Nippon Shaft records multiple majors among 30-plus tour victories in 2021


Nippon Shaft is anticipating a successful 2022 for its N.S.PRO MODUS³ series of steel shafts after posting more than 30 victories and two major championships on global professional golf tours in 2021.

“Nippon Shaft is proud that tour pros worldwide who played our shafts in tournaments across the globe won more than 30 times in 2021, including on the PGA Tour, the European Tour, PGA Tour Champions, the Korn Ferry Tour, the LPGA Tour and others,” said Hiro Fukuda, sales and marketing for Nippon Shaft. “We’re looking ahead to another great year in 2022.”

Nippon Shaft will be exhibiting in Booth #2415 at the PGA Merchandise Show, Jan. 25-28, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.

Among the tournaments Nippon Shaft players won last season were:

  • The ANA Inspiration, a women’s major championship, where the winner used S.PRO MODUS³ Tour 105 Stiff shafts in her irons (4-PW) and the N.S.PRO MODUS³ 115 Wedge shaft in her wedges in Rancho Mirage, California.

  • The U.S. Women’s Open at Olympic Club, where N.S.PRO MODUS³ Prototype was in the irons and wedges of the winner and N.S.PRO 950GH neo in the runner-up’s irons and wedges, which ended in sudden death on June 6.

  • A 29-year-old Englishman used Nippon ShaftS.PRO MODUS³ Tour 120 X-flex shafts in his irons on Jan. 24 to secure victory at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship Open.

  • A 43-year-old Englishman who has used Nippon Shaft products for many years shot 17-under par 271 with rounds of 67-70-64-70 to win by four at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic at Emirates Golf Club in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

  • The winner of the AdventHealth Championship on the Korn Ferry Tour used S.PRO MODUS³ Tour 130 steel shafts in his irons and N.S.PRO MODUS³ Wedge 125 steel shafts in his wedges on May 23 at Blue Hills Country Club in Kansas City, Mo.

  • The winner of the Evans Scholars Invitational outside Chicago used S.PRO MODUS³ Tour 130 steel shafts in his irons and N.S.PRO MODUS³ Wedge 125 steel shafts in his wedges to prevail May 30 in his second straight Korn Ferry Tour victory.

  • A European Tour veteran from Northern Ireland won the inaugural Scandinavian Mixed Hosted by Henrik & Annika in Gothenburg, Sweden, using S.PRO MODUS³ Tour 120 steel shafts in his irons.

  • A 26-year-old rookie from Finland won her first tournament at the LPGA Mediheal Championship using S.PRO MODUS³ Tour 105 steel shafts in her irons.

  • A 37-year-old PGA Tour veteran from Aiken, SC used Nippon Shaft S.PRO MODUS³ Tour 120 TX flex steel shafts in his irons and N.S.PRO MODUS³ Wedge 125 steel shafts in his wedges to win a six-man playoff in the PGA Tour’s season finale at the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina.

  • The 31-year-old winner of the Northern Trust champion used S.PRO MODUS³ Tour 120 TX flex steel shafts in his irons and N.S.PRO MODUS³ Wedge 125 steel shafts in his wedges to shoot 20-under par in regulation and win on the first hole of a sudden death playoff at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, New Jersey. The Salt Lake City native shot 67-64-68-65—264, including a back-nine 30 that propelled him to the top of the leaderboard.

  • A 34-year-old Swedish star used S.PRO MODUS³ Tour 105 S flex steel shafts in her wedges to shoot a 12-under par 72-hole total to win the Women’s Scottish Open, her third major women’s championship by one stroke.

  • The winner of the Korn Ferry Tour Championship used S.PRO MODUS³ Tour 105 X flex steel shafts in his irons Sept. 6 to secure the victory and with it his fully exempt status on the 2021-22 PGA Tour season. The 33-year-old Stanford alumnus shot 20-under par with rounds of 70-68-65-65—268 at Victoria National Golf Club in Newburgh, Indiana.

  • The 30-year-old winner of the RSM Classic used S.PRO MODUS³ Tour 125 X flex steel shafts in his irons to help fashion a tournament record tying total of 22-under par with rounds of 64-65-67-64—260 at the Seaside Course at Sea Island Resort. It was his first PGA Tour victory.

More than 200 players on the PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, European Tour and Korn Ferry Tour use Nippon Shaft’s MODUS³ series steel shafts to help gain their desired distance, accuracy and trajectory.

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.