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An outstanding line of shafts that delivers high end performance in all clubs, not just the driver. Many options for precise fitting.
Golfers do lots of dumb things. We attempt shots that we never practice, some of us dress in clothes that would make a pimp cringe, and many pay hundreds of dollars for a driver shaft while neglecting the shafts in our fairway woods and hybrids. Even worse, we pick those expensive driver shafts based on looks, hype, and what the guys on Tour use.
After frequent chiding by my favorite club fitter, Club Champion’s Nick Sherburne, I finally decided to stop being dumb and start paying attention to Accra. Nick put me through a fitting for Accra driver, fairway wood, and hybrid shafts, and the results were fantastic.
The Concept of DyMatch 2.0
The idea behind the DyMatch 2.0 series sounds simple: design a family of shafts – driver, fairway wood, and hybrid – that will all feel the same, however, this is a lot harder than it seems (read THIS if you doubt it).
Thankfully, Accra has proven to be up to the task. Simply go to your Accra fitter and find the driver shaft that works best for you. Once you’ve done that, you can easily add the fairway wood and hybrid shafts to your bag knowing that they will feel identical to your new driver shaft.
The DyMatch 2.0 builds on the foundation of the original DyMatch series and adds even more options. The three tip profiles, from highest launching to lowest, are RT (Responsive Tip), MT (Mid Tip), and ST (Stable Tip). Each profile comes in three different weights for the driver plus a fairway wood and hybrid shaft.
I showed up to Club Champion’s Willowbrook location with a very mixed group of shafts in my long clubs. My driver and 3W had stiff flex Fujikura shafts and my hybrid had an X-flex Matrix hM3. Nick, being a very gracious person, didn’t laugh at what was in hybrid but simply said, “That’s a lot of shaft.”
A few dozen balls later, Club Champion’s Trackman launch monitor had established my baselines. My driver shaft was an excellent fit (as it should be, I’ve had the opportunity to test nearly every shaft made). My fairway wood was good, but it launched a bit lower than optimal. Predictably, my hybrid shaft was a disaster. Trackman showed me exactly the same things I see on the course: on a perfect swing, the ball goes forever (too long, actually) but the rest of the time it’s an unpredictable mess.
Having worked with me many times, Nick knew immediately where to go in the Accra line. He put a DyMatch 2.0 MT70 into my driver, and the results were excellent. The shaft felt stable, but I also felt like I could load it without really “going after it.”
With the driver shaft quickly decided, Nick installed a DyMatch 2.0 MTF in my 3W. We immediately saw an increase in the launch angle and increased consistency in the carry and total distance. No doubt about the match between the driver and FW shafts.
Finally, it was time to check out the DyMatch 2.0 MTH. This was far and away the biggest improvement of any of the three new shafts. Everything improved: distance, dispersion, launch angle, and spin. Additionally, since I was back in the correct flex, I could swing within myself and still get a good result.
As I walked out of the Club Champion fitting bay, the only unanswered question was, “What do you want engraved on your shafts?”
Overall, the feel of the DyMatch 2.0 MT shafts are very stable. The butt and mid sections are both fairly firm, and the tip section has a little bit of kick to it. Obviously, the RT will have a more lively tip section and the ST will have a more stable tip.
All that said, the most important thing about the feel of the DyMatch 2.0 shafts is that, true to their word, they are exceptionally consistent from driver to fairway wood to hybrid. With DyMatch 2.0 you can forget about making compensations to account for different shafts in each club.
I’m very pleased with the results of the switch to Accra’s DyMatch 2.0 shafts. The change provided everything that I was looking for in both my fairway wood and hybrid.
In my fairway wood, I now get a consistently higher launch angle which results in better carry distances and more consistent total distances.
With my hybrid, the change has been night and day. I used to hit lots of low, running bullets that wouldn’t hold even the softest green. Moreover, the club could go anywhere from 200 yards to 260. Now, my carry is consistently around 220 yards with a predictable trajectory that will stay on the green.
If you, like every other golfer I know, wants “more consistency,” the Accra DyMatch 2.0 shafts are a great place to start. Though Accra, like their best-known Tour players Matt Kuchar and Luke Donald, may not be the flashiest company in the game, they produce a world-class product that definitely deserves a look the next time you’re being fit.