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Webb to represent Nippon Shaft at events

CARLSBAD, Calif. (January 17, 2018) – World Golf Hall of Fame member and longtime Nippon Shaft brand ambassador Karrie Webb is scheduled to appear with Nippon Shaft at next week’s PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando.

The winner of 41 LPGA Tour events, including seven major titles, will do an exhibition from 10:30-noon on Tuesday, Jan. 23, at Tee Ground No. 8 at the Orange County National Golf Center in Orlando. 

The native Australian also will appear from 10:30-noon on Wednesday, Jan. 24, at Nippon Shaft’s exhibit booth (No. 711) and at Equipment Test Center bay No. 8 at the Orange County Convention Center.

“As our Brand Ambassador for the last decade, Karrie Webb’s achievements and increasing stature in golf worldwide has helped bring attention to Nippon Shaft among both amateurs and professionals, resulting in increased usage by both,” said Hiro Fukuda, Sales and Marketing for the Japan-based company.

The annual PGA Merchandise Show is the golf industry’s largest trade-only event for PGA professionals and affiliates in the golf industry.

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

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.



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