NIPPON SHAFT REPEATS WINNER DP WORLD TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP DUBAI

CARLSBAD, Calif. (November 24, 2014) – Nippon Shaft won the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai for the second consecutive year on Sunday (Nov. 23) thanks to a final-round 2-under par 70 that led to a 72-hole total of 16-under par.

The 38-year-old Swede used Nippon Shaft’s N.S. PRO MODUS3 Tour 120 steel shafts in his irons and wedges, and shot 68-66-68-70 at Jumeirah Golf Estates to repeat as winner of the prestigious season-ending event. He won by two shots thanks to birdies on the final two holes. The champion also finished second in this year’s Race to Dubai, the season-long points competition, which he won last year.

“Nippon Shaft congratulates this year’s DP World Tour Championship winner on his repeat victory in this highly competitive event,” said Hiro Fukuda, sales and marketing for the Japanese shaft maker. “Nippon Shaft is honored that he continues to use Nippon Shaft products in his irons and wedges.”

Long the dominant shaft on the LPGA Tour, Nippon Shaft in recent years has successfully expanded its product line to include shafts designed for PGA TOUR professionals and low-handicap amateurs, adhering to the same stringent quality standards that have been the hallmark of its brand.

Over the years, Nippon Shaft has recorded hundreds of victories on professional golf tours worldwide.

Nippon Shaft products are available globally either as stock or custom shafts in many of the world’s top iron brands. In addition, Nippon Shaft products are available through Nippon Shaft’s dedicated global club fitter network. Details of these can be found at www.nipponshaft.com

Nippon Shaft manufactures all of its steel and graphite shafts in a state-of-the-art factory in Komagane, Japan. The company’s integrated production lines are strictly monitored and controlled with thorough checks conducted responsibly through the entire production process. As a result, Nippon Shaft is able to control high product quality – from material selection to final testing.

Based in Yokohama, Japan, Nippon Shaft is the No. 1-selling steel shaft in Asia. Nippon Shaft is a privately-held subsidiary of NHK Spring Co. LTD, a Japanese automobile parts manufacturer. Nippon Shaft’s North American headquarters is in Carlsbad.