Golf News for Tuesday, June 11, 2013 | Equipment

SteelFiber shafts grabbing attention of Champions Tour players

BELLINGHAM, Wash. -- An out-of-the-gate win at the Mitsubishi Electric Championship and a strong fourth-place finish two weeks ago at the 74th Senior PGA Championship have more senior players taking note of SteelFiber shafts by Aerotech Golf. With the power of graphite and stability of steel, the innovative SteelFiber shafts have been the No. 1 composite irons shafts on the PGA TOUR for the past three consecutive years, and today Champions Tour players are starting to shift their focus to the unique performance benefits of composite iron shafts.

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.

"Success on tour is a guaranteed way to catch people's attention, and we're very excited with the continued success of our SteelFiber shafts on both the PGA and Champions Tours," says Aerotech Golf President Chris Hilleary. "The SteelFiber composite technology combines the performance characteristics of graphite shafts, giving players greater vibration dampening and reducing their fatigue, while at the same time giving them the stability and consistency they typically expect with steel. It truly is a game-changing innovation."

SteelFiber shafts are No. 2 and No. 3 in the FedEx Cup Standings; No. 2 and No. 3 in the 2013 PGA TOUR Money List; No. 5 and 9 in official world rankings; and tied for first for Top 10 finishes on the PGA TOUR. SteelFiber shafts have been the No. 1 iron composite shafts on the PGA TOUR in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Originally developed for irons, the SteelFiber technology now enhances the performance of hybrids, fairway woods and drivers.

Aerotech Golf shafts are available as custom options with many nationally celebrated golf club manufacturers such as Titleist, TaylorMade, Nike Golf, Bridgestone Golf, Cleveland Golf, Miura, Srixon, KZG, Nakashima and Scratch Golf. Aerotech Golf shafts are also available through professional golf clubfitters around the world. Aerotech Golf is a proud supporter of the Association of Golf Clubfitting Professionals (AGCP) and the International Clubmakers Guild (ICG).

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.

Contact:
John Meng
Meng & Company
O: 512.778.9292 • F. 512.778.9206
\mengcompany.com