What Are the Best Golf Shafts for Drivers?

When it comes to fitting your driver with a shaft graphite has all but pushed steel shafts out of the marketplace these days. Their light weight allows the use of large and powerful club heads that not only produce greater distances but improved accuracy. That is a tough one-two punch for steel shafts to duck. The composite materials used in formulating graphite shafts have advanced far beyond the materials used just a few years ago and can be expected to deliver even higher performance in the future.

The Fujikura Speeder has been the #1 shaft consistently used by PGA tour pros for more than a decade. Dozens of PGA winners have swung Speeder shafts since it made its tour debut in 1998. Fujikura shafts were the #1 shafts used at both the 2013 Masters and the British Open.

The new Motore Speeder is the newest evolution of the Speeder brand that became legendary for its smooth loading and unsurpassed tip stability. Thanks to what is called Triax Core Technology that weaves  three-directional graphite material on the inside layer closest to the core, these new models are producing higher clubhead speeds and longer distances than any other shaft on the market today.

The Motore Speeder comes in four models and best of all can be custom-fit for swings that are not quite ready to bring Augusta National to its knees. The shafts are available in Stiff, Regular and Light Regular flexes to suit any tempo of swing. Weights vary from a whippet-like 49 grams to the classic feel of a 77-gram driver. The longest hitters can avail themselves of the Motore Speeder 757’s low spin rate and Extra Stiff shafts. Motore Speeders can be trimmed for all the woods you carry and not just the driver.

Fujikura pioneered the process of applying advanced technology to the process of personalized club fitting. If you are in the San Diego area you can schedule a fitting at the Fit-On Studio in company headquarters. You’ll receive the same analysis and attention the professionals receive when they are custom fitted for Fujikura driver shafts. If you can’t make it to the studio in person check out the fitting tools provided online.


“The Fujikura Speeder Evolution 757 and 757 Tour Spec will be among the most sought-after shafts for stronger players in 2015. Consistent feel and higher ball speeds make this a solid upgrade from last year’s Speeder 757.”


“If the average golfer doesn’t take advantage of this, they are nuts!”

John and Dave Sanders - Father/Son Driver Fitting at Fujikura Fit-On Studio

"I have the most confidence I’ve ever had stepping up to the tee with a driver"

Steve Vermillion, fitted at Golf Etc.