Winner of the LPGA Marathon Classic Relied on Graphite Design

Carlsbad, CA –July 20, 2016 – Pro’s Choice Golf Shafts, Inc. announced today that the winner of the LPGA Marathon Classic event held at the Highland Meadows Golf Club in Sylvania, OH claimed victory after a 3 player, 4 hole playoff.  The champion shot a 68-66-67-69 while relying on two custom pink Graphite Design Tour AD DI-5 R1 (Regular) flex wood shafts in her Callaway Big Bertha Alpha 815 #3 and #5 metal woods and three Graphite Design Tour AD DI-75 Regular flex hybrid shafts in her Callaway Big Bertha Hybrids.

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Claiming her 14th career victory last weekend, the winner continues to maintain her #1 position for the season in the Race to the CME Globe as well as her ranking position of #1 in the Rolex Women’s World Golf rankings.

“Congratulations to the 2016 Marathon Classic Champion on her 14th professional win.  It was a challenging 4 hole playoff with her fellow competitors but the world’s #1 female player was able to capture her 4th victory for the 2016 season while relying on Graphite Design shafts in her woods and hybrids” stated Erik Boysen, Vice President of Tour Promotions, Pro’s Choice Golf Shafts, Inc.

This recent win on the LPGA Tour brings the count to 18 global professional tour wins this season for a Graphite Design Tour AD DI shaft model and a total of 29 global professional tour wins for a Graphite Design brand model shaft.


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 2016 Tour AD GP wood shaft, new Tour AD M9003 wood shaft, new Tour AD HY hybrid shaft as well as the YS Nano Reloaded, G-Series, YS+, Tour AD BB, Tour AD DI, Tour AD DJ, Tour AD GT, Tour AD MT and Tour AD MJ model shafts.  The company is located in Carlsbad, California with a distribution warehouse located in San Diego.

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For sales and media inquiries please contact Bill McPherson at 619-454-6283 or  For Pro Tour promotions inquiries, please contact Erik Boysen at 760-519-2362 or

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