Winner of the Fortinet Championship CA was Playing Graphite Design

Carlsbad, CA –September 19, 2023 – Pro’s Choice Golf Shafts, Inc. announced today that the winner of the Fortinet Championship, held at the Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa, CA was playing a Graphite Design Tour AD DI 8-TX (Tour X-Stiff) flex wood shaft in his Ping G430 MAX #5 metal wood and a Graphite Design Tour AD DI 85-X flex hybrid shaft in his Ping i210 #3 Iron. The champion shot a 4-day score of 68, 64, 67, 68 resulting in a score of 21 under par to claim his first PGA Tour Victory.

Additionally, on the JGTO Tour the winner of the ANA Open Golf Tournament held at the Sapporo Golf Club in Hokkaido, Japan was playing a Graphite Design Tour AD CQ-6 X-Stiff flex wood shaft in his Driver.

“Congratulations to the winner of the 2023 Fortinet Championship. The first-time winner on the PGA Tour trusted Graphite Design shafts in two of his Ping golf clubs. This will surely be the first of many more wins on the PGA Tour”, stated Erik Boysen, Vice President of Tour Promotions, Pro’s Choice Golf Shafts, Inc.

About Graphite Design:

Located in the city of Chichibu, Japan, Graphite Design has 33 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 51 Global tournament victories in 2022 and have helped numerous golf professionals earn well over 500 tour 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 twenty 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 2024 Tour AD VF model of wood shafts as well the Graphite Design MAD, Tour AD CQ, Tour AD UB, Tour AD HD, Tour AD XC, Tour AD VR, Tour AD IZ, Tour AD TP 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


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