NIPPON SHAFT WINS CME GROUP TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP

CARLSBAD, Calif. (November 19, 2023) – The winner of the CME Group Tour Championship used Nippon Shaft’s N.S. PRO 950GH neo shafts in her irons and wedges to shoot a record 27-under par in the LPGA’s final event of the year at Tiburon Golf Club in Naples, Florida.

After finishing in the top 10 in two major championships earlier this season, the 34-year-old Korean was tied with one other player at 25-under with four holes to play. When her playing partner made bogey on No. 16 and fell behind by one, she birdied Nos. 17 and 18 to win by one. She made only two bogeys in the 72-hole tournament in which she shot 68-63-64-66—261. She also made an eagle 2 on No. 13, dunking an 80-yard pitch shot.

The champion received a check for a record $2 million for her victory, her fifth LPGA title, her first since 2019 and her first on American soil.

“Nippon Shaft would like to congratulate the winner of the CME Group Tour Championship,” said Hiro Fukuda, sales and marketing for Nippon Shaft. “We are pleased that the champion chose N.S. PRO 950GH neo shafts to compete in one of the richest and most competitive tournaments on the LPGA schedule.”

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.