SAN DIEGO -- Graphite Design, maker of some of the most widely played premium golf shafts on the PGA TOUR, announced today that the winner of the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic played Graphite Design AURA Hybrid shafts. A second place finisher played a Graphite Design Tour AD DI shaft in her driver.
"We congratulate the winner on her first LPGA Tour title," said Tak Yamada, President, Graphite Design. "She dealt with weather delays and a four-way playoff to finally claim a victory. We are pleased that she opted to play our AURA shafts and wish her continued success."
The winner shot a 16-under 268 to tie with three other players. She birdied the par-5 18th hole three straight times in a playoff to claim the victory. She played Graphite Design Aura Blue 75 shafts in her hybrids. One of the second place finishers played a Graphite Design Tour AD DI 5 shaft in her driver.
Graphite Design AURA shafts are available in four different "aura" colors based on the performance needs of both professional and amateur golfers. This line of shafts features RED for the long hitter who uses the professional tees; GOLD for the better player who tees off on the championship tees; BLUE for the shot maker hitting off the men's tees, and GREEN for golfers hitting off the women tees. Swing speeds for each flex are displayed on the shaft.
AURA BLUE is the color for balance and consistency. The shaft is designed with an action tip to launch the ball higher. This ensures pure distance and perfect accuracy. This shaft is the ideal design for golfers looking for higher launch conditions and additional spin.
The Graphite Design Tour AD DI shaft is designed to provide more power and stability. Manufactured exclusively at Graphite Design Japan, the Tour AD DI shaft has been integrated with Toray Company's Nanomaterial technology in the tip section of the shaft. This unique tip technology creates optimal launch and spin conditions to produce increased accuracy and distance. Tour players have been impressed by the fact that when using the Tour AD DI shaft they can increase ball speed and accuracy without giving up distance.
The company's Tour AD logo is featured on all of Graphite Design's Tour-proven shafts to specifically promote "Accuracy and Distance" and has long been known for high quality and superior performance. This is represented by the company's success that has been documented by professionals and amateurs alike. Graphite Design is the most dominant shaft on the JGTO Tour and has been for the past eight years.
Graphite Design International manufactures the highest quality shafts in the world for Pure Distance and Perfect Accuracy. Graphite Design shafts can be seen in play by the best professional players on the PGA, Nationwide, Champions, Japan, European and LPGA tours. Graphite Design shafts reinforced its dominance on the Japan Tour, where it has claimed 163 consecutive graphite wood shaft brand counts -- an unprecedented streak which dates to 2003. On the PGA Tour, Graphite Design shafts have helped professionals earn 83 victories since 2004 and millions of dollars in prize money. A total of 60 US distributors and 16 European and Asian distributors supply Graphite Design shafts to custom club fitters around the world.
About Graphite Design
Graphite Design, established in Japan in 1989 and in the U.S. in 1997, is the industry leader in shaft technology and the preferred brand for golf professionals worldwide. One of the world's largest golf-club shaft manufacturers, the company made its mark manufacturing premium shafts for golf's major OEMs, Graphite Design Tour AD shafts continue to be preferred by top club makers the world over while the company's other models are extremely popular among avid and occasional golfers.
Revolutionary technology, design and sourcing the most advanced materials are trademarks in all Graphite Design shafts, making them the highest quality performance shafts on the market. Validating the company's "AD" logo, all of Graphite Design's PGA Tour-proven shafts specifically promote "Accuracy and Distance" and these key competitive advantages are helping professional and amateur golfers optimize their games after switching to Graphite Design shafts. For more information about Graphite Design, call 888.707.6132, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.gdintl.com.
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