Mar 21, 2022

CARLSBAD, Calif. (March 21, 2022)– The winner of the Chitimacha Louisiana Open used Nippon Shaft’s N.S.PRO MODUS³ Tour 120 TX steel shafts in his irons, coming out on top in a two-man sudden death playoff.

The University of Washington product made birdie on the first hole of sudden death (the 18th) to capture his first Korn Ferry Tour (KFT) title and collect the $135,000 winner’s share of the purse. He finished 72 holes at 14-under par with rounds of 68-66-71-65—270 at Le Triomphe G&CC in Broussard, La. and now is the top-ranked player on the KFT.

“Nippon Shaft would like to congratulate the winner of the Chitimacha Louisiana Open,” said Hiro Fukuda, sales and marketing for Nippon Shaft. “With three top 10 finishes on the Korn Ferry Tour this season, including yesterday’s victory, it is clear he is performing exceptionally well using Nippon Shaft products. We are thrilled that our products can contribute to his anticipated rise to the PGA Tour.”

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.