CARLSBAD, Calif. (August 4, 2014) – The Year of MODUS³ is uninterrupted as Nippon Shaft continues to make a growing impact on professional golf at the highest levels in the United States.

Over the weekend, at the PGA TOUR’s WGC Bridgestone Invitational, players from Spain, Australia and the U.S. finished second, third and eighth, respectively, at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio. The second and third place finishers used the N.S. PRO MODUS3 Tour 130 steel shafts in their irons while the American used the N.S. PRO 950GH – Nippon Shaft’s industry-changing lightweight steel shaft – in his.

Meanwhile, at the PGA TOUR’s Barracuda Championship, the winner also used the N.S. PRO MODUS3 Tour 130 steel shafts in his irons and wedges, as did two other top 10 finishers – an Aussie and a New Zealander – while a third – an American – used N.S. PRO MODUS3 Tour 120 steel shafts.

“Nippon Shaft is extremely proud to be able to provide a variety of high quality steel shafts that players from all over the world use to compete on all major professional tours,” said Hiro Fukuda, sales and marketing for the Japanese club maker. “These outstanding shaft products have been developed with input from the best players in the world, and we believe we have answered their needs.”

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, adhering to the same stringent quality standards that have been the hallmark of its brand.

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.