Golf News – July 1, 2014

Golf News – July 1, 2014


Justin Rose Wins with Lamkin Golf Grips

SAN DIEGO, Calif., June 30, 2014 – Lamkin Corporation, the original manufacturer of premium golf grips, congratulates Justin Rose on his exciting playoff victory at the 2014 Quicken Loans National, becoming a two-time winner of the event.  A longtime Lamkin Grips player, Rose currently uses REL ACE grips on all of his swinging clubs.  He recently switched his putter grip to Lamkin’s popular Deep-Etched Paddle.

“To do it and get it done making key putts, that’s huge for my psyche going into a major championship,” said Rose following his win.  Rose continues to conquer golf’s most challenging conditions with remarkable poise and skill, holing a critical 15-foot putt on the last hole of regulation.  Commenting on the demanding conditions at Congressional Country Club, Rose said “I really enjoy this type of golf and this type of test. I think it tested all of us. I’m delighted.”

The REL ACE grip, used by Rose throughout the year, is made with Lamkin’s patented ACE 3GEN synthetic rubber material.  In addition to unmatched shock absorption, the compound is incredibly tacky and comfortable.  The super-tacky material, combined with a medium-traction surface pattern, promotes the ideal light grip pressure needed to maximize shot distance and consistency.

Rose’s new putter grip, the Deep-Etched Paddle, has been a favorite on the PGA Tour for more than a decade.  Made with a long-lasting rubber compound and featuring a unique deep horizontally etched pattern, the smaller shape of the grip provides players with tremendous feel and enhanced feedback.


Aldila’s Rogue Remains #1 Driver Shaft Of Choice On Tour

POWAY, Calif. – For the 12th consecutive week and 21st time this season on the PGA Tour, Aldila’s Rogue shaft was the leading driver shaft brand model of choice, according to the Darrell Survey. At the Quicken Loans National tournament this week, nearly 1 of every 5 drivers in play was fitted with the Rogue shaft.

A multiple-time tour winner, the Rogue was instrumental in helping Aldila capture both the driver and wood shaft manufacturer counts at the Quicken Loans National in Bethesda, Maryland. Aldila had 14 more driver shafts and 33 more wood shafts in play than its closest competitor. “The Hottest Shafts In Golf” also won the hybrid shaft manufacturer count for the 32nd time this season.

Rogue was the leading wood shaft brand model on the PGA Tour this week as well, followed by Aldila’s Tour Blue 85 and Tour Blue 75 shafts. So far this season the Rogue has helped Aldila win the driver shaft manufacturer count at 23 of 33 PGA Tour events, and capture the wood shaft manufacturer count at 31 of 33 tournaments.

“Because of the extremely exotic, high-performance materials that are used in the construction of the Rogue shaft, it has very limited availability,” said John Oldenburg, Aldila’s Vice President of Engineering and Product Development. “Typically the materials are incorporated into only high-performance military projects and Aldila is one of the first companies to have access to the material for commercial use.”

In recognition of the Rogue’s one-year anniversary on Tour, limited edition “tour authentic” Rogue shafts made with the same exotic materials as the Tour models, are now available for consumer purchase. Each shaft will be made in the USA at Aldila’s Research & Development facility in Poway, California and will be serialized with laser customization available to personalize each shaft.

The Rogue shaft is built on Aldila’s ultra-successful new “Tour” platform using the same tapered tooling and Nex Gen Micro-Laminate Technology™ that provide the exceptional performance of the #1 shaft model on Tour – Aldila’s Tour Green and Tour Blue.

“Aldila’s Nex Generation Micro Laminate Technology is comprised of ultra-thin layers of premium, low resin aerospace grade materials,” he said. “This design evolution eliminates inconsistent shaft performance caused by material variability. Redesigned tooling also raises the shaft balance point, making this the perfect upgrade for today’s modern club head designs.”

According to Oldenburg, by incorporating this new material, Aldila ( is able to make the shaft stiffer and lower torque without adding weight. At the same time, the placement of the material in top third of the shaft (grip end) allows the shaft manufacturer to slightly counterbalance the shaft to work well with today’s heavier driver heads and the longer length of modern drivers.

The limited edition Rogue shafts are available now through select distributors with a suggested retail price of $799.

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Andrew Bogren

News & Release Coordinator at Plugged In Golf
Drew is passionate about keeping up on the latest in golf technology and staying on top of the latest products and offerings from around the industry. When Drew is away from the golf world, he works in the Chicago area as an accountant and lives with his wife.

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