Aerotech's Claymore Shafts Go the Distance on the Long Drive Tour


BELLINGHAM, Washington — An industry leader in innovative composite shaft technology, Aerotech Golf announces that 2012 RE/MAX World Long Drive Super Senior champion Eric Jones of Pleasanton, Calif., qualified for the 2013 RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship using a super-light, low-torque Claymore graphite shaft. At almost 55 years of age, Jones was the oldest contestant to qualify in this year's Senior Division (over 45) and will now compete for both Senior and Super Senior (over 50) Division titles later this year in Mesquite, Nev.

For his Senior Division qualifer, Jones slammed a 347-yard drive into a gusty head wind, using a driver that featured an Aerotech Claymore MX60 (F5 flex) graphite shaft and Geek No Brainer head. The driver was built by professional clubfitter John Greenwood of Dublin, Calif. Last year, Jones won the Super Senior Division title at the 2012 RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship with a Claymore-shafted driver. He previously won the 2003 RE/MAX World Long Drive Senior Champion title and LDA Long Drive Tour Senior Rookie of the Year for 2004.

“Our contined success on the Long Drive Tour, combined with our wins on the PGA and Champions Tours, has been very exciting and we couldn’t be more pleased with the high-performance benefits demonstrated by our Claymore line of golf shafts,” says Aerotech Golf President Chris Hilleary. “The Claymore is a low-torque, super-lightweight, filament-wound shaft specifically engineered to provide extreme stability and consistency — even during the most powerful golf swings — and it has become a real favorite among players with very high clubhead speeds.”

The Claymore shafts utilize a new micro-thin Micro-Tex Carbon Fiber that allows more high-modulus fibers to be incorporated into specific fiber angles including the hoop wound (90