Golf News for Wednesday, March 19, 2014 | Equipment

Aldila's Rogue shaft helps drive Valspar Championship winner

POWAY, Calif. -- Benefitting from the exotic, high-performance materials of Aldila's Rogue shaft in his driver and Aldila's RIP Phenom in his 3 Wood, the winner of the Valspar Championship captured up his second career victory on the PGA Tour and ended a seven-year winless streak. With the victory he earned a trip to the upcoming Masters tournament and jumped from 83rd to 14th in the FedEx Cup standings.

"Because of the extremely exotic, high-performance materials that are used in the construction of the Rogue shaft, it has very limited availability," said John Oldenburg, Aldila's Vice President of Engineering and Product Development. "Typically the materials are incorporated into only high-performance military projects and Aldila is one of the first companies to have access to the material for commercial use."

The Rogue shaft is built on Aldila's ultra-successful new "TOUR" platform using the same tapered tooling and Nex Gen Micro-Laminate Technology™ that provide the exceptional performance of the Tour Green and Tour Blue shafts.

"By incorporating this new material, Aldila is able to make the shaft stiffer and lower torque without adding weight," he said. "At the same time, the placement of the material in top third of the shaft (grip end) allows Aldila to slightly counterbalance the shaft to work well with today's heavier driver heads and the longer length of modern drivers."

"The Hottest Shafts In Golf" also captured the driver, wood and hybrid shaft manufacturer counts at the Valspar Championship. Aldila had five more driver shafts, 35 more wood shafts and 24 more hybrid shafts in play than the next leading shaft manufacturer, according to the Darrell Survey.

Aldila's Rogue, which has become quite popular on the PGA Tour, was the number one driver shaft model in use at the Valspar Championship with 14 in play. Aldila's Tour Green 65 was the second most model in play and the Tour Green 75 tied for third most used driver shaft. The Rogue was also the number one wood shaft model in play followed by Aldila's Tour Blue 85 and Tour Green 85 shaft. Aldila's Tour Blue 85 and Tour Green 85 shafts were in a 3-way tie for the most used hybrid shaft models.

Aldila (www.aldila.com) offers patented shaft design technologies that consistently outperform other shafts available. This technology advantage is the reason Aldila is the most popular graphite shaft on the PGA Tour. Tour professionals recognize Aldila's advanced performance and year after year that there are more Aldila wood and hybrid shafts in play on Tour than any other shaft manufacturer. Whether the Micro Laminate Technology™ first introduced in Aldila NV™, the most popular graphite ever or today's Next Generation Micro Laminate Technology, Aldila engineers are continually pushing and advancing high performance graphite golf shaft technology well beyond any other manufacturer.

ABOUT ALDILA
Aldila Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Rayon America Inc. Aldila Inc. is one of the world's largest manufacturers of carbon fiber shafts. Aldila is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of carbon-based composite products and materials used in various end markets. Aldila's competencies are the development of carbon-based composites and the implementation of manufacturing processes that support the commercialization of these composites. Aldila is a vertically integrated supplier of composites across three primary end markets: carbon-based pre-impregnated composite fibers, graphite golf shafts and archery products.

For more information on the Aldila RIP® Series, VooDoo, VS Proto™, and NV™ shafts, visit Aldila's Web site www.aldila.com. Follow what's new on www.Facebook.com/AldilaGolf.

About MRA
Mitsubishi Rayon America Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd. MRA's business is centered around MMA (methyl methacrylate) and AN (acrylonitrile) business complexes as basic raw materials and finished products. For more information, visit http://www.mrany.com.

About MRC
Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation. MRC's business is centered around chemical and plastics, fibers, carbon fibers and composite materials, and aqua businesses. For more information, visit http://www.mrc.co.jp

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