Dynamic Gold 120 Shaft Review

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The True Temper Dynamic Gold 120 shaft is a lighter version of the classic Dynamic Gold.  Same stability that good players require.


Dynamic Gold is the undisputed king of iron shafts.  Every week it’s the most-used shaft on Tour and the odds-on favorite to be in the winner’s bag.  However, golfers at every level are migrating, slowly, to lighter shafts.  In response, True Temper designed the Dynamic Gold 120, an iron shaft with Dynamic Gold’s legendary stability at a slightly lighter weight.


The first thing that any longtime Dynamic Gold player will want to know is, “Does it feel as stable?”  The answer is, “Yes!”  The Dynamic Gold 120 lives up to the claim of having DG’s renowned stability, particularly in the tip section.

The weight difference between standard DG and the Dynamic Gold 120 is 14 grams in the S400 and 10 grams in the X100.  While the weight is removed evenly across the shaft, the difference is still very noticeable.  If you’re going to make the switch, expect to spend a little time working through the transition.


As you would expect, or hope for, the performance of Dynamic Gold 120 is extremely similar to Dynamic Gold.  I’ve played Dynamic Gold for the bulk of my golfing “career,” so the DG 120 was very comfortable for me.  I was able to control my ball flight, and I didn’t get any results that I didn’t deserve.

Compared to other shafts, the Dynamic Gold 120 is a mid/lower launching shaft with low spin.  It’s designed for stronger players who place a premium on control and can generate ample speed.

In testing Dynamic Gold 120 against Dynamic Gold, the one thing I noticed was that it was easier to produce my normal club head speed.  I didn’t see a large jump in club or ball speed, but I was able to hit my regular distances very easily.


If you’re a longtime Dynamic Gold player who is looking to drop a little weight, the True Temper Dynamic Gold 120 shafts are the perfect answer.  They sacrifice nothing in terms of ball control, but they make it a little easier to produce your normal distances.

The Dynamic Gold 120 is only available through authorized True Temper Performance Fitting Centers like Club Champion.

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Matt Saternus

Founder, Editor In Chief at PluggedInGolf.com
Matt is the Founder and Editor in Chief of Plugged In Golf. He's worked in nearly every job in the golf industry from club fitting to instruction to writing and speaking. Matt lives in the northwest suburbs of Chicago with his wife and two daughters.

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  1. I’m using the Dynamic Gold r 300 that came with my Srixon 545 irons . Buy far the best iron shaft that I ever hit.
    Personally I never thought I would even like them,or even be able to hit them .
    Now im a huge fan of Dynamic Gold .

  2. I have the new Cleveland CBX wedges with the new Dynamic Gold 115 shafts in them and love the feel so I’m interested in these. I’m wondering though if these are just a repackaged version of the Dynamic Gold XP shafts that were on the WS FG Tour F5 shafts and some others. Not that that’s a bad thing, but I don’t want to go looking for something I already have in my garage. Thoughts?

    • Matt Saternus


      Are you referring to the True Temper XP shafts of the Dynalite Gold XP? If the former, it’s a very different shaft. With regard to the latter, I don’t have enough experience with it to say one way or the other.



  3. Comp vs. KBS CTAPER S?

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