UST Mamiya News & Press Releases

Jun 29, 2005

Proforce V2 Crowns New CGA Champion


FORT WORTH, Texas — For the fourth consecutive week since its official launch, the all-new Proforce V2 graphite shaft by United Sports Technologies (UST) has either won or placed in the Top 10 at a pro event. This week, the V2 not only won second-place at the NE Pennsylvania Classic on the Nationwide Tour, but also helped a 46-year-old financial executive capture the California Golf Association’s Amateur Championship at fabled Pebble Beach.

Playing all-new Proforce V2 graphite shafts in his Cleveland Launcher 460 Comp driver and TaylorMade V Steel fairway wood, Fidelity National Financial vice president Don DuBois became the second-oldest player ever to win the prestigious CGA Amateur Championship and joins a list of past champions that includes Ken Venturi, Johnny Miller and Mark O’Meara.

"It’s not just the young guns who are discovering the distance and accuracy benefits of UST shafts, and we congratulate Don on a great victory with the new Proforce V2,” says Jim McIntosh, tour representative for UST. “The V2 is the hottest new shaft on the pro tours. There were 17 V2’s in play at the Barclays Classic and another seven in play at the NE Pennsylvania Classic this weekend, and these are big numbers for a shaft design that was just introduced to the golfing public three weeks earlier. I think the V2’s praise among these exceptional players is a strong endorsement as to the shaft’s incredible stability and consistency.”

The V2 features an extremely low-torque design that is optimized for today’s 400cc to 460cc heads. In most of the larger driver and fairway wood heads, the clubhead’s center of gravity is positioned further away from the shaft’s center line and that causes more twisting pressure on the shaft. However, the V2’s low-torque design helps prevent clubheads from twisting open on impact, thus limiting the amount of back spin imparted onto the ball and transferring more energy at impact. The new Proforce V2 also incorporates UST’s revolutionary ‘hoop strength’ technology that uses a material lay up (or 90-degree material design) and helps the shaft recover faster when loaded or flexed.

DuBois, who works with world-renowned golf instructor Butch Harmon, was custom-fit with the Proforce V2 at Orr’s Custom Golf of Orange, Calif. DuBois spent six years as a pro and played in the U.S. Open in 1986 and 1988. He has twice reached the State Amateur quarter finals and captured the Arizona State Amateur in 1980 while attending Arizona State.



United Sports Technologies makes graphite golf shafts for golf consumers and many original equipment manufacturers, such as Nike, Tommy Armour, Sonartec, Wilson Sporting Goods, Hogan, Spalding, and many others. UST also produces and distributes such world-renown graphite shaft brands as Proforce, ACCRA, PURE Gold, 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 more than four million graphite shafts a year for original equipment manufacturers and custom club makers. For more information about UST, please visit our website at www.ustgolfshaft.com.

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