Golf News for Friday, December 20, 2013 | Equipment

SteelFiber shafts take first-place at Franklin Templeton Shootout

BELLINGHAM, Wash. -- Delivering the power of graphite and the stability of steel, SteelFiber shafts helped capture first-place at the Franklin Templeton Shootout in Naples, Fla. The winning two-man team seemingly owned the event, shooting a 14-under 58 in the final-round scramble to break the tournament course record, and they also matched the tournament record for margin of victory set in 1989 at the inaugural event.

SteelFiber shafts, designed and manufactured by Aerotech Golf, are the No. 1 graphite irons shafts on the PGA and Champions Tours. In 2013, players with SteelFiber shafts in their irons won five events on the PGA TOUR and two events on the Champions Tour.

"With 24 of the world's top professional golfers playing on two-man teams and competing in a variety of formats, the Franklin Templeton Shootout is really a one-of-kind competition. It's an excellent venue to showcase the performance benefits of graphite iron shafts, and winning the event in record-breaking fashion was phenomenal," says Chris Hilleary, president of Aerotech Golf. "We congratulate both players on their inspired victory."

During the 2013 season, players with SteelFiber shafts ranked No. 2 and No. 3 in the FedEx Cup Season Points at the end of the regular season. SteelFiber shafts were also 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 provide superior performance through innovative composite engineering that combines a high-modulus graphite core with 59 miles of steel fiber lacing the shaft surface. The shaft's graphite core provides vibration dampening, increased clubhead speed and maximum distance, while 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 Also check out the Aerotech page on Facebook:

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

John Meng
Meng & Company
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