Fujikira is one of the more popular shaft brands amongst the golf world. The brand itself is used by many PGA Tour Superstars including major championship winners Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Sergio Garcia and Dustin Johnson.
This Fujikura Pro 60 shaft review will delve into the technical specifications of the shaft and detail pros and cons.
Fujikura Vista Pro 60 shaft
Editors Rating: 9.2 /10
What We Like
The Fujikura Pro 60’s large variety of performance characteristics allows clubmakers to properly fit many different levels of players with the shaft.
These shafts are easily found on the golf market and have been tested and used by top PGA Tour players for years allowing amateurs to trust in the reliability and performance of the shaft.
Distance, high-ball trajectory and customization are three attributes Fujikura focused on when creating this shaft allowing players to find the perfect fit while having a good chance to improve their game.
What We Don’t Like
This shaft might be too flexible and not compatible for golfers with a swing speed of over 110 miles per hour.
The shaft might not be a good selection for senior golfers due to it being a little heavier than other standard shafts.
Fujikura’s renowned reputation among professional golf and its ability to suit a wide range of players from beginners to experts alike makes it a versatile shaft. Different players love being able to put more trajectory and spin on their shots and Fujikura’s design enables this.
Fujikura Pro 60 Shaft Synopsis
Fujikura golf shafts, like the Pro 60 graphite shaft, are used by many of the top golf brands in the market. The first Vista Pro shaft was the hallmark of Fujikura and tested for the tour during many years.
There are many different attributes throughout the Vista Pro series that helps it fit a large variety of players, ranging from inexperienced beginners, to low-handicappers to professionals.
When you purchase a shaft, depending on the website, it can come alone or with a grip.
There are a variety of customizable options.
📢 Need To Know: The mission of Fujikura is to make the “World’s Best Performance Golf Shafts and bring enjoyment to all golfers.”
Fujikura Pro 60 shaft features:
Fujikura made the Pro 60 to specialize in the distance category and help golfers feel good about hitting bombs like Phil Mickelson did when he won the 2021 PGA Championship at 50 years old.
The graphite Fujikura Pro flex shaft tip, characterized by its stiffness, helps a multitude of players from different skill levels hit it far down the fairway. The high launch from the shaft helps the ball carry longer and aids it in rolling out to gain even more yards.
Lightweight shafts help with distance and the Pro 60 is exactly that. It feels comfortable similar to a heavy shaft but in reality is a lightweight shaft which helps increase swing speed and torque.
The Fujikura Pro 60 stiff review shows with the stiff flex, the ball flight will be slightly lower and will continue to roll after it lands.
Launch Profile: 4.7/5
The Pro 60 has a mid-to-high launch profile depending on if you purchase a stiff or regular flex.
The stiff flex’s ball flight will be more mid trajectory vs. the regular flex being more high launch.
This shaft launches higher than many other shafts in the Fujikura Pro series of shafts.
One of the features focused on for the Pro 60 which stands out most is the high launch profile.
📋 Keep in mind: The longer the ball stays in the air, the further its carry is going to be usually. That is assuming you made solid contact and hit a normal drive rather than a slice or duck hook.
Shaft Profile: 4.5/5
Below are the Fujikura Pro 60 shaft specs.
- Length: 46 inches
- Flex: stiff, regular, or A-flex.
- Tip Flex: The tip flex has three options: 120 for A-flex, 110 for regular, and 100 for stiff.
- Butt Flex: The butt flex is 75 for stiff, 80 for regular, and 85 for A-flex
- Torque: 4.5
- Parallel Tip Length: 2.5
- Butt Diameter: .580
- Spin: High
- Launch: Mid to High Launch
- Weight: 65 grams
Core HIT technology: 4.8/5
Fujikura incorporated H.I.T. technology which means High Inertia Tip. Every shaft in the Fujikura family contains H.I.T. technology.
The design makes the tip of the shaft stiffer which allows the golfer to be more accurate and have more control which leads to straighter tee shots. Straighter tee shots lead to birdies, which equals lower scores.
The shaft was made with advanced carbon fiber. This allows the lower end to be stiffer and have forgiveness on mishits.
📋 Keep in mind: This helps golfers have more swing speed and ball speed while maintaining a comfort level during a full swing.
ENSO Technology: 5/5
Enso Technology is used by the Fujikura company to collect data regarding the shaft and help the engineers and designers assemble a high-performing shaft.
The company started Enso in 2009. It helps measure the data in terms of the shaft and head and is accurate to a sub-millimeter right before a golfer strikes the ball and makes an impact.
📢 Need To Know: Enso allowed Fujikura to make a higher launching shaft for golfers needing extra distance and more height on their shots.
Shaft Kickpoint and Impact It Has On Golf Shot
A shaft kick point is the area on the golf shaft that has the most bend when it is bent down. This is towards the bottom of the shaft. This would indicate a low kickpoint.
A high kickpoint would be located near the grip and top of the shaft. A high kickpoint would produce a low launch angle and vice versa for the low kickpoint.
The kickpoint/bend point for the Pro 60 is mid to low.
What Golf Clubs Come With The Fujikura Pro 60 Shaft?
The biggest club that was featured with the Fujikura Pro driver shaft, the Pro 60, was the TaylorMade M1 driver. The shaft released in 2015 and the M1 was released in January 2017. They are less than two years apart in terms of release date which helps pair them.
Many buyers don’t pay much attention to driver shafts when purchasing a brand new driver. Most of the glamor goes to the shiny, large clubhead.
The thoughts also tend to focus on how the ball is going to pop off the clubface and go further in distance or perform better than the player’s previous driver.
A shaft matching the club’s or player’s attributes is extremely important.
TaylorMade designed the M1 to promote distance, have high ball flight and incorporate low spin for higher rollouts. This complemented the Pro 60 very well with its mid to high launch.
The M1 was also intended to be played by a low to mid handicapper which falls in the range of what the Pro 60 was designed for. The M1 has also been used with a Fujikura shaft by PGA Tour players.
📢 Need To Know: Another driver that has the Pro 60 as its stock shaft is the Cobra King F7.
Fujikura Pro 50 vs 60
The Vista Pro 50 shafts are one inch shorter at 45 inches rather than the Pro 60’s 46 inches.
Pro 50 shafts are also lighter than the Pro 60s. They also have less torque at 4.0 instead of the 4.5 from the Pro 60.
📋 Keep in mind: Players should be able to hit with the Pro 60 shaft further than the Pro 50 depending on the flex, year and model of the club it’s attached to.
Fujikura Pro 60 shaft Verdict
The one question that many consumers want to be answered is: Is Fujikura Pro 60 a good shaft?
The shaft is well made and pumped with technology. It is a great choice for many skill levels of golfers, from higher single-digit handicappers to amateurs barely breaking 100.
The shaft is great for increasing distance, ball flight and control. Be sure to mention your experiences with Fujikura shafts in the comments.
what is differance between a fujikura pro 60 stiff flex and Pro 50 senior graphite shaft?
The Fujikura Pro 60 stiff flex is heavier and stiffer than the Fujikura Pro 50 senior graphite shaft. The stiff flex was designed to be used by golfers with faster swing speeds. The senior graphite shaft is meant for players with slow swing speeds who need to add speed in order to gain distance.
What do the numbers mean on Fujikura shafts?
The numbers on the Fujikura shafts are the weight in grams. For example the Fujikura Pro 60 weighs 60 grams.