Golf News for Tuesday, March 19, 2013 | Equipment

Aldila shafts drive winner, runner-up at Tampa Bay Championship

POWAY, Calif. - Both the winner and second place finisher at the Tampa Bay Championship benefitted from the cutting edge technology of Aldila's graphite shafts. The winner played Aldila's NV Hybrid featuring the company's Micro Laminate Technology® and the runner-up Aldila's RIP shaft featuring its Reverse Interlaminar Placement Technology®. In fact, seven of the Top 10 finishers at the Tampa Bay Championship played Aldila shafts.

The winner came back from 70th place after the opening round to capture his first PGA Tour victory and a check for $990,000.

The second place finisher was also using Aldila's new graphite RIP iron shafts in his irons. According to Aldila engineers, the company's new graphite irons will afford players unrivaled consistency, straightness and low torque with optimum feel when they are released later this summer.

Aldila also captured the wood and hybrid shaft manufacturer counts at the Tampa Bay Championship. Aldila had six more wood shafts and nearly double the amount of hybrid shafts in play than the next leading competitor, according to the Darrell Survey.

The Aldila NV™ features exclusive aerospace materials and incorporates Aldila's exclusive Micro Laminate Technology that provides the players enhanced power, consistent flex and precise feel. The dampening advantages of the Micro Laminate Technology have eliminated distracting and destructive "shock". The result is a slim, stable design that maximizes distance, improves accuracy and offers the "perfect feel" for which the NV is famous.

"The RIP™ employs patent-pending technology and exclusive materials to completely transform shaft design from the inside out," said John E. Oldenburg, Aldila Vice President, Engineering/Product Development. "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 series features five different shafts to help meet the needs of a variety of players. RIP Alpha, Beta, Gamma, RIP'd NV and RIP Phenom.

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