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Golf News – July 6, 2017

Nippon Shaft Has 1-2 Finish At Women’s PGA Championship

CARLSBAD, Calif. (July 5, 2017) – Nippon Shaft players finished winner and runner-up at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, July 2, on the North Course at Olympia Fields Country Club outside Chicago.

The 24-year-old champion used Nippon Shaft’s N.S. PRO 950-GH steel shafts in both her irons and wedges to shoot 13-under par. The 19-year-old Canadian runner up – winner of the 2016 Women’s PGA – used N.S. PRO MODUS3 Tour 105 steel shafts in her irons and N.S.PRO MODUS” Wedge 115 steel shafts in her wedges to finish one stroke out of a playoff.

Meanwhile, at the PGA TOUR’s Quicken Loans National, three players finished T-5, each using a different Nippon Shaft steel shaft in their irons: the N.S. PRO MODUS3 Tour 130 X-flex; the N.S. PRO MODUS3 Tour 125 X-flex, and the N.S. PRO MODUS3 PROTO Irons X-flex.

And at the Tour event in Nashville, Nippon Shaft had two players in the top 10 using the N.S. PRO MODUS3 Tour 130 X-flex and the N.S. PRO MODUS3 Tour 120 TX-flex steel shafts in their irons.

“Nippon Shaft congratulates the winner and runner-up at the Women’s PGA Championship as well as our strong finishers on the PGA and Tours,” said Hiro Fukuda, Sales and Marketing for Nippon Shaft. “We are proud that more and more successful players on every professional tour are relying on Nippon Shaft to help make their games the best they can be.”

Nippon Shaft continues to be the preferred shaft on the LPGA Tour, with several players having recorded victories this year on the world’s preeminent women’s pro circuit.

In addition, more than 140 players on the PGA TOUR and European Tour, including the winner of this year’s Masters, utilize Nippon Shaft steel shafts created by the Japan-based golf shaft manufacturer.

Argolf Putter Used By Winner Of 2017 U.S. Senior Open

JUPITER, Florida (July 3, 2017) – An Argolf putter, part of the line of Argolf precision-based putters ( was in use by the 2017 U.S. Senior Open winner. He used an Argolf Pendragon model to secure his two-shot victory July 2 at Salem Country Club in Peabody, Mass. It was the 56-year-old player’s fourth major championship title on PGA Tour Champions and his second U.S. Senior Open win – and the first bogey-free final round by a U.S. Senior Open winner since Bernard Langer in 2010.

“We extend our sincere congratulations to the winner of this year’s U.S. Senior Open,” said Olivier Colas, founder and CEO of Argolf. “An ever-increasing number of tour players and avid amateurs are discovering the extraordinary merits of Argolf putters.”

The winner was the only player to shoot under par in all four rounds at the Donald Ross-designed golf course. This championship title gets him into the 2018 U.S. Open, to be played June 14-17 at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, in Southampton, N.Y.

Surf’s Up For New G/Fore Umbrella

G/FORE’s latest umbrella is set to make positive waves in even the most miserable weather.

The Shaka – a hand gesture which originated in Hawaii and has become a surfer’s favourite – is the latest light-hearted addition to the range, which has made a serious splash with designs featuring the colourful G/FORE gloves.

After teaming up with Haas-Jordan, the manufacturers of the sturdiest and most dependable umbrellas on the market, G/FORE has added its own distinctive color and style to complement the growing collection of high-quality gloves, eye-catching footwear and sharp apparel.

The custom 62″ Haas-Jordan design features wind-vents on all eight panels, solid fibreglass ribs, black braided fibreglass shaft, slip-resistant ergonomic handle, and custom epoxy dome handle medallion.

The first three versions – a thumbs-up, a peace sign and…a hand signal which invites the wet weather to go on its merry way – were showered with praise when they were launched.

The G/FORE brand, created by fashion-industry pioneer Mossimo Giannulli in 2011 – founder of the billion-dollar clothing company Mossimo Inc – has made significant strides in its first few years on the golf scene.

And the latest umbrella, which retails at £85, is to set to create a new wave of interest as it ensures golfers stay dry in a downpour.

To view the brand’s full range of apparel, gloves, shoes and accessories, visit

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