Golf News for Wednesday, April 3, 2013 | Equipment

SteelFiber shafts score top five finish at Shell Houston Open

BELLINGHAM, Wash. -- Aerotech Golf announces its No. 1-selling SteelFiber composite iron shafts added more top money to its earnings total with a T4 finish at the Shell Houston Open. The high-money finish this week marked the nineth Top 10 finish so far this season for the Tour's leading composite iron shafts.

Playing SteelFiber i95 shafts in his irons, the 14-year pro shot 16 birdies and one eagle for his best finish of the 2013 PGA TOUR season.

"We're very excited with the continued growth and recognition for SteelFiber shafts on the pro tours. It seems as if every week, we see more pros looking to gain the performance benefits of playing composite irons. SteelFiber shafts offer a unique performance combination that provides a solid feel at impact while also giving a player the benefits of greater vibration dampening, reduced fatigue and increased clubhead speed. That's a tough combination to beat," said Aerotech Golf President Chris Hilleary.

For three straight years, SteelFiber shafts have been the No. 1 composite iron shafts on the PGA TOUR. In addition to their second-straight Ryder Cup appearance, SteelFiber shafts won the 2012 FedExCup title, the TOUR Championship, The Players Championship and the Farmers Insurance Open and collected 21 Top 10 finishes on the PGA and Champions Tours. In 2011, two of the Top Eight players in the final FedExCup standings played SteelFiber shafts and SteelFiber delivered two Top Three finishes in the PGA TOUR PlayOffs.

SteelFiber shafts provide superior performance through innovative composite engineering that combines a high-modulus graphite core with 59 miles of steel fiber lacing the shaft surface. While the shaft's graphite core provides vibration dampening, increased clubhead speed and maximum distance, the steel fibers produce optimum weighting for a solid feel at impact and add stability and control for pinpoint accuracy. Originally developed for irons the SteelFiber technology now enhances the performance of hybrids, fairway woods and drivers.

Aerotech Golf specializes in innovative composite technology, and has supplied shafts to such renowned golf club manufactures as Titleist, Nike Golf, Bridgestone Golf, Cleveland Golf, Adams Golf, Miura, Srixon, Lynx, KZG, Nakashima, Scratch Golf, Zevo and Pure Spin among many others.

For more information on Aerotech Golf and Aerotech shafts, call 888.733.8988 or visit http://www.aerotechgolfshafts.com. Also check out the Aerotech page on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/aerotechgolf.

Headquartered in Bellingham, Wash., Aerotech Golf designs and manufactures high-performance golf shafts, including the award-winning SteelFiber, Claymore, PowerCoil and Players Spec brands. For more information about Aerotech Golf shafts, call 888.733.8988 or visit http://www.aerotechgolfshafts.com.