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Aldila shafts help drive McGladrey Classic winner to first PGA Tour title


Arsenal of Aldila shafts helps drive McGladrey Classic winner to first PGA Tour title

2 Wins on Tour for Players Using Aldila Shafts


Aldila’s RIP Phenom, VooDoo shafts help Champions & PGA Tour champs post 1st Tour wins

‘The Hottest Shafts In Golf’ sweeps shaft manufacturer counts on PGA Tour for 2nd consecutive week

Golf Shaft Equipment Sales & Marketing: Theory is One Thing...


Golf Shaft Equipment Sales & Marketing: Theory is One Thing, Experience is Another
When golf equipment manufacturers first introduced perimeter-weighted club heads, golfers discovered that their bad shots, or misses, were better. Up to that time I had never heard the expression that “your misses would be better.” If anyone had said that to me, I would have thought they were referring to my wife's well-being.

When is it Time to Change to a Lighter or Softer Golf Shaft

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The “softness” or “bow” of a golf shaft is generally dictated by club head speed generated through impact, and the relative stiffness of the shaft. Going lighter with graphite golf shafts should help most every golfer at any age who wants more distance. A lighter graphite golf shaft will enable you to swing smooth to hit it straight; and get maximum distance. If you are on the stronger side and have a fast swing speed, there are long hitters like you who will sacrifice some distance for more control by using a little heavier golf shaft, especially in hybrids.

How Good Golf Equipment can Help Your Game

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Part 3 of 3 in our Series: “Which Helps Improve Your Game More: Good Instruction or the Newest Golf Equipment”

Technological advances have been made in all 3 of the main components of a golf club: grip, shaft and head. These advances are moving quickly; and leading some golfers to attempt to “buy a better game” rather than “digging it out of the ground” with hard work.

What is Good Golf Instruction?

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Part 2 of 3 in our Series: “Which Helps Improve Your Game More: Good Instruction or the Newest Golf Equipment”

In Part 1 of this series I briefly touched on the subject of “What is Good Golf Instruction?” by mentioning many teaching techniques available to today's instructors. I would like to expand on these techniques.

Which Helps To Improve Your Game: Instruction or New Golf Equipment?


The answer to the question of whether good instruction or the newest equipment will improve your golf game the most, depends on each golfer’s personal experience and current skilllevel. An instructor like myself, who does not have a golf equipment retail business, will be tempted to answer that good instruction is more important. A golf retailer with no lesson income would likely say new equipment would help more. And your answer may depend on where you are in your golf learning curve.

A Golf Pro Shares His Experiences With The Changes In Golf Shafts


My first years in the pro shop bag room began in 1961. We had about 350 sets of members clubs stored. About a dozen sets had wooden shafts. These elderly members seldom played but I had a chance to study the equipment. Iron heads were larger and thinner because they were easier to forge. Wooden shafts were thicker than steel from end to end in order to make them stiffer and less prone to twist or torque. The thick wooden shafts required thin leather grips.

Graphite Golf Shaft Manufacturer Aldila #1 at FedEx Cup, Again!


For the third consecutive year, Aldila is the number one graphite golf shaft manufacturer at the PGA Tour Playoffs for the FedEx Cup, according to the Darrell Survey.  “The Hottest Shafts In Golf” clearly dominated the competition by having 75 more driver golf shafts in play than the next leading shaft manufacturer throughout the four-event playoff; and nearly twice as many hybrid golf shafts in play than the closest competitor.

Aspects of a Golf Shaft

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A piece of equipment often overlooked by golfers is the golf shaft, an integral part of the club that can greatly make a difference, positive or negative.  It is standard these days for drivers, woods and rescue clubs to be fitted with graphite shafts directly from the factory.  As compared to steel golf shafts, the lighter weight of a graphite shaft offers golfers the ability to generate greater club head speed for more distance.  Graphite shafts also transmit fewer vibrations when the ball is struck, providing better feel.  When looking for a new shaft, it is important to remember the main performance characterstics:

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