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Second Scandium Driver Gets USGA Approval

7.40am 24th April 2007 - Corporate

Element 21 Golf Company (“e21”), the manufacturer of advanced Scandium Sc™Alloy golf equipment, has received confirmation from the United States Golf Association that its EMC2 Scandium driver is compliant with the USGA’s rules of golf.

The construction of the EMC2 Scandium driver is unique in the industry and differs considerably from the construction of the E21 Scandium driver that received USGA approval in 2006.

This is the second Scandium driver that has received an approval from the USGA, indicating that Scandium Alloy applications in golf (both in the head and the shaft) are in full compliance with the rules. USGA compliance does not negate the unique performance advantages of the Scandium material over Titanium, Steel and Graphite.

e21 state that Scandium is stronger and lighter than all the materials used in golf today. This creates golf products that are superior to the competitive products on the market. Scandium properties create perfect energy transfer from the club to the golf ball, making USGA conforming clubs feel more powerful in the hands of the golfer.

Nataliya Hearn, chief executive officer at e21 says, “The USGA approval gives us green light to manufacture drivers for the consumer. Our test results on the performance of this driver are phenomenal. Once the independent testing is done, we will be able to show how Scandium performs against Titanium.”

Just a few days ago Element 21 Golf Company announced that it has successfully implemented new Scandium Sc™ face cup technology in the construction of its driver.

e21 has explained that the company has been working for the last year to overcome mass production issues with the driver made with the Scandium Sc™. Because this material has never been used in the golf industry, even the most advanced and ‘savvy’ manufacturers must go through a steep learning curve and learn new manufacturing techniques and methods with the guidance from the e21 engineering team.

e21’s Scandium Alloy shafts are manufactured using a proprietary 25-step production process to create a seamless, extruded shaft. Variable wall thickness and the alloy’s high tensile strength results in a vibration dampening system called ShockBlok™ with 270% better shock attenuation than steel shafts that protects golfer’s bodies, bones and joints. Each e21 shaft is made from a single piece of Scandium Alloy resulting in unmatched consistency from club to club as well as unprecedented accuracy and an industry leading torque of as low as 1.4 degrees.

Based on this superior performance, a number of high profile golf professionals have switched to or have begun testing e21’s Eagle One shafts in recent months.

e21 Scandium Metal Alloy was originally developed for advanced aeronautics in jet fighters such as the MiG. It is 55% lighter and offers a 25% greater strength-to-weight advantage over Titanium alloys, the current standard in the golf equipment industry. e21 Scandium Metal Alloy allows greater freedom to move more weight to the perimeter of the club face in woods and hybrids than any other metal, resulting in a significantly larger sweet spot than any other club head. Additionally, states the company, e21 Scandium Metal Alloy shafts are almost perfectly symmetrical at 99.5-99.9%, compared to 60-78% typical in graphite shafts and 80-85% for steel.

Element 21 Golf Company

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