SAN DIEGO, CA – July 26, 2009 – Graphite Design, manufacturer of the widely played premium shafts on the PGA, Champions, and LPGA Tour, announced that the Evian Masters Champion is a Graphite Design enthusiast and used the Tour Ad in both her driver and 3-wood to clinch her first LPGA victory.
In a dramatic fashion, the champion began the one-hole playoff with an impressive drive straight down the middle of the fairway. Her Tour Ad shaft known for its pure distance and in this case more importantly, perfect accuracy, kept her out of the rough unlike her opponent. Her confidence then translated into her putting as she drained a six foot putt to claim the Evian Masters title.
“The company prides itself on every victory but this one is special. This professional has enjoyed great success on other tours but for years has worked diligently on her game to claim her first LPGA victory and we congratulate her,” said Tim Gillis, Graphite Design Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “The Tour Ad is not only a favorite of the Evian Masters Champion but a favorite on the LPGA Tour. Its popularity continues to increase. For close to two months, over 80 Graphite Design shafts have been put into play weekly.”
The company’s Tour AD logo is featured on all of Graphite Design’s PGA Tour-proven shafts to specifically promote “Accuracy and Distance” and is a moniker that has long been known for high quality and superior performance. This is represented by the company’s success which has been documented by professionals and amateurs alike. Graphite Design is the most dominant shaft on the JPGA tour and has been for the past six years.
Graphite Design International manufactures the highest quality shafts in the world for Pure Distance and Perfect Accuracy. Graphite Design shafts can be seen in play by the best professional players on the PGA, Nationwide, Champions, Japan, European and LPGA tours. Graphite Design shafts reinforced its dominance on the Japan Tour, where it has claimed 163 consecutive graphite wood shaft brand counts — an unprecedented streak which dates to 2003. On the PGA Tour, Graphite Design shafts have helped professionals earn 64 victories since 2004 and millions of dollars in prize money. A total of 8 US distributors and 5 European and Asian distributors supply Graphite Design shafts to over 1000 custom fitters around the world.
About Graphite Design
Graphite Design, established in Japan in 1989 and in the U.S. in 1997, is the industry leader in shaft technology and the preferred brand for golf professionals worldwide. One of the world’s three largest golf-club shaft manufacturers, the company made its mark manufacturing premium shafts for all of golf’s major OEMs. Graphite Design shafts continue to be preferred by top club makers the world over while the company’s mainstay YSQ and YSQst, Stabilized Tip shafts, Aura shafts and other models are extremely popular among avid and occasional golfers. For more information about Graphite Design, call 888.707.6132, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.gdintl.com.
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