Three players with Aerotech’s SteelFiber graphite shafts in their hybrid clubs finished in the Top 10 at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba in Mexico, taking fifth-, sixth- and ninth-place. In addition to this weekend’s success on the PGA Tour, a South Korean rising star on the LPGA Tour played SteelFiber i80 graphite shafts in her irons for a T7 finish at the Lorena Ochoa Invitational.
“SteelFiber shafts are specifically designed to provide greater vibration dampening and reduce player fatigue, while at the same time delivering stability and increased distance. These performance benefits are some of the reasons that SteelFiber is the No. 1 graphite iron shaft on all the professional tours,” says Chris Hilleary, president of Aerotech Golf. “But they are not just for the pros. Golfers of all skill levels can enjoy these benefits. SteelFiber shafts are available as custom options with all the major golf equipment brands, including Callaway, Titleist, TaylorMade, Ping, Bridgestone and many others.”
The HSBC runner-up shot an 11-under par — 69-70-69-69 (277) — to force a sudden death playoff with SteelFiber i95 graphite shafts in his irons.
“We’re very excited about the strong presence that SteelFiber graphite iron shafts have on the world tours. Week after week, golfers of all skill levels are discovered the performance benefits of playing graphite shafts in their irons,” says Chris Hilleary, president of Aerotech Golf. “SteelFiber is specifically designed to provide greater vibration dampening and reduce player fatigue, while at the same time delivering stability and increased distance. Today, SteelFiber composite technology is a real game-changer.”
Playing SteelFiber i95 irons in his irons, a six-time PGA Tour winner shot a 10-under par (278) for a T8 finish at the CIMB Classic. Meanwhile, a former World No. 1 player with 57 professional wins, including the 1992 Masters Tournament, played SteelFiber i110s in his irons for a T7 at the Charles Schwab Cup Championship on the Champions Tour.
“We’re very excited with the continued success of our SteelFiber graphite iron shafts on both the PGA and Champions Tours,” says Chris Hilleary, president of Aerotech Golf. “SteelFiber shafts combine the performance characteristics of graphite shafts that gives greater vibration dampening and reduces player fatigue, while also providing the consistency they typically expect with steel. This is game-changing innovation that benefits players of all skill levels.”
“Nippon Shaft is proud that two of America’s top players chose to use our steel shafts in their irons,” said Hiro Fukuda, sales and marketing for the Japanese club maker. “We congratulate both players and wish them continued success in 2015.”
The winner at the Lorena Ochoa Invitational entered the final round with a 5-stroke lead and was crowned the winner after the second playoff hole for her third career victory. She played the N.S. PRO V90 in her irons and has been a long time user of Nippon Shaft products since her debut in 2003.
The winner at the OHL Classic came from three shots back on Sunday, closing with a 5-under 66 for a one-shot win, for his third PGA TOUR title. He has played the N.S. PRO PROTO ST irons shafts since April 2014. The second place and T9 finishers also play the N.S. PRO PROTO ST in their irons.
The 38-year-old Swede used Nippon Shaft’s N.S. PRO MODUS3 Tour 120 steel shafts in his irons and wedges, and shot 68-66-68-70 at Jumeirah Golf Estates to repeat as winner of the prestigious season-ending event. He won by two shots thanks to birdies on the final two holes. The champion also finished second in this year’s Race to Dubai, the season-long points competition, which he won last year.
“Nippon Shaft congratulates this year’s DP World Tour Championship winner on his repeat victory in this highly competitive event,” said Hiro Fukuda, sales and marketing for the Japanese shaft maker. “Nippon Shaft is honored that he continues to use Nippon Shaft products in his irons and wedges.”