Fujikura Pro 2.0 & Pro 2.0 Tour Spec Shaft Review

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The Fujikura Pro 2.0 and Pro 2.0 Tour Spec are consistent, mid-kick shafts that will fit a large percentage of golfers.  Smooth kick, stable tip section.

Introduction

While tip stiff “spin killers” are often the headline grabbers in the forums, they only fit a small percentage of golfers.  For the vast majority who live in the middle of the bell curve, Fujikura has developed their new Pro 2.0. and Pro 2.0 Tour Spec.  Both shafts feature upgrades that will boost club speed and decrease dispersion.

Looks

Both Pro 2.0 models feature clean branding and minimal graphics.  The butt section is black with white branding on both versions.  In the Tour Spec, the lower half is white – a hallmark of Fujikura’s Tour Spec family.  The standard model shifts to grey with a ribbon of blue around the middle.

Feel

The Fujikura Pro 2.0 is a smooth, easy-to-load, mid-kick shaft.  Whether you make your fairway finding swing or go 110%, you’ll feel the mid-section load in transition and deliver a powerful kick through the ball.

When you switch to the Pro 2.0 Tour Spec, you’ll feel the mid section tighten substantially.  The feel is still consistent, but there’s less kick than in the standard version.

In both shafts, the tip is very stable.  There’s no noticeable kick or torque-ing in the tip, even on very aggressive swings.

Performance

Thanks to their proprietary ENSO technology, Fujikura is on the cutting edge of shaft design.  This has allowed them to build the Pro 2.0 shafts with a more effective loading zone for more club head speed.  They’ve also increased the torsional stiffness by 14% to reduce spin and improve dispersion.

In my testing, I was very impressed with the consistently high ball speed I was seeing from both models.  The Pro 2.0 felt like it was doing more of the work for me with its lively kick; the Pro 2.0 Tour Spec gave me the sense that I could swing as hard as I wanted without losing control.

For me, the biggest difference between the two shafts was the shot shapes they produced.  With the Pro 2.0, I was hitting draws almost exclusively, hence the slightly lower launch and spin.  With the Pro 2.0 Tour Spec, I was hitting more straight and cut shots.  Either shaft could easily be a gamer for me, though I preferred the shot shaping flexibility of the Tour Spec.

The Fujikura Pro 2.0 is available in weights ranging from 57 grams to 77 grams and flexes from R2 (Senior) to X.  The Fujikura Pro 2.0 Tour Spec is available in heavier weights – 67 to 87 grams – and only two flexes, stiff and X.

Conclusion

If you want a shaft that will give you a smooth feel and consistent results, ask your fitter to try the new Fujikura Pro 2.0 shafts.  Whether you’re a smoother swinger, geared toward the Pro 2.0, or an aggressive hitter made for the Pro 2.0 Tour Spec, you’ll be impressed with the stability of the tip and predictable results.

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Matt Saternus

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Matt is a golf instructor, club fitter, and writer living in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Matt's work has been published in Mulligan Magazine, Chicagoland Golf, South Florida Golf, and other golf media outlets. He's also been a featured speaker in the Online Golf Summit and is a member of Ultimate Golf Advantage's Faculty of Experts.

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16 Comments

  1. Gil Bloomer

    I’ve tried many different golf shafts in my time but I’ve always gone back to Fujikura. Quite frankly, they’re the best product for me and I’m sure for many who will give them a try.

  2. How did these feel compared to the Fuji Evo II and III?

    • Matt Saternus

      Zach,

      The Speeder Evo shafts are much more lively than the Pro.

      Best,

      Matt

      • Hi Matt,

        I have the stock Evo 2 665 TS in the XR 16 Pro. I’m averaging 1800 spin with 12° launch (head at 9°). Swing speed is 99mph.

        My natural ball flight is a fade.

        I’m looking for more spin (thus more carry).
        Do you think the Tour version would be the better option?

        Which is best for dispersion between the Pro 2.0 and Evo series? Are distances pretty even?

        Thanks

        • Brandon,

          There’s no way for me to give you a definitive answer. I would recommend going for a fitting and letting the fitter help you find that extra distance.

          Best,

          Matt

  3. In the Fall I experienced a driver fitting. I was fit for the Fuji Pro XLR8. Now that spring has finally arrived I am ready to make a purchase. I read and compared the descriptions and specs of the Pro 2.0 with the XLR8. To me they seem almost the same.
    Mid flex/kick, firmer/stiffer tip and butt sections. All the numbers are almost the same. Very confusing! Could you offer a comparison of the two shafts and maybe a general recommendation. I know I should probably go through another fitting but I am not eager to go through that again. Thank You.

    • Matt Saternus

      Alan,

      If you were fit for the Pro XLR8, I would recommend getting that. It will be quite different from the Pro 2.0 in that it’s counterweighted.

      Best,

      Matt

  4. Hi Matt,
    According to Fujikura the Pro 2.0 Tour Spec is rated for a swing speed of 105-120 MPH on the 6-S and the Pro 2.0 is for a swing speed of 90-105. What shaft did you use for the comparison ? 5, 6, or 7

    I was surprised that both shafts in your Launch Monitor Date performed almost equal, even though the swing speed was only 101 on the Tour Spec ? What does that say about the recommendations from Fujikura ??

    • Matt Saternus

      Marty,

      I tested the 6.

      What these results say about Fujikura is the same thing they would say about any shaft maker: their recommendations are only guidelines. Go read our Golf Myths Unplugged series. There are ZERO hard and fast rules about club fitting. Shaft makers put those recommendations on their site because there will always be people who refuse to make the smart choice and get fit by a professional.

      Best,

      Matt

  5. patryk paradowski

    How would the 2.0 TS compared to the new speeder TR ?

  6. How does the Fuji Pro 2.0 play compared to the Tensei Pro Orange in terms of ease of launching the ball and has the active mid kick feel? And which plays stiffer? #SecretGiveaway

    • Matt Saternus

      Afiq,

      Both have stiff tips. To me, the Orange feels more active, but that may be a function of the counter weighting.

      Best,

      Matt

  7. Interesting findings. I’m seemingly always stuck trying to find a shaft that is between an R flex and a S flex.
    I’ve tried some Fujikura stuff in the past.
    I’ve used Fujikura Vista Pro, and the R flex gave me nothing but hooks. Too soft. Tried an old Fujikura Vista Tour in S flex, but it felt a bit boardy.
    I’ve got one driver with an old Fujikura e Fit On shaft 370 in an R flex. It actually feels decent, but that is likely because it is an aftermarket shaft that has lower torque and is probably around 75 to 78 grams.
    #SecretGiveaway

  8. How would you compare the former pro tour spec to the new 2.0 pro tour spec? I got fitted with the old version with an M3 head but since the shaft is no longer available from Taylor Made they sent it with the 2.0. Only hitting it into the machine in the store the 2.0 felt stiffer but so limited I am wondering your thoughts. My ball speed is around 150.

    • Jeff,

      I would agree with your feel. I think, generally, the newer Fujikura shafts have gotten a little stiffer than the previous versions.

      Best,

      Matt

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