PENLEY ET2 Pro Series
DISTANCE. ACCURACY. FEEL.
|ET2 SHAFT SPECS|
|FLEX||WEIGHT||LENGTH||TIP DIA.||BUTT DIA.||TORQUE||TBAR MATCHED|
Kick Point: Mid/High*
Ball Flight: Mid/Low
* 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.
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.
WHO SHOULD PURCHASE THE ET2?
A player that plays a better than average game of golf and specifically are endeavoring to improve on ‘Distance’ and ‘Control’.
NOT SURE WHICH PENLEY SHAFT IS FOR YOU?
Suggested Flex Selection by Swing Speed:
R – Generally 80-95 mph. – slower tempo
S – Generally 96-105 mph. – mid tempo
X – Generally 106-115 mph. – fast tempo
*These shafts/ zone flex suggestions will not correct swing deficiencies. Please see your PGA Professional or Professional Club Builder for swing and/or fitting analysis.
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.
ET2 DESIGN DRIVERS
The ET2 shaft is an upgrade of the original ETA model Golf Shaft and was manufactured with “Feel”, “Control”, and “Distance” as the primary design drivers. All other parameters (Mechanical and Physical) compliment these three design criteria (refer to article “ETA” by Carter Penley).
The major challenge of the ET2 project was to design and manufacture a golf shaft that would counteract some or all of these player inconsistencies therefore allowing a player to improve their game and most importantly lower their score.
To accomplish this design application Carter Penley concentrated on player inconsistencies that generally affect control and distance. The result: The Penley ET2.
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.
All shafts are designed primarily to meet the ‘1’ Flex Range (mid-range).
For those that need a a different, more specific tuned shaft for their needs (such as higher/lower launch), review the Zone Flex Characterization Chart or Contact Penley.