Golf News for Tuesday, July 23, 2013 | Equipment

KBS Tour V shafts help to capture victory at Open Championship

BOULDER, Colo. -- KBS shafts have won all three majors thus far in 2013. This past weekend, the winner of the Open Championship trusted the KBS Tour V shaft in his Callaway irons and wedges en route to a come-from-behind three stroke victory. This win marks back to back Open Championship victories for the KBS brand. In 2013, KBS has proven it is the preferred shaft of major champions.

The KBS Team congratulates this champion and is thrilled to be able to support the five-time major winner. With KBS Tour V iron and wedge shafts in the bag, his round of 66 and four birdies in the final six holes ranks as one of the all-time great final rounds in major championship history. As a testament to terrific iron play, he also ranked T3 in one-putts and T2 in total birdies.

The KBS brand was well represented at The Open with 20 professionals putting the Tour and C-Taper shafts in play. In addition to the champion's KBS setup, the player in T3 place also trusted KBS Tour shafts in irons and wedges. This professional won The Masters earlier in the season.

Through the first three majors this season, the only pieces of equipment in common with the three champions are their KBS shafts.

KBS is the Shaft of Major Champions:
- 2013 Open Championship, KBS Tour V
- 2013 U.S. Open, KBS C-Taper
- 2013 Masters, KBS Tour
- 2012 Open Championship, KBS Tour

Kim Braly, Designer of KBS Golf Shafts, commented on The Open champion, "This is the best he has ever struck his irons and wedges and we are excited to have his trust in our product. Both his longer irons and wedges were integral at The Open. Our testing with the 3i, 4i, and his four wedges helped put him in a scoring position throughout the tournament. We congratulate him and his family on a great victory."

About KBS Golf Shafts
KBS is the most innovative and fastest growing steel shaft brand in the industry. Since introduction in 2008, over 150 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 four shaft models; Tour, Tour 90, C-Taper and C-Taper Lite. 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.