Nippon Pro Modus 3 Shaft Review

Nippon Pro Modus 3 Shaft Review

By Paul Liberatore

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Time to read 6 min

The Modus 3 shaft from Nippon is a redesigned iron and wedge shaft that gives players more control over trajectory, distance, and direction. Named for the three avenues of improved performance, the Modus 3 is specifically designed for elite golfers and serious players. 


Golf shafts react differently with different playing styles and swing characteristics; however, Nippon has designed Modus 3 with a range of launch trajectories and spin rates to help fit a wide range of golfers. Known for their exceptionally high tolerance rates across shafts, Nippon is trusted by thousands of professional golfers and club builders to deliver the best in performance and feel.

Key Features

Modus 3 features unique playing profiles across different models to help give golfers their ideal launch and spin characteristics.

Each weight range in the Modus 3 line is designed to match release patterns of golfers so they get the most in accuracy and distance throughout their entire set.

High-quality materials allow golfers to hit a variety of shots in all conditions with the Modus 3 shaft.

Introducing the N.S. Pro Modus 3 Tour 130 golf club shaft set. These shafts have gained a well-deserved reputation for their outstanding performance on the course. The consistency in flex and the smoothness of the swing have greatly improved my shot control and distance. 


Whether you're a professional golfer or just starting out, the N.S. Pro Modus 3 Tour 130 is a must-have for anyone seeking top-notch shaft performance and an unparalleled user experience.


Design and Technology

The Modus 3 was designed using specific requests from PGA Tour professionals. The entire Modus 3 series has been built to give players more options in weight, flex, and launch and spin profiles. Each line in the series of shafts is optimized to deliver golfers with exceptional trajectory, distance, and directional control. Made from the highest quality steel material, the Modus 3 shaft is built to withstand any style of swing and gives golfers powerful, repeatable iron and wedge shots.

Modus 3 is a shaft that I have contemplated switching into many times. Each time I test iron shafts I enjoy the feel of the Modus 3 more and more. The ability of Nippon to deliver an optimized launch window within each weight range of shaft is something that I believe can benefit most golfers when they are properly fit. If I ever were to change out of my trusted Project X iron shafts it would be for the weight matched N.S. Pro Modus 3.


Modus 3 is an excellent feeling golf shaft made for golfers with various types of swing styles and speeds. Nippon is unrivaled in its ability to deliver precision cut and matched shaft through the entire set giving golfer confidence that each club in their bag will be properly built and consistent. The Modus 3 is a must try for any golfer looking to improve their iron play without being overwhelmed by a rigid feeling iron shaft. The Modus 3 shaft also makes an outstanding option for players in their wedges as it is one of very few shafts available in 130-grams at a stiff flex. This combination can be perfect for players looking to get more control in their short games.

PROS

  • Tour feedback results in a shaft that produces more control over trajectory, distance, and direction.
  • The N.S. Pro Modus 3 tier system ensures that all golfers can find their ideal iron and wedge shaft.
  • High-quality materials allow golfers to hit a variety of shots in all conditions with the Modus 3 shaft.

CONS

  • Players looking for ultra-low trajectories with their irons may be better fit into a stiffer tip design.
  • Smaller pro shops and retail stores may not have this shaft available to fit or demo before purchase.
  • The Modus 3 shaft typically carries an OEM upcharge that can make new iron sets more expensive.

Our Experience

The Nippon Pro Modus 3 is a popular iron shaft among professional and amateur golfers. It offers a balance of feel, launch, and control that appeals to a wide range of players.


We found the Modus 3 to have a silky smooth feel at impact, characteristic of Nippon shafts. Despite its high launch tendencies of previous Nippon models, the Pro Modus 3 launches the ball strongly but not excessively high. Importantly, we did not lose any distance compared to our previous shafts.


The high launch combined with the Modus 3's strong trajectory helped improve our iron accuracy. We hit the ball more solidly and consistently, leading to lower scores overall.


The Modus 3 is available in a variety of weight and flex profiles to suit different swing types and release patterns. Its premium feel and tight tolerances make it a great option for both golfers and club builders. The Nippon Pro Modus 3 is an excellent choice for players seeking a high-quality, high-launching iron shaft that delivers feel, distance, and accuracy. Its versatility allows it to fit a wide range of skill levels and swing characteristics.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is the Warranty on the N.S. Pro Modus 3 Tour 130 Shaft Set?

The warranty coverage for the N.S. Pro Modus 3 Tour 130 shaft set ensures durability. It provides peace of mind regarding the shaft’s performance. This warranty underscores the brand’s commitment to quality and customer satisfaction.

Can the N.S. Pro Modus 3 Tour 130 Shaft Set Be Customized for Left-Handed Golfers?

I found that the N.S. Pro Modus 3 Tour 130 shaft set can be customized for left-handed golfers. The shaft material and installation tips were crucial. With the right adjustments, it became a game-changer for my game.

Are There Any Specific Care Instructions for Maintaining the Graphite Shaft Material?

Maintaining graphite shafts is crucial for durability and performance. Regularly clean with a soft cloth and mild soap to remove dirt and debris. Avoid harsh chemicals. Protect from extreme temperatures and moisture to prolong lifespan.

Does the N.S. Pro Modus 3 Tour 130 Shaft Set Come With Any Additional Accessories or Tools for Installation?

Absolutely, the N.S. Pro Modus 3 Tour 130 shaft set doesn’t come with additional accessories or installation tools. Make sure to check for compatibility, and consider customization options. Also, it’s essential to follow care instructions for longevity.

Are There Any Specific Swing Speed or Playing Style Recommendations for Getting the Most Out of the Stiff Flex of the N.S. Pro Modus 3 Tour 130 Shaft Set?

For the stiff flex of the N.S. Pro Modus 3 Tour 130 shaft set, it’s best to have a faster swing speed and an aggressive playing style. Consider customization for optimal performance and follow care instructions. No specific accessories or tools come with the set.

Conclusion

Nippon has created a shaft that fits virtually every type and preference of golfer. Club fitters rave about how well built and consistent Nippon shafts remain. The Modus 3 iron and wedge shaft is one of the premier steel golf shafts offerings on tour trucks and in local retail stores and pro shops. The tier system of Modus 3 allows players of all abilities and swing types to find the iron and wedge shaft that is ideal for their game. Modus 3 is a club fitter and golfer’s dream and one of the most complete and best-feeling steel shafts available.

Paul Liberatore

Paul Liberatore

As the Founder of Golfers Authority Paul Liberatore Esq. has spent the last 7+ years writing about the best golf equipment or instruction from the top golf instructors in the world. He has been a contributing writer for Sports Illustrated Golf and GolfWRX. After graduating with honors from Purdue University, he realized that he had a passion for the golf business and the law. When he's not practicing law, or creating golf content on YouTube, he can be found on his syndicated Behind the Golf Brand podcast talking with the most prolific leaders in the golf industry. 

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