True Temper Elevate 95 vs 105 Shafts — (Golf Coach Tips)

True Temper Elevate 95 vs 105 Shafts Reviewed by Tell Me More Golf Coaches

As the head golf instructor at Tell Me More Golf, I will compare two extremely high-performing shafts from True Temper: the Elevate 95 and 105. 

These iron shafts may seem similar at first glance, but they’re actually made for very different golfers, with the most notable differences being weight, spin, and ball flight. 

After reading this shafts review article, you’ll know whether the Elevate 95 or 105 suits you the best, based on your swing and preferences. 

True Temper Elevate 95 vs 105 Golf Shafts Compared

Before jumping into the detailed comparison, let’s look at the shafts’ design and price.

Design

These steel shafts have vanadium as an alloy, which is a material composition that’s meant to be as stable and comfortable as possible. 

The main design element that sticks out with these shafts is the VSS technology. VSS stands for “Vibration Suppression System,” and it’s something that significantly reduces the shaft vibrations at impact, resulting in a softer feel.

Both shafts have this technology, but the one in the Elevate 105 reduces the vibrations slightly less, which makes it firmer

Price

As you might expect, the Elevate 95 and 105 cost the same.

The exact price varies depending on where you buy it and whether or not there’s a sale, but you can expect a complete set of shafts to cost around $250

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True Temper Elevate 95 Pros and Cons

Here, we’ve explained the pros and cons of the True Temper Elevate 95 shaft regarding its shaft weight, flex, spin, and ball flight. You can also read about how high of a swing speed you should have. 

Shaft Weight

The Elevate 95 is noticeably lighter than the 105. The Elevate 95 weighs, as the name implies, about 95 grams. This makes it a mid-weight iron shaft.

For average swing speeds, this shaft will feel pretty normal. In other words, it’s not too heavy or too light. 

With this lighter weight, most amateur golfers will have a much easier time finding good strikes and generating higher clubhead speed. 

Flex

The 95 is available in a regular and stiff flex. This is adequate for the vast majority of amateur golfers, but some with extremely high swing speeds may want an extra stiff.

Generally speaking, most mid and high handicappers, as well as many low handicaps, won’t need anything more than a stiff in their irons. 

Spin

For a steel iron shaft, the True Temper Elevate 95 is pretty high spin. With this shaft, we saw high spin rates on most strikes, especially in the short irons. 

But with that said, there are definitely higher-spinning options for golfers who struggle with keeping the golf ball airborne. Usually though, that means opting for a graphite shaft. 

Ball Flight

The ball flight with the Elevate 95 shaft is relatively high. Graphite shafts have higher launch, but when we tested this shaft, all irons produced nice and high trajectories. This makes it great for slower swing speeds and for those who want a confidence-inspiring mid-high launch.  

Suitable Swing Speed

The Elevate 95 shaft suits moderate swing speeds.

An exact number is hard to determine, but over 77 mph when hitting a 7 iron is what we’d recommend. With a lower swing speed, you might be better served with a graphite shaft

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True Temper Elevate 105 Pros and Cons

Now, we’ll go over the pros and cons of the Elevate 105 shaft. This time also regarding shaft weight, flex, spin, ball flight, and the suitable swing speed. 

Shaft Weight

As you might have suspected, the Elevate 105 weighs about 105 grams.

This means that it’s heavier than the 95.

While 10 grams might not seem like a very big deal, it actually makes a significant difference in both feel and how you play.

A heavier shaft like this can suit fast golfers who strike the ball well, and provide them with more control and overall performance. But for most golfers, it will be too heavy, resulting in poor results. 

Flex

Just like the 95, this shaft is available in a regular and stiff flex, but it’s also available in x-stiff.

This means that it can suit even the fastest of golfers out there.

However, the number of golfers who should have an x stiff iron shaft is very small

Spin

Because of the higher weight, among other things, the Elevate 105 spins less than the 95. This is especially apparent in the long irons, where it’s very hard to generate enough spin to keep the ball in the air. That is, however, only the case if you don’t have a very fast swing speed.  

Ball Flight

This shaft has a noticeably lower ball flight than the 95.

The launch angle is fairly high which is confidence-inspiring, but you can expect a low-to-mid flight.

Generally speaking, a higher swing speed will result in a higher ball flight, and if you’re not very fast, this shaft is too low-launching. 

Suitable Swing Speed

Because of its heavy weight and overall performance, this shaft is only suitable for fast golfers. When hitting a 7 iron, you should have a swing speed of at least 85 mph

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Conclusion: 

In this article, we’ve compared the True Temper Elevate 95 and 105 shafts. The 95 weighs 95 grams, and it features pretty high launch and spin, making it suitable for many amateur golfers with slightly above-average swing speeds.

The 105 weighs 105 grams, which is significantly heavier than the 95. That, combined with the low spin and launch, makes it the ideal shaft for fast golfers seeking more distance and control

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Patrick Corley Tell Me More Golf Instructor and Coach
Patrick Corley
From a golf scholarship to a Southern California University, to a private golf coaching career and an instructor position at a nonprofit organization, I’m here to help you get better at golf! With my 50+ years of golf experience; I bring you Tell Me More Golf. A golf coaching website that helps your game with instructional golfing content that’s ultimately geared toward making you a better golfer and having more fun!
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