Rogue Helps Aldila Win Wood, Hybrid Shaft Manufacturer Counts At PGA Championship Tour Green shaft helps drive Price Cutter Charity Championship winner to first tour win
POWAY, Calif. – With a combined total of 49 Tour Blue and Tour Green shafts and 21 Rogue shafts, Aldila captured the wood and hybrid shaft manufacturer counts at the PGA Championship, according to the Darrell Survey. This season Aldila has won the wood shaft manufacturer count at three of the four major championships and the hybrid shaft manufacturer count at two of the four majors.
At the PGA Championship, Aldila’s Rogue was the No. 1 driver shaft brand model making it 20 consecutive events on the PGA Tour that Rogue was the No. 1 driver shaft model. “The Hottest Shafts In Golf” also had the top three wood shaft brand models in play at the Valhalla Golf Club – Rogue, Tour Blue 75 and Tour Blue 85.
The most accurate driver at the PGA Championship played Aldila’s Rogue shaft in his driver. He finished the tournament with a driving accuracy percentage of 85.71. Rogue was also played by the most accurate driver at the U.S. Open.
“Knowing that the best players in golf trust Aldila as their preferred shaft of choice when competing at the highest levels is quite an honor and the ultimate demonstration of the superior performance of our shafts as well as a true testament to the hard work and dedication that goes behind each and every shaft we produce,” said John Oldenburg, Aldila’s Vice President of Engineering and Product Development.
On the Web.com Tour, the winner of the Price Cutter Charity Championship picked up his first tour win playing Aldila’s Tour Green shaft in his driver. He carded a 21-under 267 to win by one stroke and picked up a first-place check of $121,500.
With a total of 16 Rogue shafts in play, Aldila also won the driver shaft manufacturer count at the Price Cutter Charity Championship. The top three driver shaft brand models in play on the Web.com Tour were all Aldila shafts – Rogue, Tour Blue 75 and Tour Blue 65. The Rogue was also the top wood shaft brand model in play at the Price Cutter Charity Championship.
“The Rogue shaft is built on Aldila’s ultra-successful new “Tour” platform using the same tapered tooling and Next Gen Micro-Laminate Technology™ that provide the exceptional performance of the #1 shaft model on Tour – Aldila’s Tour Green and Tour Blue,” said Oldenburg. “Aldila’s Next Generation Micro Laminate Technology is comprised of ultra-thin layers of premium, low resin aerospace grade materials. 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.”
According to Oldenburg, by incorporating this new material, Aldila is able to make the shaft stiffer and lower torque without adding weight. At the same time, the placement of the material in top third of the shaft (grip end) allows the shaft manufacturer to slightly counterbalance the shaft to work well with today’s heavier driver heads and the longer length of modern drivers.
In celebration of the Rogue’s one-year anniversary on the Tour, Aldila has released limited edition “tour authentic” Rogue shafts made with the same exotic materials as the Tour models. The limited edition shafts will be made in the USA at Aldila’s Research & Development facility in Poway, California and will be serialized with laser customization available to personalize each shaft. The limited edition Rogue shafts are available for consumers now through select distributors with a suggested retail price of $799.
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.