CARLSBAD, Calif. – For the third consecutive week, golfers on two of the world’s major professional tours posted victories using Nippon Shaft products and Nippon Shaft players finished T-2 and T-4 at the PGA Championship as well.
On the European Tour, the 34-year-old Englishman used N.S. PRO MODUS³ Tour 120 X flex steel shafts in his irons and wedges to win the English Championship by seven shots at the Hanbury Manor Marriott Hotel & Country Club in Hertfordshire, England. His 27-under par 257 total came with rounds of 66-62-64-65. For winning his fourth European Tour title he earned €156,825 ($179,384).
On the LPGA Tour, the 27-year-old Californian used Nippon Shaft’s popular N.S.PRO 950GH steel shafts in her irons and wedges to win the LPGA Marathon Classic in Sylvania, Ohio, her second consecutive win. The champion finished at 15-under par, shooting 64-67-70-68—269 at the Highland Meadows GC. She earned $255,000 for her fifth LPGA Tour victory.
At the PGA Championship, Nippon Shaft players finished T-2 and T-4, playing brilliantly at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco.
“Nippon Shaft could not be prouder of how well players using our shafts have been performing on golf’s biggest stages,” said Hiro Fukuda, sales and marketing for Nippon Shaft. “We are honored that they have put their trust in our products just as all of our customers do.”
This year marks the 10-year anniversary of the release of N.S.PRO MODUS³ Tour 120, the first in the MODUS³ series. With four models, MODUS³ shafts have been in the bags of more than 200 players on every major global tour and have been used in more than 200 tour victories worldwide.
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, California.