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The LAGP Tour AXS BLU shaft feels smooth but has good stability. Low launch and spin. Excellent consistency and accuracy for the player that prefers the feel of a stout shaft.
When LAGP took over Matrix Shafts in 2018, their first offerings continued many of Matrix’s most popular, including the Tie series. For 2020, LAGP is putting their own stamp on things. Replacing the Tie series is the new Tour AXS line. With three models – BLU, RED, and WHT – they aim to cover the majority of golfers. I tested the Tour AXS BLU to see what this line could offer the golfer seeking a low, penetrating ball flight.
If you’re wondering why I chose a picture of a blank white shaft, look closer. On each of the LAGP Tour AXS shafts, the model name, in this case “BLU,” is written in white-on-white on the “logo down” side. The white-on-white is a clever choice that allows for more branding without creating distractions at address.
Overall, LA Golf Shafts did a great job with the aesthetics of the Tour AXS line. The shade of blue that they chose really pops, and the graphics look incredibly sharp on the white background. Incorporating the “rain” graphics inside the word “TOUR” is a great nod to the shaft’s heritage.
It’s important to note here, as I will again in the Performance section, that LA Golf Shafts is not using the standard color-to-characteristics pairings we see in most shafts. In the Tour AXS line, WHT is the high launching model, RED is mid launching model, and the low launching shaft is BLU.
In my testing, I found that the Tour AXS BLU was smooth with a very mild kick. To me, the kick felt like it was located right in the middle of the shaft. My speed is down a bit post-injury, and I felt like I wasn’t anywhere near the limits of the BLU’s stability. Even shots that were hit well toward the toe felt stable.
Quick reminder: in the LA Golf Shafts Tour AXS line, BLU is the low launch, low spin model.
One of the things that LAGP promotes in this new line is that there’s more differentiation between the models than there was in the Tie Series. That means the BLU is lower launching and the WHT is higher. In my testing, the differences were very clear on the launch monitor. On the course, the gap between the BLU and RED was clear but not night-and-day. Do keep in mind, I’m a fairly low spin player, and higher spin players may see even bigger discrepancies.
What I liked most about the Tour AXS BLU was the consistency and accuracy. Swing after swing, I knew exactly what it would feel like, and I knew I wouldn’t get a surprising result when I looked up. The ball flew slightly lower than normal on a very strong trajectory. Whether I was swinging well or not, my drives flew without much curve.
The LA Golf Shafts Tour AXS BLU comes in two weight classes: 60 and 70 grams (uncut weights are actually about 10 grams heavier, ranging from 72 to 82). In both 60 and 70, LAGP offers stiff and X flexes.
The LA Golf Shafts Tour AXS BLU is a worthy contender in the crowded low launch/low spin shaft arena. Kudos to LAGP for adding more variety to this rebranded series. I have no doubt that Tour AXS will become a staple just like its predecessor the Tie Series.