UST Mamiya News & Press Releases

Jun 06, 2006

Proforce V2 Dominates Hybrid Count on PGA Tour

FORT WORTH, Texas — With surging popularity among the world’s best golfers, graphite shafts designed and manufactured by United Sports Technologies® (UST) garnered top honors this week as the ‘No. 1 Hybrid Graphite Shaft’ on the PGA Tour. UST shafts were favored in the hybrid shaft count by nearly two-to-one margin over the nearest other brand at The Memorial Tournament this week, and UST’s high-performance Proforce V2 topped the chart as the tournament’s single-most popular hybrid shaft.

Three weeks ago, UST officially unveiled its all-new Proforce V2 Hybrid shafts and the response among the PGA pros has been nothing short of incredible. Built on the powerful, super low-torque design of the Proforce V2 wood that masterfully balances torque, weight, spin and launch angle, the new Proforce V2 Hybrid is a high performance graphite shaft that features the highest quality materials for the most consistent, best feeling hybrid shaft ever produced.

“The new V2 Hybrid shaft in unique among all hybrid shafts today because it incorporates all of UST’s advanced technologies — such as hoop strength fiber orientation, tip balanced engineering and optimized torque configurations — plus it is specifically designed to increase the playability of fairway woods, long irons and utility clubs,” says Gene Simpson, vice president of sales and marketing for UST brands. “The V2 Hybrid features advanced flex engineering that creates a more sensitive feel for the golfer, yet the real benefit is the shaft’s ability to generate more power and unparalleled distance control.”

Well-known for its revolutionary ‘hoop strength’ technology, UST utilizes a proprietary graphite fiber orientation in the mid- and butt-sections of the V2 Hybrid to enable the shaft to recover faster when loaded or flexed and give the shaft a uniquely stable feel in the golfer’s hands. Combining the hoop strength design with the lower torque engineering and enhanced flexibility of the popular V2 shafts, the new V2 Hybrid 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.

“Golfers of all skill levels are discovering the genuine playing benefits of utility clubs,” adds Simpson, “and that means hybrids and fairway woods need to be easier to control than ever before. The new V2 Hybrid shafts deliver with unsurpassed playability.”
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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