Graphite Design Tour AD IZ Review

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Stable enough to be played by the game’s best players yet available in flexes and weights that slow swing players will love, the Graphite Design Tour AD IZ shaft is perfect for almost any golfer looking to fine-tune their driver, fairway wood, and hybrids. The Tour AD IZ shaft is one of the most versatile shafts we have tested at Golfers Authority. How a player reacts to the shaft will dictate the performance it can provide but the smooth feel of the Tour AD IZ mixes seamlessly with effortless power. By using material typically reserved for only the stiffest and highest performing shafts, the Tour AD IZ offers tour-level performance in flexes as soft as senior and weights as low as 40 grams making this one of the widest fitting golf shafts available.

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Description

The Graphite Design Tour AD IZ shaft builds upon golf’s most popular shaft ever. Assimilation to a second-gen Tour AD DI, the Tour AD IZ “Into the Zone” is extremely exciting. Already responsible for multiple PGA Tour victories the Tour AD IZ shaft has found its way into the bags of players such as Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler. The Tour AD IZ uses premium aerospace grade material to deliver a high launch, low spin shaft for golfers at a variety of swing speeds.

Key Features

  • The Tour AD IZ shaft features Graphite Design’s signature TORAYCA T100G carbon fiber pre-preg and Nanoalloy technology for increased stability and feel.
  • This mid-section and tip-section of the AD IZ shaft is reinforced with 50 ton high modulus carbon fiber sourced from aerospace grade materials.
  • The Tour AD IZ shaft features the Material Stiffness Integration to combine graphite fibers and resin at different angles to deliver better feel, pure Distance, and perfect accuracy.
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Who Should Buy The Graphite Design Tour AD IZ Shaft?

Stable enough to be played by the game’s best players yet available in flexes and weights that slow swing players will love, the Graphite Design Tour AD IZ shaft is perfect for almost any golfer looking to fine-tune their driver, fairway wood, and hybrids. The Tour AD IZ shaft is one of the most versatile shafts we have tested at Golfers Authority. How a player reacts to the shaft will dictate the performance it can provide but the smooth feel of the Tour AD IZ mixes seamlessly with effortless power. By using material typically reserved for only the stiffest and highest performing shafts, the Tour AD IZ offers tour-level performance in flexes as soft as senior and weights as low as 40 grams making this one of the widest fitting golf shafts available.

Graphite Design Tour AD IZ Shaft Detailed Review

Specs

The Graphite Design Tour AD IZ shaft comes in a stealth black and orange colorway. One of the largest weight and flex ranges of all premium golf shafts, the Tour AD IZ begins in the 40-gram regular flexes and ends with 80-gram tour extra-stiff with everything in between. Each model is billed as a high launch, low spin shaft. The butt section of the Tour AD IZ is firm. The midsection is medium in stiffness while the tip is firm+ for added explosiveness.

Design and Technology

The Graphite Design Tour AD IZ shaft is made with TORAYCA T100G carbon fiber pre-preg and NANOALLOY technology. The combination of these materials creates a firm butt section, medium midsection, and a firm+ tip section. The balance throughout the Tour AD IZ golf shaft isa product of the Material Stiffness Integration, or MSI, that is unique to Graphite Design. 50 ton ultra-premium aerospace grade materials give the Tour AD IZ shaft more feel without compromising stability through impact. Graphite Design has create a golf shaft that can fit almost all levels of golfer and all swing speeds.

The Graphite Design Tour AD IZ – “Into the Zone” designed and manufactured at the Graphite Design Japan factory headquarters, has a very stealthy look to it in black with white/orange accents and a sleek new matte finish. The Tour AD IZ shafts are available in 40g R2, R1 and S flex, 50g R2, R, S and X flex, 60g SR, S, X and TX flex, 70g S, X and TX flex and 80g S and X flex.

The Tour AD IZ, like all of the premium Tour AD wood shafts, utilizes premium, aerospace quality 50t carbon-fiber materials in order to deliver the best feeling and performing shaft available to golfers.

The new Tour AD IZ shaft has a firm stiffness starting at the handle, and medium center section and a firm+ tip profile to promote a high launch angle and low ball spin rates. The new Tour AD IZ also utilizes TORAYCA ® T1100G carbon-fiber pre-preg with NANOALLOY ® technology in the tip section of the shaft for additional shaft stability, exceptional feel and precise ball control.

Our Experience

I have played Graphite Design shafts for over 5 years and can echo just how smooth these shafts are. I love the feel and performance I have gotten out of every Tour AD shaft I have played. The Tour AD IZ is possibly the best feeling shaft I have ever swung. Golfers will quickly recognize the signature orange so many associates with Tiger and his Tour AD DI but the Tour AD IZ is a surprising blend of performance and power.

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Graphite Design Tour AD IZ Review
Graphite Design Tour AD-IZ Review

Stable enough to be played by the game’s best players yet available in flexes and weights that slow swing players will love, the Graphite Design Tour AD IZ shaft is perfect for almost any golfer looking to fine-tune their driver, fairway wood, and hybrids. The Tour AD IZ shaft is one of the most versatile shafts we have tested at Golfers Authority. How a player reacts to the shaft will dictate the performance it can provide but the smooth feel of the Tour AD IZ mixes seamlessly with effortless power. By using material typically reserved for only the stiffest and highest performing shafts, the Tour AD IZ offers tour-level performance in flexes as soft as senior and weights as low as 40 grams making this one of the widest fitting golf shafts available.

Innovation
10
Performance
10
Design/Sound/Feel
10
Value
8
PROS
  • The Graphite Design Tour AD IZ offers one of the widest ranges available in the premium shaft space making it ideal for almost every swing speed.
  • The AD IZ uses aerospace grade materials and a unique angular blend to create an exceptional feel and maximum performance.
  • The mid-kickpoint is a versatile golf shaft design that will fit tailor nicely to golfers of many different skill sets.
CONS
  • The Tour AD IZ is only available to demo in select retail stores or at manufacturer demo days.
  • The cost of the AD IZ shafts may too high for budget-conscious golfers to justify with their new club.
  • The player looking for an ultra-low spin shaft may not get the maximum amount of spin reduction with the mid-kickpoint of the Tour AD IZ.
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Conclusion

Graphite Design takes advantage of a material weave pattern that has allowed them to create a first-of-its-kind shaft that truly caters to golfers of all swing speeds and skill levels. The first premium Graphite Design shaft offered in a weight range of under 45 grams, the Tour AD IZ is an engineering marvel. If you are a serious golfer, no matter your swing speed, and you want to get the absolute most from your driver, fairway woods, or hybrids, you need to be considering the Tour AD IZ for your game. I personally would recommend this to players, especially lower swing speed players who generally cannot find advanced quality shaft offerings in the weights and flexes that suit their games the most. If you can get your hands on the Tour AD IZ, you won’t want to let go.

Reach out to your local Golf Club Fitting professional and ask about how to get your Driver or Fairway metal wood “Into the Zone” using the new Tour AD IZ model of premium Graphite Design graphite golf shafts.

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How Does the Tour AD IZ Shaft Compare?

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The Tour AD XC is Graphite Designed update to the popular Tour AD BB line. The new XC shaft is designed for eXtra-Carry and more distance off the tee. The Tour AD XC is a ultra-tip stiff designed to give the fastest swing speeds more options even on difficult driving holes. The AD XC is also made in lower weight ranges to appeal to golfers of slower speeds that still need firmness to deliver their max power.

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Specification: Graphite Design Tour AD IZ Review

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Model B1600601

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