Titanium shafts...why don't more pros use 'em?

Titanium shafts...why don't more pros use 'em?

Post by Oliver L » Thu, 16 Aug 2001 17:02:31


If titanium shafts are indeed technologically superior to both graphite
and steel shafts (if one believes what one reads) but they're
prohibitively expensive for many if not most golfers, why don't more
pros use them, since presumably they get them for free? Is it simply a
matter of marketing, of manufacturers' reps getting in touch with the
right people?
 
 
 

Titanium shafts...why don't more pros use 'em?

Post by <heard_it_on_the_internet> » Thu, 16 Aug 2001 21:57:49

I played with a guy who had a full set of titanium-shafted Ping woods
once.  4 or 5 of them.  He must have got them used because he didn't
realize they were Ti shafts until I pointed it out to him!  Someone
paid an arm and a testicle for those clubs 10-15 years ago (they
were wood woods) but I guess it wasn't him.

That said, titanium isn't much lighter than steel, and nowhere near
as versatile as graphite.

  -joseph

Quote:

> If titanium shafts are indeed technologically superior to both graphite
> and steel shafts (if one believes what one reads) but they're
> prohibitively expensive for many if not most golfers, why don't more
> pros use them, since presumably they get them for free? Is it simply a
> matter of marketing, of manufacturers' reps getting in touch with the
> right people?


 
 
 

Titanium shafts...why don't more pros use 'em?

Post by Jef Go » Fri, 17 Aug 2001 00:18:25

I won't say they are very expensive, try ordering from
www.titaniumsports.com directly, I think they cost about $16 each.
***trim only shafts

Rgds
Jef Goh


Quote:
> If titanium shafts are indeed technologically superior to both graphite
> and steel shafts (if one believes what one reads) but they're
> prohibitively expensive for many if not most golfers, why don't more
> pros use them, since presumably they get them for free? Is it simply a
> matter of marketing, of manufacturers' reps getting in touch with the
> right people?