NIPPON SHAFT PLAYERS WIN ON PGA AND EURO TOURS
CARLSBAD, Calif. – Two players used Nippon Shaft’s MODUS³ series of high-caliber steel shafts Sunday (Oct.13) to win in Houston and in Rome, bringing the MODUS³ victory total to 44 in 2019 and 199 since inception in 2010.
At the Houston Open, the 31-year-old recent Korn Ferry Tour graduate recorded his first PGA Tour victory using Nippon Shaft’s N.S.PRO MODUS³ Tour 130 X steel shafts in his irons and the N.S.PRO MODUS³ Tour 130 X steel shafts in his irons and the N.S.PRO MODUS³ Wedge 125 shaft in his wedges. The champion shot 14-under par 274 with rounds of 66-74-65-69 at the Golf Club of Houston in Humble, Texas. With the victory he earned a winner’s check worth $1.35 million and invitations to the 2020 Masters and the PGA Championship. This was the first MODUS³ series victory in the 2019-20 wraparound season.
Meanwhile, the 34-year-old Austrian captured the Italian Open using Nippon Shaft’s N.S.PRO MODUS³ Tour 120 steel shafts in his irons. He shot 16-under par 268 with rounds of 66-70-67-65 at Oligiata Golf Club north of Rome. His winner’s check was €1,059,540 or $1.168 million and he moved to No. 1 on the Race to Dubai list. The victory was his third this year during which his Official World Golf Ranking has improved dramatically to 36th from 389th as of May 2019.
“Nippon Shaft is thrilled that two players from the world’s best professional tours used Nippon Shaft products as their chosen tools of victory,” said Hiro Fukuda, sales and marketing for Nippon Shaft. “It’s exciting to see players who have worked so hard finally be rewarded for their efforts and Nippon Shaft is grateful to have played a part in their success.”
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.
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