SAN DIEGO — Graphite Design, maker of some of the most widely played premium golf shafts on the PGA Tour, announced today that the winners of both the LPGA Kraft Nabisco Championship and the European Tour Sicilian Open played Graphite Design shafts.
“Our new G Series shaft is becoming more popular on all tours and we are pleased that the winner of the Kraft Nabisco Championship opted to play this shaft during her first major championship,” said Tak Yamada, President, Graphite Design. “We congratulate her on her second LPGA career victory and we congratulate the winner of the Sicilian Open on his first European Tour victory.”
The winner of the 2012 Kraft Nabisco Championship beat out the second place finisher in a one-hole playoff to claim her second career victory and first major championship. She played a Graphite Design G Series 50 shaft in her driver and a Tour AD UT 65 in her hybrid. Five other top-ten finishers at the event also played a variety of Graphite Design shafts. The winner of the Sicilian Open carded a 15-under 273 to post his first European Tour victory. He played a Graphite Design Tour AD DI 7X shaft in his driver.
|Graphite Design UT Hybrid 55 Graphite||$230 ea.|
|Graphite Design UT Hybrid 65 Graphite||$230 ea.|
|Graphite Design UT Hybrid 85 Graphite||$170 ea.|
|Graphite Design UT Hybrid 95 Graphite||$170 ea.|
The new G Series shaft is the next generation of premium Graphite Design shafts and is very adaptable to today’s new head technology. The G Series performance characteristics favor a low to mid launch trajectory and mid ball spin. The new X Directional Technology – XDT – incorporates the use of the already proven Graphite Design MSI (Material Stiffness Integration) design method as well as this new and unique application of graphite fiber alignment throughout the shaft structure. During the development phase of XDT, measurable performance gains were discovered through a more balanced distribution of the graphite fibers within the plies of the shaft design. This proprietary application of XDT has made the new G Series the most balanced, versatile high performance golf shaft available today.
The popular Tour AD DI shaft is designed to provide more power and stability. Manufactured exclusively at Graphite Design Japan, the Tour AD DI shaft has been integrated with Toray Company’s Nanomaterial technology in the tip section of the shaft. This unique tip technology creates optimal launch and spin conditions to produce increased accuracy and distance. Tour players have been impressed by the fact that when using the Tour AD DI shaft they can increase ball speed and accuracy without giving up distance.
The mid bend profile of the Tour AD DI allows the player to load the shaft properly, yet maintains a firm enough tip section through impact, producing optimal spin and launch conditions. Golfers using the shaft will experience the feel of the ball leaving the club head with a lot of speed while maintaining exceptional feel and control.