Golf News – May 3, 2022

Nippon Shaft to Introduce New N.S. Pro 850GH neo Steel Iron Shafts

CARLSBAD, CA – Nippon Shaft announced the September 26, 2022 launch of the new N.S.PRO 850GH neo steel irons shaft designed to maximize shot quality, performance and feel for golfers playing with today’s iron heads, company officials said.

Increases in the size of iron heads along with stronger lofts have created the need for Nippon Shaft’s neo series, officials said.

The 850GH has enjoyed high usage rates on women’s global golf tours for more than a decade and Nippon Shaft expects many other tour players will adopt the neo series, company officials said.

The 850GH neo is designed for golfers who are seeking a lightweight shaft – especially those who play sub-100 grams irons shafts and driver shafts weighing between 40-to-50 grams.

The shafts will initially be available on an installation basis through club fitters.

In 1999, Nippon Shaft introduced the world’s first sub-100-gram constant-weight steel shafts, the N.S.PRO 950GH (pictured above), which went on to become the best-selling and most successful lightweight steel irons shaft in history.

The 850GH followed soon after and forged its own identity in the shaft space, serving both amateur and professional golfers.

An extension of the N.S.PRO neo lineup, the N.S.PRO 850GH neo features:

  • Slightly softer Tip Section, which creates a slight spin increase and a 1-2 degrees higher launch of mid/high trajectory;
  • Firmer Mid-Section, which stabilizes newer clubheads throughout the swing
  • Softer Grip Section: Smaller .590” diameter (from .600”) aimed at enhancing “NS” feel.

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

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PXG Throws Knockout Grand Opening Party in Philadelphia

SCOTTSDALE, AZ – Last night, PXG reigned supreme, knocking it out of the park with the grand opening celebration of its new PXG Philadelphia store. Notables, athletes, and clients alike, joined PXG Founder and CEO, Bob Parsons and President and Executive Creative Director of Apparel, Renee Parsons, for an epic celebration of the new retail store.

Opening a storefront in Philadelphia was a natural choice for PXG, seeing as the sports loving city boasts 92 golf courses within a 20-mile radius. Located at 555 S Henderson Road, King of Prussia, PA, 19406, the state-of-the-art facility supports an unparalleled shopping experience for golfers and non-golfers alike.

During the event, guests walked the black carpet clad with a custom PXG canvas painted by renowned graffiti artist, Vizie, feasted on Geno’s Philly cheesesteaks and sipped signature cocktails. Philadelphia’s own Quaker City String Band injected the spirit of the city into the formal ribbon cutting, while DJ Kristaval brought down the house.

In an ode to Earth Month, and the state of Pennsylvania’s woodlands, the party featured organic, earth inspired decor. And PXG’s eco-conscious Cactus Leather and Nylon Bag Collections were on display.

End to end, the event exemplified PXG’s declaration that “Nobody throws parties the way we do. Period.”

PXG Philadelphia’s 7,797 square-foot facility features an expansive retail showroom with PXG’s latest apparel, accessories, and bags, expansive golf club fitting bays powered by TrackMan technology, and a dedicated putter fitting studio and practice putting green. A relaxing customer lounge tops off the in-store experience, offering customers the opportunity to relax after a fitting or watch the latest golf tournaments.


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