Golf News for Thursday, June 27, 2013 | Equipment

SteelFiber shafts help lock in two top three finishes on Tour

BELLINGHAM, Wash. -- The No. 1 composite irons shafts on the PGA TOUR for the past three consecutive years, SteelFiber shafts by Aerotech Golf claimed two Top 3 money positions this weekend at the Encompass Championship on the Champions Tour.

SteelFiber shafts are well-known for delivering the power of graphite and stability of steel and two players at the Encompass Championship trusted SteelFiber i110 shafts in their irons, and each shot 11-under-par (205), tying for third-place. Both players scored 15 birdies (T5), with one tying for first in eagles and the other tying for second in greens in regulation. Both players also jumped into the Top 10 for Charles Schwab Cup Points.

"The popularity of SteelFiber shafts is really catching on with players on the Champions Tour, and it's very rewarding to see them embrace the performance benefits of composite technology for their irons," says Aerotech Golf President Chris Hilleary. "SteelFiber shafts incorporate composite technology that gives players greater vibration dampening, reduces fatigue, and provides consistency typically associated with steel shafts. This is game-changing innovation that benefits everyone, particularly seniors."

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.

On the PGA TOUR, 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 8 in official world rankings; and tied for second 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.