tell if it is a Tour Chrome as the polish to the raw metal looks that good. Just holding the club in my hand, the L Grind looks a lot like an M Grind with the way they shaped the sole. I won’t lie, I was a bit nervous taking out a wedge with 4 degrees of bounce as I play in Metro Detroit and we rarely find tight and firm lies here. Around our greens is soft and lush with deep rough and bunkers with firmer sand. I tend to get a little steep with my wedges and have always used higher-bounce wedges. This year I was fit into SM10 50.12F, 56.14F, and 60.10S wedges. I thought this L grind was light years from my 60.10S, so I proceeded with caution and took it straight to the course. I had a 58.04L sent to me so I switched up my wedge setup to accommodate that.

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Out on the course, I was shocked by the first shot with the 58.04L as it sped through the deep rough, popped the ball in the air, and plopped it into the green. I was short-sided and the ball released past the whole as I expected it to, resting about 8ft away for par. Shots out of the rough, whether partial or closer to full, were easy and drama-free. The L Grind glided through the deeper grass with little extra effort and faster than my S Grind. I rarely got to deep and slid under the ball, but when that did happen the ball came out with some spin and control, holding the green.

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Off the fairway is where the L Grind really shined for me as I used it for more shots than I normally would have. I am usually a sand wedge player around the green unless I have to go to the lob for a short sided shot or to carry a bunker. Off the fairway you could just thump the sole of the wedge into the turf and it would quickly slide through, producing a shallower divot than I expected. The divot was honestly not much deeper or bigger than what I see with my 56.14F sand wedge. After the first shot I thought I just hit a good one and I would see additional digging soon, but that wasn’t the case. Partial shots from right off the green to about 40 yards offered great turf interaction. Opening the face was easy and the leading edge staying down gave a poor wedge player confidence to swing a little faster and hit a more solid shot.

Spin, as you would expect from a Vokey wedge, was high and predictable with shots checking up hard upon landing. I really liked playing the ball back in my stance a touch and pressing the wedge forward to hit a low, high spin, shot that checked up hard and then released towards the hole. Out of the trap the L Grind plays well as you can see a good amount of dynamic bounce when you open the face. The float wasn’t as good as my S Grind and if you hit the L Grind fat you could definitely come up short, but the L was very capable out of the firmer traps here.

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Overall, the L Grind is a really solid option that is more versatile than its 4-degree bounce description. Players who play in softer conditions or have steeper swings don’t have to shy away from this wedge as I think it plays like a higher bounce sole. I don’t think there is a shot in the book that you can’t hit with this wedge, it is built to do it all.

Matt Fitzpatrick makes switch to Titleist T100 ‘Fitz grind’ irons

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After testing Ping’s Blueprint S irons following the 2023 Ryder Cup, however, Fitzpatrick finally made an iron switch in 2024.

Then, at the 2024 Wells Fargo Championship, Fitzpatrick switched from a Titleist Pro V1x 2019 golf ball into a newer 2021 Pro V1x, and at the U.S. Open last week, Fitzpatrick made a drastic iron change into a set of Titleist T100 irons.

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The reason for the major switch-ups?

“To me, I just needed a little bit more flight and a little bit more spin, and the combination of the ball and the irons did that for me,” Fitzpatrick said on Monday of the Travelers Championship.

The Titleist T100 irons have a Tour-inspired, compact head shape at address, but with a cavity-back construction and added Tungsten in the heads for improved forgiveness and launch. Fitzpatrick’s irons are especially unique, though, because they come with a special grind on the leading edge that helps Fitzpatrick achieve the turf interaction, spin and height that he wants.

Patrick Cantlay has a similar leading edge grind on his Titleist AP2 718 irons, but Fitzpatrick assured GolfWRX.com on Tuesday that his is different. He dubbed it, the “Fitz grind.”

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Graphite Design Tour AD Di - How does it stack up to today's shafts?

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By golfnhack November 3, 2020 in WRX Club Techs

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So this shaft is now 10 years old. Yet

1) It still has an MSRP of $350.

2) Still being played in numerous tour player's bags.

3) Still has a used eBay value of over $200.

These are stats that I cannot recall ANY other shaft on the market having. So.... the question is. How does this shaft compare to today's shafts? Is it's ongoing popularity just due to nostalgia? Has it been eclipsed by current day shafts?

Have they changed it over the years... or only changed the paint scheme?

I remember hitting one in 2011 and loving it. I got a CGPO Black Friday code in the mail, and picked up a Like New Di 7-S on CGPO for $123. Should be here Thursday.

Lots of times memories are better than actuality. I have pulled out the Cleveland HiBore, Adams FW Wood, and Titleist 983K... all of which I remember killing back in the day... and all of which don't hold a candle to today's clubs.

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November 3, 2020

Yep. But my superstitious mind wants the old graphics only. Lol 

November 5, 2020

the tiger im Referring  to is the detroit tigers! I have no idea what shaft tiger plays. I've played the Tour AD Since I got fitted for it 9 years ago.    

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The Tour AD DI 8X/9X are the best fairway wood shafts ever made imo.

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GD is smooth feeling but stable , a great shaft.

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Best 3 wood shaft I have ever used! Holds up against anything fir me. Love my AD TP in my driver.

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How does these stack up flex wise? Most people playing S or X?

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10 minutes ago, Mainehacker21 said: How does these stack up flex wise? Most people playing S or X?

I have both 6X and 6S in the AD DI the X is just a little stiffer in my opinion not a large difference in either. 

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1 hour ago, golfnhack said: So this shaft is now 10 years old. Yet   1) It still has an MSRP of $350. 2) Still being played in numerous tour player's bags. 3) Still has a used eBay value of over $200.   These are stats that I cannot recall ANY other shaft on the market having. So.... the question is. How does this shaft compare to today's shafts? Is it's ongoing popularity just due to nostalgia? Has it been eclipsed by current day shafts?   Have they changed it over the years... or only changed the paint scheme?   I remember hitting one in 2011 and loving it. I got a CGPO Black Friday code in the mail, and picked up a Like New Di 7-S on CGPO for $123. Should be here Thursday.   Lots of times memories are better than actuality. I have pulled out the Cleveland HiBore, Adams FW Wood, and Titleist 983K... all of which I remember killing back in the day... and all of which don't hold a candle to today's clubs.    

Tell us more about the CPO black friday details... I haven't seen a thing, but haven't been looking yet. Seem to recall this is CPO's best sale of the year typically...

Carolina Golfer 2

Just hit it during a fitting for TSi2 and it gave me better performance than any of the other "newer" shafts we tried.  So there's that. 

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To this day it’s he best 3 wood and hybrid shaft I’ve ever hit.  Period.  Only close exception is the GD purple ice 85x in a 3 wood.  

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Oh that Purple Ice was a great shaft too!  I play the DI in my hybrid and love it.  Noticed that Callaway is charging $150 upgrade for the "old graphics" shaft.  GD came out with a model with new graphics although I believe it is the same shaft.

1 hour ago, Lobber said: Oh that Purple Ice was a great shaft too!  I play the DI in my hybrid and love it.  Noticed that Callaway is charging $150 upgrade for the "old graphics" shaft.  GD came out with a model with new graphics although I believe it is the same shaft.

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I played a 6S a few years back...never should have sold it.   

I recently bought a 5S off the BST.....so happy to have it in the bag. 

still the best.  Been playing it in everything for 10 years.

6s in driver 7s in fairway regardless of head

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so that means i can put my ad-di fairway shaft on the bay? 🤔

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Tiger should have gotten commission cheques from GD for all of the AD-DI's sold.  Didn't just about EVERYONE lust after that shaft once Tiger put it into play !   It's striped orange graphics were quite unique at the time, and I'm still surprised how much they command on the used market.  My 2 favourites were the AD-DI 6X for my driver, and the AD-DI 105X for my hybrid.

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Absolutely fantastic shaft.  I have the 8x in my hybrid and 7x in my 3w.  Like everyone above me has said: smooth but stable

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On 11/3/2020 at 11:27 PM, tigerfan23 said: still the best.  Been playing it in everything for 10 years. 6s in driver 7s in fairway regardless of head   I won't play anything else    

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On 11/3/2020 at 1:11 PM, bladehunter said: To this day it’s he best 3 wood and hybrid shaft I’ve ever hit.  Period.  Only close exception is the GD purple ice 85x in a 3 wood.  

Purple Ice 85 in my 7 wood.  One of my favorite clubs!

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2 hours ago, nsxguy said:   Why am I not surprised ?   

the tiger im Referring  to is the detroit tigers! I have no idea what shaft tiger plays. I've played the Tour AD Since I got fitted for it 9 years ago.

Thanks

I got fit for the DI after trying a few options at my Titleist fitting. Best option for me by far in the driver. I think how you load a shaft matters a ton, not just materials. I’m not super aggressive so I don’t need T100 in the tip. 

Awesome 3 wood shaft for me. Nice mid high launch w just enough spin. Had the Di in my razr fit until I sold the driver in 2018.  Just a fun great feeling stable shaft  

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I believe the AD-DI has stayed the same over the years, just a new paint job recently. As far as its long term success and longevity, I think it comes down to a number of factors: 1) It is one of the more/most popular and versatile designs (mid soft, tip stiff) that can benefit both both pros and Joes.  2) It has always utilized premium material in its construction, material that is still regarded as such today, with no "watered down" version ever made (that i'm aware of).  3) It is extremely recognizable aesthetically, both in person and on TV. 4) It has a very "standard" butt diameter whereas other shafts in it's category can get quite large. This means it will tend to feel more consistent with typical iron shafts in terms of final grip size.  5) It got the Tiger bump during a time where there was extra attention on him (post scandal, new swing etc). So it is a great product in arguably the most popular and versatile design category, easily recognizable, and got the biggest endorsement a company could hope for. 

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17 minutes ago, Valtiel said: I believe the AD-DI has stayed the same over the years, just a new paint job recently. As far as its long term success and longevity, I think it comes down to a number of factors: 1) It is one of the more/most popular and versatile designs (mid soft, tip stiff) that can benefit both both pros and Joes.  2) It has always utilized premium material in its construction, material that is still regarded as such today, with no "watered down" version ever made (that i'm aware of).  3) It is extremely recognizable aesthetically, both in person and on TV. 4) It has a very "standard" butt diameter whereas other shafts in it's category can get quite large. This means it will tend to feel more consistent with typical iron shafts in terms of final grip size.  5) It got the Tiger bump during a time where there was extra attention on him (post scandal, new swing etc). So it is a great product in arguably the most popular and versatile design category, easily recognizable, and got the biggest endorsement a company could hope for. 

I think, but am not totally sure, Tour Exotics used the DI as a stock shaft a few years ago.

Don't know if it was the real deal and I don't remember the price but I don't think the price was really high so I'm guessing it was a "made for".  ¯\_( ツ )_/¯

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9 hours ago, nsxguy said:   I think, but am not totally sure, Tour Exotics used the DI as a stock shaft a few years ago.   Don't know if it was the real deal and I don't remember the price but I don't think the price was really high so I'm guessing it was a "made for".  ¯\_( ツ )_/¯    

I believe you are referring to the made for AD 40 that was stock in the TEE XCG5. This had a similar color scheme obviously trying to bank on the popularity of the DI but in reality it was nothing like it and more of a typical sub-50g OEM shaft.

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5 minutes ago, storm319 said: I believe you are referring to the made for AD 40 that was stock in the TEE XCG5. This had a similar color scheme obviously trying to bank on the popularity of the DI but in reality it was nothing like it and more of a typical sub-50g OEM shaft.  

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Never wanted to spend the money, but found a cheap one on the BST a month or so ago and decided to try it in a TM 2017 M2 hl. So far, so good. Launches well and keeps it fairly online. I’m using the 6S. Actually made a par 5 in two with it for the first time in a long time last week. 

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On 11/3/2020 at 9:54 AM, Mainehacker21 said: How does these stack up flex wise? Most people playing S or X?

Ad di 9x 3w , tipped 2” , cpm 290ish 

109-110 with the 3w 

like the mrc white profile , the ad di profile for the ages 

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Shaft is great. Have it in driver and hybrid.  Would not worry about age, dynamic gold is even older and still going strong 

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Graphite Design Tour AD DI Shaft Review

Introduction.

The 2024 Graphite Design Tour AD DI shaft is a high-performance golf shaft that is designed to help golfers hit the ball longer and straighter. It is made from high-quality materials, including Torayca T1100G carbon fiber and nanoalloy. These materials make the shaft strong, lightweight, and durable.

Table of Contents

The Tour AD DI shaft is available in a variety of weights and flexes to suit all types of golfers. It is also available in a variety of colors, including black, orange, and blue.

The Tour AD DI shaft is a popular choice among professional golfers and tour players. It is also a good choice for amateur golfers who are looking for a high-performance shaft that will help them to improve their driving distance and accuracy.

Which Type of Golfer Does It Cater To?

The Graphite Design Tour AD DI shaft is a versatile shaft that can be used by golfers of all skill levels. However, it is especially well-suited for players with faster swing speeds and/or those who are looking for a high launch and low spin. The DI shaft is also a good choice for players who are looking for a smooth and stable feel.

Model Breakdown

The Graphite Design Tour AD DI shaft is available in a variety of models, each with its own unique characteristics. The most popular models include:

The standard model, which is designed to provide a high launch and low spin, with a smooth and stable feel.

Tour AD DI-6

A stiffer version of the standard model, designed for players with faster swing speeds.

Tour AD DI-6X

The stiffest version of the DI shaft, designed for players with the fastest swing speeds.

The Graphite Design Tour AD DI shaft features a number of technologies that make it one of the most popular shafts on the market. These technologies include:

  • Torayca T1100G carbon fiber: This ultra-high modulus carbon fiber provides exceptional strength and stability.
  • Fast Taper Technology (FTT): This technology reduces the taper of the shaft in the midsection, which results in a smoother and more powerful release.
  • Nanoalloy: This material is added to the shaft to improve its durability and reduce vibration.

The Graphite Design Tour AD DI shaft is available in a variety of weights and flexes to suit all types of golfers. The following table shows the available specs:

Pros & Cons

The Graphite Design Tour AD DI shaft has a number of pros and cons, which are summarized below:

  • High launch and low spin
  • Smooth and stable feel
  • Durable and vibration-resistant
  • Available in a variety of weights and flexes
  • Can be expensive
  • Not suitable for all golfers, especially those with slower swing speeds

Player/User Comments

Here are some positive player/user comments about the Graphite Design Tour AD DI shaft:

“I love the Tour AD DI shaft! It gives me the high launch and low spin that I need to hit long, straight drives.” “The Tour AD DI shaft is the best shaft that I have ever used. It feels great and it helps me to hit my driver more consistently.” “I have been using the Tour AD DI shaft for a few months now and I am very impressed. It has helped me to improve my driving distance and accuracy.” “The Tour AD DI shaft is a bit expensive, but it is worth the investment. It is a high-quality shaft that will last for many years.” “I am a high handicapper, but I still find the Tour AD DI shaft to be very playable. It helps me to hit my driver more consistently and it has also helped me to improve my distance.”

The 2024 Graphite Design Tour AD DI shaft is one of the most popular shafts on the market for a reason. It is a versatile shaft that can be used by golfers of all skill levels and it offers a number of benefits, including a high launch, low spin, smooth feel, and durability. If you are looking for a new shaft for your driver, the Tour AD DI is definitely worth considering.

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Tour AD VF Shafts

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Brand new for 2024, Graphite Design introduces the latest in the Tour AD premium line of golf shafts, the Graphite Design Tour AD VF – V ictory F orce .  Designed and manufactured at the Graphite Design Japan factory headquarters, the new Tour AD VF wood shafts are jet black with red accents and finished with a gloss clear coat.

The Tour AD VF , like the other high performance Tour AD wood shafts, utilizes premium, aerospace quality carbon-fiber materials and are available in 40g R2, R1 and S flex, 50g R2, R1, S and X flex, 60g SR, S, X and TX flex, 70g S, X and TX flex and 80g X flex.

The Tour AD VF shaft profile is Firm in the butt section, Stiff+ in the center section and has a Very Stiff tip to promote Low/Mid launch angles and Low-ball spin rates.  The Tour AD VF shafts utilizes the modern TORAYCA® M40X carbon-fiber material in the butt section of the shaft to support a stiff, yet smooth feeling kick point and the ultra-high modulus TORAYCA® T1100G carbon-fiber material in the middle thru to the tip section of the shaft for unrivaled shaft stability and precise ball control without the loss of the exceptional feel that Graphite Design shafts are so well known for.

V ictories require F orce.  Visit your local Graphite Design dealer for a fitting and experience the new Tour AD VF.   You will discover the Force necessary to achieve Victory. Revolutionary technology, design and the most advanced materials are trademarks in all Graphite Design shafts, resulting in the highest quality premium golf shafts on the market today. Validating the company’s “Tour AD” logo, all of Graphite Design’s Tour proven shafts are specifically designed to promote a gain in A ccuracy and D istance.

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Features & Technology:

  • TORAYCA ® M40X carbon-fiber pre-preg.
  • TORAYCA ® T1100G carbon-fiber pre-preg with NANOALLOY ® technology for increased stability in the mid to tip region and unsurpassed feel.
  • 50 ton ultra-premium, high modulus, aerospace quality carbon fiber materials.
  • Graphite Design proprietary Material Stiffness Integration (MSI) design philosophy and technology.

Bend Profile:

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Performance:

  • VF-4 is designed to promote Low/Mid launch angles with Low ball spin rates.
  • VF-5, -6, -7, -8 are designed to promote Low/Mid launch angles with Low ball spin rates.

Tip Trimming for Standard Bore:

  • Pro’s Choice encourages consulting a PGA Professional or qualified club builder to help you determine the correct shaft and length for your swing profile and to meet your goals.
  • Always leave a minimum of 0.5″ of the parallel tip section of the shaft above the hosel.  For example, with a hosel bore depth of 1.5″ and the shaft has a parallel tip length of 4.0″, the tip trim length should not exceed 2.0″.
  • Improper installation may affect the intended performance of the shaft. Warranty is for material and workmanship of our products. Improper installation voids warranty of product.

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