CARLSBAD, Calif.– Players using Nippon Shaft products recorded two more victories on major world tours Sunday (Sept. 13), as players using the company’s products continue to win at the sport’s highest level.
The 29-year-old Korean won the LPGA’s ANA Inspiration when she birdied the first hole of a sudden death playoff at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California, defeating two other contenders. It was her first major championship victory and fourth since she came on Tour in 2014. Using Nippon Shaft’s N.S. PRO 950GH steel shafts in her irons and wedges, she shot 15-under par 273 in regulation play with rounds of 70-65-71-67. She hit 70.14 percent of her greens in regulation and chipped in three times in the final round, good for a paycheck of $465,000.
At the Sanford International in Sioux Falls, S.D., the 56-year-old Spaniard used the N.S.PRO MODUS³ Tour 105 steel shafts in his irons and wedges to shoot 14-under par with rounds of 65-66-65—196 at Minehaha Country Club. It was the second victory this season and 10th overall for the colorful golfer, who celebrated with a bottle of wine and a cigar. The tournament was the first to have fans onsite in this “pandemic” year.
“Nippon Shaft congratulates the winners of the ANA Inspiration and the Sanford International,” said Hiro Fukuda, sales and marketing for Nippon Shaft. “Both used Nippon Shaft products to played inspired golf.”
Meanwhile, two players on the Japan LPGA recently won tournaments using Nippon Shaft’s MODUS series of products, thereby increasing to 20 the number of MODUS victories on major tours this year and to 222 since the product debuted in 2010.
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.