ACCRA driver shaft used to win the RBC Canadian Open
ACCRA Premium Golf Shafts is proud that the 2014 RBC Canadian Open Champion trusted an ACCRA shaft in his Titleist driver.

The North Carolina State grad from Durban, South Africa won the prestigious event carding a 30 on the back nine of the final day. He led the entire field hitting 84% of the fairways for the week. This victory moved him into the top 25 in the FedEx Cup points standings and into this weeks WGC Bridgestone Classic.

In 2013, he was custom fit by Cool Clubs in Scottsdale Arizona to an ACCRA Tour Z ST 55 M4 shaft in his Titleist driver and since that time, he has consistently been in the top 5 of driving accuracy on the PGA Tour. The 4th place finisher leads the PGA Tour in top 10 finishes, ranks 22nd on Tour in driving accuracy and was also professionally fit by Cool Clubs and uses a similar customized ACCRA Tour Z ST 55 M4 shaft in his Bridgestone driver, with different tipping. He also trusts an ACCRA Tour Z LS85 in his Ping G30 3 wood and a DyMatch 2.0 ST-H in his Ping hybrid.

“The Tour Z ST 55 continues to win on Tour, proving once again that ACCRA produces the most stable and consistent super lightweight shafts in the industry,” said Ron Graham, ACCRA PGA Tour Rep. “On tour we see players testing different lightweight shafts but usually return to traditionally weighted products. The ACCRA Tour Z ST 55 and recently added, ACCRA CS1 50, have changed players' outlook on lightweight shafts. These shafts offer all the strength of a 65-70 gram shaft with the speed of 50-55 grams.” continued Graham.
Two players using Nippon Shaft’s N.S. PRO MODUS3 Tour 130 steel shafts in their irons and wedges finished runner-up and tied for fifth, Sunday at the Open Championship while two other players, using the N.S. PRO 950GH and the N.S. PRO PROTO 980ST, tied for 12th.

The runner-up, from Spain, who finished two strokes behind the champion, shot a final round 6-under par 66 at Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake, England.  He shot 15-under par 273 on rounds of 68-70-69-66, utilizing the popular Tour 130 to hit 70 percent of his greens in regulation.

The fifth place finisher from Australia, hit 72 percent of his greens in regulation, shot a final round 65 to finish at 12-under 276 for the championship.

Tied for 12th at 9-under par were the eight-year U.S pro out of Tacoma, who used the popular N.S. PRO 950GH steel shafts in his irons, and one of Sweden’s most prolific players, who used the N.S. PRO PROTO 980ST prototype shaft, which is becoming one of the Tour’s most played irons shafts.

“Nippon Shaft would like to congratulate all players who utilized Nippon Shaft’s steel shafts in their irons,” said Hiro Fukuda, sales and marketing for the Japanese club maker.  “Nippon Shaft is proud that players competing in tournaments at the highest level trust our products to help them play their best.”

Nippon Shaft’s tour developed N.S. PRO MODUS³ PROTO 980ST steel shafts were played by the winner of yesterday’s event and by the runner-up and third-place finishers on the PGA TOUR.

A total of 21 players on the European Tour and PGA TOUR utilized the N.S. PRO MODUS³ PROTO 980ST steel shafts in their irons, making it the hottest steel shaft on the pro circuits.

The winner of the United Leasing Championship shot 9-under 279 on rounds of 73-67-72-67 using the 980ST X flex steel shafts to win by a stroke and take home a winner’s check of $108,000.  It was the first title for the 43-year-old Englishman, who overcame a seven-shot deficit on the final day at Victoria National in Newburgh, Ind.

At the PGA TOUR’s Quicken Loans National, the runner-up from Baytown, Texas also utilized the 980ST X flex steel shafts in his irons to finish regulation play at 4-under 280 on rounds of 74-68-68-70 at the challenging Congressional Country Club in Washington, D.C.  It was a difficult playoff, but he took consolation in the fact he earned a spot in The Open.

The third-place finisher, who ended up one shot out of the playoff, also used the 980ST X flex steel shafts in his irons, and also made it into The Open.

At the BMW Championship in Germany, the 37-year-old Swedish golfer who last year won both the FedEx Cup and the Race to Dubai championships got into a four-way playoff by shooting an impressive 19-under par 269 with rounds of 68-68-66-67 in Cologne.  He used the N.S. PRO MODUS3 Tour 120 S flex steel shafts in his irons.

On the LPGA Tour, it was an American star using the N.S. PRO 950GH – Nippon Shaft’s industry-changing lightweight steel shaft – who finished runner up at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship.  She shot 11-under par for the 54-hole event on rounds of 69-66-67—202.

“Nippon Shaft is extremely proud to be able to provide high quality steel shafts that players from all over the world use to compete on all major professional tours,” said Hiro Fukuda, sales and marketing for the Japanese shaft maker.

“We are especially proud of the impact we are having with the MODUS³ PROTO 980ST steel shaft for irons,” Fukuda said.  “The shaft was developed with input from the best players in the world, and we believe we have answered their needs.”