Golf News for Thursday, March 20, 2014 | Equipment

Aerotech Golf's SteelFiber shafts capture win at Toshiba Classic

BELLINGHAM, Wash. -- SteelFiber shafts, designed and manufactured by Aerotech Golf, delivered another victory this weekend, this time topping the leaderboard at the Toshiba Classic. In addition to the win, the No. 1 graphite iron shafts on the PGA and Champions Tours claimed two Top Five money positions, with two other players tying for fifth.

Playing SteelFiber i110cw shafts in his irons, the Toshiba Classic champion fired off birdies in the final two holes to claim a one-stroke victory and his 10th Champions Tour title. Ranking No. 1 in total birdies for the event, he shot a 65-67-66 (198) to finish at 15-under at Newport Beach Country Club. He is currently in second-place in Charles Schwab Cup points.

"We congratulate this weekend's champion at the Toshiba Classic on a great victory," says Aerotech Golf President Chris Hilleary. "Unlike traditional steel shafts, whose designs have been relatively unchanged for the past 80 years, SteelFiber shafts deliver game-changing innovation by incorporating high-modulus graphite and micro-thin steel fibers. The combination gives the added power of graphite while still maintaining the stability and consistency normally associated with steel shafts. It's the undeniably the next evolution in iron shafts, and it's a proven winner on pro tours."

In 2013, players with SteelFiber shafts in their irons won five events on the PGA TOUR and two events on the Champions Tour. In addition, 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 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.