NIPPON SHAFT SHINES AT TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP
Four players out of the six players using Nippon Shaft products at the 30-player TOUR Championship finished in the top 10 Sunday (September 24) in the PGA TOUR’s season-finale at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta.
Finishing T-3 was the 33-year-old Aiken, South Carolina native who played the Nippon Shaft N.S. PRO MODUS3 Tour 120 TX-flex steel shafts in his irons and the N.S.PRO MODUS3 Wedge 125 in his wedges to shoot a 10-under par total with rounds of 68-68-64-70—270. He earned $511,875 and finished 12th in the FedExCup race.
Finishing solo fifth was the 40-year-old native Englishman and Arizona resident who used Nippon Shaft N.S. PRO MODUS3 Tour 120 TX-flex steel shafts in his irons and N.S.PRO MODUS3 Tour 120 X flex in his wedges to shoot a 9-under par total with rounds of 66-67-65-73—271. He earned $350,000 and finished 11th in the FedExCup race.
In a three-way tie for seventh was the 28-year-old Utah native who used Nippon Shaft N.S. PRO MODUS3 Tour 120 TX-flex steel shafts in his irons and N.S.PRO MODUS3 Wedge 125 in his wedges to shoot an 7-under par total with rounds of 68-71-68-66—273. He earned $280,000 and finished 19th in the FedExCup race.
In a three-way tie for 10th was the reigning Masters champion who played the Nippon Shaft N.S. PRO MODUS3 Tour 130 X-flex steel shafts in his irons and wedges to record a 6-under par total of 274 with rounds of 73-66-68-67. He earned $236,250 and finished 21st in the FedExCup standings.
Last week at the BMW Championship, a Nippon Shaft player notched a five-shot, wire-to-wire victory at Conway Farms outside Chicago. He played the Nippon Shaft N.S. PRO MODUS3 Tour 130 X-flex steel shafts in his irons and wedges to make it Nippon Shaft’s seventh PGA TOUR victory of the 2016-17 season.
“The 2016-17 PGA TOUR season has been very successful for Nippon Shaft, but more importantly for the players who trust our shafts to help them compete at their best every week at the highest level of competition,” said Hiro Fukuda, Sales and Marketing for the company.
“We offer them our heartfelt congratulations and stand ready to assist them as our representatives travel the Tour week-to-week. Meanwhile, Nippon Shaft will continue work diligently to improve the quality of our shafts to serve the needs of golf’s elite players as well as recreational golfers seeking to play their best,” continued Fukuda.
Nippon Shaft currently has more than 140 players on the PGA TOUR and European Tour utilising steel shafts created by the Japan-based golf shaft manufacturer.
Nippon Shaft products are available globally either as stock or custom shafts in many of the world’s top iron brands. In addition, Nippon Shaft products are available through Nippon Shaft’s dedicated global club fitter network. Details of these can be found at www.nipponshaft.com.
Nippon Shaft manufactures all of its steel and graphite shafts in a state-of-the-art factory in Komagane, Japan. The company’s integrated production lines are strictly monitored and controlled with thorough checks conducted responsibly through the entire production process. As a result, Nippon Shaft is able to control high product quality – from material selection to final testing.
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.