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NIPPON SHAFT WINS WOMEN’S BRITISH OPEN

Fourth Women’s Major of the Year for Steel Shaft Maker

CARLSBAD, Calif. (August 5, 2018) – The winner of the 2018 Women’s British Open used Nippon Shaft’s N.S. PRO 950GH steel shafts in her irons and wedges Sunday to help forge her first victory on the LPGA Tour.

After starting one stroke back in the final pairing, the 22-year-old native of Bournemouth, England shot 5-under par 67 to finish with a 17-under total and win by a stroke at Royal Lytham & St. Anne’s in Lancashire, England.  With rounds of 67-68-69-67—271, she walked away with a check worth $487,500.

“Nippon Shaft is extremely proud that this year’s winner of the Women’s British Open trusted our 950GH, our most successful Tour shaft, just as this year’s three women’s major winners and millions of amateur golfers around the world have,” said Hiro Fukuda, sales and marketing for Nippon Shaft. “We congratulate her on her first win and major championship and wish her the best in the future.”

The champion became the fifth British player to win the title.

Over the years, hundreds of LPGA winners have authored their victories with N.S. PRO 950GH steel shafts, Nippon Shaft officials said. The Women’s British Open was the fourth major victory this season for N.S. PRO 950GH steel shafts. Earlier this season, Nippon Shaft N.S. PRO 950GH steel shafts were played in the ANA Inspiration, the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, and the U.S. Senior Women’s Open.

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 www.nipponshaft.com

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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