Apr 25, 2021

CARLSBAD, Calif. (April 25, 2021) – The co-winner of the team-oriented Zurich Classic of New Orleans played N.S.PRO MODUS3 Tour 130 X flex steel shafts in his irons and wedges Sunday (April 25) at TPC Louisiana in Avondale, Louisiana.

The 37-year-old was one half of a twosome jokingly referred to as “Team Mullet,” a couple of highly-ranked Australians, who defeated a two-man team from South Africa with a par 5 on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff on the 18th hole.

The 6-foot-2 200-pounder and his partner shot 20-under par in regulation with rounds of 63-72-63-70—268 with the two 63s coming in the fourball (best ball) format and the 72-70 scores in the foursomes or alternate shot format. It was the sixth PGA Tour victory for the native of Victoria, who finished T-5 at the Masters earlier this month.

Meanwhile, on the LPGA Tour the 23-year-old Canadian came from four shots behind in the final round to win the HUGEL Air Premia LA Open. She used N.S.PRO MODUS3 Tour 105 steel shafts in her irons on the MODUS Wedge 115 steel shafts in her wedges to shoot 16-under 268 with rounds of 69-65-67-67 at Wilshire Country Club in Los Angeles. She earned $225,000 for her victory.

They were victories 232 and 233 worldwide for the MODUS Series of shafts.

“Nippon Shaft would like to congratulate the winners of the Zurich Classic and the HUGEL Air Premia LA Open,” said Hiro Fukuda, sales and marketing for Nippon Shaft. “Nippon Shaft makes products that are appropriate for both male and female golfers and we are gratified the champions chose Nippon Shafts.”

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.