Feb 4, 2024

CARLSBAD, Calif. (February 04, 2024) – The winner of the Bahrain Championship used Nippon Shaft’s N.S.PRO MODUS³ 105 X flex shafts in his irons.

The 33-year-old South African shot 13-under par 275 with rounds of 67-68-69-71 at the Royal Golf Club in the Kingdom of Bahrain to win by two. The winner’s check for his third DP World [European] Tour victory was €390,779 ($400,356).

“Nippon Shaft would like to congratulate the winner of the Bahrain Championship,” said Hiro Fukuda, sales and marketing for Nippon Shaft. “We are excited that he was able to win on the DP World Tour for the third time using our products.”

The champion won the 2019 John Deere Classic on the PGA Tour and made the winning putt for the University of Texas at the 2012 NCAA Championship.

More than 500 players on the PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, European 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

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.