UST Mamiya News & Press Releases

Jul 10, 2012

UST Mamiya Shafts Used by Winner of Nature Valley First Tee Open

FORT WORTH, TX – July 10, 2012 – UST Mamiya, maker of the world’s finest carbon fiber golf shafts – reports the winner of the Nature Valley First Tee Open relied on PROFORCE VTS in his driver (Black 65 X-flex) and hybrid (Black 85 X-flex) to earn his first Champions Tour victory.

The champion carded rounds of 70, 70 and 66 (-10) and came from 4 shots off the lead in the final round to earn his first victory on the Champions Tour by two shots. The win moves him to 14th place in the Charles Schwab Cup Points Race.

“UST Mamiya wants to congratulate the winner of the Nature Valley First Tee Open,” says Robb Schikner, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “UST Mamiya shafts continue to find their way into the champions circle. Players are realizing the benefit of a complete shaft fitting with PROFORCE VTS (torque, weight and flex) to optimize distance and control.”

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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