NIPPON SHAFT WINS BMW CHAMPIONSHIP

Six Players Who Use Nippon Shaft Headed for Tour Championship

CARLSBAD, Calif. (September 18, 2017) – A player using Nippon Shaft products recorded a five-shot, wire-to-wire victory Sunday (September 17) at the BMW Championship at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest, Illinois north of Chicago.

It was Nippon Shaft’s seventh victory on the PGA TOUR in the 2016-17 season.

The strapping 33-year-old Australian champion played the Nippon Shaft N.S. PRO MODUS3 Tour 130 X-flex steel shafts in his irons and wedges to shoot 23-under par with rounds of 62-64-68-67--261. His final round included six birdies, including three on the last four holes to seal the victory, which paid $1.575 million.

The victory boosted him to fourth place in the FedExCup rankings, meaning he could win the FedExCup – and its $10 million prize fund - with a victory this week in the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta.

The BMW was his second win of the year; earlier he won the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando. He will be a member of the International team in the upcoming Presidents’ Cup team competition against the United States.

Six of the 30 players headed for the Tour Championship in Atlanta use Nippon Shaft, including one who finished T-7 at Conway Farms.

“Nippon Shaft would like to congratulate the winner of this year’s BMW Championship at Conway Farms and wish him luck at the Tour Championship and the FedExCup’s final event,” said Hiro Fukuda, sales and marketing for the company. “Nippon Shaft always is pleased when the best players in the world honor us by trusting our products to compete against the greatest players in the game.”

Nippon Shaft’s popularity on the world’s major men’s tours continued to grow in the 2015-2016 season, with 137 players on the PGA TOUR and European Tour utilizing steel shafts created by the


Japan-based golf shaft manufacturer.

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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