NIPPON SHAFT WINS ON THE EUROPEAN AND WEB.COM TOURS

By Nippon Shaft Posted May 19, 2015 In Nippon Shaft Tour Wins

CARLSBAD, Calif. (May 18, 2015) – Nippon Shaft recorded two victories on Sunday – one at the European Tour’s Open de España in Barcelona and the other at the Web.com Tour’s BMW Charity Pro-Am in Greer, South Carolina.

The Englishman won his second European Tour event at Real Club de Golf El Prat, with Nippon Shaft N.S. PRO MODUS3 Tour 120 TX flex steel shafts in both his irons and wedges. He shot 70-71-68-69—278 for a 10-under par total, and earned €250,000. He was the eighth Englishman to win the event since it began 44 years ago, and the first since 2003. The victory moved him from 296th on the World Rankings list to just outside 160th.

Several hours later on the Web.com Tour, the Australian used Nippon Shaft’s N.S. PRO MODUS3 Tour 130 S flex steel shafts in his Srixon Z irons and his Cleveland wedges to record a wire-to-wire win at the BMW Charity Pro-Am at Thornblade Country Club, one of three courses used for the event.

The champion shot a total of 25-under par for a two-stroke victory, and earned $121,000. He jumped on the rest of the field with opening rounds of 63-63 and shot 69-66 on the weekend for a total of 261. He also led his fellow competitors in birdies with 29, seven on the final day.

“Nippon Shaft congratulates both of this week’s champions,” said Hiro Fukuda, sales and marketing for Nippon Shaft. “As always, we take tremendous pride in the fact that the winners decided to use Nippon Shaft products when going into battle against the world’s toughest competition. “

Nippon Shaft recently announced that 70 players on the U.S. and European PGA Tours utilized various models of Nippon Shaft’s steel shafts in their irons and wedges during the 2013-14 season, an increase of 69.5% over the previous year. Fifty-six U.S. PGA TOUR players and 14 European Tour members chose from among five types of Nippon Shaft steel shafts to outfit their irons. Iron shaft models used were the N.S. PRO 950GH, the N.S. PRO MODUS3 Tour 130, N.S. PRO MODUS3 Tour 120, N.S. PRO MODUS3 PROTO ST prototype shaft, and N.S. PRO MODUS3 ORA prototype steel shafts.

In recent years, Nippon Shaft has been making deep inroads on the PGA TOUR with shafts designed for tour pros and low-handicap amateurs. For years, Nippon Shaft has been the most popular steel shaft on the LPGA Tour, thanks to its ability to manufacture a shaft that combines lightweight and sturdiness, which ensures maximum control.

NIPPON SHAFT WINS TWICE THIS WEEK

Over the years, Nippon Shaft recorded hundreds of victories on professional golf tours worldwide, as the best players in the world increasingly chose to install in their irons steel shafts manufactured in Japan to unparalleled quality standards.

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.