Winner of Japan’s LPGA World Ladies Championship Used Graphite Design

Carlsbad, CA -May 11, 2016 -Pro’s Choice Golf Shafts, Inc. announced today that the winner of last weekend’s Japan LPGA World Ladies Championship Salonpas Cup, held at the Ibaraki Golf Club in Japan, used a Graphite Design Tour AD GP-6 Stiff Flex wood shaft in her Cobra King LTD Fairway #3 metal wood.  The Cobra staffer finished the tournament at 13 under par and also shot a course record score of 65 during the 3rdround on Saturday.  This win marks the 2nd win this year for the champion and her 10thcareer International win.


“Congratulations to the winner in Japan.  Our new Tour AD GP shaft model is gaining momentum on all of the professional tours. The firmer profile and overall consistent feel of the new Tour AD GP shaft model is providing very good ball flight characteristics and total yardage gains that in turn are promoting success on tour”, commented Erik Boysen, Vice President of Tour Promotions, Pro’s Choice Golf Shafts, Inc.

Last weekend’s win on the Japan LPGA Tour circuit brings the count to a total of 16

global professional tour wins for a Graphite Design shaft model within the 2016 season.


Designed and manufactured at the Graphite Design Japan factory headquarters, the
Tour AD GP wood shaft is available in 45g R2, R1 and S Flex, 55g R2, R1 and S flex, 65g SR, S and X flex, 75g S and X flex and 85g S and X flex and the brand new

Tour AD GP – Black Edition in 65g and 75gweights. The shaft structure of the Tour AD GP Black Edition shafts are exactly the same as the Tour AD GP-6 and GP-7 Teal colored shafts and the only difference is the color.

The Tour AD GP, like its predecessors, utilizes premium, aerospace quality 50t carbon-fiber materials in order to deliver the best feeling and performing shaft available to golfers. The Tour GP-4’s are unique and designed for a player that is looking for a light weight shaft with a soft tip to butt profile that will help launch the ball higher. The Tour AD GP-5’s, 6’s, 7’s and 8’s are designed with a very stiff tip and stiffer mid to butt section to promote a mid-launch condition and low spin.
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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