CARLSBAD, Calif. – Players using Nippon Shaft products recorded two more victories on major world tours Sunday (Aug. 30), bringing to eight the number of victories in the month of August recorded by the company.
At the Korn Ferry Tour Championship, the 23-year-old Stanford graduate used N.S.PRO MODUS³ Tour 130 X flex steel shafts in his irons to shoot a bogey-free final-round 7-under par 65 to come from five strokes off the lead and win by one. For the week, he shot 18-under par with rounds of 67-69-69-65—270 on the difficult Victoria National course in Newburgh, Indiana. For the victory, he earned both $180,000 and a spot in next week’s U.S. Open.
Meanwhile, on the LPGA Tour, the 28-year-old former NCAA champion used Nippon Shaft N.S. PRO 950GH r-flex steel shafts in her irons and wedges to shoot 20-under par and win the 54-hole Walmart NW Arkansas Championship at Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers, Arkansas. The champion started the final round four shots off the lead but fashioned an inspired 8-under 63 to blow past the leaders and record her second LPGA victory by two strokes. She earned $345,000 for the win.
“It is the highest possible compliment to us for the world’s best male and female players to choose to use Nippon Shaft products to compete at the highest levels,” said Hiro Fukuda, sales and marketing for Nippon Shaft. “We congratulate the winners of the Korn Ferry Tour Championship and the Walmart NE Arkansas Championship and wish them the best as they move through the rest of the season.”
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.
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