May 30, 2023

CARLSBAD, Calif. (May 30, 2023) – The champion of the KLM Open used Nippon Shaft’s N.S.PRO MODUS³ Hybrid Tour shaft in his utility iron Sunday (May 29) to win the KLM Open on the DP World Tour in The Netherlands.

It was the second European Tour victory in the last three weeks for the 40-year-old Spaniard, who holed a 21-foot putt on the final hole at Bernardus Golf Club to eek out a one-shot victory over his fellow countryman. He shot a 13-under par total with rounds of 66-73-67-69—275 and earned €316,649 or $324,409.

“Nippon Shaft is extremely proud that the champion felt he could rely on our company’s ‘Graphite On Steel Technology’ in his hybrid club,” said Hiro Hiro Fukuda, sales and marketing for Nippon Shaft. “Nippon Shaft is committed to building the very best golf clubs in the world.”

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.