Feb 1, 2021

CARLSBAD, Calif. (February 1, 2021) – The Nippon Shaft Modus series of irons posted its 227th victory on worldwide professional tours Sunday (Jan. 31) as the champion used the company’s N.S.PRO MODUS3 Tour 120 shafts in his irons and wedges.

The champion shot 18-under par for the tournament, including rounds of 65-68-71-66 for a 270 total, at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club in Abu Dhabi, UAE. His final round included seven birdies and an eagle, giving him a 4-shot edge over his closest competitor.

The 43-year-old Englishman who has used Nippon Shaft products for many years shot 17-under par 271 with rounds of 67-70-64-70 to win by four at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic at Emirates Golf Club in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. His 15th European Tour victory moved the Scottsdale, Arizona resident to No. 16 in the Official World Golf Rankings and enhanced his aspiration to play on this year’s European Ryder Cup team. He also received a winner’s check of €435,485 million ($498,129).

“Nippon Shaft is excited to congratulate the winner of this year’s Omega Dubai Desert Classic,” said Hiro Fukuda, sales and marketing for Nippon Shaft. “He has long been one of the world’s top players and we are proud that he has chosen to trust Nippon Shaft products during the course of his career.”

More than 200 players on the PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, European Tour and Korn Ferry Tour use Nippon Shaft’s MODUS³ series steel 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.