Golf News for Wednesday, November 6, 2013 | Equipment

SteelFiber shafts capture win at Charles Schwab Cup Championship

BELLINGHAM, Wash. -- The No. 1 graphite iron shafts on the PGA and Champions Tours, SteelFiber shafts designed and manufactured by Aerotech Golf put an exclamation point on the 2013 season by decisively winning the Charles Schwab Cup Championship by six strokes. In addition to the victory, SteelFiber shafts captured three Top 10 money positions, including a tie for second-place, and there were seven full sets of SteelFiber shafts among the 30 players in the field.

SteelFiber shafts are well-known on the pro tours for combining the power of graphite and stability of steel, and they have been the No. 1 graphite irons shafts on the PGA Tour for four straight years — 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. This year, players with SteelFiber shafts in their irons won five events on the PGA Tour and two events on the Champions Tour.

"SteelFiber has had a great year on the PGA and Champions Tours, and no one could have planned a better finish to the season than winning the Charles Schwab Cup Championship," says Aerotech Golf President Chris Hilleary. "As more and more players are discovering — both pro and amateur alike — SteelFiber's unique technology provides greater vibration dampening and reduces player fatigue, while simultaneously giving the greater stability and consistency that players normally associate with steel shafts. SteelFiber shafts are unlike anything else on the Tour today."

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 two victories 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.