Mar 20, 2023

CARLSBAD, Calif. (March 20, 2023) – The winner, runner-up and two players who tied for third place all played Nippon Shaft products enroute to their outstanding finishes at the DP World Tour’s SDC Championship at St. Francis Links in East Cape, South Africa.

The 37-year-old Englishman won his first DP World Tour event in style, using Nippon Shaft N.S.PRO MODUS³ N.S.PRO 120 X flex steel shafts in his irons to shoot 18-under par and win by seven shots. He recorded rounds of 70-67-65-68—270 and earned €239,186 ($245,048) for his performance.

The runner-up, who finished at 11-under, used N.S.PRO MODUS³ WV 125 steel shafts in his wedges. Two players who shot 10-under and tied for third both used the N.S.PRO MODUS³ N.S. PRO 120 X flex steel shafts in their irons.

“Nippon Shaft is extremely proud that the Champion, runner-up and two third-place finishers at the SDC Championship in South Africa all used Nippon Shaft products to achieve their outstanding accomplishments,” said Hiro Fukuda, sales and marketing for Nippon Shaft. “More and more distinguished players are utilizing Nippon Shaft products to improve their games and perform and the highest level.”

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.