All-New KBS C-Taper Wins The 2011 Memorial Tournament

BOULDER, CO (June 6th, 2011)
Trusting the low piercing trajectory and reduced spin of KBS C-Taper™ shafts, this week’s
Memorial Tournament champion claimed the biggest victory of his career vaulting him to the 4th spot in the Official World Golf Rankings*. This week’s victory is a major highlight for the all-new C-Taper shaft coming less than one month after the shaft was introduced to the market. KBS Tour shafts proudly congratulate this week’s winner and celebrate his achievement as the new top-ranked American golfer in the world.

–          WITB:  3-PW: KBS C-Taper™ S+ 125g
–          STATS:  Final Score -16 | Total Shots 275 | 70% GIR | 19 Birdies
–          FIELD: 12 KBS Tour series sets in play
–       NOTES: Hole-in-one Thursday claimed the initial lead

Technology behind the KBS C-Taper is based on optimal shaft geometry, similar to the KBS Tour design, for improving club performance per the target player. Incorporating a unique calculation of taper rate and section balance, the KBS C-Taper promotes a lower trajectory and reduced spin without sacrificing the signature feel of KBS designs. Designed in conjunction with the KBS Tour series, the C-Taper fills a performance gap within the KBS product line targeting players with a quick swing tempo or needing a lower shot trajectory.

As explained by renowned shaft designer Kim Braly, “This week’s victory at Memorial demonstrates the advanced performance several of the world’s top-ranked golfers are experiencing in trusting our product line. The all-new C-Taper shaft fills an important performance gap in the KBS catalog which is been the most impactful steel shaft series to ever hit the golf industry. I couldn’t be more proud, starting today, the KBS C-Taper shaft is trusted by the top-ranked American golfer in the world.”

According to Rob Cheng, Director of Global Operations, “This week’s win at The PGA Tour’s Memorial Tournament couldn’t be delivered at a better time. Less than a month ago, KBS introduced the C-Taper which was immediately accepted among the best club builders in the world. Today, the all-new C-Taper shaft is part of Nike Golf’s Custom Program and a winning shaft in the hands of several top-ranked Tour players.”

Since their introduction in 2008 worldwide, KBS Tour shafts continue to blaze a trail on Tour trusted by numerous players within the world’s top 100 rankings. Trusted every week at top-level professional events, KBS Tour shafts have now delivered 5 victories on the PGA and European Tours in 2011. Recent achievements for the KBS brand include winning the 2011 Players Championship, finishing runner up at The HP Byron Nelson, and now winning The Memorial Tournament. Expect more stories to come.

Formalized in 2007, KBS Tour shafts are the premiere brand of steel golf shafts designed and manufactured by FEMCO Steel Technology (FST) headquartered in Boulder, Colorado. Since 1949, FEMCO has remained committed to providing the highest quality steel products and services worldwide.


Eric Hubbell – KBS Tour shafts
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