True Temper XP 95 Shaft Review – Specs, Flex, Weight

I always say the True Temper is a brand that you can’t go wrong with and the True Temper XP is a perfect example.

The True Temper XP shafts are nowhere near as popular as the Dynamic Gold shafts. In fact, people tend to forget that the XP line even exists.

They have been overshadowed by other True Temper offerings. But even the forgotten True Temper shafts offer great performance for the right type of player. So today, we will be looking at the True Temper XP 95 shaft specifically, telling you how it performs and who it’s for.

True Temper XP 95 Shaft Overview

As you may have guessed from its name, the True Temper XP 95 is a pretty lightweight steel shaft.

It features a double-step design which means that the steps near the butt are longer than the steps near the tip. Overall though, it looks like a pretty normal steel iron shaft despite this unique step design.

The True Temper XP 95 has a silvery-gunmetal finish with black lettering for the weight and “XP” logos. I actually really like the look of this shaft for two reasons: one, I’m a sucker for gunmetal. Secondly, it doesn’t look like other True Temper shafts. I know this may actually turn some people off and I get it. If you’re going to pay for a True Temper shaft, you want people to recognize it. But I like the True Temper XP 95 shaft because it has a refreshing, unique look.

The kick point of this shaft is around where the midsection yields to the tip. It’s low in the shaft and doesn’t take much power to activate. The special steel alloy that it’s made of keeps the whip under control though. In fact, I wouldn’t describe this shaft as whippy at all. It is active; most of the action is confined to the tip area and is managed very well.

It should be no surprise to anyone that a 95g shaft is intended for players with slower swing speeds. The True Temper XP 95 definitely helps with club head speed. I could feel the energy increase on the downswing and move through the ball whether I was playing off the tee or deck.

Why is the True Temper XP 95 So Popular?

If the True Temper XP 95 shaft can indeed be called popular, it’s got to do with the consistency.

I will get into it more in the following section but the True Temper XP 95 shaft was incredibly consistent. Distance, height and feel were all very predictable throughout my testing which is something that I, and any serious golfer loves.

How Does the  Perform?

Now keep in mind that I don’t game iron shafts in this weight class.

My shaft irons are mid to heavyweight. But  I felt so comfortable and at ease with these shafts because I didn’t need to change my swing much to get the kind of performance I wanted out of them.

When I pulled back my tempo just a bit, I was hitting high, straight shots with this shaft. More importantly though, the True Temper XP 95 was incredibly consistent for such a light shaft. In fact, the True Temper XP 95 was every bit as consistent as my heavier gamer shafts. With my 7-iron I was hitting an average of 166.2 yards of carry distance. That figure never increased or decreased by more than 2.8 yards. I was floored.

I got the same consistency from all the other irons as well. The apex height was also consistent – high with a penetrating trajectory. This is something else that baffled me during testing. With high-launching shafts, I usually lose considerable carry distance. But for whatever reason, I wasn’t losing any distance even though I was launching the ball higher than normal.

And the higher launch is something that will benefit slower swing speed players anyway so it’s win-win.

Shaft Specs

Specs True Temper XP 95
Available flexes Regular, stiff
Weight 93g, 95g
Butt .605”
Tip .355”
Length 36.5”-40”

What Flexes Are Available? What Swing Speeds Do They Suit?

Stiff flex is definitely better for players in the 85-95 MPH swing speed range. Regular flex should work better for slower swingers in the 75-84 MPH swing speed range give or take a few miles per hour.

What Weights Are Available? What Swing Speeds Do They Suit?

The 93g version should work well for 75-80 MPH swingers while the 95Gg version may feel better for 81-90 MPH swingers.

Why is it So Good?

One word: consistency. I was absolutely loving the consistent distance and launch I was getting from these shafts. These are hands down the most consistent shafts that I have ever tested in this weight class.

True Temper XP 95 First Impressions

I could definitely feel the action in the tip section after my first swing.

I wasn’t sure what to expect in terms of dispersion; but I knew right away that the club head speed was going to be great – and I was right.

Key Features & Performance

The dual-step design allows for a more stable butt area while giving the tip section room to flex. This improved my club head speed and distance.

True Temper XP 95 Irons Review

Great distance and best of all, consistency. These shafts will help you increase your long iron distance as a slower swinger.

True Temper XP 95 Wedges Review

The active tip section helps with the wedges too. It produces high launch and high spin rates for better stopping power.

True Temper XP 95 Pros & Cons


  • Lightweight design
  • Very consistent
  • Great distance
  • Good stopping power


  • Spin is a bit high in the long irons

Overall Score: 98/100

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Who Should Buy it?

I can see these shafts working great for high and mid handicap players.

They offer great distance and consistency which is something you want no matter how skilled you are. Most of all though, I think the True Temper XP 95 would benefit players with moderate swing speeds.