UST Mamiya News & Press Releases

Aug 28, 2006

IROD Delivers Victory on LPGA Tour

FORT WORTH, Texas — Following a dominating performance at the PGA Championship, graphite shafts by United Sports Technologies (UST®) captured first and second-place at the Wendy’s Championship for Children to earn another victory on the LPGA Tour, one of the most exciting tours in professional golf. Both this year’s champion and runner-up trusted the IROD® Hybrid shaft to deliver the ultimate stability, consistency and launch performance.

In addition to the LPGA victory, UST graphite shafts dominated the top money at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational on the PGA Tour and claimed seven of the Top 10 positions, including second-, third- and two fourth-place positions.

“The IROD was once again the No. 1 hybrid shaft at a pro tour event, and we’re very pleased that so many players trusted the consistency and performance of UST graphite shafts,” says Gene Simpson, vice president of sales and marketing for UST. “Popularity of hybrid clubs has skyrocketed this year on pro tours around the world, yet some hybrid clubs are still not reaching their full performance potential. The IROD and our newest hybrid design — Proforce V2 Hybrid — are specially designed for hybrid performance, and we’re very pleased that so many players now recognize that the performance benefits in true hybrid shafts.”

Whle the IROD shaft made UST’s innovative ‘hoop strength’ technology revolutionized tour performance, the new Proforce V2 Hybrid features a unique graphite fiber orientation in the mid- and butt-sections that helps the shaft recover faster than ever when loaded or flexed. Combining the hoop strength design with lower torque engineering and enhanced flexibility, the new V2 Hybrid, like the V2 wood, provides unparalleled stability and consistency, and balances the tip section to launch the ball higher with increased ball speed, while the optimized torque reduces spin for superior control.
United Sports Technologies makes graphite golf shafts for golf consumers and many original equipment manufacturers, including Nike, Taylormade, Sonartec, Wilson Sporting Goods, Callaway, Ping, Hogan, Cleveland, Titleist and many others. UST also produces and distributes such world-renown graphite shaft brands as Proforce, ACCRA, IROD and Harmon Tour Design® 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 millions of graphite shafts each year for original equipment manufacturers and custom club makers. For more information about UST, please visit our website at

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