Jul 13, 2020

CARLSBAD, Calif. (July 13, 2020) – A 39-year-old Scotsman used Nippon Shaft products to win the Austrian Open on Sunday, the first tournament to return since the coronavirus pandemic shut down the European Tour four months ago.

The champion used Nippon Shaft’s N.S.PRO MODUS³ Proto X flex steel shafts in his irons, the N.S.PRO MODUS³ Hybrid X and N.S.PRO MODUS³ Wedge 125 steel shafts in his wedges, giving the MODUS³ series 10 product victories on world Tours this season and 212 global victories since inception in 2010.

The winner shot a 13-under par total to win by one stroke with rounds of 66-69-70-70—275 at the Diamond Country Club outside Vienna. He earned €76,823 or $86,809 for the victory, his fourth.

“Nippon Shaft is excited to congratulate the winner of the Austrian Open,” said Hiro Fukuda, sales and marketing for Nippon Shaft. “Like golf fans everywhere, we are happy to have the European Tour back in competition.”

More than 200 players on the PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, European Tour and Korn Ferry Tour use Nippon Shaft’s MODUS³ series shafts to help gain their desired distance, accuracy and trajectory.

Nippon Shaft products are available globally either as stock or custom shafts in many of the world’s top iron brands. Details of these can be found at

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.