Independant Review of ACCRA DyMatch 2.0

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DyMatch 2.0 review

Accra DyMatch 2.0 Shaft Review

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An outstanding line of shafts that delivers high end performance in  all clubs, not just the driver.  Many options for precise fitting.

Introduction

Golfers do lots of dumb things.  We attempt shots that we never practice, some of us dress in clothes that would make a pimp cringe, and many pay hundreds of dollars for a driver shaft while neglecting the shafts in our fairway woods and hybrids.  Even worse, we pick those expensive driver shafts based on looks, hype, and what the guys on Tour use.
After frequent chiding by my favorite club fitter, Club Champion’s Nick Sherburne, I finally decided to stop being dumb and start paying attention to Accra.  Nick put me through a fitting for Accra driver, fairway wood, and hybrid shafts, and the results were fantastic.

The Concept of DyMatch 2.0

The idea behind the DyMatch 2.0 series sounds simple: design a family of shafts – driver, fairway wood, and hybrid – that will all feel the same, however, this is a lot harder than it seems (read THIS if you doubt it).
Thankfully, Accra has proven to be up to the task.  Simply go to your Accra fitter and find the driver shaft that works best for you.  Once you’ve done that, you can easily add the fairway wood and hybrid shafts to your bag knowing that they will feel identical to your new driver shaft.
The DyMatch 2.0 builds on the foundation of the original DyMatch series and adds even more options.  The three tip profiles, from highest launching to lowest, are RT (Responsive Tip), MT (Mid Tip), and ST (Stable Tip).  Each profile comes in three different weights for the driver plus a fairway wood and hybrid shaft.

The Fitting

I showed up to Club Champion’s Willowbrook location with a very mixed group of shafts in my long clubs.  My driver and 3W had stiff flex Fujikura shafts and my hybrid had an X-flex Matrix hM3.  Nick, being a very gracious person, didn’t laugh at what was in hybrid but simply said, “That’s a lot of shaft.”
A few dozen balls later, Club Champion’s Trackman launch monitor had established my baselines.  My driver shaft was an excellent fit (as it should be, I’ve had the opportunity to test nearly every shaft made).  My fairway wood was good, but it launched a bit lower than optimal. Predictably, my hybrid shaft was a disaster.  Trackman showed me exactly the same things I see on the course: on a perfect swing, the ball goes forever (too long, actually) but the rest of the time it’s an unpredictable mess.
Having worked with me many times, Nick knew immediately where to go in the Accra line.  He put a DyMatch 2.0 MT70 into my driver, and the results were excellent.  The shaft felt stable, but I also felt like I could load it without really “going after it.”
With the driver shaft quickly decided, Nick installed a DyMatch 2.0 MTF in my 3W.  We immediately saw an increase in the launch angle and increased consistency in the carry and total distance.  No doubt about the match between the driver and FW shafts.
Finally, it was time to check out the DyMatch 2.0 MTH.  This was far and away the biggest improvement of any of the three new shafts.  Everything improved: distance, dispersion, launch angle, and spin.  Additionally, since I was back in the correct flex, I could swing within myself and still get a good result.
As I walked out of the Club Champion fitting bay, the only unanswered question was, “What do you want engraved on your shafts?”

Feel

Overall, the feel of the DyMatch 2.0 MT shafts are very stable.  The butt and mid sections are both fairly firm, and the tip section has a little bit of kick to it.  Obviously, the RT will have a more lively tip section and the ST will have a more stable tip.
All that said, the most important thing about the feel of the DyMatch 2.0 shafts is that, true to their word, they are exceptionally consistent from driver to fairway wood to hybrid.  With DyMatch 2.0 you can forget about making compensations to account for different shafts in each club.

Performance

I’m very pleased with the results of the switch to Accra’s DyMatch 2.0 shafts.  The change provided everything that I was looking for in both my fairway wood and hybrid.
In my fairway wood, I now get a consistently higher launch angle which results in better carry distances and more consistent total distances.
With my hybrid, the change has been night and day.  I used to hit lots of low, running bullets that wouldn’t hold even the softest green.  Moreover, the club could go anywhere from 200 yards to 260.  Now, my carry is consistently around 220 yards with a predictable trajectory that will stay on the green.

Conclusion

If you, like every other golfer I know, wants “more consistency,” the Accra DyMatch 2.0 shafts are a great place to start.  Though Accra, like their best-known Tour players Matt Kuchar and Luke Donald, may not be the flashiest company in the game, they produce a world-class product that definitely deserves a look the next time you’re being fit.

Price and Specs

The prices for the Accra DyMatch 2.0 shafts are $199 for the driver shaft, $175 for the fairway wood shaft, and $125 for the hybrid shaft.
You can find your local Accra Fitter through their website HERE.

Dunlop Phoenix Open Champion

Former world #1 wins the Dunlop Phoenix Championship using ACCRA
For a Second straight year!!

Kingston, Ontario (November 25th, 2013) – ACCRA Premium Golf Shafts is proud that a recent #1 ranked player in the world continues to trust ACCRA golf shafts in both his driver and fairway wood. His custom fit TaylorMade SLDR driver was fit with an ACCRA Tour Z ST65 shaft and his 3 wood featured an ACCRA XC65 shaft. This player has trusted ACCRA shafts for more than 7 years and ACCRA is honored to have such a world-class player continue to trust ACCRA. This completes a fantastic finish to the 2013 season for players trusting ACCRA. A 3rdplace finish on the 2013 PGA Tour money list, A top 5 finish at the CIMB Classic, 3 top 10’s (T2, T4, & T7) at The McGladrey Classic, a 3rdat the OHL Classic at Mayakoba, and now a championship victory.

This Northwestern grad won the final tournament of the 2011 PGA Tour season to secure his first PGA Tour money title and weeks later he did the same on the European Tour.  He also obtained “Player of the Year” status, as well as the #1 golfer in the world ranking.  The 2012 season was also successful as he maintained the #1 world ranking for most of the year. A swing change in 2013 has now proved to pay off with this prestigious victory at the 2013 Dunlop Phoenix championship.

The victory at the prestigious Dunlop Phoenix in Miyazaki, Japan marked his first victory of the season and sets this great champion up for another run at the #1 position in the world rankings in 2014.  Recent Dunlop Phoenix winners include Tiger Woods (twice), Thomas Bjorn (twice), Ian Poulter, Padriag Harrington, Lee Westwood and David Duval.

“Professional golf is a great proving ground for new technologies. The ACCRA Tour Z line of shafts has enjoyed unprecedented success on PGA Tours worldwide since it’s inception 2 years ago. When players using our shafts achieve success, it just reaffirms the importance of going through a proper fitting and utilizing an excellent product,” said Ron Graham, ACCRA Tour Rep. “On tour we take time to find the ACCRA shaft that optimizes a player’s launch conditions and, in each case, the renowned ACCRA feel plays a big part in any professional trusting ACCRA shafts,” continued Graham.

ACCRA Tour Z shafts have been on quite a run in the past two years; in 2013 Tour Z shafts have accumulated wins around the globe including a WGC event, the Memorial Championship, the Presidents Cup and now the Dunlop Phoenix in Japan.

“ACCRA has always been dedicated to developing shafts for all levels of discerning golfers and top ranked professional golfers. All Tour players that choose to trust their game with ACCRA go through a fitting process similar to what any golfer would experience when visiting a certified ACCRA fitter,” said Gawain Robertson, ACCRA co-founder.  “All ACCRA shaft designs are developed with custom fitting in mind.  Our belief is that the only way to optimize a golfer’s potential is through professional custom fitting, and this is why ACCRA shafts are only available through being professionally fit by a network of certified ACCRA fitters on every continent,” continued Robertson.