November 09, 2012 Friday - updated 08:02 AM PT

SteelFiber Composite Iron Shafts Win Golf’s Richest Title

BELLINGHAM, United States ( - November 09, 2012)  

Which golf shaft delivered the richest payoff in golf history? The answer might surprise you. SteelFiber shafts have been the No. 1 composite irons shafts on the PGA TOUR for three straight years, and they made golf history this fall. In the most anticipated tournament of the year and with the Tour’s biggest purse on the line, SteelFiber shafts by Aerotech Golf — a growing phenomenon on Tour — won the TOUR Championship and the 2012 FedEx Cup title for a one-day payoff exceeding $11.4 million.

“Steel shafts have been an industry standard for more than 100 years but, frankly steel is old technology that reached its performance limit a long time ago. Just as graphite shafts replaced steel in the driver and wood categories, the new composite technology featured in SteelFiber iron shafts is emerging on the pro tours and its winning,” says Aerotech Golf President Chris Hilleary. “By combining micro-thin steel fibers and high-modulus graphite, we have created iron shafts that significantly increase clubhead speed, reduce fatigue and provide greater vibration dampening, while also providing steel-like accuracy and stability. It’s a winning combination that has made history on the PGA TOUR and we’re seeing a real movement to composites now.”

SteelFiber technology is the latest true engineering advancement to make a significant impact on the pro tours. Players of all skill levels are switching to SteelFiber iron shafts because of the unique playing characteristics and outstanding performance.

Delivering the power of graphite and the stability of steel, SteelFiber composite shafts provide superior performance through innovative composite engineering that combines a high-modulus graphite core with 59 miles of steel fiber lacing the shaft surface. While the shaft’s graphite core provides vibration dampening, increased clubhead speed and maximum distance, the steel fibers produce optimum weighting for a solid feel through impact and add stability and control for pinpoint accuracy. Originally developed for irons the SteelFiber technology now enhances the performance of hybrids, fairway woods and drivers.

SteelFiber iron shafts set new company records during this 2012 PGA TOUR season. In addition to their second-straight Ryder Cup appearance, SteelFiber shafts won the 2012 FedEx Cup title, the TOUR Championship, The Players Championship and the Farmers Insurance Open and collected 21 Top 10 finishes on the PGA and Champions Tours. Last year, two of the Top Eight players in the final FedExCup standings played SteelFiber shafts and SteelFiber delivered two Top Three finishes in the PGA TOUR PlayOffs.

Aerotech Golf specializes in innovative composite technology, and has supplied shafts to such renowned golf club manufactures as Titleist, Nike Golf, Bridgestone Golf, Cleveland Golf, Adams Golf, Miura, Srixon, Lynx, KZG, Nakashima, Scratch Golf and among many others.

For more information on Aerotech Golf and Aerotech shafts, call 888.733.8988 or visit Also check out the Aerotech page on Facebook:

Headquartered in Bellingham, Wash., Aerotech Golf designs and manufactures high-performance golf shafts, including the award-winning SteelFiber, Claymore, PowerCoil and Players Spec brands. For more information about Aerotech Golf shafts, call 888.733.8988 or visit


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