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Nippon Shaft records 3 top results at Bay Hill

And Another Victory on the LPGA Tour

CARLSBAD, Calif. (March 19, 2018) – Nippon Shaft recorded three Top 10 finishes, including the runner-up, Sunday at the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill Club in Orlando.

Wearing his signature cap as an homage to Ben Hogan and Payne Stewart, the 24-year-old former U.S. Amateur champion used the N.S.PRO MODUS3 Tour 130 X-flex steel shafts in his irons and wedges to shoot a 15-under par total with rounds of 67-66-72-68—273.  He earned $961,200 for his sole-second place finish.

Finishing sole fourth was the 2016 Open Champion who shot 13-under for the week with rounds of 64-69-71-71—275 using N.S.PRO MODUS3 Tour 120 TX-flex steel shafts in his irons and wedges.  The Swede earned $427,200.

Tying for seventh was the API’s defending champion, from Australia, who finished at 8-under, firing rounds of 70-70-73-67—280 while utilizing the N.S.PRO MODUS3 Tour 130 X-flex steel shafts in his irons.  He walked away with a check for $249,942.

“We say it all the time: Nippon Shaft is extremely proud that the some of the greatest players in the world choose to play Nippon Shaft to compete at golf’s highest competitive level,” said Hiro Fukuda, sales and marketing for Nippon Shaft. “While nearly 140 players on the world’s top tours are playing Nippon Shaft, we also know that amateurs and weekend players can benefit immensely from having the right Nippon Shafts in their irons.”

Meanwhile on the women’s tour, the winner, two T-2s, and a T-5 player all played Nippon Shaft N.S.PRO 950 GH at the LPGA Founders Cup at Wildfire Golf Club in Phoenix.  The 29-year-old champion from South Korea shot 19-under par with rounds of 68-71-63-67—269 to win by five strokes.  It was the 19th LPGA victory for the Olympic Gold Medalist and seven-time major champion.

Nippon Shaft products are available globally either as stock or custom shafts in many of the world’s top iron brands.  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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