MCA GOLF Brings Lower Launch Options to Consistent Feel Design™ with DIAMANA™ PD Shafts
Carlsbad, CA – (August 17, 2021) – The next DIAMANA™ 5th Generation release has arrived with DIAMANA™ PD from Mitsubishi Chemical. Expanding on the range of options provided by DIAMANA TB™, the new DIAMANA™ PD shafts allow players to explore a lower-launching profile while enjoying the same seamless fitting experience through Consistent Feel Design™.
“Like TB shafts, DIAMANA PD™ are designed to maximize the modern dedicated fitting,” says Mark Gunther, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for MCA GOLF. “Players can now see what a lower launching profile could add to their game while eliminating any distracting change in feel as they shift among weights and flexes.”
When compared to DIAMANA™ TB, players will notice DIAMANA™ PD feels more active in the hands with the strength and stability more focused in the mid and tip sections. This helps lower the launch angle giving players another means of realizing their maximum driving distance.
Constructed using Mitsubishi Chemical’s exclusive dual-phase XLINK™ Tech Resin System, along with high modulus MR70 and Boron fiber, DIAMANA™ PD shafts offer a powerful, lower torque profile that feels smooth throughout the swing while remaining stable through all points of impact.
“Today’s larger driver heads reward players for making contact across more of the face, and our shaft designs have to account for that,” says Gunther. “The physics have changed so your shaft technology has to match it.”
DIAMANA™ PD-Series is ideal for club fitters working with a broad range of players who could potentially benefit from a responsive, lower-launching shaft, fit with even greater precision.
DIAMANA™ PD-Series will be available starting mid-September 2021 at MCA GOLF authorized retailers and dealers nationwide, with a suggested retail price of $400.
Weights and flexes:
DIAMANA™ PD 40 (R2, R, SR, S, X Flex)
DIAMANA™ PD 50 (R, SR, S, X, TX Flex)
DIAMANA™ PD 60 (R, SR, S, X, TX Flex)
DIAMANA™ PD 70 (S, X, TX Flex)
DIAMANA™ PD 80 (S, X, TX Flex)
Low Launch and Low/Mid Spin
CONSISTENT FEEL DESIGN™
Created to aid the modern fitting process, Consistent Feel Design™ is an engineering approach that minimizes any variation in butt OD, weight or balance point through an entire shaft series. The goal is to remove any difference a player might feel as they hold a club, thereby removing any distraction when comparing different weights or flexes.
XLINK™ Tech RESIN SYSTEM
A ground-breaking innovation, Mitsubishi Chemical’s XLINK™ Tech Resin System is a unique, dual-phase application that utilizes both epoxy and non-epoxy components to produce a carbon-rich structure with a stronger bond between resin and fiber. The cross-linked phases create both high modulus and high elongation strength, yielding a lighter and universally stronger prepreg.
Specifically designed and developed by Mitsubishi Chemical for high-performance applications, MR70 is an innovative carbon fiber material that is 20% stronger with a 10% greater modulus than conventional materials.
Boron fiber is equivalent in stiffness to high modulus carbon fiber, but with superior compression strength. As a result, it is often utilized for structural reinforcement, most notably in military applications. Mitsubishi Chemical uses Boron fiber in combination with other proprietary materials to produce prepreg options that deliver unprecedented strength and stability.
Ion Plating is a process that creates a sophisticated, premium finish that cannot be achieved by a simple paint application. The shafts are placed in a vacuum chamber where chrome or silver alloy ions are fused to the surface, creating a stunning finish that is more than worth the extra time.
MCA GOLF, INC. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation, dedicated to designing and developing high performance composite golf shafts for discerning golfers everywhere. MCA GOLF, INC. leverages its own resources and raw materials through vertical integration, which gives it a competitive advantage. Over the years, it has been a leading supplier of premium composite golf shafts worldwide. With many of the world’s best players using its golf shafts, MCA GOLF, INC. has established itself as a dominant force in the golf industry.