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Nippon N.S. Pro 950GH Neo lightweight steel shaft launched to mark the 20th anniversary of its original model

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In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Nippon N.S. Pro 950GH shaft, the first constant weight steel shaft in the less than 100 grams category, best-selling, and most successful lightweight steel irons shaft in tour history, the company has launched the N.S.Pro 950GH Neo.

The new addition, however, is not merely here to pay homage to its predecessor. Billed as “Reawakened” by the company, the N.S.Pro 950GH Neo contains several new updates to adapt to the distance balls and modern changes in the game.

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For starters, the N.S.Pro 950GH Neo features a slightly firmer tip section than the original, resulting in a shaft offering slightly more spin and a one-to-two-degree higher launch difference. The firmer mid-section of the new shaft aims to stabilize newer clubheads throughout the swing and help players maintain acceleration.

The latest release from Nippon also contains a softer butt, with a diameter which has been reduced from .610” to .600” for enhanced feel.

The shaft’s signature profile has been updated also, with the previous silver/chrome graphics on the original release being replaced by eye-catching green in the 20th-anniversary model.

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The new addition looks to emulate the success of the original Pro 950GH, which boasts over 40 million unit sales over the past two decades, over 200 Tour wins, as well as contributing in large part to every major steel shaft OEM now offering a sub-115-gram shaft option.

That may sound like a lot to live up to, but according to the company, the N.S. Pro 950GH Neo debuted on Tour in March and was “victorious at its first event”.

The Neo shaft will also be the standard steel shaft offering for the new TaylorMade P·790 Ti irons, whose release was announced last month.

The N.S. Pro 950GH Neo, which will be offered in four flexes with weights that range from 94.5 grams in an R flex to 98 grams in S flex and 104 grams in X flex, is available at retail today at NipponShaft.com and costs $35 per unit.

 

 

 

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Gianni is the Assistant Editor at GolfWRX. He can be contacted at gianni@golfwrx.com. Follow him on Twitter @giannimosquito

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  1. s

    Sep 6, 2019 at 6:42 pm

    Green, really?… sigh

  2. Gurn Blanton

    Sep 6, 2019 at 8:22 am

    I prefer a firmer butt.

  3. 15th Club

    Sep 5, 2019 at 7:52 pm

    Why does a stiffer tip section result in slightly higher ball flight? That runs counter to most of what basics I know about shaft design.

    A stiffer tip-to-butt profile should result in lower launch angles.

    If I am wrong and called out for it, I hope that a detailed explanation is included.

  4. Moe Selchen

    Sep 5, 2019 at 2:34 pm

    No “A” flex?

    • A. Commoner

      Sep 6, 2019 at 1:47 pm

      Why would one think marketing “geniuses” would consider needs of a group who is keeping golf on life support?

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What GolfWRXers are saying about the best hybrids that cost sub $100

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In our forums, our members have been discussing the best 4/5 hybrids from the last few seasons that can be picked up for sub $100. WRXer ‘jadedennill’ asks fellow members for their thoughts on the best models and options and WRXers oblige with plenty of suggestions.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

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