PENLEY ET3LD LONG DRIVE SHAFT
READY TO SOAR PAST THE COMPETITION.
NEW FOR 2018
|ET3LD LONG DRIVE
||TIP DIA.|| BUTT DIA.
|(+/- 5g)||(+/- .5 in)||(+/- .005 in)||(+/- .005 in)|
Kick (Bend Point): See TBAR*
Ball Flight (Trajectory): Mid/High
* The TBAR (Tip to Butt Aspect Ratio) Algorithm is the determining flex factor, although we do apply common flex range description to help players determine which golf shaft is best suited for their level of play.
All Penley shafts are designed primarily to meet the 1 (mid-range) of each shaft flex and fits approximately ~60% of players.
WHO SHOULD PURCHASE THE ET3LD LONG DRIVE SHAFT?
The ET3LD shaft is ideal for:
- Strong, powerful hitters that require extreme distance and control – particularly Professional Long Drive competitors as well as aspiring Long Drive Competitors.
- Those looking for a shaft to accommodate lower head lofts typically used in Long Drive Competitions
- Competition fairway accuracy – tighter dispersion means more shots staying within the Grid – a must for all Long Drive Competitors
NOT SURE WHICH PENLEY SHAFT IS FOR YOU?
Suggested Flex Selection by Swing Speed:
X – Generally 115-135+ mph. STRONG, AGGRESSIVE tempo
2X – Generally 135-145+ mph. EXTREME tempo
3X – Generally 150+ mph. EXTREME tempo
NOTE: Swing speed average may vary based on individual swing tempo and timing.
Note: Carter Penley developed specific Zone Flexes for the professional level player (PGA, LPGA, Long Drive and aspiring amateurs) and denotes those flexes as ‘Zone Flex Characterizations’.
Players of this level may want to contact the factory to determine if the production mid-range TBAR shaft is suitable for their specific swing.
Still have questions? Contact Us– We will be happy to help answer any questions you may have.
MADE IN THE USA
Our shafts are designed, manufactured and built right here in San Diego, California. Carter Penley designs and oversees all manufacturing of Penley Shafts. You can be assured that each shaft designed by Carter Penley will always be the best, most consistent quality shaft you will ever purchase.
ET3 LD DESIGN DRIVERS
Fully advancing and applying the TBAR algorithm for the Long Drive shaft design, the ET3LD shaft has been upgraded and improved as well as upgrading the material used, plus geometry changes resulting in a tighter, more accurate shot placement. As well as:
- Smoother load transition throughout the neutral axis, yielding a tighter dispersion – means more competition fairway accuracy
- Maximum Load Transition to improve distance, accuracy and performance
- Accommodates lower head lofts generally used in Long Drive events.
- The tightest, most accurate manufacturing tolerances of any golf shaft manufacturer in the industry.
Although not technical in application, the ET3LD shaft gets a cosmetic upgrade: the ET3LD is gloss black and decorated with a brilliant white pearlescent sleeve unique to the Long Drive model.
HANDCRAFTED WITH PRECISION
All ET3LD shafts are rolled and ground with handcrafted precision practiced by no other known manufacturer. Mr. Penley himself oversees the manufacturing and quality control of each and every Long Drive shaft.
SMALL LOT NUMBERED PRODUCTIONS
The ET3LD shafts are produced in small lots of 20 or less per flex range and are individually numbered per each lot produced.
The TBAR (Tip to Butt Aspect Ratio)
By analysis Penley determined that 60% of most golfers fall within flex range ‘1’ of the each and separate specific golf shaft flex ranges. ‘1’ is the center (1/3) of the full flex range (yellow dotted lines, 3-7). Penley tolerances are typically held to ~30%-40% of industry standards.
The shaft industries standard flex range is dynamically much larger and in many cases overlaps corresponding flexes. This is why some players who may need to build a backup club, or a replacement shaft for their club ends up finding out that the backup or or replacement shaft doesn’t feel or play the same as the first shaft model.
All Penley shafts are designed primarily to meet the 1 (mid-range) of each shaft flex. This ‘1’ range is denoted as A1, R1, S1, X1, 2X1 & 3X1 – etc and fit approximately ~60% ~ of players.
Flex range and Zone flexes are determined by Penley’s TBAR™ (Tip to Butt Aspect Ratio) algorithm and are somewhat infinite vs. the long time excepted flex terminology.
To quantify Zone Flex Characterization, Penley has selected eight specific zone flexes outside of a predetermined flex range denoted numerically as ‘1’ (Penley’s Std. Range ‘1’) of each defined flex range i.e. ‘L1’, ‘A1’, ‘R1’, ‘S1’ and ‘X1’ and so on.