Golf News for Friday, October 18, 2013 | Equipment

SteelFiber shafts surge at Champion Tour's SAS Championship

BELLINGHAM, Wash. -- The No. 1 composite iron shafts in golf, SteelFiber shafts surged on the Champions Tour this weekend. According to the official shaft count, 15 of the 80 professionals competing at the SAS Championship — nearly 20 percent — were playing SteelFiber shafts in their irons.

"Nearly one of every five pros were playing SteelFiber shafts in their irons this weekend, and I think that's a powerful testament to the performance benefits of these shafts," says Aerotech Golf President Chris Hilleary. "SteelFiber technology provides enhanced vibration dampening and reduces player fatigue, while simultaneously providing the stability that players usually associate with steel shafts, so the benefits are very real. We're very excited to see so many pros switching to this game-changing innovation."

For the fourth consecutive year, SteelFiber was the No. 1 composite iron shaft on the PGA TOUR. SteelFiber shafts ended the regular season with five wins; No. 2 and No. 3 in the FedEx Cup Season Points; No. 6 and No. 12 in FedEx Cup Playoff Points; and ended 2013 overall as No. 3 and No. 5 on the PGA Money List; Nos. 8 and 9 in official world rankings; and tied for first and fourth in Top 10 finishes. SteelFiber shafts were also the No. 1 composite iron on the Champions Tour this year, earning one victory and numerous Top 10 finishes.

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.

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.

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