I think 99% of golf sales is nonsense.  But Golfworks does a great job of informing us about the 1% that is real.  Like clubhead cog, shaft flex points, blade length and moi, etc.  You guys are great!

So my questions … are the expensive shafts made of something different, or a different concentration of material, processed any different than say your Maltby branded shafts?  As for feel … heck ever club feels different, if hit it well I get used to the feel.

I understand with graphite shafts you’ve got layers with the fibers running in angles to eachother.  Perhaps epoxy between each layer, etc.  My guess is that the technology is about 98% good as it’s going to get and the $300 shafts are making tiny differences that might make a theoretical difference.  But what do I know.  That’s why I’m asking you (or anyone else that knows about the mfg process) if there is any significant difference.

Thanks in advance!  Jim Y, I always appreciate you no nonsense replies.  Just that facts as you know them.  Golfworks is the best!

Answered question

Britt, Popeye, thanks for your responses!

Britt, I think it’s cool you did some experimenting with shafts painted black. I work in the data analytics field. Some of my friends are data scientists and have higher degrees in statistics. I’d be happy to have some conversations with them over a beer or nine, and design test protocols. Perhaps some here on your forum are stats people too. I’d be willing to bet Maltby heads and shafts could be proven to be so close to the OEMs that there is no significant statistical difference.

We measure the mass and dimensional characteristics of most of the iron heads on the market and from that basic data we know our heads will perform better than most and equal to (or better) than only those that have similar mass and dimensional characteristics. As far as shaft and head combinations and measuring actual performance data, comparing same spec clubs that are fit to the test subjects, no doubt our brand will perform as well or better, depending on the model it is compared to. I am also confident that any shafts we produce will test as well or better than similar spec shafts in the market, within similar categories. I appreciate the idea and if you come up with some protocol ideas, we might just do some testing.
Britt Lindsey