NIPPON SHAFT WINS U.S. WOMEN’S OPEN

CARLSBAD, Calif. (July 11, 2016) – The winner of the U.S. Women’s Open used Nippon Shaft’s N.S. PRO 950GH steel shafts to a playoff victory at CordeValle Golf Club in San Martin, California.

The 30-year-old champion from McKinney, Texas shot even par in the three-hole aggregate playoff. The winner, who played her college golf at Duke, finished regulation play with a 72-hole total of 6-under par with rounds of 68-75-68-71—282.

The victory for which she earned $810,000 was her first this year and her second as a member of the LPGA Tour.

“Nippon Shaft would like to congratulate the winner of the 2016 U.S. Women’s Open” said Hiro Fukuda, sales and marketing for Nippon Shaft “We are honored that she has been a long time user of our N.S. PRO 950GH,”

Nippon Shaft’s popularity on the world’s major golf tours grew significantly in 2015, with 106 players on the PGA and European Tours combined utilizing steel shafts built by the Japan-based golf shaft manufacturer, an increase of over 50 percent compared to the prior year when 70 major Tour pros used Nippon Shaft.

“Nippon Shaft is proud and gratified that player usage counts continue to grow on pace with the tournament results year after year on the world’s major golf tours,” said Fukuda.

In the 2014-15 season, Nippon Shaft players won 16 times on the world’s top tours, including the PGA TOUR, European Tour, Web.com Tour, Challenge Tour and the LPGA Tour.

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.


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