Golf News for Wednesday, April 17, 2013 | Equipment

Aldila wins woods, hybrids shaft manufacturer counts at Masters

POWAY, Calif. - Aldila captured the wood and hybrid shaft manufacturer counts at the season's first major championship. When play began, Aldila had 16 more wood shafts and 10 more hybrid shafts in play than the next leading shaft manufacturer at the Masters, according to the Darrell Survey. The double count win marked the fifth consecutive week that Aldila has won both the wood and hybrid shaft manufacturer counts on the PGA Tour. Five of the Top 10 finishers at the Masters played Aldila shafts, including the second place finisher who played Aldila's new Tour Green shaft in his Driver and Aldila's RIP shaft in his 3 Wood.

After switching to Aldila's new Tour Blue shaft in his hybrid club, the winner of the WNB Golf Classic posted his second career win on the Tour. He came from five shots back in the final round of the WNB Golf Classic to capture the win by firing a 6-under 66 and finishing the tournament with a 16-under 272 for a one-stroke victory. With the win he collected $108,000 and moved from No.87 to No. 6 on the money list.

The Most Accurate Driver on the PGA Tour plays Aldila's Tour Green in his driver and 3 wood as well as Aldila's new graphite RIP Iron shafts in all of his iron clubs. He leads the Tour with an overall Driving Accuracy Percentage rating of 73.13 percent compared to the Tour average of 59.78 percent.

According to Aldila engineers, the Tour Green and Tour Blue is a new shaft design that's undergoing final testing on Tour and will be released later this year. 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 ( 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 Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Rayon America Inc. Aldila Inc. is one of the world's largest manufacturers of carbon fiber shafts. Aldila is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of carbon-based composite products and materials used in various end markets. Aldila's competencies are the development of carbon-based composites and the implementation of manufacturing processes that support the commercialization of these composites. Aldila is a vertically integrated supplier of composites across three primary end markets: carbon-based pre-impregnated composite fibers, graphite golf shafts and archery products.

For more information on the Aldila RIP® Series, VooDoo, VS Proto™, and NV® shafts, visit Aldila's Web site Follow what's new on

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