Winner of the 2017 World Golf Championships Relied on Graphite Design

Carlsbad, CA-August 8, 2017 – Pro’s Choice Golf Shafts, Inc. announced today that the winner of the 2017 World Golf Championships – Bridgestone Invitational was playing a Graphite Design Tour AD DI-8 TX (Tour X-Stiff) flex wood shaft in his Callaway GBB 9° Driver, a Graphite Design Tour AD DI-9 TX flex wood shaft in his TaylorMade M2 (2017) 15° fairway metal wood and a Graphite Design Tour AD DI -115g X Flex hybrid shaft in his Honma TW727 19° Utility club. The champion made his 100thPGA Tour start at the Akron, Ohio event, and shot a stellar 4 rounds of 69, 67, 67, 61, earning his 3rd PGA Tour win of the season and his 5th PGA Tour career win. The champion also gained the #1 ranking spot in FedEx cup points.

Additionally, in St. Andrews, Scotland, the winner of the 2017 Ricoh Women’s British Open was playing a Graphite Design Tour AD GP-6 Stiff flex wood shaft in her TaylorMade Driver, claiming her first major championship and her 3rd win of the season as well as her 7th career LPGA victory.

In summary, the Graphite Design Tour AD shaft model was played by winners this year at the US Women’s Open, The Open Championship, The Senior Open and the Women’s British Open for a total of 4 major tournament wins. Over the course of the last month, a Graphite Design shaft was played by winners of 3 PGA Tour wins, 5 LPGA Tour wins, 1 Champions Tour win, 1 European tour win and 1 Japan-JGTO men’s tour win for a total of 11 professional tour wins.

“Congratulations to the 2017 World Golf Champions – Bridgestone Invitational and Ricoh Women’s Open champions, it was very exciting to see them both play Graphite Design Tour AD shafts to capture their championships. It has been a very impressive three weeks for Graphite Design with shafts being played by all three Open Champion winners and accumulating 11 total professional wins over the last month”, stated Erik Boysen, VP of Tour Promotions, Pro’s Choice Golf Shafts.

These recent wins bring the count to 17 global professional tour wins this season for a Graphite Design Tour AD DI shaft model and a total of 32 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 27 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 44 Global tournament victories in 2016 and have helped numerous golf professionals earn well over 150 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 fourteen 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 shafts as well as the YS Nano Reloaded, Tour AD GP, Tour AD MJ, Tour AD MT, Tour AD BB, and Tour AD DI 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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