N.S. PRO MODUS3 CONTENDS AT THE MASTERS - All Nippon Shaft Players Made Cut; Four of Five Finish Top 20

All five Masters contestants who used Nippon Shaft steel shafts in their irons at the 2013 tournament made the cut, with two finishing in the top 10 and four among the top 20.

“Nippon Shaft would like to congratulate the five players in the field who used Nippon Shaft steel shafts in their irons for their outstanding play in the 2013 Masters,” said Hiro Fukuda, head of sales and marketing for Nippon Shaft.  “The fact that these players trusted our products to help them compete at the highest level of the game is extremely gratifying to all of us at Nippon Shaft.”

Finishing in a tie for fourth place was the young Australian, who took a share of the lead on Thursday after shooting a 6-under 66 and hovered around the top of the leaderboard all weekend, finishing at 5-under par on rounds of 66-73-72-72. The 2009 PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year utilized the N.S. PRO MODUS³ Tour 130 S flex steel shafts in his irons.

Finishing T-8 was the Spanish star and Ryder Cup hero, who use the N.S. PRO MODUS³ Tour 130 X flex steel shafts in his irons.  He, too, was co-leader after round one, opening with a 66.  He finished at 3-under par 285, shooting 66-76-73-70 on the week.

Tied for 18th was the 37-year-old Swede who used the N.S. PRO MODUS³ Tour 120 X flex steel shafts in his irons to shoot 75-71-73-69—288, an even par total.

Tied for 20th was the 37-year-old Richmond, Ind. native who used the N.S. MODUS³ PROTO ST X flex steel shafts in his irons to record a 1-over total on rounds of 71-74-70-74—289.

Former Masters champion and World Golf Hall of Fame member used the N.S. PRO MODUS³ Tour 120 TX flex steel shafts in his irons.  He shot 72-74-74-72—292, 4-over par for the week.

The N.S. PRO MODUS³ Tour 130 went on sale to the public on Feb. 1 after Nippon Shaft experts spent years traveling with the PGA TOUR getting player feedback and input during the shaft’s development phase.  The other shafts mentioned above also were developed during this process.

Aerotech Golf's SteelFiber Shafts Earn Top Money at Augusta

Aerotech Golf is proud to announce that its SteelFiber composite iron shafts earned two Top 10s and a 11th-place money position at the 2013 Masters Tournament, one of the most historic and revered events in golf. This week at Augusta National, the No. 5 and No. 9 ranked players in the world scored T6 and T8 money positions, respectively, at the Masters playing Aerotech SteelFiber i95 composite shafts in their irons.

SteelFiber shafts are well-known for delivering the power of graphite and the stability of steel shafts, and composite iron shaft technology continues to demonstrate superior performance every week. SteelFiber shafts are No. 2 and No. 3 in money earned on the 2013 PGA TOUR, and tied for first in Top 10 finishes.

"This year’s field at Augusta National included 87 of the world’s top professionals and six amateurs, representing a total of 20 countries, and we’re very excited to see SteelFiber shafts becoming more popular in the game’s most prestigious venues," says Aerotech Golf President Chris Hilleary. "The SteelFiber composite technology is the only one of its kind on the PGA Tour. Graphite shafts produce greater vibration dampening and less fatigue and steel shafts offer more consistency — SteelFiber shafts bring together these two materials to produce the power of graphite and stability of steel."

KBS Wins 2013 Masters with a Thrilling Playoff Victory
The second major title for KBS in under a year

This past weekend KBS Golf Shafts were trusted in an exciting come-from behind victory at The Masters. The KBS Tour shaft (130g X flex) has been in this professional’s full setup since 2011 when he was ranked 31st in world rankings. Today, this professional is a major winner and the 3rd ranked player in professional golf. This is the second major for the KBS brand in under a year (2012 Open Championship).

KBS shafts were in 16 player’s bags this past week at The Masters, including the reigning US Amateur and British Amateur champions. This marks the first victory for KBS shafts at The Masters after coming in second place the past two seasons (2011 and 2012).

In addition to this tremendous victory at The Masters, KBS also won the Tour’s WNB Classic. This professional has now won twice on the tour with the KBS C-Taper shaft (125g S+ flex). The KBS team has seen tremendous growth on the tour the past two seasons, with players looking for every improvement to make it to the PGA TOUR. 31 players trusted KBS this week at the WNB Classic.

“KBS shafts have been in contention the past four years at The Masters, and we are thrilled this professional won his first major title with our Tour shaft. Already recognized as one of the great ball strikers in professional golf, he has elevated his game since switching into KBS in 2011. We congratulate this player and his team on a terrific performance.” said Kim Braly, Director of KBS Tour Operations.