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KBS continues its impressive global tour dominance with more than 45 victories across elite male and female golf tours.
This remarkable achievement includes securing major champions in each year of its 15-year history, with a standout performance at the Evian Championship in France.
KBS’s popularity and reliability are particularly evident on the LPGA Tour, where 48% of players have chosen KBS shafts this year. These shafts, known as ‘Red and Black’ labels, have contributed to over a quarter of the brand’s total wins in 2023.
“The number of victories this year is incredible and to see the amount of KBS shafts on tour across every club in the bag is a testament to the brand, the tour team and R&D department who both put in the grind every day,” said KBS Marketing Manager, Rhett Taylor.
“We have two huge team events coming up in the Solheim and Ryder Cup and we’re excited to watch as we have over a third of the players across both Team Europe and Team USA trusting KBS in what is probably the highest-pressure test they can face in golf.”
At the Solheim Cup, 11 players are using KBS shafts, showcasing their trust in the brand as they compete at Finca Cortesin in Southern Spain. In the Ryder Cup, nine of the world’s best male players will rely on KBS shafts while competing at the Marco Simone Golf and Country Club in Rome.
Notably, half of Team Europe will feature KBS shafts, including Swedish sensation Ludvig Åberg who earned a Captain’s pick after winning the Omega European Masters in Switzerland using KBS Tour 130x shafts in his irons and wedges.One of Team Europe’s standout players is a 26-year-old Norwegian who has enjoyed a stellar year, winning three PGA Tour events. Viktor Hovland relies on KBS Tour V 120g shafts in his irons and one wedge, along with Tour V 130g shafts in his other three wedges.
Currently ranked fourth in the world, he clinched the Memorial Tournament, BMW Championship, and Tour Championship, becoming the third youngest winner of the FedEx Cup Playoffs.
In the women’s game, a Celine Boutier secured significant victories, including her first Major title at the Evian Championship in France. The 29-year-old player uses a combination of KBS Graphite Hybrid Prototype, Player’s Graphite Iron shafts, and KBS Tour V WEDGE shafts in her clubs. She boasts 13 professional wins, including triumphs at the Scottish Women’s Open and the Arizona leg of the Drive On Championship.
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