You can scan golf blogs or lists of popular golf shafts for sale for like ten minutes and you’re down to come across some top picks from Mitsubishi Chemical.
The TENSEI, Diamana, and Kuro Kage are all frequent flyers on those lists of “best golf shafts,” and “best Mitsubishi shafts.” Visit them yourself if you need evidence.
But let’s take a minute to shed some appreciation on Mitsubishi shafts that, in some opinions, don’t get enough attention – the Mitsubishi MMT shafts – which are available as hybrids, for irons and putters, and in our estimation, deserve some extra credit.
The beauty of the MMT Mitsubishi shafts is that they are not bedecked up and down with glorious buzzwords. Their appeal is relatively simple.
They’re graphite shafts impregnated with what Mitsubishi calls MMT, otherwise known as Metal Mesh Technology.
Specifically, this unique, proprietary technology is added to the tip sections of select clubs, increasing weight, density, stability, and strength.
These metal mesh fibers are made from individually braided strands of 304 stainless steel. These fibers are woven into the shaft’s prepreg layers, reinforcing both resin and carbon fiber.
This stainless steel, which in other circles is known for its corrosion resistance, here is known for its strength, flexibility (ability to load and unload energy), and density. Here’s how it boils down.
Loading, Flexibility, and Stability at Impact
The first thing the MMT adds to these hybrids and iron shafts is density, which in turn adds weight. There are two things you can say about this effect, however small and nearly unnoticeable it might appear through a few casual swings.
One is that all other things being equal, a slightly heavier shaft will “feel” more stable and more predictable in the hands of a golfer with average experience. Exceptionally lightweight shafts either feel whippy or unwieldy. In the same way that a barrel-heavy shotgun helps improve the fluidity of a swing, a slightly heavier golf shaft feels smooth, stable, and fluid.
The metal mesh also makes the tip sections stronger and stiffer. It might also be said that there is a marginal difference in their ability to load and unload through the swing – but chiefly, this is about stiffness, strength, and stability.
At the point of impact, if the clubface doesn’t strike the ball squarely, the shaft is prone to flexing. This can throw off the shot, add excess spin, and cost golfers range and accuracy.
The metal mesh technology of MMT Mitsubishi shafts is designed to make the tip section less prone to last-section torsion and flexion, creating a stronger, more durable, more stable, and most importantly more predictable shaft that delivers consistent performance.
Sometimes, that extra confidence boost that comes from consistency is all some golfers need.
The other thing to keep in mind is that the use of metal mesh in the shaft’s construction has enabled the manufacturer to create shafts that are just as stiff and strong using less material. This makes them thinner and keeps them highly responsible. The beautiful thing about this lightweight yet strong material is that it doesn’t hinder sensitivity or performance – two things that many golfers around the country have repeatedly observed.
Where Can I Get These Mitsubishi Shafts?
Interested in updating your golf bag with a lightweight, stable responsible MMT Mitsubishi-shafted iron or driver? Check out Dallas Golf Company online at DallasGolf.com for a full line of golf equipment, including but not limited to a wide array of Mitsubishi shafts.
Contact them to learn more about these golf shafts at 800-955-9550 and visit them in Dallas, Texas if you’re ever in the area and interested in the full experience!