CARLSBAD, Calif. (June 12, 2017) – Nippon Shaft over the weekend recorded its 10th and 11th victories on major world golf tours in 2017.
The 27-year-old native South African used Nippon Shaft N.S. PRO MODUS3 Tour 105 S-flex steel shafts to shoot 12-under par and win the European Tour’s Lyoness Open in Austria. He fired rounds of 70-71-68-67—276. It was the 11th top 10 European finish in the last calendar year for the former University of Texas stalwart.
Meanwhile, in Des Moines, Iowa, the 51-year-old Oklahoma native and Texas resident won his first PGA TOUR Champions event using Nippon Shaft N.S. PRO MODUS3 Tour 120 X-flex steel shafts in his irons and N.S.PRO MODUS³ Wedge 125 steel shafts in his wedges.
The 12-time international winner shot 14-under par 202 with rounds of 67-66-69 at Wakonda Club to win the Principal Charity Classic.
“Nippon Shaft would like to congratulate the winners of the Lyoness Open and the Principal Charity Classic and say how honored we are that they use our products to compete – and win – at the highest level,” said Hiro Fukuda, Sales and Marketing for Nippon Shaft.
In addition to last weekend’s two victories, Nippon Shaft players have won nine other tournaments this year, including The Masters, the Dean & DeLuca Invitational at Colonial Country Club, and the Arnold Palmer Invitational on the PGA TOUR and the Omega Dubai and Shenzhen International on the European Tour.
More than 140 players on the PGA TOUR and European Tour utilize Nippon Shaft steel shafts created by the Japan-based golf shaft manufacturer.
Nippon Shaft continues to be the preferred shaft on the LPGA Tour, with several players having recorded victories on the world’s predominant women’s pro circuit.