Golf News for Wednesday, September 26, 2012 | Equipment

Aldila's RIP Beta golf shaft helps winner of WNB Golf Classic

POWAY, Calif. -- For the second consecutive week, the accuracy and shot control of Aldila's RIP Beta golf shaft helped the winner of the WNB Golf Classic notch another victory on the Tour. He finished with a 17-under 271 (72-66-67-66) for a one-stroke victory and jumped to the top spot of the Tour money list. The Top 25 money leaders at the end of the season automatically receive their PGA Tour cards for 2013.

The victory marked the sixth time in seven starts on the Tour that the Quincy, Ill. native has finished in the Top 10. The 2012 Big Ten Player of the Year turned professional this year after the NCAA tournament. Prior to kicking off his Tour onslaught, he made three starts on the PGA Tour with his best finish a tie for 5th place at the John Deere Classic.

"Players continue to trust the RIP because of its lower torque, increased tip stability and better tip stiffness," said Stewart Bahl, Aldila's Marketing Manager. "The RIP employs patent-pending technology and exclusive materials to completely transform shaft design from the inside out. Through the use of computer modeling technology and exclusive materials provided by the Aldila Materials Division, Aldila engineers were able to completely rethink golf shaft design and performance. The result is a revolutionary shaft with optimum flex and torque characteristics with incredible feel."

Aldila's ( RIP Beta is a mid-launch version of the original low-launch, stiff-tipped RIP Alpha that has been tested and proven across the PGA Tour. It is made with Aldila's patent-pending RIP Technology™ (Reverse Interlaminar Placement) which features 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® Series, 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