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Aldila, Inc.
Industry Sporting Goods
Genre Golf
Founder Jim Flood
Headquarters Poway, California, USA
Key people
Peter R. Mathewson
Products carbon fiber products, including golf club shafts and ice hockey sticks
Number of employees
over 1,400
Parent Mitsubishi Rayon

Aldila, Inc. is a sports equipment manufacturing company based in Poway, California, United States. The company specializes in OEM and consumer golf club shafts, but also manufactures other carbon fiber products.

Aldila manufactures OEM shafts for many of the major golf club manufacturers including Callaway, TaylorMade and Ping, in addition to a range of Aldila branded consumer shafts. Production of shafts takes place outside of the United States, Vietnam, and China, while prepreg production occurs in Poway.

As the global economic downturn continued in late 2008, Aldila reduced its workforce in light of diminishing prospects for the golf industry going into 2009.[2][3]

Aldila, is an Italian word, meaning "the next life", "the after life" or "above and beyond" depending on the context in which it is used.

Aldila sponsors the Aldila Juniors at Oak Tree in the American Junior Golf Association.[4]

Advisory staff

Aldila has contracted the services of many professional golfers on an advisory basis. Players, past and present, who have worked with Aldila are listed below.[5]


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