Back in January at the PGA Merchandise Show I attended the launch of a new golf shaft company. The company (TPT Shafts) is out of Switzerland and I did cover their golf shafts in a review dating back to February (TPT Shafts Review). The brand is endorsed by David Leadbetter who was also a consultant in the development of the shafts. A vision of Co-Founder Francois Mordasini. Mr. Mordasini has an extensive background in composite technology.
At the recent Ricoh Women’s British Open Englishwoman Jodi Ewart Shadoff used the 16LKP-MT-SW model in her driver. Ironically, she was on the practice range at the David Leadbetter Academy the afternoon of the launch. Members of the TPT Golf put the shafts into her hands for the first time and had her on the launch monitor. Unbeknownst to any of us she would use the TPT Shaft to catapult her to her best finish of the year.
Please see more information below in the press release as shared by Mary Beth Lacy of Mary Beth Lacy Inc. Special thanks go out to Mary Beth for sharing the release.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 14, 2017
TPT GOLF™ SCORES SECOND-PLACE FINISH AT RICOH WOMEN’S
RENENS, SWITZERLAND – TPT Golf™ announced that Jodi Ewart Shadoff finished second at the RICOH Women’s British Open using a TPT Golf™ graphite shaft in her driver. Shadoff played the company’s 16LKP-MT-SW model in recording her highest finish of the year.
“This shaft genuinely helped improve my accuracy and distance off the tee this week,” said Ewart Shadoff, who has been on the LPGA Tour since 2011. “The proof is in my score. And I also loved the feel of it all along the way.” Ewart Shadoff entered the final round nine shots behind the leader, and then fired a course-record 64 — coming up just two strokes shy of the winner.
This performance further validates that TPT Golf™ is setting new standards in shaft performance, using ‘Thin Ply Technology’ (TPT) carbon fiber materials and a patented manufacturing process developed by its parent company, North Thin Ply Technology SARL.
The patent-pending manufacturing process enables golf shafts to be made with exceptionally accurate fiber placement in a highly uniform way around the shaft. This method creates a spineless shaft and overcomes the inconsistencies sometimes seen in shafts produced by the more-traditional table rolling methods. TPT shafts provide exceptional feel, leading to tighter shot dispersion, low spin and increased distance.
TPT can provide the best-performing products for Tour pros and amateurs alike, bringing a consistent and precise product into the shaft marketplace. The range of TPT Golf™ shafts has been designed to make the fitting process as simple as possible. There are models to suit players with any swing speed.
About TPT Golf
North Thin Ply Technology (NTPT) is a serial innovator with a track record of producing performance-enhancing solutions in the high performance sports arena. The Swiss-based company began by developing a process for producing America’s Cup yacht sails, extended its portfolio to products used in the lightweight bodywork of F1 race cars, skis and snowboards, and then moved into materials technology found in satellites and luxury composite watches (Richard Mille). The record-breaking, solar-powered aircraft “Solar Impulse” also relied on NTPT-produced materials for its epic journey.
I've nearly done it all in the golf industry. From my beginnings as a Marshall, to becoming an Associate Professional. I climbed the ranks through being hardworking and hard-nosed and eventually became a Director of Golf. I've fought, scratched, and clawed for every opportunity. I've also played on Mini (Developmental) Tour's and in U.S. Open Qualifying.
I became interested in golf after a chance meeting of Mr. Arnold Palmer when he was in Hamilton, Ontario for the PGA Canadian Senior Open in 1996. Little did I know that this beautiful game would consume me and develop into one of my passions.
When I'm not writing, talking about, or playing golf I can be found with my Black Lab, outdoors, on a stream fly fishing, or playing guitar.
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