Golf News for Friday, October 12, 2012 | Equipment

Aldila's RIP helps drive Neediest Kids champ to first Tour win

POWAY, Calif. -- Benefitting from the lower torque, increased tip stability and better tip stiffness control of Aldila's RIP shaft in his driver, the winner of the Neediest Kids Championship captured his first Tour title. He used Aldila's hottest shaft to card an 8-under 272, including a final round of 66, to win by one stroke. With the victory he picked up a check for $108,000 and jumped from 27th to 7th place on the Tour money list with only a couple tournaments left. The Top 25 money leaders on the Tour at the end of the season automatically receive their PGA Tour cards for 2013.

On the PGA Tour, the deadly accuracy of Aldila's RIP shaft was instrumental for the Most Accurate Driver at the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. He finished with an overall driving accuracy percentage of 75 percent, which was well ahead of the Field's average of 57.48 percent.

"The RIP employs patent-pending technology and exclusive materials to completely transform shaft design from the inside out," said Stewart Bahl, Aldila's Marketing Manager. "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."

"The Hottest Shafts In Golf" also captured the wood and hybrid shaft manufacturer counts on the PGA Tour. At the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Aldila had 23 more wood and 9 more hybrid shafts in play than their closest competitor, according to the Darrell Survey. It marked the 36th time this season Aldila has won the wood shaft manufacturer count and the 37th time Aldila has captured the hybrid shaft manufacturer count on the PGA Tour.

Aldila's ( patented shaft design technologies provide the perfect balance of applied art and engineering. They are continu¬¬ally 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