Golf News for Friday, September 13, 2013 | Equipment

Fujikura shafts capture series of professional Tour successes

VISTA, Calif. -- Congratulations to the Omega Master's champion who earned his 14th European Tour title this past weekend using a Fujikura Rombax 7X07 X flex.

On the Champions Tour, Fujikura was the #1 driver and woods shaft brand in play at the Montreal Champions tournament.

In other recent Fujikura Golf news, the company confirmed the re-launch of the popular Speeder757, which is considered to be the most iconic and sought after shaft in shaft brand history. Speeder quickly became the #1 shaft brand on the PGA Tour and has never left the tour since it's debut in 1998, earning the nickname, "the winningest shaft on tour" for well over a decade.

Fujikura marketing manager, Stephanie Hartgraves confirmed that the shaft will be available at Fujikura Charter Dealers in October and that the MSRP will be $400. She also gave a statement regarding what players can expect from the new Speeder's performance. "The new Motore Speeder757 (and other 3 profiles available) makes more use of our proprietary Triax Core technology. Essentially, we have been able to re-engineer the structure to use stronger materials, which allows for less resin, which has allowed us to incorporate the TCT technology into the inside layer of the shaft, enhancing the effects. How does this translate into real benefits for the golfer you ask? Unparalleled SPEED, DISTANCE and STABILITY." Hartgraves confirmed that the use of the term 'Unparalleled' is of significance because the new Motore Speeder757 consumer (player) testing results showed greater distances than leading competitor shafts in 100% of the participants.

Hartgraves also commented on Fujikura's fitting initiative and how they are helping golfers of all levels and swing types get fit to the shaft that will optimize the overall performance of their golf clubs, "We have had a lot of demand for the Speeder757, but it is important to note that we are offering three additional profiles along with this release (474, 569, 661) that will help fitters to customize the needs of the individual golfer. We are in the process of updating our online fitting tool and our mobile fitting app to include these profiles so that golfers can fit themselves prior to visiting a Fujikura certified Charter Dealer, so they can ask for the specific shaft that was recommended for them through the app."

Fujikura's mobile fitting app has been a valuable resource to more than 32,000 golfers, PGA professionals and custom club fitters. The company has invested a significant amount marketing dollars to their fitting initiative, which they claim is their way of growing the game beyond making the best performing golf shaft on Tour.

"We have been putting a lot of effort into helping golfers realize the benefits of getting properly fit in order to realize optimal results from their equipment." Said Hartgraves. "In fact, we just announced the winner of our 'Win the Ultimate San Diego Golf Experience' sweepstakes on Friday. This was an in-app only promotion where we teamed up with TaylorMade Golf and the Aviara Golf Club to create a unique golf experience for golfers as a way to promote fitting."

The winner of the promotion was announced on Fujikura's Facebook and twitter feeds on Friday.

About the "Win the Ultimate San Diego Golf Experience" Sweepstakes
Congratulations to Heath Blair, a member of Lakelands Golf Club in Fostoria, OH. who will receive 3 day/2 night accommodations for him and a guest at the Park Hyatt Aviara, 2 rounds of golf at Aviara Golf Club, a private tour of TaylorMade Headquarters and the Kingdom, and a custom fitting at Fujikura where each winner will receive a custom built driver.

About Fujikura
Fujikura makes the world's best performing golf shafts and is a primary supplier of custom golf shafts to many original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Fujikura products also can be custom fit through its network of over 900 Charter Dealers. Custom fit shafts are used by 100% of Tour professionals. Amateur and everyday golfers also have the opportunity to find a shaft to fit their unique swing profile - adding yards, tighter dispersion and more confidence to their swing. The first step to a custom fit shaft can be done right from your iPhone or Android or at The Fujikura Fitting Application for iPhone and Android fits you to one of Fujikura's shaft families, then the fitting is completed at a Fujikura Charter Dealer.

To learn more about Fujikura Golf and Fujikura Composites of America:
Visit the company website at
twitter @FujikuraOnTour

Stephanie Hartgraves