‘The hottest shafts in golf’ sweeps driver, wood, hybrid shaft manufacturer counts on PGA Tour
POWAY, Calif. – After switching to Aldila’s Tour Blue shaft in his 3 Wood, the winner of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am won his third event in just eight starts this season. His other two wins were at the Frys.com and the Sony Open in Hawaii. He became only the fourth player on the PGA Tour to win three times in his first eight events to open a season.
With a total of 72 Tour Blue and Tour Green shafts in play, “The Hottest Shafts In Golf” swept the shaft manufacturer counts again on the PGA Tour, according to the Darrell Survey. Aldila had five more driver shafts, eight more wood shafts and 11 more hybrid shafts in play than the next leading shaft manufacturer.
Engineered with the latest materials and manufacturing technology, the Tour Blue/Green shafts are designed to maximize the power of your individual golf swing. The constant taper shaft profile provides exceptional feel and a smooth, controlled release. Both shafts are made with Aldila’s Next Generation Micro Laminate Technology™ (MLT). Combined with ultra-thin, ultra strong materials allows the construction of a shaft with outstanding performance and unparalleled consistency.
“The Tour Blue is moderate stiff tip shaft and very low torque designed for a slightly higher ball flight with low to moderate spin rate,” said John Oldenburg, Aldila’s Vice President of Engineering and Product Development. “The Tour Green is a stiff tip shaft with moderate torque designed for lower/penetrating ball flight producing a lower spin rate.”
Aldila’s Next Generation Micro Laminate Technology™ is the next step in the evolution of its highly successful technology that made the NV™ the most popular shaft in the company’s history.
“Next Generation MLT is comprised of ultra-thin layers of premium, low resin aerospace grade materials, Oldenburg said. “This design evolution eliminates inconsistent shaft performance caused by material variability. Redesigned tooling also raises the shaft balance point, making this the perfect upgrade for today’s modern club head designs.”
More than 20 percent of the field had an Aldila shaft in their driver and the Tour Green 65 was the number one driver shaft model in play. The Tour Blue 65 was second most driver shaft model used and the Tour Green 75 was third most used. Aldila had a total of 107 wood shafts in play, which was more than 22 percent of all the wood shafts in play.
Winning both the wood and hybrid shaft manufacturer counts marked the 12th time in 12 events this season that Aldila has won both manufacturer counts on the PGA Tour. It was also the seventh time in 12 events that Aldila had either tied or won the driver shaft manufacturer count. Aldila also was the number one graphite iron shaft in play.
Aldila (aldila.com) offers patented shaft design technologies that consistently outperform other shafts available. This technology advantage is the reason Aldila is the most popular graphite shaft on the PGA Tour. Tour professionals recognize Aldila’s advanced performance and year after year that there are more Aldila wood and hybrid shafts in play on Tour than any other shaft manufacturer. Whether the Micro Laminate Technology™ first introduced in Aldila NV™, the most popular graphite ever or today’s Next Generation Micro Laminate Technology, Aldila engineers are continually pushing and advancing high performance graphite golf shaft technology well beyond any other manufacturer.