Records Runner-Up Finish in Korea
CARLSBAD, Calif. (October 23, 2017) – Nippon Shaft was a winner on the European Tour and a runner up on the PGA Tour over the weekend.
Spain’s 37-year-old reigning Masters champion used the Nippon Shaft N.S. PRO MODUS3 Tour 130 X-flex steel shafts in his irons and wedges to win the Andalucia Valderrama Masters in Sotogrande, Spain. He shot a 12-under par total of 272 with rounds of 66-71-68-67 at Real Club Valderrama and took home a winner’s check of $391,636 or €333,330.
Meanwhile, in Jeju Island, South Korea, the winner of last month’s PGA TOUR BMW Championship played the Nippon Shaft N.S. PRO MODUS3 Tour 130 X-flex steel shafts in his irons to finish second in a two-man playoff in the CJ Cup at Nine Bridges, a PGA TOUR event. The 33-year-old Australian earned $999,000.
“Nippon Shaft would like to congratulate both of these international stars on the exceptional golf they play last week and with their great finishes,” said Hiro Fukuda, sales and marketing for the company.
Nippon Shaft’s currently has more than 200 players on the global tours utilizing steel shafts created by the Japan-based golf shaft manufacturer.
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 www.nipponshaft.com
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.