SteelFiber shafts are the No. 1 graphite iron shafts on the PGA, Champions and LPGA Tours.
SteelFiber shafts finished the 2013 season with:
• SteelFiber shafts are the No. 1 graphite iron shafts on the PGA, Champions & LPGA Tours
• No. 3 and No. 5 on the PGA TOUR Money List
• No. 8 and No. 9 in official world rankings
• Tied for No. 1 and No. 4 in Top 10 finishes on the PGA TOUR
• 5 wins on the PGA Tour; 2 wins on the Champions Tour
"To have this player earn his first PGA Tour win almost immediately after switching into the TOUR-V is phenomenal," said Rob Cheng, CEO of KBS Golf Shafts. "We couldn't be happier and look forward to supporting him throughout the season."
The champion finished at 13-under at Bay Hill, one shot ahead of the runner-up. This player turned to the KBS TOUR-V shaft after the Honda Classic, which is the newest shaft in the KBS product line. The TOUR-V quickly gained traction on Tour since its release in 2013 and is also the winning shaft of the 2013 Open Championship.
The 2013 Masters champion, who has played the KBS TOUR since 2009, finished third in the tournament.
Nippon Shaft earned a one-stroke victory at the Valspar Championship on Sunday at the Copperhead course at Innisbrook Resort near Tampa.
The 42-year-old native Australian birdied the 16th and 17th holes to shoot a final round 2-under par 70 to win by a stroke. He finished at 7-under par on rounds of 72-71-64-70 on the difficult course, which put a premium on accurate iron play.
It was the second PGA TOUR victory for the champion, who used Nippon Shaft N.S. PRO MODUS³ Tour 130 X-flex in his irons and N.S. PRO MODUS³ Tour WV 125 in his wedges. He put the Nippon Shaft products in play for the first time last October 17 at the Shriners tournament in Las Vegas.
“Nippon Shaft is pleased that we were able to play a role in today’s victory by one of the game’s best iron players,” said Hiro Fukuda, sales and marketing for the Japanese club maker.
The victory for the native of Brisbane was his first since he won the 2006 John Deere Classic, and it gets him a coveted spot in next month’s Masters.
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.”