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The Finest Golf Shafts In The World

Our quality golf shafts, through advance design, materials, and manufacturing processes, are made to the most exacting tolerances. The result is a golf shaft that yields a consistent flex time after time. A club maker can always depend on Penley to deliver a consistent, high quality product every time.

All new Penley golf shafts are primarily designed to create the optimum club for the player, including the Touring Pro. Our design yields a shaft with precision and control like no other, it avoids the compounding effect of a players’ miss-hit and offers more greens in regulation.

When you order an ‘S’ flex golf shaft (or any other desired golf shaft flex), you receive an ‘S’ flex not almost an ‘X’ or almost an ‘R’. All Penley shafts are designed, machined and spec’d as a specific defined shaft flex.

With the development of Penley’s new performance design & manufacturing processes such as the TBARTM (Tip to Butt Aspect Ratio) algorithm and ZONE FLEXTM Characterization, Penley golf shafts are a level above ALL others. We are considered by many top club makers and players as the highest performing and most exacting golf shafts available in the industry for distance, accuracy and consistency.

Penley’s high quality golf shafts are known by Long Drive Championship players and PGA players worldwide.  Since  2010,  Penley has had over 100 shafts in play and have placed in the following Tournaments using the ET2 and the Hybrid Heater2:

2nd place – Maycoba Classic

1 top 10 – Valero Texas Open

1 top 20 – Crown Plaza Invitational

2nd place – St. Jude Classic

1 top 20 – ATT

2 top 20’s – Cox Classic

1 top 20 – Wyndham Championship

1 top 20 – BMW Championship

1 5th place and 2 in the top 20’s – Viking Classic

1 top 20 – McGladery Classic

Great players such as John Daly (who won the Buick Invitational in ’04 using Penley), Lanny Wadkins, Bart Bryant, Joe Durant, Vijay Singh and many more have played Penley shafts.

Please visit our Products page for specs and information of our newest shafts available for purchase.

We are approved for Nike’s custom shaft upgrade (ET2 and Hybrid Heater2)  and  currently approved for the Titleist custom upgrade for Tour and consumers (ET2). 




The 'Tee' With Troy - Video Segment
Q and A

In this video segment of The 'TEE', Troy addresses some of our most frequently asked questions

Sneak Peek:  Player Testing Day With Tommy Jacobs and Roger Fredericks

What happens when a Golf  Legend, Shaft Designer & Golf's Fitness Guru come together for a Testing day?

 5 Reasons Why Penley Manufactures the Highest Performing Golf Shafts

In this video Carter Penley talks about the 5 reasons why Penley Shafts are the highest quality golf shafts out on the market.


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What Our Customers Say

I’ m emailing to thank Mr. Penley and his team for starting me on my path to become a scratch golfer. I cannot find shafts out there that compare!” – M.D.

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Mike D. avid golfer

Final verdict (and I’m a tough golf shaft critic): longest, straightest shaft I’ve ever hit! Carter you have the composite touch! Congratulations on your most recent (golf shaft) accomplishment.”

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C.H. 15 yr. WLD Competitor

I am on vacation, but just hit the new Penley Long Drive shaft. Thing is awesome. Please let me know if you are ready to sell to the public, I’ll have it online by the end of next week.”

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T.S. Club shop owner

You were right; a stiff shaft would suit me better. Did catch one on the sweet spot today and just a tad of 300. Not bad for a 68 year old geezer.”

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Bruce M. semi-retired club maker

“I had the opportunity to hit your new shaft today. Certainly did not surprise me in the least to learn that it is absolutely great! Lively yet controllable, disciplined yet forgiving, truly good stuff. I hope you never stop bringing quality products to us because it is likely few others will.”

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Obie A.

Golfed yesterday with the ET2 shaft in my R9 head with fantastic results.  I had fun. Looking forward to trying out this new hybrid.  Thanks again

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Greg G. Customer

The Penley fairway shaft is amazing, it performs consistently every time. I hit the ball straighter and farther consistently compared to previous shafts in my 3 wood. Whether off the deck or on a tee, when I have the Penley in my hand, I’m confident. Thank you Carter Penley for an amazing product .”

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Erik Customer