KBS Shafts Win Players Awards

KBS Players Receive Prestigious Awards

Boulder, Colo. (January 2, 2014) – Two KBS players received the prestigious Player of the Year award by the Golf Writers Association of America. The “Male Player of the Year” was awarded to the 2013 Masters champion and the “Senior Player of the Year” was presented to the winner of the 2013 U.S. Senior Open.

The 2013 Masters champion and KBS players has been playing the KBS TOUR shaft since 2009 and has compiled a total of nine professional wins. Since switching into KBS, this player’s greens in regulation ranking has improved from 162nd in 2009 to 11th in 2013. Last season proved to be his most accomplished yet with four professional wins worldwide.

The winner of the 2013 Senior Open has trusted the KBS TOUR shaft since 2008. He has a total of 10 professional wins since playing KBS and recently clinched the season long Charles Schwab Cup. This player was one of the first professionals to switch into KBS shafts on the PGA Tour and won shortly thereafter.

“We are very happy for both of these players and congratulate them on their awards,” said Kim Braly, Director of Tour Operations and R&D. “Since switching into KBS shafts years ago, both professionals have seen terrific wins and major victories worldwide. The KBS team is excited for both players going into the 2014 season.”

KBS players are numerous throughout the worlds major golf tours.  To find out more about KBS players we recommend visiting the official KBS website at and if you’d like to buy any of the golf shafts that KBS players use, please head on over to the KBS shaft online store at Tour Spin Golf


KBS Tour Shaft Wins Australian PGA

KBS Wins 2013 Australian PGA Championship

The winner of the 2013 Australian PGA Championship captured his eighth victory while playing with KBS shafts last weekend. This achievement is KBS shafts’; 25th professional worldwide victory of 2013 and cements this year as the company’s most successful season to date.

The Australian PGA Championship winner, who has been playing with the KBS TOUR since 2009, is also this year’s US Masters champion. He also won the Australian Open in 2009 and the Australian Masters in 2012 while using KBS TOUR shafts.

This home-town win was secured in a dominating fashion and is the first Australian PGA Championship for the player. He is now in the select club of career triple crown winners after claiming all three Australian majors. Here’s some news from the Australian PGA Championship:

It wasn’t quite the knee-bending, fist-pumping image from the 18th green at Augusta National earlier this year that reduced many Australians to tears. But Queenslander Adam Scott was touched by the strong show of support from fans and fellow golfers to the PGA’s “Wear Green For Adam Scott Day” at RACV Royal Pines on Friday for the second round of the Australian PGA Championship which proved a great success.

Fans, young and old, turned up for the occasion decked out in bright green hats, shirts, pants and shoes, many had their faces and arms painted. One of Scott’s playing partners (Richard Green) was simply green by name but tweeted after his round that he’d worn green “jocks” for the special occasion.

After shooting a modest 67, Scott obliged excited fans lined up for 100 metres, signing autographs for them on shirts and hats and even a pin flag from Augusta that made one man extremely happy. “It was nice to see everyone out there, so many people in green today,” said Scott afterwards. “It was nice the PGA wanted to make today a green day and that everyone embraced it, even the players, which was really special to me to think my peers would do that. “It was so nice to see that they enjoyed seeing an Aussie win the Masters.”

The massive green gallery lining the fairways was roaring early. Scott gave them hope of a special round on his special day after rolling in an early birdie and nailing an eagle three at the 570m par five third hole to jump into the outright lead. The low round everyone had been wishing, however it failed to eventuate. Scott could only extract one birdie from his next 15 holes. He admitted to thinking after his quick birdie-eagle start he could shoot low. “The course was there for the taking at that point,” said the 33 year-old.

“But we were playing some pretty tough holes in between the ones I feel I can take advantage of and with the greens this firm you can make mistakes. “I kind of tempered myself a little bit and kind of thought I shouldn’t push it too much and put myself behind the eight ball.” At the end of a surprisingly lackluster day’s scoring as the wind picked up throughout the afternoon, Scott was still on top of the leaderboard on -10 – two shots ahead of Victorian battler David McKenzie (-8) and Fowler (-7) who fired a disappointing 72 after such a promising start.

Later finishers Gareth Paddison (-7) from New Zealand and NSW professional Nathan Green (-7) both put themselves in contention finishing three shots behind Scott. Fowler said he would stay patient on Saturday and try and post a solid round to keep him in contention for Sunday.

“I can see him (Scott) making too many mistakes so I will have to make a few more birdies than him over the weekend,” said the American. “A solid round tomorrow (Saturday) will be the key to being in a good position to win.”

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KBS Tour Shaft Wins

The KBS TOUR shaft wins Australian Masters

Boulder, Colo. (November 18, 2013) — The Talisker Masters champion clinched his second consecutive win in two weeks by successfully defending his Australian Masters title at Royal Melbourne this weekend. This player has trusted KBS TOUR shafts in his irons and wedges since 2009.

The Talisker Masters victory marks this player’s fourth worldwide win of the year. He is currently ranked No. 2 on the Official World Golf Ranking. The 2013 season has been a banner year for the KBS brand with 26 professional wins worldwide.

“The KBS team is thrilled for this player’s exciting win. He’s playing his career-best game with a lot of confidence,” said Kim Braly, director of tour operations and research and development at KBS. “We wish him the best in his quest for the Triple Crown and thank him for his support.”

More on the Australian Masters:

First held in 1979 at Huntingdale Golf Club in Melbourne, the Masters has consistently attracted the best players from across the globe and the annual presentation of the gold jacket and Waterford Crystal Globe to the champion has become a notable tradition in Australian golf.

Greg Norman became synonymous with the tournament in the earlier years amassing six gold jackets in an astonishing stretch from 1981 to 1990. The event has also given several Australian players the chance to launch themselves onto the international stage after breakthrough victories at Huntingdale. They include the likes of Ian Baker-Finch, Craig Parry, Richard Green, Peter Lonard and Aaron Baddeley. The prestigious past champions roll of honour reads as a who’s who of the golfing world.

In 2008, IMG entered into a long term strategic partnership with the Victoria Government to build the annual Australian Masters into a “Best in Class” event that provides for a highpoint on the Australian golfing calendar.

The 2009 Australian Masters saw the start of the venue rotation policy, with the tournament moving to Kingston Heath Golf Club, and set a new benchmark for Australian golf; attracting record crowds and television audiences. These milestone results and the tournament champion, Tiger Woods, have only served to raise the bar and assist the Masters enhance its reputation as one of the world’s great golfing events and one of Asia-Pacific’s most acclaimed sporting traditions.

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Will KBS dominate here again at the Australian masters?  Let’s see.










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