UST Mamiya News & Press Releases

Mar 20, 2007

Jim Furyk Joins UST Tour Staff

FORT WORTH, Texas – Golf’s leading innovator of high-performance golf shafts, UST® (United Sports Technologies) announces that Jim Furyk — No. 2 Golfer in the World — has joined the UST Tour Staff, and is playing Proforce V2.

A long-time player of UST shafts, Furyk won more than $7.4 million on tour last year, and is the No. 2 golfer in the world, according to Official World Golf Ranking. Furyk has chalked up eight career victories on the PGA Tour, including the 2003 U.S. Open Championship, and he is currently second on the PGA Tour for Driving Accuracy Percentage.

“Jim Furyk is a phenomenal player and fierce competitor. We’re very proud that he plays UST’s V2 shafts and now has officially joined our staff,” says Gene Simpson, vice president of marketing for UST brands. “The V2’s low-torque design delivers a stable and consistent performance that pros demand, and has now become the hottest shaft on pro tours around the world.”

UST’s V2 delivers a stable and consistent performance that is specially optimized for today’s 400cc to 460cc clubheads, explains Simpson. While today’s larger driver heads increase hit-ability for many golfers, the larger heads also possess centers of gravity (CG) which are further away from the shaft’s center line — a design characteristic that results in more stress and twisting on the shaft. The V2’s low-torque design prevents larger clubheads from twisting open on impact, and limits the amount of back spin imparted onto the ball, thus transferring more energy at impact. In addition, the V2 utilizes a proprietary graphite fiber orientation to enable the shaft to recover consistently when loaded or flexed and to give the shaft an incredibly stable feel in the golfer’s hands.

“Combining fiber orientation with lower torque engineering and enhanced flexibility, UST’s V2 provides unparalleled stability and consistency,” adds Simpson. “Jim Furyk is at the the top of his game, and the V2 will continue to deliver the consistency and accuracy he and other pros need to compete and win.”

For more information on UST or UST products visit www.ustgolfshaft.com.
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 ustgolfshaft.com

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