Ping picks Nippon Shaft

Ping has selected Nippon Shaft’s Pro Modus3 Tour 105 steel shaft as a stock shaft option worldwide for Ping’s new i irons and GMax irons. The Pro Modus3 Tour 105 will be a stock steel shaft for the i irons, and will be available as a no-charge upgrade on the GMax irons for customers who go through a custom fitting.

According to Lee Oyer, head of Tour Promotions, who travels with the US PGA Tour week-to-week, tour players who have switched to the 112 grams (X flex) Tour 105 have seen increases in ball speed and distance, while maintaining dispersions and trajectory control which is often a challenge for elite players with lighter-weight steel shafts.

Nobuyoshi Okita, director of global sales for Nippon Shaft stated, “Nippon Shaft is proud that Ping has selected the Pro Modus3 Tour 105 as a stock shaft option on Ping’s new i irons and as a custom shaft option on Ping’s new GMax irons.”

Paul Wood, VP of engineering at Ping commented, “The Pro Modus3 Tour 105 line presented a unique opportunity for us to partner with Nippon Shaft and be first to deliver this lightweight steel shaft to golfers that can boost ball speed and trajectory while maintaining tour proven consistency. Nippon Shaft has continued to demonstrate the utmost in manufacturing capabilities, shaft performance and tour success, and we’re excited to add the Modus3 line to our worldwide fitting mix.” More at:

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