By Nippon Shaft Posted May 25, 2014 In Nippon Shaft Tour Wins

One-stroke victory at the Airbus LPGA Classic

CARLSBAD, Calif. (May 25, 2014) – Nippon Shaft recorded its latest LPGA victory Sunday (May 25) thanks to the brilliant play of a 21-year-old Floridian, who birdied four of her last five holes to grab a one-stroke victory at the Airbus LPGA Classic in Mobile, Ala.

It was the second victory of the year and the third career win for the second-year pro from Bradenton, who used N.S. PRO MODUS3 Tour 120 S flex steel shafts in her irons and wedges.

“Nippon Shaft is honored that one of America’s up-and-coming young players utilized Nippon Shaft products in her irons and wedges enroute to her second LPGA victory of the season,” said Hiro Fukuda, head of sales and marketing for the Japanese club maker. “We congratulate her on her play, especially on the back nine, where she shot 30 and won the tournament.”

The winner shot a total of 20-under par 268 for the week on rounds of 67-67-69-65 and earned $195,000 for her victory. The tournament was played on The Crossings course at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail’s Magnolia Grove complex.

Nippon Shaft long has been the most popular steel shaft on the LPGA Tour, thanks to its ability to manufacture a shaft that combines light weight and sturdiness, which ensures maximum control.

In recent years, Nippon Shaft has successfully expanded its product line to include shafts designed for PGA TOUR professionals and low-handicap amateurs.

Over the years, Nippon Shaft recorded hundreds of victories on professional golf tours worldwide, as the best players in the world increasingly chose to install in their irons steel shafts manufactured in Japan to unparalleled quality standards.

Nippon Shaft products are available globally either as stock or custom shafts in many of the world’s top iron brands. In addition, Nippon Shaft products are available through Nippon Shaft’s dedicated global club fitter network. Details of these can be found at

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. As a result, Nippon Shaft is able to control high product quality – from material selection to final testing.

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.