Rounding out the selection are TPT Golf’s shafts—specifically the 16 ($700) Nearly every graphite shaft on the market today is made using flags of graphite wrapped over a spindle. Although often not a problem on higher-end shafts, this process can lead to irregularities in terms of performance and flexion. TPT feels they’ve eliminated this problem with their thin-ply technology and proprietary patented Thin Ply Winding technique, which precisely controls the 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. For me, this resulted in an incredibly solid-feeling 68-gram shaft that was lightweight but stiff as a log. The energy transfer was consistent and on time every time. I found that my ball flight was more boring without any loss of trajectory. You’ll pay for this technology, but it’s hard not to argue with the results: Justin Rose has been on a terror at the end of 2017 with this shaft on his driver.