NIPPON SHAFT WINS ON LPGA, FINISHES T-4 IN PGA TOUR PLAYOFF EVENT

CARLSBAD, Calif. (September 4, 2018) – Nippon Shaft recorded a victory on the LPGA Tour and a T-4 at the PGA TOUR’s second playoff event over the Labor Day weekend.

The winner of the Cambia Portland Classic at Columbia Edgewater Country Club in Portland used Nippon Shaft’s N.S. PRO 950GH steel shafts in her irons and wedges enroute to her first LPGA victory Sunday (Sept. 2). After starting her final round six shots behind, the 28-year-old New Jersey native won by four. Her 19-under par total, with rounds of 62-71-71-65—269, resulted in a winner’s check of $195,000.

Meanwhile, on the PGA TOUR the 28-year-old from Salt Lake City finished T-4 at the Dell Technologies Championship at TPC Boston on Monday (Sept. 3), recording his second straight top five finish and his 10th top 10 of the season.

He used N.S.PRO MODUS³ Tour 120 TX steel shafts in his irons and the N.S.PRO MODUS³ Tour 120 X steel shafts in his wedges to shoot 12-under par 272 with rounds of 69-68-67-68, earn $372,000, and keep alive his candidacy to become the final U.S. Ryder Cup captain’s pick.

Over the years, hundreds of LPGA players have won tournaments using N.S. PRO 950GH steel shafts, including four major titles this year alone: the Women’s British Open, the ANA Inspiration, the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, and the U.S. Senior Women’s Open.

Nippon Shaft’s MODUS³ models have won 21 times this year on top pro tours around the world and 144 times since they were introduced in 2010

Nippon Shaft products are available globally either as stock or custom shafts in many of the world’s top iron brands. 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.