Jul 18, 2022

CARLSBAD, Calif. (July 18, 2022) – Nippon Shaft provided the tools of victory at the Korn Ferry Tour’s (KFT) Memorial Health Championship at Panther Creek Country Club in Springfield, Illinois, where the champion used the N.S.PRO MODUS³ Tour 115 X flex steel shafts in his irons enroute to a 27-under par finish.

With the win, the 34-year-old Dallas native earned his way back to the PGA Tour as he shot 65-67-61-64—257 for a two-shot victory over his closest competitor and his fifth top 10 finish of the KFT season. He earned $135,000 and will be eligible to play the PGA Tour in the fall.

“Nippon Shaft would like to congratulate the champion of the Memorial Health Championship,” said Hiro Fukuda, sales and marketing for Nippon Shaft. “We are proud that he has the confidence to use Nippon Shaft in his irons to help carry him back to the PGA Tour, where he will continue to pursue his golf dreams.”

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.