Accra TZ6 Shaft

Accra TZ6 Shaft Review

By Paul Liberatore

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Time to read 6 min

High-performance golf shafts must come with balance. Not every one that swings a golf club swing well beyond 100 miles per hour with their driver and even the fastest swingers do not always need the lowest launching and lowest spinning golf shaft. Accra knows these things and has built a tour-level golf shaft that accommodates the needs of the widest net of golfers. The TZ6 golf shaft is a mid to high launching golf shaft that works to limit spin for higher launching, lower spinning driver.


TZ6 is also supremely effective in many fairway wood models as it improves the versatility of your club coming from either the tee or the turf. Golfers swinging below 100 miles per hour especially, can benefit from the active tip section of this incredibly stable golf shaft. Many weekend and handicap golfers can find performance benefits tee-to-green thanks to the proprietary TZ6 technology of the Accra Golf shaft brand.

Key Features

TZ6’s active tip section appeals to the needs of average golfers and high-speed players that prefer mid to high launches.

Extremely high modulus materials help reduce the torque of the TZ6 shaft for more stability while retaining a smooth feel.

TZ6 outperforms every other Accra golf shaft in recovery speed leading to better energy transfer at impact and more distance.

Design and Technology

One of the difficult challenges of manufacturing elite golf shafts is the balance of creating a design that can complement a vast array of club head choice and loft. Drivers and fairway woods are outfitted with the same golf shafts far too often and the performance differences of each can become overlooked. TZ6 is an excellent golf shaft in a number of club head shapes, sizes, and lofts. Accra has found a way to engineer distance and accuracy advantages across a wide range of golfers and swing types thanks to higher quality materials and a dedication to improved performance.


Like many players, my fairway woods must be versatile enough to hit from the tee box and the fairways and rough. TZ6 is the perfect compliment to my Epic 3-wood. During my testing, the 85 M5 TZ6 shaft provided me more accuracy from a tee and slightly higher launches from the turf. Higher launches mean holding more greens and more par-5s in two. I also tested the 75 M5 TZ6 in my driver. While this shaft was incredibly smooth and easy to hit, the launch and spin profile of the related TZ5 shaft from Accra improved my performance the most.

I believe that the TZ6 shaft will appeal to a wide variety of golfers. Players looking to get the most out of their swing can find effortless distance thanks to the active tip section of this shaft. Presenting more dynamic loft at impact means higher launch, more carry distance, and a higher ball flight. While a majority of the premium shaft market is focused solely on the low launch, low spin golfer, TZ6 can be a valuable weapon for players looking to outperform their foursome or win medals in league play.


TZ6 is one of only a few shafts that I have ever tested that gave me complete confidence immediately with my fairway wood. Fairway woods are often one of the hardest clubs to fit golfers into and thus they tend to remain in the golf bag for many years. It is not uncommon to find golfers on Tour playing fairway wood models 3 and 4 years old so finding a shaft that immediately fits is rare. TZ6 is the exception and is an absolute must-try for players that are putting the utmost thought into building their entire golf bag. 


PROS

  • The active tip of the TZ6 shaft helps crate versatility in a number of club head configurations and across many skill levels of golfers.
  • All-new high-modulus composite materials allow for less torque, more stability, and a smooth feel.
  • The fastest recovery speeds in the Accra family, TZ6 is more efficient at turning your club head speed into more distance regardless of how fast you swing.

CONS

  • Golfers will likely be unable to demo or test this shaft without booking a fitting through an advanced club fitting center or by purchasing first.
  • High-speed golfers may find TZ6 to be too high launching as a driver shaft depending on their delivery conditions.
  • TZ6 hybrid shafts are only available in 85-gram weights so players want hybrid shafts in either the 70 or 90-gram ranges will have to choose a different model.

Our Experience

The Accra TZ6 shaft is a high-performance shaft designed to provide low spin and a medium-to-high launch. Here is a summary of the key points about the Accra TZ6 shaft based on the search results:


The Accra TZ6 shaft was designed to have a mid/high launch that controls spin but adds power with a strong, yet active, tip section. Accra is known for its smooth feel and premium performance, and the TZ6 maintains this signature smooth feel despite the reduced torque. The reduced torque helps the shaft "keep its shape" better and recover faster under the stress of the swing, providing a stable and controlled feel.


While the TZ6 is designed to launch mid-to-high with low spin, the reviewer found that it actually launched lower with a lower-medium spin, resulting in a long, piercing ball flight with a slight rise. This unexpected performance was still very positive, providing the reviewer with good control and performance in windy conditions.


Compared to the Accra TZ5 shaft, the TZ6 has a slightly more active tip section and launches slightly higher. The TZ5 is described as a more stout, low-launch, low-spin shaft, while the TZ6 is a bit more responsive with a medium/high launch.


Overall, the Accra TZ6 shaft is praised for its smooth, stable feel and ability to provide low spin and a penetrating ball flight, even if the launch characteristics differ somewhat from the intended design. Accra emphasizes the importance of proper fitting, as golfers may experience different results than the "as advertised" performance.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can the Accra Tour Z TZ6 85 Hybrid Shaft Be Installed Into Any Type of Golf Club Head, or Are There Specific Compatibility Requirements?

Yes, the Accra Tour Z TZ6 85 hybrid shaft can be installed into any type of golf club head, but it’s important to ensure compatibility requirements are met before beginning the installation process.

Are There Any Specific Care Instructions for Maintaining the High Modulus Composite Materials Used in the Shaft?

Maintaining high modulus composite materials in a golf shaft is crucial for performance. To preserve its integrity, avoid impact with hard surfaces, store at room temperature, and clean with a soft cloth. Avoid harsh chemicals.

How Does the Explosive Tip Section of the Shaft Contribute to Adding Power to a Golfer’s Swing?

The explosive tip section of the shaft adds power to my swing by enhancing the transfer of energy from the club to the ball. It optimizes swing mechanics, allowing for increased speed and distance with each shot.

Is the Accra Tour Z TZ6 85 Hybrid Shaft Available in Left-Hand Orientation, or Only in Right-Hand Orientation?

Yes, the Accra Tour Z TZ6 85 hybrid shaft is available in left-hand orientation. It is compatible with specific adapters, such as Titleist 816 and 818, H1, and H2. The left-hand option provides versatility for golfers.

Are There Any Additional Accessories or Tools Required for Installing the Shaft Into a Golf Club Head, Aside From the Wrench That Is Not Included With the Purchase?

When installing the shaft into a golf club head, aside from the wrench not included, additional accessories like epoxy, gripping tape, and a vise clamp are needed. Installation tips and shaft compatibility are crucial for a successful setup.

Conclusion

With so much of the focus of ultra-high performance golf shafts placed on a specific demographic of golfers, it is refreshing to see Accra use all of their resources to build a versatile shaft. TZ6 is well-suited for a larger net of golfers and should be a part of most fitting matrixes and demo options. 


Golfers regardless of swing speed should be testing TZ6 is a variety of weights and flexes as the expansive range almost surely has something that can help their game. Players that have always played a more tip stiff profile may consider testing the TZ6 or opting for it as a more versatile option for their fairway metals. 

Paul Liberatore

Paul Liberatore

As the Founder of Golfers Authority Paul Liberatore Esq. has spent the last 7+ years writing about the best golf equipment or instruction from the top golf instructors in the world. He has been a contributing writer for Sports Illustrated Golf and GolfWRX. After graduating with honors from Purdue University, he realized that he had a passion for the golf business and the law. When he's not practicing law, or creating golf content on YouTube, he can be found on his syndicated Behind the Golf Brand podcast talking with the most prolific leaders in the golf industry. 

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