UST Mamiya News & Press Releases

Nov 11, 2011

Proforce VTS Scores Two Big Wins For UST Mamiya

(FORT WORTH, TX) – UST Mamiya – maker of the world’s finest carbon fiber golf shafts – announced that the new Proforce VTS shaft, with its revolutionary 3DFitting System, tallied two wins in a single week at the WGC HSBC Championship (hybrid with Proforce VTS 85X) and the Charles Schwab Cup Championship (Driver with Proforce VTS 7X Silver).

First introduced on Tour earlier this year, the new Proforce VTS is a product created almost entirely through research and player feedback. By confirming the significant influence torque has on distance, control and feel, the research laid the groundwork for a new category of shafts. According to UST Mamiya engineers, the research revealed how players could control dispersion based on adjusting torque to their swing style. Perhaps more importantly, the study confirmed that the relationship that “feel” has to torque is infinitely more complex.

With research in hand, UST Mamiya design engineers worked from a much more finely tuned understanding of how torque influences all of these factors. As a result the Company was able to design the Proforce VTS and a 3-dimensional fitting that assure players of all skill levels the perfect sequence of weight, flex and torque. Michael Guerrette, UST Mamiya’s Senior Director of R & D and Tour Operations, said, “On Tour, Proforce VTS is used to match Tour players to the correct torque for their unique swing. With the perfect 3DFitting sequence, we’ve seen ball speed increases up to 6 mph, which can equate to 15 to 18 yards, and dispersion decreases by as much as 30 yards.”

According to some of the best golfers in the world, the new Proforce VTS is turning traditional shaft fitting upside down. By not isolating shaft performance to swing speed or physical strength alone, Proforce VTS shafts fine tune how weight, flex and torque work in concert to create distance, control and feel.

Robb Schikner, UST Mamiya’s VP of Sales and Marketing, stated, “With Proforce VTS and its unique 3DFitting System, players can determine the relationship between torque and distance. They can also control dispersion based on adjusting torque to their swing style. Perhaps most importantly, players can influence feel by adjusting torque in concert with weight and flex. Proforce VTS changes everything for Tour players and golfers like you and me.”

While Proforce VTS and the 50 plus shaft 3DFitting System is available through TOURSPX Certified Dealers or to anyone with access to a professional club fitter, golfers can use the 11 shaft 3DFitting chart available at most golf retailers. The fitting charts make 3DFitting simple (1-D) players identify their swing speed on the chart, (2-D) locate their preferred shaft weight, then (3-D) find the correct torque and flex based on where speed and weight intersect on the fitting chart.


About UST Mamiya

Since 1991, UST Mamiya graphite shafts are favored by recreational and competitive golfers worldwide. In 2009, UST (U.S.) and its parent company, Mamiya-OP (Japan), combined operations, including research, development, production and materials-sourcing talents. Distributed in 30-plus countries, UST Mamiya provides shafts to consumers, retailers, club-fitters and original equipment manufacturers Adams, Bridgestone, Callaway, Cleveland, Cobra, Mizuno, Nike, PING, Taylor Made, Titleist, Wilson and more. Company R&D and manufacturing facilities are in the U.S., Japan, China and Bangladesh. UST Mamiya advisory staff includes renowned instructors among GOLF Magazine’s “Top 100” and at Golf Digest’s “America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses.”

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