Golf News – November 22, 2016


Project X Wins The RSM Classic And Australian Open

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (November 21, 2016) – The 2016 RSM Classic champion and the 2016 Australian Open winner both trusted Project X shafts in their irons for respective wins.

The 25-year-old rookie sunk an 18-foot putt from off the green to win the RSM classic in a Monday-morning playoff.

The number five player in the world won the Australian Open for the second time in three years with Project X in the bag.

Key Shaft Stats:
The RSM Classic winner’s bag: Project X 6.5 (4-9; PW); Dynamic Gold S400 (AW, SW, LW)

116 (74%) sets of iron shafts by True Temper in play at The RSM Classic

459 (81%) wedge shafts by True Temper in play at The RSM Classic

The Australian Open winner’s bag: Project X 6.5 (4-9; 46, 52) Project X 6.0 (56,60)

during a prictice round prior to the DP World Tour Championship at Jumeirah Golf Estates on November 16, 2016 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

PING signs English standout Hatton to multi-year agreement

PHOENIX (Nov. 21, 2016) – PING today announced the signing of English professional and 2016 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship winner Tyrrell Hatton to a multi-year agreement.

The 25-year-old finished runner up at the just-completed DP World Tour Championship in Dubai and has amassed nine top-10 finishes on the European Tour this year, including a T5 at the Open Championship and a T10 at the US PGA Championship.

“Tyrrell has had an outstanding year and we’re delighted he’ll be representing PING going forward,” said PING Chairman & CEO John A. Solheim. “We’ve watched him very closely since he joined the European Tour two years ago and we’ve been impressed with every aspect of his game. He had two top-10 finishes in major championships this year, which says a great deal about his ability to compete against the best in the world. He’s a great addition to our global tour staff and we look forward to supporting him as he continues his rise in the game.”

“I’m delighted to be officially representing the PING brand. I’ve chosen to play their equipment in the past, and I’m excited to become part of the PING family,” Hatton said.

“I won my first European Tour event this year after putting a PING putter in my bag for the first time. With PING clubs, I believe I have the finest tools available to perform at the highest level. Each club is precisely built to my specifications which gives me great confidence on every shot.”

As part of a multi-year agreement, Hatton will wear a PING hat, use a PING staff bag and play a minimum of 11 PING clubs, including a PING driver and PING putter.


Nippon Shaft Wins Race To Dubai And LPGA Tour Championship

CARLSBAD, Calif. (November 21, 2016) – Nippon Shaft won the European Tour’s season-long Race to Dubai championship Sunday as well as the LPGA’s final tournament of the season at the CME Group Tour Championship.

It was the second Race to Dubai championship for the 40-year-old Swede who also won it in 2013. His 2016 season highlight came earlier this year at the Open Championship at Royal Troon where he earned his first major championship victory with an unforgettable epic final round performance. He used Nippon Shaft’s N.S. PRO MODUS3 Tour 120 steel shafts in his irons and wedges. On Sunday, he shot a final round 65 to finish with a 12-under par total at Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai to easily win the Race to Dubai. He finished ninth in the tournament itself.

Meanwhile, in Naples, Florida, the 20-year-old Englishwoman won her first LPGA tournament at the CME Group Tour Championship, using Nippon Shaft’s N.S. PRO MODUS” Tour 125 S flex steel shafts in her irons and wedges. She finished at 19-under par, firing rounds of 67-70-66-66-269 at Tiburon Golf Club, good for a winner’s check of $500,000.

“Nippon Shaft is very proud that the winner of his second Race to Dubai championship and the winner of the LPGA’s CME Group Tour Championship used Nippon Shaft steel shafts to earn their titles,” said Hiro Fukuda, sales and marketing for Nippon Shaft. “We send both players our sincere congratulations.”

Nippon Shaft has 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 at

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