Golf News for Wednesday, May 2, 2012 | Equipment

Aldila top wood, hybrid shaft maker at Zurich Classic and on Tour

POWAY, Calif. -- Aldila maintained their status as the #1 graphite shaft on Tour by winning the wood and hybrid shaft manufacturer counts at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. "The Hottest Shafts In Golf" had 22 more wood shafts and 11 more hybrid shafts in play than the next leading shaft manufacturer, according to the Darrell Survey. Aldila has won the wood shaft manufacturer count for 18 consecutive weeks on the PGA Tour and the hybrid shaft manufacturer count at 17 of the 19 events.

After switching to Aldila's NVS in his driver at the South Georgia Classic, the 23rd most accurate driver became #1 driver in overall accuracy on the Nationwide Tour. He jumped to the number 1 spot with an overall driving accuracy rating of 79.71 percent.

The winner of the 2012 Valero Texas Open became the second most accurate driver at the Zurich Classic this week after switching to Aldila's RIP'd NV shaft in his driver. He finished the event with an overall driving accuracy rating of 82.1 percent, which was well beyond the Field's average of 62.2 percent.

"With the RIP (Reverse Interlaminar Placement), Aldila ( engineers employed patent-pending technology and exclusive materials to completely transform shaft design from the inside out providing players with shot control," said Stewart Bahl, Aldila's Marketing Manager. "RIP Technology™ provides lower torque, increased tip stability and better tip stiffness control."

Aldila catapults power to an unprecedented level. High performance technology harnessed and perfected from a special blend of materials, design and expertise. They are continually on the leading edge of the golf world through their relentless pursuit of the next best innovation. They do the experimenting so you don't have to. Pushing success to the edge and redefining how power should feel. Are you playing Aldila, or just graphite?

Aldila is publicly traded on OTCQX with the symbol ALDA and is the world's premier manufacturer of high performance graphite golf shafts, composite prepreg and carbon fiber arrows. Aldila engineers continually advance and redefine golf shaft technology. Since 1972, Aldila has led the graphite shaft industry with more patented technology, manufacturing and process innovation than any other shaft manufacturer. In 2011, Aldila was the #1 graphite shaft on Tour with more wood and hybrid shafts in play than the next leading competitor, according to the Darrell Survey. For the fourth consecutive year, Aldila was the #1 graphite shaft in play during the FedEx Cup Playoffs. For more information on the RIP®, VooDoo®, DVS™, MOI Proto™, VS Proto™, and NV® shafts, visit their Web site at Follow what's new on

Mike Leonard
Communications Director
Golf Marketing Services