Maximize Your Energy With New Fujikura Ventus Shafts
A common misconception is that golf shafts don’t play a vital role in total club performance. The golf industry delivers the message that the clubhead is the most important component of a golf club. After all, it’s what makes contact with the ball. But the shaft is the engine that drives the club. Club Champion founder Nick Sherburne likes to use a car analogy: “Are tires the most important part of a car because they’re what come in contact with the road? Pretty ridiculous, right?”
Fujikura has been developing high-performance golf shafts for decades and their new Ventus shafts with VeloCore technology extend their legacy of Tour-level performance. Incorporating the latest materials, breakthrough technologies and advanced design techniques, Fujikura is able to provide elite performance graphite golf shafts to Tour players and amateurs alike.
According to the brand, VeloCore technology promotes consistent center-face impact and provides ultimate stability, tighter dispersion and increased control. It utilizes full-length pitch 70 ton Carbon fiber which is about 150% stronger and more stable than T1100g 40 ton carbon fiber. This high-modulus, low resin content material minimizes twisting. Additional fiber layers wrapped at specific angles promote a stiff tip that controls clubhead twisting on off-center contact.
These shafts feature an ultra-stiff tip profile, which helps reduce twisting from transition through impact. The midsection provides a stable, continuous progression from handle to tip, while an accelerated taper to the butt maximizes energy transfer at impact while creating a smoother, enhanced feel. “I like the Ventus a lot. It’s soft in the butt and stiff in the tip, which to me is a winning combo,” adds Sherburne.
The Ventus is engineered to significantly tighten shot dispersion and maximize ball speed, especially on off-center shots. Maximum energy transfer from the tip section boosts the clubhead’s performance and its straight taper design enhances loading and feel. Sherburne concludes, “Most golfers have trouble ‘loading’ the shaft and Ventus makes it easier with that softer butt section. Golfers usually hit too high with too much spin. The stiffer tip helps that. The shaft really tackles both issues and creates more speed while helping ball flight.” If you’re struggling with your game, the mid-launch, low-spin Ventus might just be the answer.