(Written By: GolfSpy T) If you’ve ever read anything Tom Wishon has written about driver length, or spoken to your local fitter about the topic, there’s a curious statistic that you’ve probably encountered.
Since the mid 2000′s, the average driver length on the PGA Tour has held steady at 44½”.
Think about that for a second. The very best players in the world, guys who hit the sweet spot on their driver as easily as most of us would hit water after falling from a cruise ship, guys who routinely drive the ball to distances that some reading this would need two swings to achieve are playing drivers upwards of 1.5″ shorter than what most of the rest of us have in our bags right now. Read the whole article at:
BS C-TAPER shafts were used by the champion of the 2012 PGA Professional National Championship. In a record setting performance, this professional trusted the KBS C-Taper shaft en route to his victory 8 strokes past the second place finisher. With a field of 312 golfers, 66 players trusted the Tour or C-Taper shafts from the brand's signature KBS TOUR Series line. In addition, last year's champion at the 2011 PGA PNC trusted KBS Tour shafts. Consecutive wins at this prestigious event highlights fast-paced adoption for KBS shafts among PGA Professionals across the golf industry.
First introduced in 2008, the KBS brand continues to surge as the fastest-growing shaft brand on Tour evidenced by over 110 players across the PGA, European, and Nationwide Tours trusting the company's signature product line. Recent highlights include players in KBS leading the European Tour's Race to Dubai rankings and 10 top 50 players in the World Rankings using KBS shafts.
According to Kim Braly, Director of Tour Operations, "This year's win at the PGA National Championship is historic news for the KBS brand. In only our fifth PNC tournament, KBS shafts have already been used twice winning consecutively in 2011 and now 2012. As a relatively young brand, our team works hard to spread awareness for KBS shafts and educate PGA Professionals across the industry regarding the advanced performance and fitting solution. Given this year's PNC numbers, our efforts are working. From all of us at KBS, we warmly congratulate this year's champion."
This new series of shafts combines the premium materials of the Original Diamana™ Series with the M.D.I. (Multi-Dimensional Interlay) Technology developed for the Second Generation Diamana™ Series. The Diamana +PLUS™ Series delivers bend profiles similar to the Second Generation Diamana™, while! retaining the feedback and feel of the Original Series.
This new Diamana +PLUS™ Series will also incorporate a "progressive torque" system that optimizes performance by matching a shaft's torque and shaft frequency to deliver optimal performance for players of all abilities.