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SteelFiber Wins Honda LPGA Thailand; Tops All U.S. Tours
SteelFiber shafts by Aerotech Golf delivered the power of graphite and the stability of steel to win the Honda LPGA Thailand. With the victory, SteelFiber shafts have won on all three top tours in the United States and are the undisputable No. 1 graphite iron shafts on the PGA, Champions and LPGA Tours.

The 26-year-old Swedish player led the Honda LPGA Thailand wire-to-wire and fended off many big name players on Sunday to earn her third LPGA title. She shot 66-72-67-68 (273) for a 15-under-par and a two-stroke victory, playing SteelFiber i95 shafts in her irons. In addition to the champion, a fifth-place tie finisher played SteelFiber i80 shafts in her 18- and 20-degree hybrid clubs.

“This is the first LPGA win for SteelFiber shafts, so it’s unquestionably a big milestone for Aerotech,” says Chris Hilleary, president of Aerotech Golf. “SteelFiber technology is a game-changer. These shafts incorporate high-modulus graphite and micro-thin steel fibers, an innovative combination that allow players to increase yardage, reduce fatigue, and still maintain the stability and accuracy normally associated with steel shafts. It’s a true innovation that is now a proven winner on all three top U.S. tours.”
SteelFiber Shafts Score Top 10s at Allianz Championship
The No. 1 graphite iron shafts on the PGA and Champions Tours, SteelFiber shafts by Aerotech Golf chalked up two more Top 10 finishes at the Allianz Championship on the Champions Tour. SteelFiber i110 shafts claimed a solo third- and ninth-place.

Playing SteelFiber i110 shafts in his irons, the third-place player finished just one stroke off the lead, while he tied for first in number of birdies and fourth in greens-in-regulation (85.19%). The event was his first tournament of the season, and he brought home $115,200. Also playing in his first tournament of 2014, the ninth-place finisher opened the season in strong fashion, landing Top 10 money, with SteelFiber i110 shafts in his irons as well.

“SteelFiber shafts are growing in popularity every day on the PGA and Champions Tours, and this weekend’s multiple Top 10 finish at the Allianz was very exciting,” says Aerotech Golf President Chris Hilleary. “The SteelFiber i110 shafts are an excellent option for players who want iron shafts that are slightly lighter than typical steel shafts so they can increase their yardage, while still maintaining a low penetrating ball flight and not change the overall feel that they have had playing steel steel shafts.”
Webb Uses Nippon Shaft En-Route to 40th Victory and Her Fifth Australian Open Title
Hall of Fame member Karrie Webb used Nippon Shaft products in both her woods and irons to come from five shots behind and win her fifth Australian Open title at Victoria Golf Club in Melbourne over the weekend.

Webb, who used the Nippon Shaft N.S. Pro 1050GH in her irons and graphite Regio shafts in her woods, shot a final-round best 4-under par 68 to finish at 12-under for the tournament to win by one shot.  The victory was her 40th LPGA title and her 52nd as a pro. She last won the Australian Open in 2008.

A longtime ambassador for Nippon Shaft, the 39-year-old native Australian said gusty winds aided her cause by toughening the golf course for the leaders.  “I was thankful for the weather changing,” Webb said.  Webb shot 276 on rounds of 71-69-68-68.

A longtime player of Nippon Shaft products and a supporter, Webb used Nippon Shaft N.S. Pro Regio prototype graphite shafts in her driver and fairway woods, and in N.S. PRO 1050GH steel shafts in her irons.

“Nippon Shaft is extremely pleased and excited that Hall of Fame member Karrie Webb used Nippon Shaft products in both her woods and irons in winning the Ladies Australian Open,” said Hiro Fukuda, head of sales and marketing for the Japan-based company.  “Karrie has played Nippon Shaft products for many years, and we could not be prouder that such a fine player has confidence in our products.”
SteelFiber Shafts Score Top 10s at Allianz Championship
The No. 1 graphite iron shafts on the PGA and Champions Tours, SteelFiber shafts by Aerotech Golf chalked up two more Top 10 finishes at the Allianz Championship on the Champions Tour. SteelFiber i110 shafts claimed a solo third- and ninth-place.

Playing SteelFiber i110 shafts in his irons, the third-place player finished just one stroke off the lead, while he tied for first in number of birdies and fourth in greens-in-regulation (85.19%). The event was his first tournament of the season, and he brought home $115,200. Also playing in his first tournament of 2014, the ninth-place finisher opened the season in strong fashion, landing Top 10 money, with SteelFiber i110 shafts in his irons as well.

“SteelFiber shafts are growing in popularity every day on the PGA and Champions Tours, and this weekend’s multiple Top 10 finish at the Allianz was very exciting,” says Aerotech Golf President Chris Hilleary. “The SteelFiber i110 shafts are an excellent option for players who want iron shafts that are slightly lighter than typical steel shafts so they can increase their yardage, while still maintaining a low penetrating ball flight and not change the overall feel that they have had playing steel steel shafts.”

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