Golf News for Tuesday, April 23, 2013 | Equipment

Aldila's new Tour Green shaft captures win on Latinoamerica Tour

POWAY, Calif. -- Using Aldila's new Tour Green shaft in his Driver and its RIP shaft in his 3 Wood, the winner of the 82° Abierto OSDE del Centro tournament captured his second victory in his only two starts on the PGA Tour Latinoamerica. His victory came on the first playoff hole after hitting a solid drive off the 18th tee. The week prior, the Argentine came up just short of his third major championship title after falling to Adam Scott in a playoff at the Masters. His previous two major titles are the 2009 Masters and 2007 U.S. Open Championship.

Aldila also won the wood and hybrid shaft manufacturer counts at the RBC Heritage. Aldila had 11 more wood shafts and three 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 sixth consecutive week that Aldila has won both the wood and hybrid shaft manufacturer counts on the PGA Tour.

The Tour Green is also being played in the driver and 3 wood of the Most Accurate Driver on the PGA Tour. He leads the Tour with an overall Driving Accuracy Percentage rating of 73.58 percent compared to the Tour's average of 60.35 percent. He also plays Aldila's new graphite RIP Iron shafts in all of his iron clubs.

According to Aldila engineers, the Tour Green and Tour Blue is a new shaft design that's currently undergoing final testing on Tour and will be released later this year. The company's new graphite irons will afford golfers unrivaled consistency, straightness and low torque with optimum feel when they are released later this summer.

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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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