UST Mamiya News & Press Releases

Apr 02, 2012

UST Mamiya PROFORCE VTS Catapults Winner of Shell Houston Open

FORT WORTH, TX – April 2, 2012 – UST Mamiya, maker of the world’s finest carbon fiber golf shafts – reports the winner of the Shell Houston Open relied on PROFORCE VTS shafts in his fairway wood (VTS Silver 85x) and hybrid (VTS Black 85x) to earn his second PGA win of the year. ATTAS 85x was also used by the second place finisher in his hybrid.

The winner came from behind on Sunday to earn his second victory of the year and the fifth of his career. The win catapults him into #1 in the FedEx Cup Points Race and #4 in the Official World Golf Ranking.

“UST Mamiya wants to congratulate the winner of the Shell Houston Open,” says Robb Schikner, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “PROFORCE VTS shafts continue to get more play every week on all tours proving that torque does change everything. Our shafts continue to find their way into the winners circle. They are realizing the benefit of a complete shaft fitting (torque, weight and flex) to optimize distance, control and feel.”

All UST Mamiya carbon-fiber shafts are made using handcrafted, repeatable production techniques that incorporate world-class engineering and premium-selected raw materials. This combines with tight tolerances, constant taper design and low-resin content to enhance feel during the golf swing.

The company produces a variety of shaft models, including the renowned Proforce and ATTAS lines, which have received significant usage on major professional tours internationally. Paralleling its achievements at the professional level, the company’s shafts have remained the top-selling aftermarket option in the United States the past five years.

Knowing that every golfer who installs a new shaft will also need a grip, UST Mamiya offers a line of premium offerings, with groundbreaking new models being introduced in 2012. They include Tour PC, Soft Touch, Comp DV2 Torsion, Pro DV2 Torsion Cord, and ST1putter grips.

About UST Mamiya

Since 1991, UST Mamiya graphite shafts are favored by recreational and competitive golfers worldwide. In 2009, UST (U.S.) combined operations and assumed responsibility for the sports division of its parent company, Mamiya-OP (Japan) and now leads the drive for quality and innovation globally. Distributed in 30-plus countries, UST Mamiya provides shafts to consumers, retailers, club-fitters and original equipment manufacturers Adams, Bridgestone, Callaway, Cleveland, Cobra, Mizuno, Nike, PING, TaylorMade, Titleist, Wilson and more. Company R&D and manufacturing facilities are in the U.S., Japan, China and Bangladesh. UST Mamiya advisory staff includes renowned instructors among GOLF Magazine’s “Top 100” and at Golf Digest’s “America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses.

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