CARLSBAD, Calif. (November 5, 2014) – Nippon Shaft recorded its latest PGA TOUR victory Sunday (Nov. 2) at the CIMB Classic at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club in Malaysia.

The 31-year-old winner from Las Vegas successfully defended his title using Nippon Shaft N.S. PRO 950GH steel shafts in his irons. It was his first PGA TOUR victory using the 950GH shafts and his fourth victory overall. He shot 17-under par 271, including a final round 67 that featured eight birdies.

“Nippon Shaft is excited that one of America’s top players has chosen to use our steel shafts in his irons,” said Hiro Fukuda, sales and marketing for the Japanese club maker. “We congratulate him on his play and wish him success in the future.”

In recent years, Nippon Shaft has been making inroads on the PGA TOUR with shafts designed for tour pros and low-handicap amateurs. For years, Nippon Shaft has been the most popular steel shaft on the LPGA Tour, thanks to its ability to manufacture a shaft that combines lightweight and sturdiness, which ensures maximum control.

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.