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KBS CT Tour Putter Shafts

Caddie MasterCaddie Master Members Posts: 50 ✭✭
I just saw this short write-up on the forthcoming putter shaft offerings from KBS:



https://www.pgatour.com/equipmentreport/2019/01/23/golf-clubs-new-equipment-pga-show-demo-day-2019.html



Unfortunately there was little substantive info provided. Anybody have any details about the technology in these shafts, how they compare to other putter shafts, etc.? I hope the Golf WRX team at the PGA Merch Show get some pictures of these, too.
Driver: Ping G400 LST, 10°, Atmos Tour Spec 6S
5 Wood: Ping G400, 17.5°, Atmos Tour Spec 7X
3-4: Mizuno MP18 Hi-Fli, KBS Tour 120 – S
5-7: Mizuno MP18 SC, KBS Tour 120 – S
8-PW: Mizuno MP18, KBS Tour 120 – S
50° Miura (New Wedge Series), KBS Tour 120 – S
55° Miura (New Wedge Series), KBS Tour 120 – S
60° Miura (New Wedge Series), KBS Tour 120 – S
Putter: Titleist Scotty Cameron, Newport Two, Gun Metal
Ball: TP5
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  • DaltonSTLDaltonSTL St. LouisMembers Posts: 995 ✭✭✭✭✭
    It might finally be possible to buy a black single bend putter shaft what a day. Also if I remember correctly these shafts are supposed to be stiffer and produce less flex and vibrations. Similar to the new callaway and stability shafts.
    -TS3 9.5 Tensei Pro Orange 60s
    -Rogue SZ 15* Tensei Pro Orange 70s
    -Fli Hi 3 21* Steelfiber i95s
    -MP-18 MMC 4-PW PX LZ 6.0
    -SM7 Black 50* 54* 58* PX LZ 6.0
    -T22 Newport 2 34"

  • nova6868nova6868 Members Posts: 4,758 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    I love the look of them.
  • Caddie MasterCaddie Master Members Posts: 50 ✭✭
    dalton044 wrote:


    It might finally be possible to buy a black single bend putter shaft what a day. Also if I remember correctly these shafts are supposed to be stiffer and produce less flex and vibrations. Similar to the new callaway and stability shafts.




    I wonder how they will compare in price to the stability shafts.
    Driver: Ping G400 LST, 10°, Atmos Tour Spec 6S
    5 Wood: Ping G400, 17.5°, Atmos Tour Spec 7X
    3-4: Mizuno MP18 Hi-Fli, KBS Tour 120 – S
    5-7: Mizuno MP18 SC, KBS Tour 120 – S
    8-PW: Mizuno MP18, KBS Tour 120 – S
    50° Miura (New Wedge Series), KBS Tour 120 – S
    55° Miura (New Wedge Series), KBS Tour 120 – S
    60° Miura (New Wedge Series), KBS Tour 120 – S
    Putter: Titleist Scotty Cameron, Newport Two, Gun Metal
    Ball: TP5
  • DaltonSTLDaltonSTL St. LouisMembers Posts: 995 ✭✭✭✭✭
    dalton044 wrote:


    It might finally be possible to buy a black single bend putter shaft what a day. Also if I remember correctly these shafts are supposed to be stiffer and produce less flex and vibrations. Similar to the new callaway and stability shafts.




    I wonder how they will compare in price to the stability shafts.
    I’m guess they are going to be a lot cheaper if they are metal and no graphite.
    -TS3 9.5 Tensei Pro Orange 60s
    -Rogue SZ 15* Tensei Pro Orange 70s
    -Fli Hi 3 21* Steelfiber i95s
    -MP-18 MMC 4-PW PX LZ 6.0
    -SM7 Black 50* 54* 58* PX LZ 6.0
    -T22 Newport 2 34"

  • mryan0425mryan0425 Members Posts: 285 ✭✭✭✭
    Up on the KBS site. Anyone have any feedback on these yet?



    http://kbsgolfshafts.com/shop/kbs-ct-tour-putter/
    G400 Max
    2016 M2 DF Tensei Pro Blue 70
    Baffler F6 Tour Blue 85
    FG Tour V4 Utility
    FG Tour V6 5-PW
    RM 22 Raw 52/56 KBS Tour
    PM Grind Raw 60 Hi Rev 2.0
    Evnrol ER5
  • Caddie MasterCaddie Master Members Posts: 50 ✭✭
    mryan0425 wrote:


    Up on the KBS site. Anyone have any feedback on these yet?



    http://kbsgolfshafts.com/shop/kbs-ct-tour-putter/




    Thanks for posting the link. I will be eager to hear any reviews others might have on these, too, especially as compared to the graphite putter shafts on the market.
    Driver: Ping G400 LST, 10°, Atmos Tour Spec 6S
    5 Wood: Ping G400, 17.5°, Atmos Tour Spec 7X
    3-4: Mizuno MP18 Hi-Fli, KBS Tour 120 – S
    5-7: Mizuno MP18 SC, KBS Tour 120 – S
    8-PW: Mizuno MP18, KBS Tour 120 – S
    50° Miura (New Wedge Series), KBS Tour 120 – S
    55° Miura (New Wedge Series), KBS Tour 120 – S
    60° Miura (New Wedge Series), KBS Tour 120 – S
    Putter: Titleist Scotty Cameron, Newport Two, Gun Metal
    Ball: TP5
  • tdk8180tdk8180 Members Posts: 2,412 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Price point is aggressive! Yikes!
  • semarlorsemarlor Charlotte, NCMembers Posts: 735 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Only .370...wonder how different it is than putting a C-Taper in a putter. I've done it before but sold the putter before I really gave it a shot.
  • nova6868nova6868 Members Posts: 4,758 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    So what's the scoop on these? Looks like they are stiff with a stiff tip. Similar to other recent "stable" putter shafts.
  • Pwood28Pwood28 Members Posts: 402 ✭✭✭✭
    Really disappointed in the .370 tip size. I was pretty excited for these to come around, but I'm not sure that I own any putters that will fit. Hopefully more options coming down the line.
    WITB (short set edition)
    8 club bag (play most of my rounds with this setup):
    TM M3 440 Driver - 10.5 degree - Evenflow Black 75s
    TM M4 Hybrid - 18 degree 
    NCW Large Cavity - 24 degree 
    NCW Small Cavity - 32 & 40 degree 
    NCW MB - 48 degree 
    NCW Wedge - 56 degree 
    Putter (Still way too many to list!)

    IG: Filmooregolf
  • vmanvman Members Posts: 1,247 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    I believe these are a uniform, thicker wall throughout design..a very stiff part.
    CALLAWAY EPIC SUB ZERO 9*
    CALLAWAY X2 HOT 3 DEEP 14.5*
    CALLAWAY 815 HYBRID 18*
    CALLAWAY APEX 4-P
    CALLAWAY MD FORGED 50* 54* 58*
    ODYSSEY TRIFORCE 2
  • nova6868nova6868 Members Posts: 4,758 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Pwood28 wrote:


    Really disappointed in the .370 tip size. I was pretty excited for these to come around, but I'm not sure that I own any putters that will fit. Hopefully more options coming down the line.




    What putters are still .355? Byron? Older Scottys? Maybe some PINGs?
  • cforseliuscforselius Members Posts: 392 ✭✭✭✭
    edited Feb 12, 2019 6:10am #14
    nova6868 wrote:

    Pwood28 wrote:


    Really disappointed in the .370 tip size. I was pretty excited for these to come around, but I'm not sure that I own any putters that will fit. Hopefully more options coming down the line.




    What putters are still .355? Byron? Older Scottys? Maybe some PINGs?




    Most Scottys with a plumbers neck are 0.355 are'nt they? My Button Back Newport 2 screams for a black shaft but I think its 0.355 on that one.
  • Pwood28Pwood28 Members Posts: 402 ✭✭✭✭
    Every plumbers neck Scotty I have resifted has used a .355. Same with Byron, Bettinardi, Tyson Lamb, Ping.



    Hopefully we see additional sizes coming out, because it seems as if a large chunk of the putter world has been left out on this one. Would love to see a flare tip as well for my flow necks.
    WITB (short set edition)
    8 club bag (play most of my rounds with this setup):
    TM M3 440 Driver - 10.5 degree - Evenflow Black 75s
    TM M4 Hybrid - 18 degree 
    NCW Large Cavity - 24 degree 
    NCW Small Cavity - 32 & 40 degree 
    NCW MB - 48 degree 
    NCW Wedge - 56 degree 
    Putter (Still way too many to list!)

    IG: Filmooregolf
  • ChristopherMcDonaldChristopherMcDonald Members Posts: 2,407 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Anyone know if this would work on my cameron & crown 5MB? Can't find hosel size info on anywhere, just know it's a single bend
    Cobra King LTD UST Elements Chrome
    Taylormade '07 Burner 3 Wood Miyazaki B.Asha
    Taylormade '07 Burner 5 Wood Miyazaki B.Asha
    Taylormade Jetspeed Hybrid Matrix Ozik Atlus
    Adams XTD Tour 5-GW True Temper Dynamic Gold AMT
    Scratch Tour Issue 1018 56* True Temper Dynamic Gold
    Scratch Tour Issue 1018 60* True Temper Dynamic Gold
    Custom Cameron & Crown 5MB
    Taylormade Project (a)
  • KRW59KRW59 Hoarder Members Posts: 910 ✭✭✭✭✭


    Anyone know if this would work on my cameron & crown 5MB? Can't find hosel size info on anywhere, just know it's a single bend




    All Scotty putters that I am aware of , using a single bend shaft , use a .355"

    made for / preprioritory tip shaft. The one exception being the Studio Design

    #5 . Which used a ridiculous small and hard to find .285" tip .
    Cobra King F9 10.5* / Fuji Diamond Speeder 5-SR
    TEE EX10 Beta 16.5* / Fuji Platinum Speeder 5-SR
    TEE EX10 19* / Fuji Platinum Speeder 6-S
    TEE EX9 22* / Attas 4U 7-S.
    TEE EX9 25* / Attas 4U 7-X
    I have added about 10 grams of weight to all the fwy / hybrid
    shafts , using Sensicore inserts wrapped with lead tape.

    Cobra Forged Tec Black / 28* 6 iron thru 49.5* GW / 4.5* gapping
    Recoil 780 Es Smac wrap F3 / GW shaft internally weighted to 95 grams

    King Black Wedges / 54* versatile/ Recoil 95 F3 shaft weighted to 110 grams
    58* versatile / Recoil 110 F4 shaft weighted to 125 grams ( heat shrink tube )

    Piretti 1/1 GSS High Toe Potenza II or Piretti 1 of 2 GSS Capri

    Flask - Crown Black
  • ChristopherMcDonaldChristopherMcDonald Members Posts: 2,407 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    KRW59 wrote:



    Anyone know if this would work on my cameron & crown 5MB? Can't find hosel size info on anywhere, just know it's a single bend




    All Scotty putters that I am aware of , using a single bend shaft , use a .355"

    made for / preprioritory tip shaft. The one exception being the Studio Design

    #5 . Which used a ridiculous small and hard to find .285" tip .




    This is not at all what I wanted to hear LOL. Looks like I'll be wrapping it in shrink wrap myself. Thanks for the info
    Cobra King LTD UST Elements Chrome
    Taylormade '07 Burner 3 Wood Miyazaki B.Asha
    Taylormade '07 Burner 5 Wood Miyazaki B.Asha
    Taylormade Jetspeed Hybrid Matrix Ozik Atlus
    Adams XTD Tour 5-GW True Temper Dynamic Gold AMT
    Scratch Tour Issue 1018 56* True Temper Dynamic Gold
    Scratch Tour Issue 1018 60* True Temper Dynamic Gold
    Custom Cameron & Crown 5MB
    Taylormade Project (a)
  • jwrobinsonjwrobinson Sports Members Posts: 4
    I have recently put one in my TM Spider. The shaft is entirely reinforced from the butt to the tip. It is MUCH more stable. You can feel the stiffness of the shaft, but with that said I noticed very little decrease in overall feel. I was expecting it to lose all feel but it is actually a very nice feeling shaft. Very satisfied with it.
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Callaway Epic 9*. Graphite Design AD DI 6X[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Callaway Sub Zero Rogue 15* , [/font][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro Blue TX 70[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Srixon Z H85, KBS Graphite Hybrid 85 S+[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Callaway X-Forged 4-PW, KBS C-Taper 125 S+ Limited Edition Black[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]TaylorMade Milled Grind Wedges (52, 56, 60), KBS $-Taper 125 S+[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]TaylorMade Spider Tour Black[/font]
  • AG12AG12 Members Posts: 1,348 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Love it in my Spider X
    Titleist TS2 9.5* Tensei Pro White 60S
    Titleist TS2 15* Tensei Pro White 70S
    TaylorMade M5 19* Tensei Pro White 70S
    TaylorMade P790 '19 4-PW Project X LZ 120 
    Titleist SM7 50.12F/54.10S DG S200
    TaylorMade Hi-Toe 58*/ATV KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 
    TaylorMade Spider X Navy 
    Titleist ProV1x #27
    WITB
  • NWS AlpineNWS Alpine Members Posts: 2,608 ✭✭
    I have one but mostly because of it being matt black. It is a little stuffer when bending it by hand vs the usual TT shaft. Putting with it there isn’t much difference in feel.



    I also have a stability shaft with the same hosel and grip that I can put on the same putter head (machine M1). That shaft is a whole different feel and is awesome.
  • BogeyLJABogeyLJA Members Posts: 1,410 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Anyone tipping these yet?
    [font=lucida sans unicode,lucida grande,sans-serif]EPIC SZ | Atmos Black 6x
    TM M3 15* | Atmos Black 8x[/font]
    TM M3 19* [font=lucida sans unicode,lucida grande,sans-serif]| Rombax P95x
    TM P750 | DG S300
    Vokey SM6 50|55|60[/font]
    Toulon Portland
    [font=lucida sans unicode,lucida grande,sans-serif]TP5x[/font]
  • nova6868nova6868 Members Posts: 4,758 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Why would you tip it? They are already really stiff.
  • Hacker541Hacker541 Members Posts: 59 ✭✭
    edited Mar 5, 2019 1:15pm #24
    BogeyLJA wrote:


    Anyone tipping these yet?




    I would really like to know this as well. I'm having a 33" putter built with a longish flow neck and I have the KBS shaft to put in it. My problem is with that length of putter if I just install the shaft and then butt trim to length my grip will hang all the way down into where the shaft starts to taper down. A lot of guys talk about tip trimming .370 putter shafts several inches with no problem but if I take an inch or two out of this already very stiff shaft is it going to seriously effect the feel?



    Edit to add: I already called KBS and didn't gain much there.. I guess with the shaft being so new and probably not a lot of them out there yet he didn't have much info for me.
  • BogeyLJABogeyLJA Members Posts: 1,410 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Hacker541 wrote:

    BogeyLJA wrote:


    Anyone tipping these yet?




    I would really like to know this as well. I'm having a 33" putter built with a longish flow neck and I have the KBS shaft to put in it. My problem is with that length of putter if I just install the shaft and then butt trim to length my grip will hang all the way down into where the shaft starts to taper down. A lot of guys talk about tip trimming .370 putter shafts several inches with no problem but if I take an inch or two out of this already very stiff shaft is it going to seriously effect the feel?






    LOL, I was joking
    [font=lucida sans unicode,lucida grande,sans-serif]EPIC SZ | Atmos Black 6x
    TM M3 15* | Atmos Black 8x[/font]
    TM M3 19* [font=lucida sans unicode,lucida grande,sans-serif]| Rombax P95x
    TM P750 | DG S300
    Vokey SM6 50|55|60[/font]
    Toulon Portland
    [font=lucida sans unicode,lucida grande,sans-serif]TP5x[/font]
  • MKPAPAMKPAPA Long Beach, CaliforniaClubWRX Posts: 500 ClubWRX
    Might have to throw one in my Method001 to match my CT95's coming in.
    i'm playing nike everything till i'm not

  • NWS AlpineNWS Alpine Members Posts: 2,608 ✭✭
    Hacker541 wrote:


    Edit to add: I already called KBS and didn't gain much there.. I guess with the shaft being so new and probably not a lot of them out there yet he didn't have much info for me.




    The putter shaft has been out for years. They are just expanding the line with more colors and sizes/bends.
  • youngunz5840youngunz5840 Members Posts: 2,389 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    I can’t wait for the .355 single bend for Scotty’s to come out. They would look so clean in matte black on my new x6

  • dbdorsdbdors Houston, Clear Lake areaClubWRX Posts: 1,913 ClubWRX
    edited May 29, 2019 5:54pm #29

    @youngunz5840 said:
    I can’t wait for the .355 single bend for Scotty’s to come out. They would look so clean in matte black on my new x6

    They dont seem to be in a hurry to make them in .355. I sent an email a month ago, they have no time frame on when the .355s will be ready.

    Post edited by dbdors on

    Woods: Callaway Rogue Sub Zero 8*, Fujikura Ventus 6, stiff: TM M5, 13*, Diamana Thump 75, stiff
    Hybrids: TEE CBX 3H (20d), 4H (22d), Project X Hzrdus Black Hybrid 85 6.0
    Irons: TM M6, 5-GW, Accra 80i, stiff
    Wedges: Cleveland CBX 54* (bent to 55*), 60*, Accra 80i, stiff
    Putter: Evnroll ER1.2 355g, 33", KBS CT Tour Putter Matte Black, Sense S1 grip
    Ball: Wilson Duo Professional in green & yellow
    Bag/Cart: '18 Ping Hoofer/BagBoy Quad XL
    Accessories: Garmin G8/Nikon Coolshot Pro Stabilized
  • Go Horns!Go Horns! Members Posts: 147 ✭✭✭

    KBS website now says that 0.355 is coming soon. Any reviews of these shafts?

  • dbdorsdbdors Houston, Clear Lake areaClubWRX Posts: 1,913 ClubWRX

    @Go Horns! said:
    KBS website now says that 0.355 is coming soon. Any reviews of these shafts?

    They’ve been saying that since forever.


    Woods: Callaway Rogue Sub Zero 8*, Fujikura Ventus 6, stiff: TM M5, 13*, Diamana Thump 75, stiff
    Hybrids: TEE CBX 3H (20d), 4H (22d), Project X Hzrdus Black Hybrid 85 6.0
    Irons: TM M6, 5-GW, Accra 80i, stiff
    Wedges: Cleveland CBX 54* (bent to 55*), 60*, Accra 80i, stiff
    Putter: Evnroll ER1.2 355g, 33", KBS CT Tour Putter Matte Black, Sense S1 grip
    Ball: Wilson Duo Professional in green & yellow
    Bag/Cart: '18 Ping Hoofer/BagBoy Quad XL
    Accessories: Garmin G8/Nikon Coolshot Pro Stabilized

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