NIPPON SHAFT WINS RACE TO DUBAI AND LPGA TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP

CARLSBAD, Calif. (November 21, 2016) – Nippon Shaft won the European Tour’s season-long Race to Dubai championship Sunday as well as the LPGA’s final tournament of the season at the CME Group Tour Championship.

It was the second Race to Dubai championship for the 40-year-old Swede who also won it in 2013. His 2016 season highlight came earlier this year at the Open Championship at Royal Troon where he earned his first major championship victory with an unforgettable epic final round performance. He used Nippon Shaft’s N.S. PRO MODUS3 Tour 120 X flex steel shafts in his irons and wedges. On Sunday, he shot a final round 65 to finish with a 12-under par total at Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai to easily win the Race to Dubai. He finished ninth in the tournament itself.

Meanwhile, in Naples, Florida, the 20-year-old Englishwoman won her first LPGA tournament at the CME Group Tour Championship, using Nippon Shaft’s N.S. PRO MODUS³ Tour 125 S flex steel shafts in her irons and wedges. She finished at 19-under par, firing rounds of 67-70-66-66—269 at Tiburon Golf Club, good for a winner’s check of $500,000.

“Nippon Shaft is very proud that the winner of his second Race to Dubai championship and the winner of the LPGA’s CME Group Tour Championship used Nippon Shaft steel shafts to earn their titles,” said Hiro Fukuda, sales and marketing for Nippon Shaft. “We send both players our sincere congratulations.”

Nippon Shaft has 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.


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