Yuta Ikeda Tops 2016 Japan Golf Tour Money List with N1-CB Forged Irons

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.




















































2016



2015



Money List Ranking



No. 1



¥207,901,567



No. 3



¥99,380,317



Titles



3



1



Scoring Average



No. 1



69.62



No. 6



70.66



Birdie Average



No. 1



4.33



No. 2



4.02



Par-Saving Percentage



No. 4



86.2



No. 25



85.29



Greens in Regulation Percentage



No. 6



67.35



No. 12



66.54



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.

N1CB 1

Vibration Dampening Performance Comparison

9477

3D Sole for a Smoother Swing

The shaped 3D Sole maintains club head speed and helps to get the ball airborne whatever the lie.

N1CB 1

Golf Nippon Series JT Cup 2016 Tournament Results

























Total R1 R2 R3 R4 Strokes
2T Yuta Ikeda -12 68 67 67 66 268

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