Japanese golfer Yuta Ikeda secured the No. 1 spot on the Japan Golf Tour money list this Sunday, December 4th after tying for 2nd place at the Golf Nippon Series JT Cup.
Ikeda started competing with Yonex N1-CB forged irons as of the 2016 season, experiencing immediate improvements in his game. The Japanese golfer closed out the 2015 season with 1 title to his name, but after making the changeover to Yonex clubs this season, he earned a staggering three. This ascension to the top spot of the 2016 Money List this weekend proved to be an exceptional conclusion to a season of success.
Yuta Ikeda and Yonex Forged-Irons
Heading into the 2016 season free of any club contract, Ikeda meticulously tested several clubs prior to the start of the season in search of the best gear to boost his game. Among several options, Ikeda was greatly impressed by the performance of N1-CB forged irons. Yonex graphite hybrid N1-CB forged irons are carefully crafted by hand in Yonex’s Japanese factories to the highest standards. Boasting great power and precision control, the N1-CB irons have been a major factor in Ikeda’s success this season.
“I would have really liked to win this year’s Golf Nippon Series JT Cup,” spoke Ikeda after the tournament, “But I’m really happy that I reached No. 1 on the Money List for the first time this year! I owe this great result to the Yonex irons I started using this year. The Yonex team also provides great fitting services, so I am very thankful for their continued support.”
Yuta Ikeda’s Gear
Irons (#4 – PW): N1-CB Forged Irons
Yuta Ikeda Stats: 2016 vs 2015
Along with ranking No. 1 on the 2016 Money List (2015: No. 3) and picking up three titles this season, Ikeda has seen an improvement in his stats on the Japan Golf Tour for the season.
Money List Ranking
Greens in Regulation Percentage
All About the N1-CB Forged Irons
Improved Feel at Impact Made Possible with Graphite Hybrid Insert
Yonex N1-CB Forged Irons feature a Graphite Hybrid Insert behind the face, dampening unwanted vibrations as well as providing a lower and deeper CG. This offers increased feel, comfort and forgiveness at impact.
Vibration Dampening Performance Comparison
3D Sole for a Smoother Swing
The shaped 3D Sole maintains club head speed and helps to get the ball airborne whatever the lie.
Golf Nippon Series JT Cup 2016 Tournament Results