Golf News for Thursday, February 21, 2013 | Equipment

Adila's graphite shafts dominate field at Northern Trust Open

POWAY, Calif. -- At the Northern Trust Open, Aldila showed why they are still the #1 graphite shaft on the PGA Tour. "The Hottest Shafts In Golf" played an integral role for the winner and Aldila also captured the driver, wood and hybrid shaft manufacturer counts.

The winner of the Northern Trust Open relied on the unmatched performance and incredible feel of Aldila's NV shafts in his Driver, 3 Wood and hybrid club en route to his first PGA Tour victory. He carded an 11-under 273 (68-66-70-69) and eventually won on the second playoff hole. With the victory, he jumped to the fourth spot in the FedEx Cup Standings and earned a check for $1,188,000.

"Aldila's NV™ features Aldila's patent-pending Micro Laminate Technology™ that provides the players enhanced power, consistent flex and precise feel," said Stewart Bahl, Aldila's Marketing Manager. "The consistent taper and slim profile produces a shaft with consistent performance, flex and feel throughout the length of the shaft while eliminating the dull "boardy" feel of other shafts on the market."

Led by their hottest shaft series, RIP, Aldila swept the shaft manufacturer counts at the Northern Trust Open. "The Hottest Shafts In Golf" had five more driver shafts, 33 more wood shafts and nearly twice as many hybrid shafts in play than their closest competitor, according to the Darrell Survey. RIP (Reverse Interlaminar Placement) completely transforms shaft design from the inside out providing players with shot control.

Two of Aldila's latest additions to the NV line is the RIP'd NV and NV 44 Magnum. The RIP'd NV incorporates the best performance attributes from two of Aldila's most innovative shaft designs -- the 'perfect feel' and slim, stable shaft profile of the Aldila NV® and the unprecedented control and accuracy of the Aldila RIP.

The NV® 44 Magnum is the first truly high performance ultra lightweight sub-50 gram shaft design. Typical ultra light shafts give up strength, flex, torsional stiffness, and overall stability in an effort to chase lighter weight. Aldila engineers have combined exclusive carbon fiber materials and resins with an innovative "Magnum" shaft profile and our exclusive Micro Laminate Technology® to achieve the highest level of performance possible in an ultra lightweight shaft. By taking advantage of the mechanical benefits provided by it's unique structural profile, the NV 44 Magnum offers optimum flex and torque characteristics for the better player while still maintaining the incredible feel that made the original NV the best selling shaft in history.

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 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 2010, 2011 and 2012, 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. Aldila captured the wood and hybrid shaft manufacturer counts at three of the season's four major championships in 2012. For more information on the RIP® Series, VooDoo®, DVS™, MOI Proto™, VS Proto™, and NV® shafts, visit Aldila's Web site Follow what's new on

Mike Leonard
Communications Director
Golf Marketing Services