Winner of Japan’s Masters Tournament Played Graphite Design

Carlsbad, CA –November 15, 2016 – Pro’s Choice Golf Shafts, Inc. announced today that the winner of the Japan Golf Tour’s Mitsui Sumitomo VISA Taiheiyo Masters tournament held at the Taiheiyo Club Gotemba Course located in Shizuoka, Japan played a Graphite Design Tour AD DI-8 Tour X-Stiff (TX) flex wood shaft in his Driver and a Graphite Design Tour AD DI-9 Tour X-Stiff (TX) flex wood shaft in his #3 metal wood.  The champion played extremely well shooting a 65, 66, 65, 69 totaling 265 strokes for a      score of -23 under par and winning the tournament by -7 strokes to his nearest competitor.  This win resulted in his 3rd global win in 4 starts.


The 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th place finishers of the Taiheiyo Masters also all played a Graphite Design Tour AD model wood shaft in their respective drivers.

Additionally on the PGA Champions Tour, the 2nd place finisher of the Charles Schwab Cup Championship and winner of the 2016 Schwab Cup played a Graphite Design Tour AD DI-6 X-Stiff flex wood shaft in his Titleist 917 Driver.  This marks the 3rd year in a row that he has won the Schwab Cup and his 4th overall Schwab Cup Championship of his career.


The recent win at the Taiheiyo Masters brings the count to 23 global professional tour wins this season for a Graphite Design Tour AD DI shaft model and results a total of 39 global professional tour wins for a Graphite Design brand model shaft for the season.

The Tour AD DI model is the first Graphite Design shaft design that was integrated with Toray Company’s original NANOALLOY material technology in the tip section of the shaft.  This material technology has now come to be known as “DI Technology”.  This unique material technology promotes additionally shaft stability without the loss of feel and allows the player to create greater club head speed and thus greater ball speed while still providing exceptional feel and control.

The Tour AD DI also utilizes premium, aerospace quality 50t carbon-fiber materials to provide the best performing shaft available. The softer mid-section bend profile of the Tour AD DI allows the player to load the shaft properly, yet it maintains a firm enough tip section through IMPACT promoting a high launch and low spin ball flight condition. The result, the Tour AD DI delivers players to the next level in shaft performance and will create a “DEEP IMPACT” on your game!

About Graphite Design:

With 26 years of designing and manufacturing premium graphite golf shafts, Graphite Design shafts can be seen in play by the best professional players on all tours worldwide.  Validating the company’s “Tour AD” logo, all of Graphite Design’s Tour-proven shafts specifically promote “Accuracy and Distance”.  On Tour, Graphite Design shafts recorded 41 Global tournament victories in 2015 and have helped numerous golf professionals earn well over 100 victories and millions of dollars in prize money since inception.   Graphite Design continues to be the most dominant shaft brand on the Japanese JGTO Professional Tour for the past thirteen years.

About Pro’s Choice:

Pro’s Choice Golf Shafts is the exclusive distributor of Graphite Design golf shafts in the United States, Canada, Europe, S. Africa, S. America and Australia.  Pro’s Choice Golf Shafts distributes all of the current Graphite Design shafts including the new 2017 Tour AD TP wood model shaft, well as the YS Nano Reloaded, G-Series, YS+, Tour AD DI, Tour AD BB, Tour AD DJ, Tour AD GT, Tour AD MT, Tour AD MJ, Tour AD M9003 and Tour AD GP model shafts.  The company is located in Carlsbad, California with a distribution warehouse located in San Diego.

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