Playing SteelFiber i95 shafts in his irons, the Crowne Plaza Invitational’s runner-up got off to a fast start on Thursday, hitting 83.33 percent greens in regulation in the first round, and he kept the pressure on for the rest of the tournament. He finished with a strong 13-under par 267 for his fifth Top 10 finish of the 2013 PGA TOUR season. He is currently ranked third in FedExCup Points and No. 9 in the world golf rankings.
“The Texas Swing is always a fun part of the PGA TOUR and Sunday’s finale at Colonial was very exciting. SteelFiber shafts delivered excellent performance throughout the tournament and the strong second-place finish gives another great demonstration of the playing benefits of composite iron shaft technology,” says Aerotech Golf President Chris Hilleary. “SteelFiber shafts provide the power of graphite and the stability of steel and we’re proud to see more players on the PGA TOUR switching to this game-changing innovation.”
SteelFiber shafts are No. 2 and No. 3 in the FedEx Cup Standings; No. 2 and No. 3 in the 2013 PGA TOUR Money List; No. 5 and 9 in official world rankings; and tied for first for Top 10 finishes on the PGA TOUR.
Nippon Shaft was the steel shaft of choice for the winners of the latest events on the LPGA Tour and the European Challenge Tour.
The winner of the Mobile Bay LPGA Classic played the Nippon Shaft N.S. PRO 950GH S flex steel shafts in her irons while the champion of the Madeira Islands Open used the N.S. PRO MODUS³ Tour 120 TX flex steel shafts in his irons.
The winner at Mobile Bay shot 21-under par on rounds of 67-70-65-65—267 to win by one stroke and earn $180,000. The Arizona State alumna is in her third year on the LPGA Tour.
Meanwhile the former U.S. Amateur winner and All-American won the Madeira Islands Open in Portugal by two shots, firing rounds of 72-64-69-68—273 for a 15-under par total.
The victories come one week after three Nippon Shaft players finished among the top 10 at the Players Championship.
“Once again Nippon Shaft is very proud to have two more young players winning with our equipment,” said Hiro Fukuda, head of sales and marketing for the Japan-based company. “Nippon Shaft sends its heartfelt congratulations to both of them.”
In 2012, Nippon Shaft recorded more than 50 victories on professional golf tours worldwide, as the best players in the world increasingly chose to install in their irons steel shafts manufactured in Japan to unparalleled quality standards.
SteelFiber’s composite iron shaft technology continues to provide unique performance benefits every week on the professional tours. SteelFiber shafts are No. 2 and No. 5 in the FedEx Cup Standings; No. 2 and No. 5 in the 2013 PGA TOUR Money List; No. 5 and 12 in official world rankings; and No. 1 for Top 10 finishes on the PGA TOUR.
“TPC Sawgrass is one the top ranked courses in the United States and it demands accuracy with every shot, so we are very pleased to see more of the world’s top golfers trusting their iron play to SteelFiber shafts,” says Aerotech Golf President Chris Hilleary. “The composite technology that has made SteelFiber so popular is truly one-of-a-kind on the PGA Tour. SteelFiber technology brings together the best performance benefits of graphite, such as greater vibration dampening, more power and reduced fatigue, with the consistency and accuracy benefits of steel. There’s no better example of superior performance and game-changing innovation than SteelFiber.”
Playing TaylorMade and Titleist irons, the two Top 10 players trusted SteelFiber i110 composite shafts for ultimate performance and consistency week after week.
"We're very excited about our growing success on both the PGA and Champions Tours" said Aerotech Golf President Chris Hilleary. "SteelFiber shafts are well-known for combining the power of graphite with the stability of steel. Unlike any other shaft in golf, the unique composite technology provides stability and shot consistency while it simultaneously reduces player fatique and provides for more greater vibration dampening."
For the third consecutive year, SteelFiber shafts were the No. 1 iron composite shaft on the PGA TOUR. In addition to their second-straight Ryder Cup appearance, SteelFiber shafts won the 2012 FedExCup title, the TOUR Championship, The Players Championship and the Farmers Insurance Open and collected 21 Top 10 finishes on the PGA and Champions Tours. In 2011, two of the Top Eight players in the final FedExCup standings played SteelFiber shafts and SteelFiber delivered two Top Three finishes in the PGA TOUR PlayOffs.