BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Nearly 150 power hitters squared off in the Long Drive Qualifier last week in Mesquite, Nev., and Aerotech Golf’s new Claymore shafts once again delivered in-the-grid accuracy and superior distance. The Claymore shafts are specifically designed to deliver maximum performance even when under the extreme forces generated by Long Drive competitors, and that innovation is now successfully sending four of the contestants to the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship held later this year in Mesquite, Nev.
In the Open Division, 16-year old Domenic Mazza blasted a 436-yard drive and Randall Dawson took one 424 yards using Aerotech Golf’s Claymore LD400 shafts. Dan Depner and Scott Gery advanced into the final round using Claymore shafts but just missed the cut. Eric Jones, the 2003 RE/MAX World Long Drive Senior Champion, and Tomislav Kralj hit the two longest balls in the Senior Division finals using Claymore shafts and both will now advance to the World Championship.
All of six finalists were playing drivers built by professional clubfitter John Greenwood of of Greenwoods Golf in Dublin, Calif.
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“Our Claymore shafts had great success again this week, and it’s great to see these competitors swing at their full potential without having to be concerned they might overpower their golf shaft’s ability to perform,” says Chris Hilleary, president of Aerotech Golf. “Typically, stronger players who want to play lighter weight shafts must sacrifice swing speed in exchange for accuracy and durability, but the Claymore combines creative material engineering with a unique composite design to deliver the best of both worlds. The shaft is super-lightweight and extremely stable and low-torque, and specifically designed to perform under extreme force, which is perfect for the big hitters.”
The Claymore shaft features a new micro-thin Micro-Tex Carbon Fiber and incorporates more high-modulus fibers at specific fiber angles, including the hoop wound (90°) surface layer, and minimizes shaft distortion for superior stability. The long drive model (Claymore LD) is available in three flexes LD400 (4X flex), LD300 (3X flex) and LD200 (2X flex). This year, Aerotech introduced two all-new Claymore models — MX48 and MX60 — with five flex levels (F1-F5) each. The MX48 weights are 47 grams (F1 flex) through 50 grams (F5 flex), while the slightly heavier MX60 model weighs in at 57 grams (F1) to 60 grams (F5).
Specializing in uniquely engineered, performance-enhancing golf shafts, Aerotech has supplied shafts to such renowned golf club manufactures as Nike Golf, Cleveland Golf, Adams Golf, Miura, Srixon, Lynx, Nakashima, Scratch Golf, Zevo and Pure Spin among many others.
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