Nippon Shaft players finished winner and runner-up at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, July 2, on the North Course at Olympia Fields Country Club outside Chicago.
The 24-year-old champion used Nippon Shaft’s N.S. PRO 950-GH steel shafts in both her irons and wedges to shoot 13-under par. The 19-year-old Canadian runner up – winner of the 2016 Women’s PGA – used N.S. PRO MODUS3 Tour 105 steel shafts in her irons and N.S.PRO MODUS³ Wedge 115 steel shafts in her wedges to finish one stroke out of a playoff.
Meanwhile, on the PGA TOUR’s Quicken Loans National, three players finished T-5, each using a different Nippon Shaft steel shaft in their irons: the N.S. PRO MODUS3 Tour 130 X-flex; the N.S. PRO MODUS3 Tour 125 X-flex, and the N.S. PRO MODUS3 PROTO Irons X-flex.
And at the Web.com Tour event in Nashville, Nippon Shaft had two players in the top 10 using the N.S. PRO MODUS3 Tour 130 X-flex and the N.S. PRO MODUS3 Tour 120 TX-flex steel shafts in their irons.
“Nippon Shaft congratulates the winner and runner-up at the Women’s PGA Championship as well as our strong finishers on the PGA and Web.com Tours,” said Hiro Fukuda, Sales and Marketing for Nippon Shaft. “We are proud that more and more successful players on every professional tour are relying on Nippon Shaft to help make their games the best they can be.”
Nippon Shaft continues to be the preferred shaft on the LPGA Tour, with several players having recorded victories this year on the world’s preeminent women’s pro circuit.
In addition, more than 140 players on the PGA TOUR and European Tour, including the winner of this year’s Masters, utilise Nippon Shaft steel shafts created by the Japan-based golf shaft manufacturer.