TPT Golf Launches “The Future of Your Game” Promotion with Leadbetter and Club Champion

RENENS, SWITZERLAND — TPT Golf has teamed up with Club Champion and the world-renowned Leadbetter Golf Academy to launch a new promotion that allows golfers to win “The Future of Your Game.”

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Golfers who purchase a TPT Golf shaft from Club Champion through December 15 will be eligible to win a grand prize that includes 3 months of Online Coaching from a Leadbetter Certified Golf Instructor, a mental game assessment, and much more, to help them take their game to the next level.

Golfers can locate their nearest Club Champion location to schedule a fitting here.

“As a company, we believe in the unique ability of materials technology, professional club fitting, and individualized coaching to help golfers make dramatic improvements in their game,” says TPT Golf Director Sebastian Sebayang. “We wanted to bring those elements together for this promotion through our partnerships with Club Champion and the Leadbetter Golf Academy.”

 

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Known as “The Hottest New Shaft on Tour,” TPT Golf is an upstart, Switzerland-based golf shaft manufacturer that has earned 10 professional victories on seven professional tours around the world over the last year, including four PGA Tour victories.

All TPT Golf shafts are created with “Thin-Ply Technology,” the process the company uses to manufacture thin and precise carbon fiber prepreg material that’s as light as 15 grams per square meter — four-times thinner than a human hair and one-quarter the weight of a page of paper.

Just as importantly, TPT Golf shafts are created with a patent-pending, automated manufacturing process the company developed called the “Thin-Ply Winding Method.” It’s this innovation that allows TPT Golf to position its prepreg in the exact locations and orientations necessary to create a new level of performance in a golf shaft.

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With a properly fit TPT Golf shaft, golfers are able to contact the sweet spot more often due to its more axially consistent design. They will also likely swing TPT Golf shafts faster because of their optimized bend profiles. It’s this combination of more consistent impacts and TPT Golf’s optimized bending profiles that result in significant distance gains and a tighter dispersion.

TPT Golf shafts are currently available at more than 175 Authorized Fitters across the world, including all Club Champion locations. Golfers can locate a TPT Golf Authorized Fitter near them.  Use this link to find a fitter:  https://tptgolf.com/where-to-buy/ 

 

About TPT Golf

TPT Golf is the golf division of North Thin Ply Technology (NTPT), a Switzerland-based technology and composites company with a track record of delivering innovative solutions for high-performance industries.

The company’s portfolio of advancements includes developing a process for producing America’s Cup yacht sails, as well as lightweight bodywork of F1 race cars, skis, and snowboards. It has also created the materials technology found in satellites and Richard Mille luxury composite watches. The record-breaking, solar-powered aircraft “Solar Impulse” also relied on NTPT-produced materials for its epic journey.

 

Until The Next Tee!!

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TPT Golf Launches 15-LKP-LT-LW Shaft, A Proven Winner on Tour

TPT Golf. One of the “new kids on the block” has been making waves in the golf industry. The premium golf shaft manufacturer from Switzerland had a very successful 2017 in the first year of their launch. A second place finish in the Ricoh British Women’s Open (Jodi Ewart Shadoff) and a red hot finish by Justin Rose where the Englishman captured three titles whilst playing the soon-to-be launched TPT Golf 15 Series LKP-LT-LW golf shaft in his TaylorMade Golf M1 driver (2017). Additionally, in December during the week of the QBE Shootout Major Champion Jason Dufner was testing the new shaft.

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I had the pleasure of testing and reviewing the counterpart to the 15 Series LKP-LT-LW shaft (15 Series MKP-MT-SW Review) and it tested extremely well. If this new addition to the TPT Golf stable is anything like its predecessor than TPT Golf could see an even bigger year on Tour in 2018. Below is the press release from TPT Golf and Mary Beth Lacy.

TPT Golf Launches 15-LKP-LT-LW Shaft, A Proven Winner on Tour

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RENENS, SWITZERLAND – TPT Golf is proud to announce the official launch of its 15-LKP-LT-LW, the shaft that was used to claim three professional victories this fall: the WGC-HSBC Champions in China, the Turkish Airlines Open (European Tour) and the Indonesian Masters (Asian Tour).

The 15-LKP-LT-LW joins TPT Golf’s 15 Series, shafts that are designed to meet the needs of high-speed golfers. Within the 15 Series, the 15-LKP-LT-LW offers the lightest weight (63 grams). It is also the lowest-torque shaft in the entire TPT Golf lineup.

Like TPT Golf’s 10 other shaft designs, the 15-LKP-LT-LW has a perfectly concentric, seamless design. This is the direct result of TPT Golf’s fully automated manufacturing process called “Thin-Ply Winding,” which gives TPT Golf the ability to independently tweak each shaft design parameter. This revolutionary, robot-driven process ensures unrivaled consistency and unlocks superior performance for golfers of all abilities. Unlike other shaft manufacturing processes, the patent-pending Thin-Ply Winding Method enables TPT Golf to create shafts that are exactly the same time after time.

“Every product we create at TPT Golf is on the cutting edge,” said TPT Golf Technical Director Jeff Meyer. “Our design and manufacturing processes give us a huge advantage over standard industry methodologies. The 15-LKP-LT-LW is a product that was developed to meet the needs of the best golfers in the world.”

With the 15-LKP-LT-LW, LT stands for “Low Torque” while LW stands for “Light Weight.” These specific characteristics are enabled through the unmatched precision of the Thin-Ply Technology, as well as the use of a higher-modulus carbon fiber material that offers the lower-torque performance certain high-speed golfers need to achieve their full potential.

“With the Thin-Ply Winding Method, we have an infinite design window to achieve any design parameter,” Meyer added. “We can achieve virtually any bend profile that we need to fit any golfer.”

The 15-LKP-LT-LW ($700) will officially debut at the 2018 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando. It will be available for purchase through TPT Golf’s worldwide network of authorized fitting locations later this month.

About TPT Golf

TPT Golf is the golf division of North Thin Ply Technology (NTPT), a Swiss-based technology and composites company with a track record of delivering innovative solutions for high-performance industries.

The company’s portfolio of advancements includes developing a process for producing America’s Cup yacht sails, as well as lightweight bodywork of F1 race cars, skis and snowboards. It has also created the 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.

Until The Next Tee!!

Review – TPT Golf Shafts

One of the many things that I learned on my trip to Florida and in particular during my visit to the World Golf Hall of Fame is that technology has really advanced in golf shafts. From the era of hickory shafts to the advent of steel. Even for a brief period in time aluminum was used. Eventually golf found graphite… a light material that would give golfers more kick measuring more distance. It wasn’t until Frank Thomas in 1967 joined Shakespeare (fishing rod manufacturer) who gave him a task. Build a golf shaft using the latest space-aged materials. In 1970 Mr. Thomas’ creation was unveiled at the PGA Merchandise Show.

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So we fast forward the clock to 2017 and this year’s PGA Merchandise Show. Leading up to the PGA Show I was approached by Mary Beth Lacy of golf media relations firm Mary Beth Lacy Inc if I wanted to attend the launch of a new golf shaft company. I accepted the invitation and was given the details. In the parking lot of Orange County National where Demo Day was being held I (and others) would be picked up by a well-equipped black limo bus with the letters TPT emblazoned on it at 3 o’clock. I made my way to the parking lot and approached the bus. I was met by individuals from TPT. Sebastian Sebayang introduced himself to me as did CEO of NTPT James Austin and Chairman and Co-Founder Francois Mordasini. Before continuing on I should first of all explain what NTPT does.

 

NTPT stands for North Thin Ply Technology a Swiss company that carved its niche in the creation of high performance sports components. If you’ve watched events like Formula 1 racing, the America’s Cup races, alpine skiing and/or snowboarding the chances are very likely that you have seen their products without even realizing it. Also, they have built components for very high-end watch company Richard Mille. Their materials have also been used on satellites that orbit our planet and the record-breaking solar powered aircraft “Solar Impulse”. Their wealth of knowledge in the composites business speaks for itself. So, it only made sense that they delved into the golf industry.

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TPT (Thin Ply Technology) has utilized a patent-pending manufacturing process that enables “golf shafts to be made with exceptionally accurate fibre placement in a highly uniform way around the shaft. This method creates a shaft with no spine and overcomes the inconsistencies sometimes seen in golf shafts produced by the more traditional table rolling methods. TPT golf shafts provide exceptional feel for the golfer leading to more accurate shot dispersion, low spin, and increased distance”. The key word if any from their press release is “spine” or the lack thereof. When golf shafts have no spine (almost all do… it’s why SST Puring was created) the shaft can simply load and kick more effectively. Also, the lack of a spine allows for more stability creating a shaft that is “smooth”. TPT would partner with Biomechanist J.J Rivet and one of the world’s best golf coaches David Leadbetter (both of whom worked together on “The A Swing”) in relaying vital technical information to TPT. I think it’s important to note that the team from TPT have no golf experience and Mr. Mordasini is passionate about learning about golf shafts and is quite eager to improve golfers through his material.

 

The contingent was driven to the David Leadbetter Academy at ChampionsGate where we took part in a presentation that gave us a more in-depth look at the TPT golf shafts. TPT golf shafts are said to be the first of their kind meaning that it’s the first time a shaft has been designed with keeping in mind physical capabilities and limitations. Unlike the usual flex specifications used in the golf industry (L,R,S etc) TPT does not do this. Instead they offer four different “Blue Series” of shafts (15, 16, 17, and 18) all of which are designed for various swing speeds. While the 15 Series will suit golfers with swing speeds ranging from 105-120 mph the 16 Series is geared towards golfers with swing speeds of 90-105 mph. The 17 Series is aimed at golfers with speeds of 75-90 mph whilst the 18 Series targets golfers in the slower 60-75 mph range. The shafts regardless of the series features shafts with two bend profiles. A mid-kickpoint and a low kickpoint are available. All shafts also feature a middle of the road torque rating which aids in feel as well.

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So having said all of this I proceeded to start the process of finding the right shaft. I should point out that the heads of all of the drivers were Callaway Golf Big Bertha Fusion. I thought that I would start with the 17 Series to see what would happen. As one might be able to predict controlling the ball with this shaft proved to be difficult.  Having dispensed with the fun and games I got down to business. Find the right fit. I was then placed into a 16 Series MK shaft and I noticed a ball flight that was a little higher than I like. While it was a little higher than expected the dispersion was terrific. I found the 16 Series TPT to be very smooth from takeaway to finish. In particular I found it to be very stable through impact. I was certain that this was the shaft and then the crew decided to try me with a 15 MK Series. The dispersion tightened even more and my ballflight was right where I would like to see it. There was no evidence of ballooning ball flights as the ball just penetrated and kept going.  We all liked what we saw and I went on the Trackman. We saw consistent launches of 12*, backspin rates of 2200 rpm and other than a couple of swings that were turned over through impact. Consequently, that was the only real miss. Just such a stable shaft.

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I think that the team at TPT has changed the way that golf will look at shafts and how they’re constructed. I have long said over the last several years that the parity in the industry from manufacturer to manufacturer and head to head is too close. Moreover, I have suggested that it really boils down to the shaft being used. TPT in my estimation has a game changer in it’s midst. Of note, European PGA Tour player Oliver Wilson was there and plays the shaft in his driver and is currently testing for the fairway wood. Also, LPGA player Jodi Ewart Shadoff happened to be there that day testing the shafts as well. From what I overheard she was really liking the shaft. Who knows… maybe TPT has the next big thing in golf. They definitely have the passion and knowledge to develop it.

 

Until The Next Tee!