By Nippon Shaft Posted February 13, 2014 In Nippon Shaft Tour Wins

CARLSBAD, Calif. (January 16, 2014) – Nippon Shaft’s N.S. PRO MODUS³ steel shafts had a break out season in 2013, recording a dozen victories worldwide and innumerable top ten finishes on the PGA TOUR, European PGA Tour, Champions Tour and LPGA Tour, among others.

Victories at both the PGA TOUR’s FedExCup and the European Tour’s Race for Dubai were the most prestigious titles captured by a MODUS³ Tour 120 player, a first in history.

MODUS³ players also won the Irish Open, Thailand Open, The Evian Championship, the Tour Championship and the Champions Tour’s Mississippi Gulf Coast Resort Classic, among others.

Moreover the first American to win the European Tour Rookie-of-the-Year honor played Nippon Shaft N.S. PRO MODUS³ Tour 120 in his irons all season, including for his victory at the Madeira Islands Open in Portugal.

“Nippon Shaft is proud that more and more men and women professionals recognize the high quality and consistent performance of the MODUS³ models and the trust these players show to get the most out of their incredible talent and hard work with our products,” said Hiro Fukuda, sales and marketing for Nippon Shaft. “We will continue to do our best to design and manufacture high performance equipment worthy of their excellence.”

In addition to the victories, the N.S. PRO MODUS3 finished among the top 10 at The Masters, the Open Championship and the PGA Championship.

Nippon Shaft’s MODUS³ products include the Tour 120 and Tour 130 steel shafts, and a few prototype models that may be released to the public in the future.

Nippon Shaft experts spend time traveling with the PGA TOUR and other global tours to obtain player feedback and input in order to develop shafts that fit the needs of high-level golfers as well as amateurs.

Nippon Shaft products are available globally either as stock or custom shafts in many of the world’s top brands through their custom club departments. In addition, Nippon Shaft products are available through a dedicated global distributor network covering each region of the world. Details of these can be found on our website, www.nipponshaft.com.

Nippon Shaft manufactures all of its steel and graphite shafts in a state-of-the-art factory in Komagane, Japan. The company’s integrated production lines are strictly monitored and controlled with thorough checks conducted responsibly through the entire production process, Fukuda said. As a result, Nippon Shaft is able to control high product quality – from material selection to final testing.

Nippon Shaft has more than 100 professional victories worldwide. 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.