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[Ventus Velocore+ ] – Official MGS Forum Review in progress by [Syks7/Jonathan Gilliam]



About me

Here we go again!  I’m always honored to do a test for MGS and this one should be interesting.  I’m still a 41 year old architect in Southern California and as of this moment am riding an absurd wave of good play that has seen me drop from an 11.3 to an 8.3 as of today!  A lot of that improvement has been finding some consistency with my driver  -- PGX Gen5 0311 9º with a Tensei CK Pro Orange shaft).  The Velocore+ is really going to have to perform to unseat it.    


At home I have two dogs, a 4 year old little girl who sometimes is occasionally interested in golf (until I offer some instruction) and an awesome wife who works with me on a “fluid” golf budget while also doing her level best to ignore the endless parade of golf related boxes arriving at the door.  Those boxes fuel a lot of time spent tinkering with my equipment – maybe too much....😄.  All the tinkering has taught me a lot about how different shafts, weights, and hosel settings can really affect what you are trying to get out of a club and I have a very good time trying different things out and can often be found out in my training facility (garage) -- building, practicing, and learning.   


About my game

I’m in a surprisingly great spot with my game.  There was a lot of toil, frustration, and bouncing around the 10.5 line before breaking through and I now find a fair bit of consistency throughout the bag.  Putter, Wedges, & irons are all pretty reasonable and driver, once a weakness, has now become somewhat of a strong suit.  That said, my performance on the course is heavily tied to my performance off the tee and any jump in consistency will help improve the other three areas.  As my driver play has improved, I’ve gained a lot of insight into strokes gained and I’ve become a big believer in the statistic.  I’ve mostly stopped laying up on Par 5s and I pull driver on short par 4s anymore because of it – and barring a complete mishit it seems to bear a lot of fruit (birdies) if I get to have a wedge in hand for my approach into the green.  I’m really excited to see if Velocore+ can get me closer to the hole and keep me in the fairway more often.  There’s got to be something to so many pros playing a version of the Ventus!     


Testing Methodology

For testing I’ll be using the same head ( PXG Gen5 0311  9º) and putting together a direct comparison to my current shaft (Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro Orange) using a combination of oncourse performance and simulator data using a GC4 (Unfortunately not mine).  On course I’m going to focus on the basics using a base of data I’ve already been collecting for my own purposes --  Fairways in Regulation, Right and left fairways misses that still have a look at the green, Right and left misses that are in jail, and total distance.  I’ll probably just shift to using the Velocore+ on course since I already have a good data base, but I’m planning to get out for some solo twilight rounds with my club wrench to do some hot swap head to head testing.  In the Sim I’ll obviously be able to collect more direct data and the first order of business is going to be getting the Velocore+ dialed by spending a couple hours playing with the weights and hosel settings.  After that I’ll do some direct data collection with both shafts along with my previous AV Tensei raw blue.  I’ll probably throw some of the shorter shafts into just to see what data I can get, but they’re all 3 woodish length so it may not be relevant data.



What I’m looking for:

I want to see if that 2-3mph jump in club head speed is real.  I also want to see if all the fuss about dispersion is real.  I know my current driver shaft really well, it’s consistent enough that I pretty much have a one way miss.  My dispersion cone goes about 10 yards left of center and 30 yards right (with the occasional way right) and I aim accordingly.  I’m hoping to see the velocore+ narrow that up a bit or at the very least put a lot more shots towards the center of that cone.   Really excited to see how it goes.   Thanks to MGS for trusting me with this one.


OG Blue during fitting


Edited by Syks7


311062546_PXG_LogoSmall.jpg.1ff58b767d1fb1cdfeac9a387718766e.jpg  0311 Gen 5 -- Tensei CK Orange 60


PXG_Logo Small.jpg 0341 3W -- Tensei AV Raw Blue


image.png.374545efa45a29aed00287677e783604.png  0317X 2&4 -- Tensei AV Raw Blue 


:srixon-small: ZX7 4/AW -- C-Taper Lite 110


:mizuno-small:  T7 55º @55/7  -- TT DG Spinner


Test.png DF2.1 or Link.1 -- Accra


:srixon-small:  Zstar Diamond


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Hello spies!

Thanks for stopping by my introduction post for the Fujikura Ventus Blue Velocore+ test.

     First, I would like to start off by thanking the MGS staff for selecting me for this test. The testing opportunities on this forum are a unique way of allowing everyday golfers to test gear and share their experience without having a marketing twist to it. I’m very excited to get things started and hopefully provide some of my fellow spies with some insights on my experience with the Ventus Blue.

About me:

     My name is Derek and I live in the North Phoenix/North Scottsdale area. As with most Arizonans, I am a Midwest transplant (Illinois). I grew up in the East Valley of the Phoenix Metro area and then spent nearly twelve years in Tucson, before finally making it back to Phoenix in 2021. When I left for college in 2009, I expected to be back in Phoenix within a few months of graduating, but Tucson has this weird Hotel California way of sucking people in. I love living in Arizona for many reasons, but one new reason is how readily living here fuels my recent obsession with golf.


(Me off the coast of South Carolina, April 2024)

     To bank roll my increasingly troubling golf habits I work in the healthcare industry working on integration of artificial intelligence to automate financial and clinical workstreams. It is interesting work, especially since AI has just gotten to the point of being commercially viable so I get to be on the forefront of finding solutions to complex problems.

     I’m a bit of a busy body so when I’m not working, I am generally doing something related to my ever-expanding list of hobbies/interests. For about three years now I’ve been training in Brazilian jiu jitsu two to three times a week. I have to say that this has helped my golf game more than I would have expected. I generally hit the driving range every weekend, and in weeks where I haven’t trained in BJJ as much I feel much stiffer and out of sync. I also decided to get into 3D printing about a year ago. For the 3D printing nerds (I know you’re here) I built a Voron 2.4 R2 with a 300mm built surface. I started woodworking and am hoping to find some cool ways to integrate 3D printing and woodworking to make useful functional projects. And yes, I am aware that getting into woodworking and golf in a matter of six months is one of the most stereotypical combinations a middle-class male in their 30’s could pick. The picture below has my 3D printer alongside my guitar gear. You guessed it, guitar is where the “musical” in “musicalmedicine” comes from. I’ve been playing since I was 11; few things can clear my mind as well as picking up a guitar. Just sneaking into this picture are a few of my dog's toys. I'll warn all of you now, there is more than a 50% chance that my dog makes regular appearances in my posts.


(Guitar gear and 3D printer)









Whoops...that didn't take long




There he is again....seriously, I warned all of you.


Golf Game:

     Enough about the boring stuff, let’s talk golf. I started playing golf in my early teens. My dad and uncle would play sometimes and introduced me to it. I never got super into it, and for my first couple years of college I didn’t even have clubs with me. For the past 15 years I would go golf ever so often or head to the driving range, but I was by no means an avid golfer, but then came the bachelor party.

     In January of this year, I got to celebrate the marriage of one of my closest friends. One of the team-based events during the three-day bachelor party was an 18-hole scramble with each hole having special rules and potential bonus points. Prior to this round, I hadn’t played a full round of golf since 2020. I had such a blast that three weeks later I was getting fit for new clubs to replace the starter set I had been playing since high school.


(Jan 2024 Bachelor party golf event, I’m labeled with the red arrow…the short guy, you can’t miss me)

     Since receiving my new clubs in February, I’ve played eight full rounds and spend time at the driving range just about every weekend. As I said earlier, I’m a bit of a busy body and my friends like to joke that since I just finished a master’s degree this semester that I’m trying to find things to keep me busy. Not one to pass up an opportunity to take on a project, I recently put a hitting net in my backyard. In doing this, I 100% without question intentionally did not put structural bracing in the frame because I wanted one of those famous Phoenix microbursts to knock it down so I could put it up again.



(My Ping set with a little flair from L.A.B. Golf)


(Hitting net v1)


(Hitting net v1 pre-microburst)


(Hitting net v1 after microburst)


(Hitting net v2)

     On Saturday I took delivery of the Mevo+ limited edition. I’m excited to have this launch monitor accompany my sessions in the backyard and at the range so I can bring in-depth data to this test. I had been considering investing in one of these at some point, but being selected for this test pushed me to move a bit quicker on deciding what to get.


(Mevo+ Limited Edition)

     My current driver is a Ping G430 MAX 10.5° lofted down to 9° on a Ping Tour 2.0 Black 65X shaft. I am a somewhat long hitter with Arccos giving me a Smart Distance of 272 yards and a Smart Range from 255 to 294 yards with my driver. I have historically had a terrible slice that I have been working on in lessons over the past several months. Saturday was the first round that I have played where I didn’t have at least one drive that went out and then veered left forcing me to bushwhack to track down my ball. I’m still working on consistency, but I can say that my last two rounds have been the first rounds where I’ve had my driver mishit right instead of left, which is progress in my eyes.


(Arccos Driver summary)


(Ping Tour 2.0 Black 65X)

Testing Focus:

                During my testing I will compare my current shaft to the Ventus Blue Velocore+ using averages and standard deviations of quantifiable metrics such as: distance, ball speed, spin, spin axis, etc. as well as qualitative measures like look and feel. I’ve had several situations where the placement of my shot significantly hindered the distance I’m able to get with my driver. Because of this, one of the main factors that will determine if the Ventus Blue Velocore+ stays on course with me is how it impacts lateral dispersion.

     If there is anything specific that anyone has questions about, please feel free to DM or tag me in a comment in this string.

Thanks for reading, and I hope everyone has a great Memorial Day!


Edited by musicalmedicine

:ping-small: G430 MAX 10.5º Tour 2.0 Black 65 X shaft

:ping-small:  G430 MAX 5 Wood Tour 2.0 Chrome 65 S shaft

:ping-small: G430 MAX 4 Hybrid Tour 2.0 Chrome 85 S Shaft

:ping-small: G430 5i - PW :kbs: Tour-V S shafts

:ping-small: G430 45º & 50º :kbs: Tour-V S shafts

:ping-small: Glide Pro Forged 56º :truetemper:Dynamic Gold S 300 shaft

 :L.A.B.: DF3 :accra: shaft

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Congratulations to a very nice group of well chosen testers. Needless to say, there will be a great deal of interest in how the new Ventus shafts perform. Are you guys up for the challenge?  I know you are. Have fun. 

Driver: Taylormade Stealth 2 plus, LA golf DJ shaft, 55S

3 wood - TM Stealth plus, Mitsubishi Kai’li. Blue, 5 wood - TM Stealth plus,  Hzrdus red, 3 hybrid Mizuno CLK, Fuji pro

Irons (5-PW) - Mizuno 921 HMP, Accra IS 80

Wedges, Vokey SM9 48*10F, 54* 12D, 58* 8M, DG S400

Putter: L.A.B. DF3, TPT shaft, pistol grip

Bag: Vessel Cobra tour stand bag

Balls: Titleist ProV1x, Callaway Chrome soft X LS, Bridgestone Tour B XS or Srixon Z star Diamond

Tech: Arccos, Bushnell Pro XE rangefinder image.jpeg.6421bf4c3e32ba5a27f4fe57d0571222.jpeg

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Congratulations everyone.

Cobra LTDx LS 9.0 TPT Power Range 18 LO

Cobra LTDx 3W lofted to 16.5 TPT 17 HI

Tour Edge E723 21 degree Diamana Thump f85 S

Cobra LTDx 24 degree 5 hybrid TPT 17 LO

Corey Paul - 5 & 6 CB with KBS $-Taper 120 Stiff Black

Corey Paul 7 - PW Japan Forged Minimalist Blades KBS $-Taper 120 Stiff Chrome

Corey Paul Functional Art 52, 56 & 60 all with BGT ZNE shafts

Odyssey O Works Black #7 with BGT Stability Tour Shaft, SuperStroke Traxion 3.0 & 75g CounterCore

Bridgestone Tour BRX or MaxFli Tour

Tracked by Arccos, Bushnell V4, Vessel Lux XV 2.0 bag, Bag Boy quad XL cart with Alphard V2 wheels

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Congrats Testers!

Having played the old blue version, I am interested to see how the new one performs and if there are any differences.

:callaway-small: Paradym TD Driver w/ Ventus Blue 6S

:ping-small: 3W

:srixon-small: MKII ZX 5's (4-6) w/ KBS Tour V

:srixon-small: MKII ZX 7's (7-PW) w/ KBS Tour V

:titleist-small: Vokey Wedges 50* 54* 58*

:L.A.B.: DF2.1 Putter

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Congratulations to all of you! Welcome to the testing community!!

Driver: Taylormade Qi10 Max (Mitsubishi C6 Blue 60S 2022) chosen as one of the lucky testers of the Autoflex Dream 7 shaft!!!

Hybrids: Taylomade Qi10 3 & 4 Rescue (Ventus TR  HB Blue 6R)

Irons: Taylormade Qi 5-PW (Ventus TR Blue 6R)

Wedges: Cleveland RTx 4 52/56/60 Wedges (True Temper Dynamic Gold 105 Tour )

Putter: Cleveland Frontline 10.0

New Gamer Ball: Taylormade 2024  TP5x 

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Congrats to the testers! Cant wait to see how this goes and opinions of it

DRIVER PING.png G425 MAX w/ Mitsubishi Tensei Orange RAW 65 S 12*

*DRIVER TESTING CALLAWAY.png.02d1ed01b3f95aaceb59b33edf1d6f2d.png Paradym Ai SMOKE MAX D w/ Mitsubishi Tensei Blue 65 S 10.5*

WOOD TAYLORMADE.png.8ad786f4fccdf7215d321a861dfa1c7f.png STEALTH 2 Plus 3w w/ Mitsubishi Kali Red 75 S 15*

HYBRID PING.png G425 2h w/ Mitsubishi Tensei Orange RAW 75 S 17*

HYBRID PING.png G410 4h w/ Mitsubishi Tensei Orange 75 S 22*

IRONMIZUNO.png.2bd95ff6ee2eb76ff25e7f5057c68c47.png 919 Forged 4i-PW w/ Dynamic Gold 105 S300 

WEDGES PING.png Glide Forged Pro w/ ZZ115 W 50*/58*

PUTTER Cleveland.jpg FRONTLINE 8.0 w/ 35" Slant neck 3*


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Congratulations Testers! I'll be checking out your results to see how your long game improves with a high end shaft.

Mixed bag of goodies: Taylormade M2 driver, Titleist F15 3 wood, Nike 5 wood, Mizuno 923 Hmp irons, Cleveland zipcore wedges and Odyssey 3 ball putter.

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13 hours ago, GolfSpy_APH said:


The Fujikura VENTUS driver shafts have taken the golfing world by storm, claiming to be more stable and consistent with tighter dispersion and increased ball speeds than its predecessor. The new Fujikura VENTUS shaft, powered by VELOCORE technology, has a lot to live up to.

About The Fujikura VENTUS

A premium driver shaft that has made its way into the bags of many tour professionals and amateurs alike, the Fujikura Ventus with VELOCORE has become a go-to golf shaft since its introduction in 2018. In 2024, Fujikura released a new VENTUS Blue version with VELOCORE+ technology and advanced materials to improve on what was already a very popular choice. A key change in the 2024 version is a simplified bend profile with a re-engineered multi-material bias core claiming to improve stability for more consistent strikes. Additionally, the new VELOCORE+ claims to enhance feel and the overall performance of this high-end driver shaft.


Please welcome and congratulate our testers!





Congrats to the testing crew chosen - do is proud as you “swing for the fences” (ooops, wrong sport 🤪).  Looking forward to hearing how the new shafts compare out.

Edited by Willie T

WITB?:ping-small:  G400 SFT w/Aldila NXT GEN NVS 55 Aflex ; :ping-small: G410 3w; :ping-small: G400 3h(19), 4h(22), 5h(26) - stock Ping Alta CB R-Flex; :edel-golf-1:SMS 6i, 7i - KBS TourLIte 95 R-Flex; Maltby TS1 8i-9i-PW w/Apollo Acculite 85 R flex; INDI FLX-S wedges (50, 54, 58) w/Recoil graphite shafts -R-Flex and :odyssey-small: AI-One 7T BD Milled (aka Millie), ball choice tends to be Pro-V1 or simliar 3pc urethane balls. 

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Congratulations testers.  Should be a good one

  • LTDx 9* KAILI BLUE 60S
  • ZX5 MKII 5-AW MODUS 105S
  • CBX2 54* TM BIG FOOT 58*
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Super excited to be chosen as one of the testers for this shaft. I currently play an OG Ventus Blue and will be comparing old tech and new tech head-to-head as part of this test. Going to be fun putting this thing through some rigorous testing which all of you would expect. Intro will be up later this week, if not sooner. 

Driver:  cobralogo.png.60692cdc05482efd83e68664e010b95f.png Aerojet LS, Ventus Blue Shaft - 6S
4 Wood:  callaway.png.e65d398fb0327017a369499fc6126064.png Rogue ST Max 16.5, Tensei White Shaft - 7S
Utility Iron: mizunopro.png.90cc4fb9895830e28063d9a5be416145.png Fli Hi 3-iron, HAZARDOUS Smoke Black Shaft - S
Irons:  mizuno.png.f0e7b21135cb6273b3c1430866904467.png JPX 921 Tour 4-P, Project X Shafts - Stiff 125g
Wedges: cleveland.png.f21f4d2361520fdf1bbd9d515a2f11e6.png 52º, 56º, 60º
Putter:  odyssey.png.58c727e37eb7efda62bce4f7b8881bd9.png Ai-One 7 T CH, 34"
Preferred Ball: srixon.png.f177578dda27a20ef80a0a8b1ae96e3b.png Z-Star Diamond
Pushcart: bagboy.jpg.0dda53b5175958e1b5686f22b90af744.jpg Nitron
Rangefinder: bushnell.jpg.c51debd06066fa243dea7f14d69a8dba.jpg Tour V5 Shift

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Looking forward to your experience with this one 😊

  • Titleist TSi3 Fujikura Speeder NX Blue 60X
  • TaylorMade SIM2 3 wood Fujilkura Ventus Blue 7-X
  • Titleist U505 2 Tensei 1K Black 85 X
  • Titleist T100 4-P Nippon Modus 3 120X
  • PING S159 50-S 55-H 59-T DG X100
  • L.A.B. MEZZ Max Broom Accra 47" 79.5*
  • Srixon Z-Star XV 

Currently testing the 2024 PING S159 wedges…


Was testing, still loving the 2023 Titleist T100 Irons 4-P



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Congratulations testers!  Looking forward to reading your thoughts and experience with these shafts.

TaylorMade SIM 2 Max Driver

TaylorMade Stealth 3 wood

Titleist U510 Hybrid (3H)

TaylorMade Tour Preferred CB Irons

Vokey SM8 Wedges (52/56/60)

Odyssey Ai-ONE 7S Putter

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Looking forward to hopefully providing some good content on this one.  Know the bar will be much higher so Ill enjoy the challenge of delivering.

Driver - Sim2Max 10.5° (set at 9*) UST Helium shaft

3W - StealthHL 16.5°

3h - Sim2max 19°

irons - Sim2OS kbsmax85mt steel shafts reg flex 5i-Aw

wedgies - Jaws MD5 52°-10° (Bounce) S Grind

                  Jaws MD5 56°-12° (Bounce) W Grind

Putter - Mizuno OMOI Type II

VENTUS Velocore+ review

Stack Referral code

Final Sugar "Pure" Golf Balls Review

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Solid group right here, congrats all!

In my Big Max hybrid bag:
:mizuno-small: ST-X 10.5* Kai'li Blue R Flex
:mizuno-small: ST-Z 15* Kai'li Blue R Flex
:mizuno-small: ST-Z 4h Linq Blue R Flex
:cleveland-small: Launcher 5h
:wilson_staff_small: D200 6i-GW
:cleveland-small: CBX 54* & 58*
:cleveland-small: Huntington Beach #10
:maxfli: Tour S

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Congrats to the the testers, I look forward to following this one.

Driver: :taylormade-small: QI10 Max
Fairway: :taylormade-small: Sim2 Max 3HL
Fairway: :ping-small: G425 Max 9 Wood
Hybrid: :mizuno-small: 2020 CLK 5 Hybrid
Hybrid: :PXG: 0317 6 Hybrid

Irons: :srixon-small: ZX4 7-PW
Wedges: :cleveland-small: CBX Zipcore 46° 50° 54° & 58°
Putter:   :edel-golf-1:
 Array F-3 
Ball:  :srixon-small: Q-Star Tour Yellow

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Congratulations to this group of testers. Looking forward to the comments and reviews,

Especially @Preeway to compare the + model to the original model.

Driver & Fairway: :titleist-small: Titleist TSR3 10 degree - :Fuji: Ventus TR Blue & :titleist-small: TSR3 15 - :projectx: Hzrdus Black Gen 4 

Hybrid: :titleist-small: TSR2 21 degree - :projectx: Hzrdus Black Gen 4

Irons: :titleist-small: Titleist T200 3G (4) & T150 - (5-G) - :projectx: Project X LZ 

Wedges: :vokey-small: Vokey SM8 54, and 58

Putter: :cameron-small: Cameron Phantom X 7.5

Ball: :titleist-small: Pro V1 & :maxfli: Maxfli Tour

Link to "Unboxing & Set-Up" post



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Congratulations testers!  Very eager to read these reviews.  Good luck all!

Working at getting better ... and very slowly getting there.

  •  :callaway-small: Paradym 🔹🔹🔹 8* (:accra: FX 3.0 140 M0 Otto-Phlex)
  •  :taylormade-small: Brnr Mini driver 13.5* (:accra: FX 3.0 140 M1 Otto-Phlex)
  • :callaway-small: Paradym X 4 and 5 Hybrids
  •  Maltby TS3 (4-8)/TS4 (9-PW)/TS1 (GW) (shafts:  :projectx: LZ 6.0)
  • :cleveland-small: RTX6 Zipcore 53*, and 58* mid wedges (:projectx: wedge shafts 6.5)
  • :L.A.B.: DF 2.1 (BTG shaft)
  • :redrooster: Gloves

My Official 2024 TaylorMade Qi10 Review:  https://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/62804-taylormade-qi10-drivers-2024-forum-member-review/?do=findComment&comment=1014200

My Official 2023 Red Rooster Sussex Glove Review:  https://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/58614-2023-mgs-forum-member-test-red-rooster-sussex-golf-glove/#comment-911042


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