Winner of the First LPGA Major of the 2018 Season Played Graphite Design

CARLSBAD, CA – April 4, 2018 – Pro’s Choice Golf Shafts, Inc. announced today that the winner of the first LPGA major of the 2018 season, the ANA Inspiration, held at the Mission Hills Country Club, Dinah Shore Tournament Course in Rancho Mirage, CA played a Graphite Design Tour AD TP-5 R1 (Regular) flex wood shaft in her Ping LE Driver, a Graphite Design Tour AD DI-6 Stiff flex wood shaft in her Ping G400 #3 fairway metal wood and a Graphite Design Tour AD HY 75 Stiff flex hybrid shaft in her Ping G #3 hybrid.

The champion won her first LPGA tour event during a sudden death playoff against two other LPGA players who also had Graphite Design shafts in their bags. One of the T2 finishers played a Graphite Design Tour AD MJ wood shaft in her XXIO Driver and the other T2 finisher played a Graphite Design Tour AD IZ wood shaft in her Taylormade M3 Driver.

“Congratulations to the first time LPGA winner of the ANA Championship! It was so fantastic watching the winner rely on Graphite Design shafts in her Driver, #3 fairway metal wood and hybrid for her first victory”, commented Erik Boysen, V.P. of Tour Promotions, Pro’s Choice Golf Shafts, Inc.

Designed and manufactured at the Graphite Design Japan factory headquarters, the Tour AD TP wood shaft is available in 40g R2, R1 and S flex, 50g R2, R1 and S flex, 60g SR, S, X and TX flex, 70g S, X and TX flex and 80g S and X flex. The Tour AD TP, like all of the premium Tour AD wood shafts, utilizes premium, aerospace quality 50t carbon-fiber materials in order to deliver the best feeling and performing shaft available to golfers.

Designed around new tooling, the Tour AD TP utilizes a brand new technology called “Fast Taper Technology” or FTT. This new technology incorporates a faster taper rate from the lower mid-section to the tip of the shaft than previous Tour AD wood shaft models. The new Fast Taper Technology provides the overall feeling of greater club head control at impact and an increase in club head speed through the swing.

The Tour AD TP shaft has a medium stiffness starting at the handle thru the mid-section of the shaft and a stiff tip profile to promote a mid/high launch condition and low spin. The new Tour AD TP also utilizes the latest in graphite material from Toray Industries, Inc., TORAYCA ® T1100G carbon-fiber pre-preg with NANOALLOY ®technology in the tip section of the shaft for additional shaft stability, exceptional feel and precise ball control.

During independent robotic golf club testing, the new Tour AD TP-6 Stiff Flex shaft gained +3.5 yards in Carry Distance and +3.8 yards in Total Distance while maintaining tight dispersion rates vs. comparable Tour AD 65g wood shaft models.

Make a change in your Driver or Fairway metal wood today to the same shaft that the professionals use, the new “Tour Proven” Tour AD TP model of premium Graphite Design graphite golf shafts with FTT – Fast Taper Technology.

About Graphite Design:

With 28 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 51 Global tournament victories in 2017 and have helped numerous golf professionals earn well over 200 victories and multi-millions of dollars in prize money since inception.  Graphite Design continues to be the most dominant, #1 shaft brand on the Japanese JGTO Professional Tour and has been for the past fifteen years.

About Pro’s Choice:

Pro’s Choice Golf Shafts is the exclusive distributor of Graphite Design golf shafts in the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe, UAE, South Africa, South America and Australia. Pro’s Choice Golf Shafts distributes all of the current Graphite Design shafts including the new 2018 Tour AD IZ and MAD – M aximum A ccuracy and D istance wood shaft models as well as the YS Nano Reloaded, Tour AD TP, Tour AD GP, Tour AD MJ, Tour AD MT, Tour AD BB, and Tour AD DI models of shafts. The company is located in Carlsbad, California with a distribution warehouse located in San Diego.

For more information about Pro’s Choice Golf Shafts or Graphite Design shafts, please contact Bill McPherson at 619-454-6283 or , or visit . For tour promotions inquiries, please contact Erik Boysen at 760-519-2362 or .

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