Jun 3, 2024

CARLSBAD, Calif. (June 3, 2024) – A 34-year-old Englishman switched to Nippon Shaft products just before the start of the European Open and went on to win the tournament, his first on the DP World Tour.

The champion said later that he switched his shafts to the N.S.PRO MODUS³ Tour 120 X steel shafts in his irons to improve his improve his approach play and wound up leading the tournament in greens-in-regulation. He shot 13-under par at Green Eagle Golf Courses in Germany with rounds of 68-66-73-72, including three birdies on the back nine of his final round.

“Nippon Shaft is pleased that the winner of this year’s European Open found immediate results after switching to Nippon Shaft products,” said Hiro Fukuda, sales and marketing for Nippon Shaft. “He demonstrated just how important the greens-in-regulation statistic is when it comes to winning golf tournaments. The consistency of Nippon Shaft products enable golfers to be confident in the distances their irons will fly.”

More than 500 players on the PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, DP Tour and Korn Ferry Tour use Nippon Shaft’s N.S.PRO and 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 www.nipponshaft.com

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.