NIPPON SHAFT Wins Rizap KBC Augusta and the Nitori Ladies

Yokohama, Japan (August 29, 2016) – Nippon Shaft contributed to two tour wins in Japan this weekend. The winner of the Rizap KBC Augusta tournament on the Japan Golf Tour Organization used N.S. PRO MODUS³ SYSTEM3 TOUR 125 PROTOTYPE steel shafts, and the winner of the Nitori Ladies on the LPGA of Japan Tour used N.S. PRO 850GH steel shafts.

With a final round 69 (-3), the Winner of Rizap KBC Augusta fought through a three hour delay in the final round for his first wire-to-wire victory in 2016, shooting 273 (-15), to finish five strokes ahead of the second place finishers. This also marks his first tournament with the N.S. PRO MODUS³ steel shafts in his irons.

“With one win after putting our TOUR 125 PROTOTYPE steel shafts in play, we look forward to many more wins in the future for one of Japan’s leading golf stars,” said Ichiro Kurihara, Global Manager of Sales and Marketing for Nippon Shaft.

At the Nitori Ladies, the winner shot a final round of 69 (-3) to come back and tie for the lead in the final round. She birdied the second playoff hole to clinch her 2nd win in 2016.

“Nippon Shaft sends congratulations to the winners who relied on Nippon Shaft products last weekend!” said Kurihara. Nippon Shaft recently won Gold, Silver and Bronze medals at the Olympic golf competition in Rio de Janeiro. In addition, Nippon Shaft was used by the “Champion Golfer of the Year” to win this year’s British Open at Royal Troon. The winner of the U.S. Women’s Open and the runner-up at the Ricoh Women’s British Open also used Nippon Shaft in their irons.

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

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.