Aug 8, 2022

CARLSBAD, Calif. (Aug. 8, 2022) – The winner of the 2022 AIG Women’s Open at Muirfield used Nippon Shaft’s N.S.PRO 950GH neo steel shafts in her irons and N.S.PRO 950GH steel shafts in her wedges to earn her first major victory (Aug. 7) and her first win on the LPGA Tour.

The 33-year-old South African sealed the victory with a par on the fourth hole of a sudden death playoff at the prestigious Scottish course and earned $1.1 million for finishing first. In regulation play, she shot 10-under par with rounds of 70-65-64-75—274, tying with one other player.

“Nippon Shaft congratulates the winner of the PGA Tour’s Rocket Mortgage Classic” said Hiro Fukuda, sales and marketing for Nippon Shaft. “The Champion demonstrated his continued confidence in Nippon Shaft products, as he’s been using our shafts for a number of years. We are pleased that he feels Nippon Shaft produces the highest quality shafts in the industry and that Nippon Shaft gives him the best chance to win at the highest level of competition.”

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.