Aug 15, 2022

CARLSBAD, Calif. (Aug. 15, 2022) – Players using Nippon Shaft products on Sunday (Aug. 14) won on the PGA Tour, the DP World (European) Tour, the PGA Tour Champions, the Ladies European Tour and at the U.S. Women’s Amateur.

The 25-year-old PGA Tour player secured his first Tour victory on the third hole of a sudden death playoff at the FedEx St. Jude Championship at TPC Southwind in Germantown, Tennessee outside Memphis. He played the N.S.PRO MODUS³ Hybrid X flex shaft in his #3 utility enroute to his victory, shooting 15-under par in regulation. He earned $2.7 million for the win.

A 26-year-old Scotsman won the ISPS Handa World Invitational using the N.S.PRO MODUS³ Tour 120 X flex steel shafts in his irons and wedges to shoot a 12-under par total and score his second DP World Tour victory in his rookie year. He shot 61-70-68-69—268 at Galgorm Castle in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, earning a winner’s check of €247,185 ($253,243).

At the same event as above, a 22-year-old from Sweden won the women’s division of the ISPS Handa World Invitational using Nippon Shaft’s AWT 2.0 steel shafts in her irons and wedges. The Ladies European Tour member shot 20-under par for the tournament, including a course-record final round of 63, which included 10 birdies. In addition to earning $225,000 for the victory, she earned status on the LPGA Tour for 2022 and 2023.

The famed pony-tailed Spaniard won the PGA Tour Champions’ Boeing Classic using the N.S.PRO MODUS³ Tour 105 S flex steel shafts in his irons and wedges to shoot 15-under par in the 54-hole event. The 58-year-old recorded rounds of 70-64-67 at The Club of Snoqualmie Ridge in Snoqualmie, Washington outside Seattle. In his last 45 holes he made 14 birdies and no bogeys to earn a two-shot victory – his 13th on the Champions circuit – and $330,000 in first-place prize money.

Across the state, a 17-year-old became the second Japanese woman to win the U.S. Women’s Amateur, obliterating her final match play opponent 11 and 9 at Chambers Bay Golf Course in University Place, Washington outside Tacoma. The Champion used Nippon Shaft’s N.S.PRO MODUS³ Tour 105 S flex steel shafts in her irons and wedges to win her first USGA title. With the victory, she earned an exemption to play as an amateur in next year’s U.S. Women’s Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links.

“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.