Even if you are a relative newcomer to golf shafts you will soon come across Project X shafts if haven’t already heard of them.
But who exactly makes Project X golf shafts?
True Temper is the company responsible for manufacturing the famous Project X brand and is a subdivision of parent company, True Sports.
Catering for woods, irons and hybrid type shafts, Project X is one of the most highly rated shaft product lines available today in the US golfing shaft market.
So yes, True Temper is the name behind Project X and if you are interested in finding out more about the full range, the technologies used in production and whether they would be a good fit for your golf clubs, possibly replacing your existing shafts then check out more info below.
Where are Project X Shafts Made?
You might be pleased to know that Project X shafts are manufactured in the US.
They build Project X shafts in their massive facility, which is over three hundred thousand square feet, situated in Armory, Monroe County, Mississippi.
The corporate headquarters of parent company True Sports is in Memphis, Tennessee. Apart from golfing products True Sports also specializes in hockey, baseball and Lacrosse sporting equipment.
What are Project X Shafts?
These custom golf club shafts are aimed at the middle to the top end of the golfing market and feature a full range of highly advanced shafts for golf woods, irons, drivers and hybrid club types.
Golfers often use premium golf shafts such as Project X to replace the standard OEM shafts that are fitted as standard in most golf club sets.
A small sample of the current range (retail prices are approx.) of Project X shafts are made in both steel and graphite:
- HZRDUS iM10 Graphite Wood Shaft – $300
- HZRDUS RDX Graphite Wood Shaft – $225
- Cypher Graphite Wood Shaft – $225
- HZRDUS Smoke Black Graphite Wood Shaft – $130
- HZRDUS Yellow 65/75 Graphite Wood Shaft – $100
- EvenFlow Black 65/75 Graphite Wood Shaft – $100
- EvenFlow Blue 55/65 Graphite Wood Shaft – $80
- LZ Blackout .355 Steel Iron Shaft – $60
- IO .355″ Steel Iron Shafts – $50
- Project X U Steel Hybrid Shaft – $50
- Taper Tip Iron Shafts – $40
As you can see prices vary a great deal with wood shafts being the most expensive – which is in line with other premium golf shaft brands such as Aldila, Graphite Design and Aerotech.
Are Project X Shafts Any Good?
There is plenty of chatter on the internet about Project X but are they any good for all levels of golfers including beginners, high handicappers, low handicapped players and pros?
The good news is that overall, this brand receives very favorable reviews from just about any reputable platform, but we like to focus on real reviews from users who use Project X shafts.
Take for example these reviews on the Project X New HZRDUS Smoke Black Fairway shaft.
Good feedback explaining what clubhead the shaft was used on and there is also a great update on how the shaft helped to increase driving distance to over 250 yards – very impressive!
A second review, this time for the Project X PXV Stiff Shaft. With over 20 reviews this product seems to fair well with real golfers.
Reading through, you can see that the overall feedback here is that this shaft is excellent value for money, easy to fit into an existing clubhead and is both light and sturdy which is important as we need these shafts to last a reasonable amount of time.
Buying shafts for individual drivers, irons and hybrids can be expensive!
Do PGA Pros Use Project X Shafts?
According to GolfMagic there are several current PGA Pros using Project X shafts. These include Tommy Fleetwood, Jon Rahm and Rory Mcilroy. With prices to suit almost every budget you can try these shafts out yourself or even have a fitter give you expert advice at your local golf club.
The official True Temper website claims that on the PGA Tour itself, players winner’s earnings have topped over $50,000,000 for those who use True Temper and Project X shafts.
It’s also quite amusing to see that printed below is the figure for “the rest” which equates to around $12,000,000 which is hardly chump change!
How Can You Tell Fake Project X Shafts?
Unfortunately, as with other top sporting goods, golf equipment can be a victim to counterfeiters.
If you are interested in buying a new Project X shaft for your bag but are worried that it might be a fake shaft, there are a few things to look out for.
- Double check the brightness of the stickers or decals. Authentic labeling is often “duller” with fake Project X shafts having over-the-top bright stickers.
- Check serial numbers – these are located at the butt end of the shaft and you should clearly see the number along with the length of the shaft (prior to being tipped).
- Try to stay clear of eBay and Craigslist – if you are looking for a cut price deal on Project X, then the best times to buy are Black Friday and at the end of the golfing season.
3 Cool Facts About True Temper – The Name Behind Project X
So after some digging, we have found some interesting information about True Temper.
Cool Fact 1: Did you know that the first formations of the business started way back in 1902 – A group of forging businesses aligned together to create the wonderfully named “American Fork and Hoe Company” and thus, lay the initial foundations.
Cool Fact 2: In the late 1960s True Temper designs the first mechanical golf robot which is used to test steel golf shafts.
Cool Fact 3: A mind boggling milestone of 1 billion golf shafts manufactured at the company’s facility in Amory is reached in 2010.
There are over 25 current models of Project X shafts currently listed on the official website and these include starter shafts and some of the most advanced graphite shafts which utilize leading technology such as stepless design, frequency matching, loading zone and ISO-6.
For this introduction to Project X article – we don’t really need to dig deep into what these techs do but rest assured they all help Project X shafts to stay ahead of the competition and showcase just how US-based companies are leading the way in modern golf shaft design and performance.