UST Mamiya News & Press Releases

Jun 18, 2012

UST Mamiya Shafts Used by Winner of 112th U.S. Open Golf Championship

FORT WORTH, TX – June 18, 2012 – UST Mamiya, maker of the world’s finest carbon fiber golf shafts – reports the winner of the 112th U.S. Open Golf Championship relied on PROFORCE AXIVCORE in his driver (69 Tour Red X-flex) and PROFORCE VTS in his 3-wood and 5-wood (85g Tour Black X-flex) to earn his first major championship and 3rd PGA Tour victory.

The champion carded rounds of 72, 73, 68 and 68 (+1) to get his first win of the year and more importantly, his first major on Father’s Day. The win catapults him to 9th place in the FedEx Cup Points Race and #5 in the Official World Golf Ranking.

“UST Mamiya congratulates this year’s winner of the U.S. Open Golf Championship. We sincerely appreciate his confidence in choosing to play our brand in all his woods” says Robb Schikner, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “UST Mamiya shafts continue to find their way into the hands of champions. This major feat represents our third US Open victory and seventh major championship.”

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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