Ping Tour 65 Shaft Review – Specs, Flex, Weight
Some of the most reliable manufacturers have been behind Ping shafts. So much so that used Ping shafts are still a hot commodity.
Perhaps the most notable Ping shaft is the Tour line.
The Ping Tour 65 is a lightweight graphite shaft that allows you to easily adjust loft. I usually don’t do too well with lightweight driver shafts so I was really interested to see what the Ping Tour 65 would do for my swing. Find out everything you need to know about the Ping Tour 65 shaft in the following review.
Ping Tour 65 Shaft Overview
The Ping Tour 65 has an interesting design. It almost doesn’t look like a graphite shaft at all.
It has a reflective finish with very wispy, almost indiscernible “Ping” lettering in the midsection. Somehow it looks nondescript and alluring at the same time.
The Ping Tour 65 has a mid/low bend point. I was surprised at how stable this shaft was given its weight. The bend point isn’t really subtle; but it doesn’t make the shaft feel out of control either. I personally would have liked a stiffer-feeling shaft but I could see why so many players like this one.
It felt very light throughout my swing. I didn’t feel like it was putting a hitch in my backswing. It felt comfortable going up. In the transition, the Ping Tour 65 feels very smooth – no hitches. On my downswing it was fast and I could feel the club head accelerate through the ball. On my follow through, the Ping Tour 65 felt comfortable and not taxing like heavier shafts can be.
Overall it wasn’t a perfect fit for me but it felt really nice. Furthermore, the Ping Tour 65 is likely to be a perfect fit for a lot of slower swing speed players.
Why is the Ping Tour 65 So Popular?
The Ping Tour 65 is still so popular because it is one of the most stable lightweight shafts you can find.
The Ping Tour 65 is also very versatile. The adjustable loft technology allows you to adjust your flight to suit your tempo.