SAN DIEGO, CA – July 26, 2009 – Graphite Design, a continued favorite and one of the most widely played premium shafts on the PGA, Champions, and LPGA Tour, announced that the Champion of the Senior British Open used a Graphite Design YS shaft in his driver throughout the four day event at Sunningdale.
The two-time Senior British Open Champion endured a sudden death playoff eliminating fellow American Fred Funk on the first hole and Sunningdale’s honorary member Mark Mc Nulty on the third. This special victory marks the seventh consecutive year an American has won the Senior British Open.
“This remarkable victory take the Champions Tour victor to second on the Charles Schwab Cup series. We’re proud that our YS shaft helped him off the tee and congratulation him for this exceptional achievement,” said Tim Gillis Graphite Design Vice President of Sales & Marketing.
The Graphite Design YS series maintains its leadership in the golf market. The universal performance characteristics of the YS series have made it one of the most widely used shaft brands world wide. The success lies within the company’s proprietary design called Material Stiffness Integration, MSI.
MSI uses a combination of different materials that vary in stiffness and fiber volume to produce the best playing golf shafts available. This combination of materials also reduces vibration giving the golfer, shafts that feel better than our competitors.
The Senior British Open Champion received 631 Schwab Cup points for winning. The Charles Schwab Cup is a season-long points program designed to recognize the Tour’s leading player.
The program rewards both top finishes and week-in/week-out consistency at all 25 official Charles Schwab Cup events. Points are awarded to the top-10 finishers and ties and are based on the money distribution for each tournament, with every $1,000 earned being the equivalent of one Charles Schwab Cup point. Points are doubled at the Champions Tour’s five major championships and the season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship.
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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