There have been many improvements to golf equipment over the last couple of years that aim to help out the average golfer. Even this year, Kirkland made a ball that was extremely cheap but played as well as the Titleist Pro V1. Now, there’s a new Shaft entering the market that looks to advance the average player’s game.
North Thin Play Technology, NTPT for short, has come out with a new graphite shaft that was created using the company’s new manufacturing technology. R ather than using the same graphite carbon fiber that is found in the typical Golf Shaft, this shaft is made with material that is one-fourth the density of the typical shaft.
This week we launch our unique #carbonfibre tube manufacturing process. The first application is #golf club shafts: https://t.co/KRWFhGDtFr pic.twitter.com/1WE8hOM0LO
— NTPT (@ThinPlyTech) October 14, 2016
The technology that went into creating this shaft has been in the making for the last decade and has been tested in a variety of other areas. For example, the material was used in the sail of the 2003 America’s Cup winning boat Alinghi, as well as in the zero-fuel airplane Solar Impulse and Formula One race cars. Even Bubba Watson wears this technology on his wrist, as the material is used in some luxury watches.
The chairman and co-founder of NTPT, Francois Mordisini, is quite excited about being able to unveil this technology in their new golf shaft. Not only is he excited, he is also making this product exclusively for average golfers. He said in a statement that “This golf shaft uses all that we’ve done over the last 13 years, so for now, we want to make it something exclusive.”
Mordisini was not kidding when he said that this technology will be exclusive, as Lydia Ko is the only professional in the PGA or LPGA to use the shaft. She was able to give it a test run in the 2016 Olympics in Rio. While this shaft is only available to purchase by amateurs, the company is working on releasing another version for pros to use later this year. For now, this shaft can be purchased by the average golfer for $700.
With all the time and effort that NTPT put into creating this shaft, it will be interesting to see if the shaft will become popular among average golfers and improve their game.
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