We continue our blog series on the 588 Forged Wedge with a closer look at the shaft that makes it all possible. The Tour Concept Shaft, co-designed and engineered with True Temper is known around the office as “the shaft with more spin.” True Temper is the industry leader in steel shafts, so co-engineering a shaft with them was a no-brainer for Cleveland Golf, and putting it in our industry leading wedges was another no-brainer. The Tour Concept Shaft sets itself apart from the competition for a variety of reasons:
A Unique Stiffness Profile:
The Tour Concept has been designed with a less active shaft tip and a higher kick-point than a traditional wedge shaft. This stiffness profile decreases the launch angle for more control and increased spin from all yardages.
Steeper Attack Angle:
The advanced construction of the Tour Concept encourages a slightly steeper angle of attack into the ball. This also enhances spin and stopping power on the green.
True Temper has been the No. 1 steel shaft on the PGA Tour for more than 70 years. Professionals rely upon the high quality and consistent feel that have made the brand a staple for players of all skill levels. Quality and feel are also at the core of the Tour Concept.
Variable Wall Thickness:
Variable Wall Thickness is unique from True Temper. With this technology, it allows the shaft’s wall to vary in thickness (as the name would suggest) throughout the shaft. The exterior of the shaft will look normal, but the inside walls of the shaft will vary to allow for a stiffer tip, while maintaining feel.