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
‘The Hottest Shafts In Golf’ captures wood, hybrid shaft manufacturer counts on PGA Tour to remain #1
POWAY, Calif. – Armed with an array of Aldila’s latest technology, the winner of the McGladrey Classic came from seven strokes down to card a PGA Tour season-low 60 on the final day en route to his first victory on the Tour. The Champ benefitted from Aldila’s RIP’d NV shaft in his driver, the NV in his 3 wood and the RIP Phenom in his hybrid club. With the win, he earned a spot in the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, and is exempt on Tour through the 2014 season.
Aldila’s RIP’d NV and Phenom are two of the latest shafts in the RIP arsenal. The RIP’d NV incorporates the best performance attributes from two of Aldila’s most innovative shaft designs -- the ‘perfect feel’ and slim, stable shaft profile of the Aldila NV® and the unprecedented control and accuracy of the Aldila RIP®. The Aldila NV, featuring Micro Laminate technology (MLT®), is the most popular aftermarket shaft in history.
The Phenom incorporates RIP Technology™ with a unique composite construction to create a new and innovative shaft flex profile for maximum distance and control – the Hyperbolic Flex Zone™. RIP Technology repositions the materials and patterns to optimize the performance characteristics of the shaft. The Phenom’s Hyperbolic Flex Zone provides a stiff tip section for optimal launch and spin control, with a very firm butt section for an incredibly stable feel. The center section of the shaft is softer to provide outstanding kick through impact to maximize ball speed.
“Through the use of a Hyperbolic Flex Zone, the RIP Phenom incorporates the same flex, torque and feel properties that have made the original RIP the leading shaft on the PGA Tour, with a flex profile to achieve unparalleled performance and launch characteristics for better players,” said Stewart Bahl, Aldila’s Marketing Manager. “The top players on the PGA Tour continue to trust Aldila’s RIP Technology™ because it provides them with lower torque, increased tip stability and better tip stiffness control.”
“The Hottest Shafts In Golf” also captured the wood and hybrid shaft manufacturer counts at the McGladrey Classic. Aldila had 17 more wood nearly double the amount of hybrid shafts in play than their closest competitor, according to the Darrell Survey. It marked the 38th
time this season Aldila has won the wood shaft manufacturer count and the 39th
time Aldila has captured the hybrid shaft manufacturer count on the PGA Tour.