Winners of the Barracuda Championship in Truckee, CA and the European Tour Hero Open Winner Were Both Playing Graphite Design

Carlsbad, CA – August 11, 2021 – Pro’s Choice Golf Shafts, Inc. announced today that the winner of the European Tour Hero Open, held at Fairmont St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife, Scotland was playing a Graphite Design Tour AD VR-7 X wood shaft in his Titleist TSi3 9° Driver and a Graphite Design Tour AD VR-8 TX wood shaft in his Titleist TS3 #3 fairway metal wood.  The champion shot an incredible 4 round score of 68, 68, 62, 66 for a total of -24 under par to win the tournament.

On the PGA Tour, the winner of the Barracuda Championship, held at the Tahoe Mt. Club in Truckee, CA was playing a Graphite Design Tour AD DI-95 X-Stiff flex hybrid shaft in his Callaway Apex UT 18° Iron. The champion won the stableford format with a score of +50 points which was +5 points over the 2nd place finisher.

“It‘s so exciting to see Graphite Design Tour AD shafts in play by both of these first-time winners on the European Tour and PGA Tour. We’re so proud of Tour AD’s global success”, stated Wayne Ageno, President, Pro’s Choice Golf Shafts, Inc.

The Tour AD VR, like the other premium Tour AD wood shafts, utilizes premium, aerospace quality 50t carbon-fiber materials and it has a slightly higher balance point than the other current Tour AD wood shaft profiles. The Tour AD VR shaft also utilizes FTT -Fast Taper Technology, which incorporates a faster taper rate from the grip to the lower mid-section of the shaft, providing the overall feeling of greater club head control at impact and an increase in club head speed.

The Tour AD VR shaft profile is firm to stiff starting at the handle, medium/firm in the center section and has a firm tip to promote a mid/high launch angle and low-ball spin rates. The Tour AD VR also utilizes 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.

See a Graphite Design authorized Golf Club Fitting professional and come to the tee box ready with your new Tour AD VR wood shaft and Vanquish all Rivals from tee to green.

About Graphite Design:

Located in the city of Chichibu, Japan, Graphite Design has 31 years of experience designing and manufacturing premium graphite composite golf shafts. Numerous 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 37 Global tournament victories in 2019 and have helped numerous golf professionals earn well over 350 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 for the past seventeen years.

About Pro’s Choice:

Pro’s Choice Golf Shafts is the exclusive distributor of Graphite Design golf shafts in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, UAE, S. Africa, S. America, and Australia. Pro’s Choice Golf Shafts distributes all of the current Graphite Design shafts including the new 2021 Tour AD HD model of wood shafts as well the Graphite Design MAD, YS Nano Reloaded, Tour AD XC, Tour AD VR, Tour AD IZ, 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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