Golf News – July 15, 2014
Women’s British Open Winner Played Nippon Shaft
CARLSBAD, Calif. (July 14, 2014) – The winner of the Ricoh Women’s British Open used the Nippon Shaft N.S. PRO 750GH R flex steel shafts in her irons and N.S. PRO 850GH R flex steel shafts in her wedges en route to victory at Royal Birkdale.
The runner up and five other players who finished tied for ninth or better also used Nippon Shaft steel shafts in their irons. Two of them, including the runner up, used the N.S. PRO MODUS” Tour 120 shafts; three used N.S. PRO 950GH shafts, and one used the N.S. PRO 850GH.
Nippon Shaft also continued to build positive momentum on the PGA TOUR, where 10 top 25 finishers, including three among the top 10, used Nippon Shaft in their irons. The three top 10 finishers all posted four rounds in the 60s.
Among the 10 PGA TOUR players, three used the N.S. PRO PROTO 980 ST shaft, which is not yet in full production; two used the N.S. PRO MODUS” Tour 120 shafts; two used the N.S. PRO MODUS” Tour 130 shafts, and one used the N.S. PRO 950GH shafts. All are steel shafts and were used in irons.
More than 20 players in the John Deere field utilized Nippon Shaft in their irons.
“Nippon Shaft is extremely proud that many of the best players in the world – male and female – choose Nippon Shaft products to compete at the highest level of the sport,” said Hiro Fukuda, sales and marketing for the Japanese club maker. “Golfers always are looking for consistency and reliability. The more they learn about Nippon Shaft the more they identify our products with those qualities.
“We are especially proud of the impact we are having with the N.S. PROTO 980ST steel shaft for irons,” Fukuda said. “The shaft was developed with input from the best players in the world, and we believe we have answered their needs.”
Nippon Shaft long has been the most popular steel shaft on the LPGA Tour, thanks to its ability to manufacture a shaft that combines light weight and sturdiness, which ensures maximum control.
In recent years, Nippon Shaft has successfully expanded its product line to include shafts designed for PGA TOUR professionals and low-handicap amateurs.
Over the years, Nippon Shaft recorded hundreds of victories on professional golf tours worldwide, as the best players in the world increasingly chose to install in their irons steel shafts manufactured in Japan to unparalleled quality standards.
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 atwww.nipponshaft.com
Nippon Shaft manufactures all of its steel and graphite shafts in a state-of-the-art factory in Komagane, Japan. The company’s integrated production lines are strictly monitored and controlled with thorough checks conducted responsibly through the entire production process. As a result, Nippon Shaft is able to control high product quality – from material selection to final testing.
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.
Dynamic Gold Wins On PGA And European Tour
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (July 14, 2014) – Dynamic Gold continued its winning season with victories at the John Deere Classic on the PGA TOUR and the Scottish Open on the European TOUR this past weekend.
The 27-year-old John Deere Classic champion trusted Dynamic Gold in his irons and wedges for his first PGA TOUR career victory. In the final five holes of the tournament, he carded three birdies to win by one stroke. His John Deere Classic title moved him to number 14 in the FedEx Cup points and awarded him the final exemption for next week’s Open Championship at Royal Liverpool.
Across the Atlantic, the winner of the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open scored his first back-to-back wins during his career with True Temper’s newly released Dynamic Gold Tour Issue Onyx wedge shafts.
“Both the winner of the John Deere Classic and the Scottish Open played incredible final rounds this past weekend,” said Scott Hennessy, president and CEO of True Temper Sports. “We are proud that Dynamic Gold continues to be the choice for the best players around the world which we will be evident at this week’s Open Championship. Hopefully this time next week we will be celebrating our third Major this season.”
Truth in Numbers:
• The John Deere Classic winner’s bag: Dynamic Gold X100 (3-PW)
• 94 sets of True Temper shafts in play at the John Deere Classic
• 23 Dynamic Gold wins during the 2013-2014 PGA TOUR season
• The Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open winner’s bag: Dynamic Gold Tour Issue Onyx (LW, GW, SW)
The Number One selling shaft in golf, Dynamic Gold shafts are preferred by skilled players seeking a low, penetrating ball flight. Dynamic Gold features an internal tip reinforcement technology and tighter weight sorting tolerance for precision custom fitting. The new Dynamic Gold Tour Issue Onyx wedge shafts are now available through True Temper’s Performance Fitting Centers.
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