Golf News for Friday, December 20, 2013 | Equipment

Nippon Shaft products finish one-two at Thailand Golf Championship

CARLSBAD, Calif. -- Two world-class players using Nippon Shaft products in their irons score a victory and a runner-up finish, respectively, over the weekend at the Thailand Golf Championship.

The winning 33-year-old Spaniard used Nippon Shaft's N.S. PRO MODUS3 Tour 130 steel shafts with an X flex in his irons in compiling a 22-under par total 266 on rounds of 68-65-65-68. He won by four shots strokes over the Swede who recently won both the FedEx Cup and the Race to Dubai playoffs on the U.S. and Europeans Tours.

The 37-year-old runner-up used the N.S. PRO MODUS3 Tour 120 steel shafts with an X flex in his irons en route to a four-day total of 18-under, shooting 70-67-65-68, at the Amata Spring Country Club in Chonburi, Thailand.

"Nippon Shaft is proud that an increasing number of the world's best players are using Nippon Shaft products to compete at the highest level," said Hiro Fukuda, head of sales and marketing for Nippon Shaft. "Nippon Shaft remains committed to designing and manufacturing high performance steel shafts that top players can rely upon under the most high-pressure circumstances."

Nippon Shaft's newest product is the N.S. PRO MODUS3 Tour 130, which went on sale to the public on Feb. 1. Nippon Shaft experts has spent years traveling with the PGA TOUR getting player feedback and input in order to develop shafts that fit the needs of high-level golfers as well as amateurs.

Nippon Shaft products are available globally either as stock or custom shafts in many of the world's top brands through their custom club departments. In addition, Nippon Shaft products are available through a dedicated global distributor network covering each region of the world. Details of these can be found on our website,

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, Fukuda said. As a result, Nippon Shaft is able to control high product quality - from material selection to final testing.

Nippon Shaft has more than 100 professional victories worldwide. 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.

Barry Cronin
Cronin Communications, Inc.
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