SAN DIEGO -- Graphite Design, maker of some of the most widely played premium golf shafts on the PGA TOUR, announced that the winner of the Women's British Open played Graphite Design Tour AD shafts. The second and third place finishers also played Graphite Design Tour AD shafts.
"The winner stayed calm and persevered through miserable weather conditions to claim a record-breaking nine-stroke victory in the Women's British Open," said Tak Yamada, President, Graphite Design. "This is her second victory in two weeks and we are pleased that she has chosen to play Graphite Design Tour AD shafts. We congratulate her on her outstanding win."
The winner finished at 9-under-par 279 and was the only player in the field this week who was able to finish under par at the challenging Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake, England. Her nine-shot victory is the largest in RICOH Women's British Open history, dating back to when it became a major in 2001. She played Graphite Design Tour AD DJ 5 shafts in her driver and three and five-woods, and a Tour AD DI 65 shaft in her hybrid.
The Tour AD DJ shaft is designed and manufactured exclusively at Graphite Design Japan with the same Toray Company's Nanomaterial technology in the tip section of the shaft as the high performance Tour AD DI shafts. This unique tip technology creates optimal launch and spin conditions to produce increased accuracy and distance. Available in 50, 60, 70, and 80 gram weights, the Tour AD DJ features slightly higher spin characteristics than the Tour AD DI. This material technology and bend profile produce an increase in overall distance while maintaining optimal launch and spin characteristics.
Graphite Design's Tour AD logo is featured on all of the company'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 nine 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 email@example.com, or visit www.gdintl.com.
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