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It’s not too often that a product sneaks up on me, but True Temper’s Dynamic Gold AMT shafts did just that. Their sister set over at Project X, the LZ, has stolen the headlines with recent PGA Tour domination, but the AMT is no slouch: 5 PGA Tour wins, in the bags of 40+ players, and over $33 million in winnings. From the first day of testing, I saw why as these shafts made a damn near irrefutable case to go into the bag.
The feel of the Dynamic Golf AMT shafts is identical to the industry-standard Dynamic Gold. It’s super stable, has very little kick, and a solid impact feel.
The question you may be asking is, “What’s the point of making each shaft progressively lighter?” Well, there is no point…unless you like hitting your long irons higher and farther with less effort while maintaining control of your scoring irons.
For me, switching to DG AMT may allow me to put more irons back in my bag. As someone who hits a fairly low ball with average speed, I gave up my 3 and 4 irons a few years ago, but I still keep them around for shaft testing. In testing with the exact same iron head, I was getting 5-7 MPH more ball speed from DG AMT than from standard DG. That’s a direct result of the 3I shaft weighing 114 grams instead of 130. I also saw gains in my mid-irons, though they were not as large.
It’s important to note that Dynamic Gold AMT is NOT a flighted set. Flighted sets, like the DG Pro, are a great idea, but the DG AMT provides a different way to solve the problem of hitting long irons too low and short.
Finally, the other question I want to answer is, “What separates Dynamic Gold AMT Tour Issue from standard Dynamic Gold AMT?” The answer is quality control tolerances. When you pay for the Tour Issue version of a Dynamic Gold shaft, you’re guaranteed that there will be no more than a +/- 0.5 gram weight tolerance throughout the set. Plus the stickers are cooler.
If you miss your 3I and want to get it back in the bag, switching to Dynamic Gold AMT may be your best bet. Though you get to keep the same heavy, consistent feel in your short irons, DG AMT gives you a lighter shaft in your mid to long irons that allows for more ball speed and more distance. Visit a True Temper Performance Fitting Center to see if Dynamic Gold AMT is right for your game.