Tour pros, especially with high swing speeds, often look to use the most stable shafts in their drivers to maximize performance off the tee. Thus, shaft manufacturers look to build shafts out of the strongest materials possible to produce that stability.
In its next-generation shafts called “Synergy” — which we spotted at the 2017 PGA Championship on Monday — Aldila is using a material called graphene. The company says that graphene is 20 times stronger than carbon fiber, which is commonly used in driver shafts.
“(Synergy is) the next generation brand featuring graphene technology,” a representative from Aldila told us. “Graphene is a pure form of carbon. It’s 20x stronger than carbon fiber strands.”
While we have seen the shaft pop up in our forums previously, the shaft will launch on Tour in the fall, according to Aldila.