Golf News for Friday, August 29, 2014 | Equipment

SteelFiber shafts help pocket top 10 money on U.S. pro tours

BELLINGHAM, Wash. -- As the No. 1 graphite iron shafts in golf, SteelFiber shafts are well-known for delivering the power of graphite and stability and steel. On the top U.S. Tours, SteelFiber shafts are also delivering top money. Designed and manufactured by Aerotech Golf, SteelFiber shafts this weekend claimed a T5 at The Barclays on the PGA Tour; a T7 at the Canadian Pacific Women's Open on the LPGA Tour and a T8 at the Boeing Classic on the Champions Tour.

At The Barclays, this year's No. 4-ranked FedExCup player and 2012 THE PLAYERS Championship winner played SteelFiber i95 graphite shafts in his Bridgestone irons for a share of fifth place. A four-time LPGA winner on the LPGA Tour claimed a piece of seventh place at the Canadian Pacific Women's Open with SteelFiber i95 shafts in her irons; and a 27-year tour veteran earned a T8 at the Boeing Classic playing SteelFiber i80 hybrid shafts.

"Week after week, SteelFiber graphite shafts are making an impact on the world's top tours, and demonstrating that graphite shafts irons are the next real evolution in golf equipment," says Chris Hilleary, president of Aerotech Golf. "SteelFiber shafts have introduced game-changing innovation that is delivering unique performance benefits that are appreciated by amateur and professional golfers alike. Unlike any other shaft in golf, the unique SteelFiber technology provides stability and shot consistency while it simultaneously provides greater vibration dampening, reduces player fatigue, and increases clubhead speed and ball distance.."

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.

Last year, players with SteelFiber shafts in their irons won seven events — five on the PGA TOUR and two on the Champions Tour. Players with SteelFiber shafts also 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.

Aerotech Golf shafts are available as custom options with many nationally celebrated golf club manufacturers such as Callaway, Titleist, TaylorMade, Ping, Nike Golf, Bridgestone Golf, Wilson, 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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