True Temper, long known as a high-quality maker of steel iron shafts, has introduced a new iron shaft, but this is made from graphite—the Project X Catalyst.
The Catalyst is constructed with a new material technology called Iso-6, which is designed to replicate steel alloy properties considerably better than traditional graphite laminates.
“In an iron shaft, the key to consistency is material symmetry,” said Don Brown, senior director of golf innovation and product strategy at True Temper. “Typical graphite iron shafts have only 35 percent of the material symmetry of steel. With Iso-6, we’ve been able to achieve a graphite material with 75 percent of the symmetry of steel.”
The tip-section of Catalyst delivers torsional resistance comparable to that of steel. In layman’s terms, that means improved stability during turf interaction for better impact on less than perfect shots.
Project X Catalyst is available in weights ranging from 40 to 80 grams and in flexes ranging from L through X. Catalyst is releasing as a parallel tip shaft with taper tip models coming later in the year. MSRP is $75 per shaft.