KBS Creates a Wedge-Specific Shaft Category
Story published at 9:58, Wednesday, January 21st, 2015
Page last updated at 10:05 am, Wednesday, January 21st, 2015
KBS, the fastest-growing steel shaft golf brand that built its reputation on precision iron shafts, is adding two new models and reworking its 2015 range to become the first company to offer golfers a genuine choice of Tour-proven wedge shafts.
The new 610 WEDGE and HI-REV 2.0 are an integral part of a unique line up of wedge-specific shafts from the brand that has been adopted by several Major winners and every leading club manufacturer since its inception seven years ago.
“KBS is the first steel shaft company to really focus on developing shafts expressly for wedges, which in many respects are the most important clubs in the bag, especially for Tour players,” said Kim Braly, R&D and Tour operations director. “Along with the putter, wedges are the scoring clubs so any shaft design that helps to lower scores is going to prove popular with golfers at all levels.”
The 610 WEDGE shaft delivers a lower, more penetrating ball flight with controlled spin that enables skilled players to produce eye-catching knock-downs and other workable shots into and around the green. The firm tip section of the shaft (.355) reduces spin and delivers greater control and the wider butt from which the shaft derives its name (.610) ensures even more feel as well as shot-making. There are three flexes between 110g and 125g (R, S & S+) and a length of 37 inches.
The Hi-Rev 2.0 features an active tip section (.355) that increases the effective loft of the club head, delivering a higher ball launch with more spin for added stopping power and accuracy. It has a butt diameter of .600 and three flexes between 115g and 135g (R, S & X). Both shafts are available at select KBS dealers from this month at an installation RRP of £30 or €35.