True Temper Elevate Tour Shaft Review – Specs, Flex, Weight

True Temper Elevate Tour Shaft

The True Temper Elevate Tour shaft is a bit of an anomaly in today’s steel iron shaft market.

Conventional wisdom tells us that top-tier players are all after low spin and low launch. But one size does not fit all in the game of golf.

I applaud True Temper for going against the grain a bit with the True Temper Elevate Tour: a shaft that is still geared towards better players; but one that promises mid spin and mid launch.

But are these shafts really for scratch players? Let’s talk about it.

True Temper Elevate Tour Shaft Overview

The True Temper Elevate Tour certainly looks the part of a Tour-grade shaft.

It has a very traditional stepped steel design with a polished finish. All the branding is contained within a band in the middle of the shaft – very reminiscent of KBS and True Temper shafts.

Even as a mid weight steel shaft, the True Temper Elevate Tour feels substantial in the hands.

It’s not cumbersome in any way; but you can feel that there will be some power behind your swing so long as you can handle the weight. I wouldn’t describe the feel of this shaft as stable so much as reactive.

If you take a really aggressive swing, you feel it sort of release too early. However, if you control your swing a bit more, it seems to load and release at the perfect time.

So the feel is really dependent on how you swing this shaft. Everyone will have a different experience but it seems that the True Temper Elevate Tour favors a more moderate transition.

Why is the True Temper Elevate Tour So Popular?

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The True Temper Elevate Tour was designed with the input of Tour pros who wanted more spin from their iron shafts.

These are tour-weighted shafts with unique launch properties. They are great for counteracting the performance of modern player’s performance irons and their increasingly strong lofts.

I would say that this is what can be attributed to the niche popularity that the True Temper Elevate Tour has enjoyed.

How Does the True Temper Elevate Tour Perform?

The description of the True Temper Elevate Tour shafts as “mid launch” is accurate; but it doesn’t tell the whole story.

I really loved the launch I was able to get from this shaft because it was workable.

Naturally – and with a smooth tempo – the True Temper Elevate Tour wants to produce a launch just above piercing, right in the mid range.

This is a great level for anyone who needs to get their launch up just a bit for more carry.

But I found that I was able to flight the ball even higher when I needed to land soft on the green.

Even with my long irons, the True Temper Elevate Tour shafts allowed my ball to stop dead after one bounce and bit onto the green.

On long par 4’s, I was still able to get launch that was closer to “piercing.” Overall, I was really happy with the flight windows my shots were staying in.

True to the marketing, the True Temper Elevate Tour are also naturally mid spin shafts.

Again, I was really pleased in this department because there was just the right amount of spin for shot shaping. And the spin never got so high that I had to worry about slicing on mis-hits.

Pushes certainly did get wider on mis-hits and ended up further left from the line than what is optimal; but that has more to do with the golfer than the shaft.

You get really good control overall with this shaft.

Shaft Specs

Specs True Temper Elevate Tour
Available flexes Regular, stiff, extra stiff
Weight 112g, 117g, 122g
Butt .600”
Tip .355”
Length 41”-37”

What Flexes Are Available? What Swing Speeds Do They Suit?

Regular would be a good choice for 80-85 MPH swing speed golfers.

Stiff flex was a good fit for my swing which lays between 86 and 95 MPH.

Extra stiff might be more advantageous for players in the 96-105 MPH range.

What Weights Are Available? What Swing Speeds Do They Suit?

The 112g version is for players in the 80-85 MPH swing speed range.

The 117g version is better for 86-95 MPH swingers. The 122g version is for 96+ MPH swingers.

Why is it So Good?

The True Temper Elevate Tour is a great shaft because it offers a really nice combo of launch and spin.

It’s right in the middle so there is some workability; but at the same time, you don’t have to worry about ballooning or slicing.

True Temper Elevate Tour First ImpressionsTrue Temper Elevate Tour Shaft2

I thought the True Temper Elevate Tour felt a little hefty in my hands at first but I soon forgot about that after a few swings.

I fell into a groove with it pretty quickly; though it should be noted that I had to  make a conscious effort to dial back on my transition.

Key Features & Performance

The True Temper Elevate Tour features the Vibration Suppression System which mutes vibration on mis-hits.

This technology seems to work as mis-hits weren’t jarring nor were they totally muted.

True Temper Elevate Tour Irons Review

Long approaches stopped dead on the green like a dream. I was getting some great GIRs with just a slight tweak to my swing.

True Temper Elevate Tour Wedges Review

When you are facing a fast green, you can impart more spin on the wedges. You can also maintain the mid spin rates if you want.

True Temper Elevate Tour Pros & Cons


  • Good dispersion
  • Workable spin
  • Workable launch
  • Good stopping power


  • Not ideal for aggressive tempos

True Temper Elevate Tour Shaft

Overall Score: 97/100

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Who Should Buy it?

Is the True Temper Elevate Tour really for top-tier players?

Yes and no. I got optimal performance when I slowed my tempo down. Most scratch players will have an aggressive tempo.

But as long as you can reign it in a bit, the True Temper Elevate Tour will perform very well.

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