UST Mamiya News & Press Releases

Jul 05, 2006

Proforce V2 Shafts Dominate Weekend Wins

FORT WORTH, Texas - As Americans celebrated Independence Day over the long, holiday weekend, golfers on the PGA and other pro tours were celebrating independence from mediocrity in graphite shaft design. The innovative Proforce V2 series of graphite shafts by United Sports Technologies® (UST) showcased its own 'technological revolution' by capturing first place at the PGA's Buick Championship as well as the Greater Kansas City Golf Classic on the Champions Tour.

The winner of the 2006 Buick Championship used the all-new Proforce V2 Hybrid shaft in his Mizuno Fli-Hi CLK hybrid club, while a Proforce V2 Wood shaft and four V2 Hybrid shafts delivered tour-winning performance for an 11-time Champion Tour winner who played the V2 in his Adams driver. In addition to the Proforce V2 Hybrid, this weekend's Buick champion played a UST Harmon Tour Design (CB 65) shaft in his TaylorMade R7 Quad driver and Harmon Tour Design (CB 85) shaft in his Sonartec fairway wood.

"Unlike any other hybrid shaft on the market today, the new V2 Hybrid shaft incorporates all of UST's advanced technologies, such as hoop strength fiber orientation, tip balanced engineering and optimized torque configurations," says Gene Simpson, vice president of sales and marketing for UST brands. "The V2 Hybrid is specifically designed to increase the playability of fairway woods, long irons and utility clubs and features advanced flex engineering that delivers a more sensitive feel to the golfer. Once more, the shaft generates more power and greater distance control."

Officially introduced less than two months ago, the Proforce V2 Hybrid shaft, like the Proforce V2 Wood shaft, has already achieved unparalleled popularity on pro tours around the world due to UST's revolutionary 'hoop strength' technology and design. 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 everywhere are discovering the genuine playing benefits of utility clubs 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."

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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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