04 Jun '13, 6pm

Equipment: Graphite-shafted irons are making some noise on the #PGATOUR:

Equipment: Graphite-shafted irons are making some noise on the #PGATOUR:

Boo Weekley is one of three players this year to win with graphite shafts in his irons. (Halleran/Getty Images) By Jonathan Wall, PGATOUR .COM Equipment Insider Eleven years have passed since Rich Beem made equipment history at the 2002 PGA Championship, becoming the first and only player to claim one of golf's four major championships with a set of composite shafts (Aldila's Tour Gold) in his irons and wedges. Beem didn't know it at the time, but his victory would end up being a rare one-off for composite iron shafts, also known as graphite shafts, on golf's biggest stage. Over the past decade, graphite has become the material of choice on the PGA TOUR for shafts in drivers, fairway woods and hybrids, as pros have shifted away from steel and into lighter composites that increased swing speed and distance. The same, however, can't be said for composite shafts in irons and ...

Full article: http://www.pgatour.com/equipmentreport/2013/06/04/graphit...

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