The Graphite Design Tour AD M9003 released in mid 2015. It is an unusual addition in that it is only available in 4 models, 60 and 70, S and X. With a $550 MSRP, this is not a shaft for any but the strongest fastest golfers. Graphite design is not recommending it for anyone south of a 105 mph driver swing. That excludes me. It is made with high modulus 55 ton, Nanoalloy prepreg from Toray. Translation, the material in this shaft is as good as it gets.
The closest match to this shaft from Graphite Design is the Tour AD BB, a shaft that was released around 2011. The Tour AD BB is one of Graphite Design’s popular shafts on the professional tours and gets a lot of play on the LPGA. The profiles are similar until we get to the tip.
The Tour AD M9003, designed and manufactured at the Graphite Design Japan factory headquarters is available in 68g S and X flex and 78g S and X flex.
The Tour AD M9003 series exemplifies the ultimate in shaft quality. Manufactured with ultra-high modulus, 55t carbon-fiber and the latest in graphite material from Toray Industries, Inc., TORAYCA ® T1100G carbon-fiber pre-preg with NANOALLOY ® technology, the Tour AD M9003 series delivers the superior feel expected of a high performance graphite golf shaft.
Designed with a very stiff tip to mid-section, the Tour AD M9003 model is designed for the lower handicap and tour level players with higher swing speeds of 105+ mph to promote a low/mid launch condition and extremely low spin.
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