Golf News for Tuesday, June 18, 2013 | Equipment

KBS Shafts trusted by winner of 2013 U.S. Open Championship

BOULDER, Colo. -- KBS C-Taper shafts were trusted by the winner of the 2013 U.S. Open Championship. In a thrilling finish, this professional won his fourth tournament since switching into KBS shafts in 2011. In addition to the victory, KBS had the T2, T4 and T8 place finishes in Tour or C-Taper shafts. Thus far in 2013, KBS is the trusted shaft for both major champions.

The KBS team congratulates this professional for his first major championship victory. This player switched into C-Taper shafts after noticing an improved ball flight, distance gain and smoother feel. In fact, during his first practice round with the KBS C-Taper shaft, he holed out from the fairway for an eagle. Two weeks later, this professional won the 2011 BMW Championship by two strokes.

KBS is on a roll with Major Championships lately. Three of the past four majors trusted KBS shafts in their irons. In 2013, KBS has seen 10 professional wins worldwide.

KBS Top finishes at 2013 U.S. Open
- 1st C-Taper S+
- T2 Tour S+
- T4 Tour X
- T8 C-Taper S+

KBS Major Victories and Shaft Used
- 2012 Open Championship, Tour X
- 2013 Masters, Tour X
- 2013 U.S. Open, C-Taper S+

Kim Braly, Director or Tour Operations and R&D said, "We are very excited for this professional and think this is only the beginning of his future victories at major championships. When he switched into the C-Taper shaft, his iron trajectory flattened out and we immediately noticed a reduced "ballooning" of the ball. A victory at Merion, where iron precision is so important, is a testament to the performance benefit of the KBS brand."

About KBS Golf Shafts
KBS is the most innovative and fastest growing steel shaft brand in the industry. Since introduction in 2008, over 120 professionals across the PGA, European, and Tours trust KBS shafts. That number is highlighted by 10 of Top 50 players in Official World Rankings. KBS shafts incorporate unique and advanced shaft designs to provide golfers the maximum feel and performance.

Headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, KBS is manufactured in partnership with FEMCO Steel Technology (FST). Introduced in 2008, the KBS product line focuses on three shaft models; Tour, Tour 90, and C-Taper. KBS is currently available through all major golf club manufacturers as stock or custom options. Also, KBS has a large network of dealers, online and in-person, for custom fitting, ordering, and building.