CARLSBAD, Calif. (August 28, 2023) – Winners of four worldwide professional tour events used Nippon Shaft products Sunday (August 27) to earn their respective victories.
The winner of the Czech Masters used N.S.PRO MODUS³ 120 steel shafts in his irons and wedges to shoot 22-under par with rounds of 65-69-69-63 at the Albatross Golf Resort near Prague and win his first DP World Tour title. The 26-year-old Englishman earned €431,733 ($422,000).
The champion of the Korn Ferry Tour’s Albertson’s Boise Open used Nippon Shaft’s N.S.PRO MODUS³ 125 TX flex shafts in his irons to become the first player in the 33-year history of the developmental circuit to go bogey-free enroute to his second consecutive victory, securing his PGA Tour playing privileges for next season.
The 33-year-old native South Korean, who grew up in Hawaii, shot 28-under par 285 at Hillcrest Country Club in Boise, Idaho with rounds of 66-62-64-64. The winner’s check for his second Korn Ferry Tour victory was $270,000. He won eight times on the Japan Golf Tour where he played since 2015 after playing his college golf at Arizona State.
Meanwhile, in Grand Blanc, Michigan, the 60-year-old Fijian Hall of Famer won the PGA Tour Champions’ Ally Challenge using N.S.PRO MODUS³ 105 shafts in his irons and wedges. He shot 14-under par with rounds of 66-68-68—202 at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club, where he won three times when it hosted the PGA Tour’s Buick Open (1997, 2004 and 2005). He won $330,000.
And on the European Challenge Tour, the 30-year-old South African winner of the rain-shortened 54-hole Dormy Open in Swedne used the Nippon Shaft GOST shaft in his utility iron as he shot a 9-under par total for his first Challenge Tour win.
“Last weekend’s results prove that Nippon Shaft has a footprint across prominent professional tours worldwide,” said Hiro Fukuda, sales and marketing for Nippon Shaft. “We congratulate the two players who won for the first time, the player who earned his PGA Tour card and the Hall of Fame member who continues to flourish as a senior player.”
More than 500 players on the PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, European Tour and Korn Ferry Tour use Nippon Shaft’s N.S.PRO and MODUS³ series steel shafts to help gain their desired distance, accuracy, and trajectory.
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.