29 May '13, 10am

The Toy Box Mailbag: Tiger's new driver shaft

I spoke with Rick Nichols, Nike Golf's tour field manager and the man who fits Woods into his equipment, and he said Woods' switch had more to do with familiarity than any performance difference between the two shafts. Nichols said that Woods was "messing around at home" with an 8.5 degree Nike VR Tour driver that had a Mitsubishi Diamana White Board shaft in it and liked what he saw. At TPC Sawgrass, Nichols built him a Nike VR Tour with 9.5 degrees of loft and a White Board shaft that was slightly heavier than the Graphite Design Tour AD DI-7. While Woods and Nichols never used Trackman at the Players, Woods liked the way his shots flew and the added loft made it easier for him to draw the ball.

Full article: http://golfweek.com/news/2013/may/29/toy-box-mailbag-tige...

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