On the European Tour, the 36-year-old native Swede used Nippon Shaft’s N.S. PRO MODUS3 Tour 120 steel shafts in his irons to win the South African Open at the Serengeti Golf & Wildlife Estate near Johannesburg.
The three-stroke victory was his first since he won the 2009 Players Championship and his first win on the European Tour in five years. He birdied two of the last three holes to win and finished at 17-under par for the tournament, shooting rounds of 66-65-69-71—271.
Meanwhile, on the LPGA Tour, the 25-year-old 2012 Women’s U.S. Open champion recorded a two-stroke victory at the CME Titleholders at the Eagle Course at TwinEagles Golf Club in Naples, Fla. She used Nippon Shaft’s N.S. PRO 850GH steel shafts in her irons and won a first-place check worth $500,000, the LPGA’s largest first-place check of the season. She finished the tournament at 14-under par with rounds of 67-68-69-70—274.
“Nippon Shaft is very proud to have two of the world’s finest golfers – one male, one female - utilizing our shafts all over the world at the highest level of competition,” said Hiro Fukuda, head of sales and marketing for Nippon Shaft. “Their confidence in our products inspires Nippon Shaft to continue to improves its highly respected products.”
Nippon Shaft products are available either as stock or custom shafts in many of the world’s top iron brands.
Nippon Shaft manufactures all of its steel and graphite shafts in a state-of-the-art factory at its headquarters in Yokohama, 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, where it controls 80 percent of the golf shaft market.
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. Nippon Shaft's European headquarters is in Solihull U.K.