CARLSBAD, Calif. – Nippon Shaft provided the tools for victory at the Korn Ferry Tour (KFT) Memorial Health Championship at Panther Creek Country Club in Springfield, Illinois, where the champion used NSPRO MODUS³ Tour 115 X flexible steel shafts in his irons en route to a normal 27-under finish.

With the win, the 34-year-old Dallas native found his way back to the PGA Tour by shooting 65-67-61-64—257 for a two-stroke win over his closest competitor and his fifth top 10 finish in the PGA Tour. KFT season. He won $135,000 and will be eligible to play on the PGA Tour in the fall.

“Nippon Shaft would like to congratulate the Memorial Health Championship champion,” said Hiro Fukuda, sales and marketing for Nippon Shaft. “We are proud that he has the confidence to use Nippon Shaft in his irons to help him get back on the PGA Tour, where he will continue to pursue his golf dreams.”

Over 200 players on the PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, European Tour and Korn Ferry Tour use Nippon Shaft’s MODUS³ series steel shafts to help them achieve the distance, accuracy and trajectory they want.

Nippon Shaft products are available worldwide as stock or custom shafts from many of the world’s leading iron brands. Details of these can be found at

Based in Yokohama, Japan, Nippon Shaft is Asia’s best-selling steel shaft. Nippon Shaft is a private subsidiary of NHK Spring Co. LTD, a Japanese auto parts manufacturer. Nippon Shaft’s North American headquarters are in Carlsbad.

Barry Cronin
Cronin Communications, Inc.
847-867-3032 (mobile)
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Michael C. Ford