Golf News – October 15, 2013

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Fujikura Golf Shafts Win The Wood And Driver Counts On Champions And Dominate In Distance And Accuracy on the PGA Tour

(Vista, CA – October 14, 2013)- Fujikura golf shafts won around the world last weekend, as Darrell Survey reported Fujikura #1 wood shaft on the Champions tour, LPGA Malaysia winner used a Fujikura Fuel 45 in her Cobra Amp Cell 7.5, and winner of the One Asia Tour used a Rombax 7V05 in his Nike statistics are reporting that all top 3 players leading driving distance on Tour are using Fujikura golf shafts. Additionally, 3 out of the top 4 in driving accuracy percentage are also playing Fujikura golf shafts.

The Darrell Survey has also reported that Fujikura has moved into the #1 position for most played fairway golf wood shaft brand. Fujikura was also the #1 driver golf shaft brand at two of the biggest golf events of 2013, the Masters and the British Open (also reported by Darrell Survey).

Three Of The Four Players At The PGA Grand Slam Of Golf Trust KBS Shafts

KBS has two major winners from 2013 competing in the elite two day event
BOULDER, Colo. (October 15h, 2013) At the 2013 PGA Grand Slam of Golf, three of the four competing players are trusting KBS shafts for their irons. This elite two day event brings together three major winners of 2013 and a defending champion of the Grand Slam event. The KBS iron shafts trusted for this event are the KBS Tour, KBS C-Taper, and the new KBS Tour-V. Announced just two weeks ago, the KBS Tour-V shaft provides golfers a light weight, low spin option.This event highlights the incredible growth of usage KBS has seen with the best players in the world. Currently, KBS is the trusted iron shaft of 4 of the Top 10 players in Official World Golf Rankings. In 2013, KBS saw a record 20 wins on professional tours worldwide including three major championships. In addition, KBS had two amateur victories at the prestigious U.S. Public Links Amateur and the 2013 PGA PNC.

The three players using KBS shafts are the 2013 Masters champion (Tour shaft), 2013 U.S. Open champion (C-Taper shaft), and a defending PGA Grand Slam of Golf champion (Tour-V shaft). The defending champion of the Grand Slam switched into the KBS Tour-V shaft last month after extensive testing. In addition to the two major champions above, another major champion in KBS shafts declined to play in this event. This professional trusted the KBS Tour-V shaft in irons and wedges for his 2013 Open Championship victory.

“This event highlights the fact that many of the best players in the world are choosing to switch their irons shafts to KBS. Players request KBS because of the better performance and feel. We are thrilled for their success and look forward to another great season in 2013-14.” said Kim Braly, Director of R&D and Tour Operations at KBS Golf Shafts.

Aldila Launches Tour Blue/Green Shafts Engineered With Next Generation MLT™

Experience better shot control, optimum feel, maximized swing power without shaft dead zone

POWAY, Calif. – One of the most sought after graphite shafts on the Tour in 2013 is now available through leading club manufacturers and golf retail outlets. After successful testing on the Tour, Aldila is now launching its Tour Blue and Tour Green shafts and has begun shipping them through leading manufacturers and distributors worldwide.

Engineered with the latest materials and manufacturing technology, the Tour Blue/Green shafts are designed to maximize the power of your individual golf swing. The constant taper shaft profile provides exceptional feel and a smooth, controlled release. Both shafts are made with Aldila’s Next Generation Micro Laminate Technology™ (MLT). Combined with ultra-thin, ultra strong materials allows the construction of a shaft with outstanding performance and unparalleled consistency.

“The Tour Blue is moderate stiff tip shaft and very low torque designed for a slightly higher ball flight with low to moderate spin rate,” said John Oldenburg, Aldila’s Vice President of Engineering and Product Development. “The Tour Green is a stiff tip shaft with moderate torque designed for lower/penetrating ball flight producing a lower spin rate.”

Aldila’s Next Generation Micro Laminate Technology™ is the next step in the evolution of its highly successful technology that made the NV™ the most popular shaft in the company’s history.

“Next Generation MLT is comprised of ultra-thin layers of premium, low resin aerospace grade materials, Oldenburg 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.”

Aldila ( offers patented shaft design technologies that consistently outperform other shafts available. This technology advantage is the reason Aldila is the most popular graphite shaft on the PGA Tour. Tour professionals recognize Aldila’s advanced performance and year after year that there are more Aldila wood and hybrid shafts in play on Tour than any other shaft manufacturer. Whether the Micro Laminate Technology™ first introduced in Aldila NV™, the most popular graphite ever or today’s Next Generation Micro Laminate Technology, Aldila engineers are continually pushing and advancing high performance graphite golf shaft technology well beyond any other manufacturer.

Look for a full review of the Tour Blue and Tour Green coming soon to
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