Friday, August 24, 2012
Eleven Players To Start The FedEx Cup Playoffs Using Nippon Shaft In Their Irons
High-quality Japanese manufacturer making inroads on PGA Tour
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (August 23, 2012) - Just two years after Nippon Shaft introduced its high quality products on the PGA Tour, 11 of the 123 players competing this week at The Barclays at Bethpage Black are doing so with Nippon Shaft steel shafts in their irons.
"Nippon Shaft is pleased that nearly 10 percent of the field in the opening round of the FedEx Cup Playoffs have chosen to utilize Nippon Shaft steel shafts in their irons," according to Hiro Fukuda, Sales and Marketing for Nippon Shaft.
"Nippon Shaft has worked quietly but tirelessly over the last two years to show players the benefits our shafts can bring to their games and that effort is beginning to pay off for them and for us," Fukuda said. "More and more of the world's top players are beginning to perceive the integrity and quality of a Nippon Shaft-manufactured product."
Last week, Nippon Shaft recorded three victories on three different world golf tours, the biggest coming in a Monday morning finish at the Wyndham Championship at the par-70 Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, NC.
Nippon Shaft products are available either as stock or custom shafts in many of the world's top iron brands.
In addition, Nippon Shaft products are available through Shaftology - Nippon Shaft's dedicated clubfitter network - and through the custom club departments of top club manufacturers.
Nippon Shaft manufactures all of its steel and graphite shafts in a state-of-the-art factory at its headquarters in Yokohama, Japan. The company's integrated production lines are strictly monitored and controlled with thorough checks conducted responsibly through the entire production process, Fukuda said. As a result, Nippon Shaft is able to control high product quality - from material selection to final testing.
Nippon Shaft has more than 100 professional victories worldwide. Based in Yokohama, Japan, Nippon Shaft is the No. 1-selling steel shaft in Asia, where it controls 80 percent of the golf shaft market.
Nippon Shaft is a privately-held subsidiary of NHK Spring Co. LTD, a Japanese automobile parts manufacturer. Nippon Shaft's North American headquarters is in San Diego.