Dustin Johnson has told LA Golf CEO Reed Dickens he will bring the company’s driveshaft into play when it “makes it better.” That day has arrived, as Johnson first used an LA Golf driver shaft in competition Sunday at the Palmetto Championship in Congaree.
Additionally, Johnson, the No. 1 player in the official world golf rankings, joins LA Golf founding partner Bryson DeChambeau as shareholders and board members. They join board members, TV personality Amanda Balionis, artist Kelley James, Duck Commander’s Willie Robertson and Marucci Sports CEO Kurt Ainsworth.
After playing the same shafts in his drivers for over a decade, Johnson said he had finally found a shaft he could “go after” with a hard, aggressive swing. Johnson and DeChambeau are two of the longest drivers on the PGA Tour.
Johnson had tested LA Golf shafts for four months before changing and Dickens says he tried “several original design structures built for him.”
“He’s not just the No.1 ranked player right now, he’s been the best in the world for quite some time,” Dickens said of Johnson, who will play the round of LA Golf at the US Open in. this week. “Having it on board is incredible validation for our products.”
LA Golf is a small batch manufacturer of premium graphite shafts and the product is made entirely in the United States, Dickens said. DeChambeau and Johnson will play a leading role in the development of new trees, not only for their use, but also for consumers.
“We have two of the most important players in golf, in my opinion,” Dickens said. “Bryson is acting like one of our engineers and Dustin is a sensation player. It’s a great combination to have. DeChambeau uses LA Golf shafts in his 14 clubs, including his putter.
Dozens of players on global tours currently use LA Golf shafts and over 20 have started using them in the past three months. Dickens co-founded Marucci Sports, a popular manufacturer of baseball bats. Dozens of great leaguers who use the sticks invested in Marucci.
LA Golf shafts are available at all major custom clubfitters and company stores. website.