April 2 2013
By Jonathan Wall, PGATOUR.COM Equipment Insider
These days every every club in your bag can be customized to suit your game and style. From adjustable drivers and fairway woods to personalized wedges with hand-stamped initials and putters with unique paint fills, recreational golfers can feel like a pro without having to spend the hours grinding away on the range for a PGA TOUR card.
KBS, one of the top shaft manufacturers on the PGA TOUR, has now taken shaft customization to another level with the introduction of the KBS Custom Lab — a new service that allows golfers the opportunity to customize their own wedge shafts.
The KBS Custom Lab allows users to design their KBS wedge shaft with different paint finishes (White Pearl, Black Pearl and Silver Pearl), custom heat transfer decals (Signature Red, Arctic White, Orange Blaze, Pacific Blue and Green) and laser etching. KBS noted that even with the wide variety of custom shaft option, the add-ons increase the total weight of the shaft by less than 1g.
Shafts from the KBS Custom Lab can be purchased via KBSGolfShafts.com and cost $40.95 per shaft, plus an additional $9 for laser etching. KBS has already built over 4,000 custom shafts since the software launched less than a month ago.