On the European Tour, the 36-year-old native Swede used Nippon Shaft’s N.S. PRO MODUS3 Tour 120 steel shafts in his irons to win the South African Open at the Serengeti Golf & Wildlife Estate near Johannesburg.
The three-stroke victory was his first since he won the 2009 Players Championship and his first win on the European Tour in five years. He birdied two of the last three holes to win and finished at 17-under par for the tournament, shooting rounds of 66-65-69-71—271.
Meanwhile, on the LPGA Tour, the 25-year-old 2012 Women’s U.S. Open champion recorded a two-stroke victory at the CME Titleholders at the Eagle Course at TwinEagles Golf Club in Naples, Fla. She used Nippon Shaft’s N.S. PRO 850GH steel shafts in her irons and won a first-place check worth $500,000, the LPGA’s largest first-place check of the season. She finished the tournament at 14-under par with rounds of 67-68-69-70—274.
“Nippon Shaft is very proud to have two of the world’s finest golfers – one male, one female - utilizing our shafts all over the world at the highest level of competition,” said Hiro Fukuda, head of sales and marketing for Nippon Shaft. “Their confidence in our products inspires Nippon Shaft to continue to improves its highly respected products.”
It was the third PGA TOUR victory of the year for Nippon Shaft in addition to the Sony Open and the Wyndham Championship. The company also has won this year on the Champions Tour, LPGA Tour, European PGA Tour and others.
Sunday’s 28-year-old winner used Nippon Shaft’s N.S. PRO MODUS³ Tour 130 prototype steel shafts in his irons to shoot 16-under on rounds of 68-64-71-69 at the Magnolia GC at the Disney Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Two other Nippon Shaft players finished in the top 20 at Disney. The Zimbabwe native used the N.S. PRO MODUS3 prototype ORA steel shafts in his irons while the Swede used the N.S. PRO MODUS3 Tour 120s in his irons. Both finished at 9-under par for the tournament.
“Nippon Shaft is very excited for the winner of the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Classic,” said Hiro Fukuda, sales and marketing for Nippon Shaft. “We also congratulate the other two players who used Nippon Shaft and finished in the top 20 on Sunday. Both have had excellent seasons.”
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An industry leader in innovative composite shaft technology, Aerotech Golf reports that its super-light, low-torque Claymore graphite shaft delivered the longest distance and the Super Senior Division title at the 2012 RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship, held in Mesquite, Nev.
Eric Jones of Pleasanton, Calif., launched a winning 369-yard drive swinging a driver which featured an Aerotech Claymore MX60 graphite shaft and Geek No Brainer head. No stranger to long drive competition, Jones previously won the 2003 RE/MAX World Long Drive Senior Champion title and LDA Long Drive Tour Senior Rookie of the Year for 2004.
“The Claymore is a lightweight, filament-wound shaft specifically engineered to provide an extremely stable and uniform flexing golf shaft. The stability and consistency it provides — even during the most powerful golf swings — has made the shaft a favorite for amongst long drive competitors and players with very high clubhead speeds,” says Aerotech Golf President Chris Hilleary. “The Claymore marks a new generation of very stable, low-torque super-light weight golf shafts. We’ve designed the softer flexes to improve launch conditions for the slower swing speeds, while at the same time the firmer flexes can handle powerful swings so that players can enjoy the benefits of a super light weight golf shaft no matter what their swing speed is.”