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Feb 05, 2008

Four Weeks, Four Wins for UST Shafts

FORT WORTH, Texas — High-performance graphite shafts designed and manufactured by UST (United Sports Technologies®) continued the hottest winning streak in golf this week with another victory on the PGA Tour. This week’s champion at the FBR Open played an Accra™ XE80 shaft with AXIV Technology in his hybrid club and won his first-ever playoff appearance on tour.

In recent weeks, UST-designed graphite shafts have captured the lion share of top money. In addition to earning victories at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, Mercedes-Benz Championship and Commercialbank Qatar Masters, UST  won the total wood shaft count in both the Shaft Manufacturers and Brand categories during the Mercedes-Benz event. At this week’s FBR Open, UST also showed numerical dominance among hybrid shafts with UST’s Proforce V2 Hybrid 89 as the single-most popular shaft model among the hybrid clubs played.

“Four wins in four weeks. UST graphite shafts are red hot,” says Jim McIntosh, tour representative for UST. “UST engineers created the AXIV Technology so that it weaves four different high-modulus carbon fibers in four different directions all in one ply of material. This AXIV Technology is quickly earning a reputation for delivering real performance benefits.”

Created by UST, AXIV Technology creates a ‘Rapid Shaft Recovery System’ that resists deformation and returns the shaft to a round shape faster than any other shaft on the market. The ‘loading’ and ‘unloading’ of the golf swing, alters the characteristics and shape of a shaft. The AXIV Tetra-Axial weave not only aids in the recovery of the shaft to ensure a consistent return to the ball with each swing, the single ply offers superior feel in the hands. The new AXIV technology ‘sets a new bar’ for innovations in premium golf shafts.
World-renowned pros such as Jim Furyk, Davis Love III and Rod Pampling — among many others — put their trust in UST high-performance shafts and the technology that has made UST a world leader in graphite shaft innovation.
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UST makes graphite golf shafts for golf consumers and supplies many original equipment manufacturers, such as Titliest, Ping, Nike, Callaway, Cleveland, TaylorMade, Adams, Nickent, Wilson, Sonartec and others. UST also produces and distributes such world-renown graphite shaft brands as Proforce, ACCRA, IROD and Frequency Filtered Putter shafts which are played in more than 100 tour events on the PGA, SPGA, Nationwide and European tours. Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, UST operates four manufacturing facilities throughout the world and produces more than four million graphite shafts a year for original equipment manufacturers and custom clubmakers. For more information about UST, visit

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