UST Mamiya News & Press Releases

May 17, 2006

Proforce V2 Shafts Ice Competition at Rheem Classic

FORT WORTH, Texas — One of the most coveted new graphite shafts on the pro tours, the high-performance Proforce V2 by United Sports Technologies (UST®) iced the competition this weekend on the Nationwide Tour. With a super low-torque Proforce V2 custom fit in his driver, this week’s Nationwide winner scored among the Top Five in driving accuracy and captured his fourth tour title at the Hardscrabble Country Club in Fort Smith, Ark.

“We congratulate this year’s winner for his victory at the Rheem Classic and for providing such a strong demonstration of driving accuracy with our Proforce V2 shaft,” says Gene Simpson, vice president of sales and marketing for UST brands. “The V2 has become one of the most popular shafts on the PGA Tour, and its game-winning results are making it an equally hot commodity on the Nationwide and other pro tours. The V2’s characteristics and low-torque design are specially optimized for today’s 400cc to 460cc clubheads and they deliver an incredibly stable and consistent performance week after week.”

Today’s most popular driver heads increase hit-ability but they also often possess centers of gravity (CG) which have been repositioned further away from the shaft’s center line, a design factor that results in more stress and twisting on the shaft, explains Simpson. The V2’s low torque design provides the power and control needed for 400cc to 460cc heads, prevents clubheads from twisting open on impact, and limits the amount of back spin imparted onto the ball, thus transferring more energy at impact.

UST revolutionized the golf industry with its ‘hoop strength’ technology, and the popular Proforce V2 incorporates that same sophisticated engineering. Using a high modulus material lay up (or 90-degree material design) made famous in UST’s IROD® and ACCRA® technologies, the V2 utilizes the added hoop strength to help the shaft recover faster when loaded or flexed. Combining the hoop strength design with lower torque engineering and enhanced flexibility, the new V2 provides stability and consistency which is unequalled in golf today.
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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