Nippon Shaft recorded victories on both the PGA TOUR and the Web.com Tour on Sunday (August 20), while Nippon Shaft was also used by at least 10 players at the Solheim Cup.
The 41-year-old Swedish winner of the Wyndham Championship used the Nippon Shaft N.S.PRO MODUS3 Tour 120 X-flex steel shafts in his irons and wedges to shoot 22-under par with rounds of 62-66-66-64 for a 258 total, breaking the tournament’s 72-hole record. The victory was worth $1.04 million in prize money.
He won by one stroke over a 24-year-old rookie out of Georgia Tech who used the Nippon Shaft N.S.PRO MODUS3 Tour 125 X-flex steel shafts in his irons. The runner-up earned $626,400.
Meanwhile, on the Web.com Tour, the 25-year-old winner of the News Sentinel Open in Knoxville, Tennessee used the Nippon Shaft N.S.PRO MODUS3 Tour 125 X-flex steel shafts in his irons to shoot 18-under par with rounds of 66-67-68-65 for a 266 total. He won $99,000. In his last four tournaments, the 2014 Oklahoma State graduate has finished, in order, T-11, T-10, second and first. He looks set to move up to the PGA TOUR next year.
At Des Moines Golf and Country Club in West Des Moines, Iowa, 10 contestants in the Solheim Cup matches played a Nippon Shaft irons model, with the N.S.PRO 950GH the most popular shaft on the LPGA and other professional women’s tours. Introduced in 1999, the 950GH was golf’s first high-performing sub-100-gram steel shaft, helping players increase club head speed – and therefore distance – and revolutionising the shaft industry.
“Nippon Shaft congratulates the winner and runner-up at the Wyndham Championship and the winner of the News Sentinel Open,” said Hiroyuki Fukuda, sales and marketing for Nippon Shaft worldwide. “We are proud and honoured that such high-calibre players – including at least 10 Solheim Cup contestants – trust Nippon Shaft products to help them achieve their goals.”
Over the years, Nippon Shaft has recorded hundreds of victories on professional golf tours worldwide, as the best players in the world increasingly choose to install in their irons steel shafts manufactured in Japan to unparalleled quality standards.