UST Mamiya News & Press Releases

Jan 28, 2008

UST® Aces Competition at Qatar Masters

FORT WORTH, Texas — High-performance graphite shafts designed and manufactured by UST® (United Sports Technologies®) delivered their third professional tour victory in three weeks. The champion at this week’s Commercialbank Qatar Masters on the European Tour blistered the competition with an amazing final round of 11-under par 61, playing Proforce V2 shafts in his Titleist driver and 3-wood.

The Proforce V2 has long been a preferred equipment choice for the Australian-born pro who now moves up to the No. 4 ranked position, according to the Official World Golf Ranking. His win in Qatar shaved two strokes off the course record and marked is 13th Tour title.

“Three wins in three weeks is an incredible hot streak at the professional level. The players are simply too good and the equipment technology is too competitive,” says Jim McIntosh, tour representative for UST. “Nevertheless, UST Proforce Series shafts continue to deliver superior accuracy and consistency at the highest levels of the game week after week after week.”

McIntosh explains that superior design and on-going innovation are among the many reasons the Proforce Series remains one of the top trusted graphite shafts by the best golfers in the world. The Proforce Series maximizes its revolutionary ‘Proforce Tip Technology’ however, UST engineers continue to build on the design with ever-evolving innovation.

For example, UST’s new Proforce HMOI — new for 2008 — is a high-performance model specifically engineered for serious players with a ‘Grip It and Rip It’ mentality. Utilizing technology developed through extensive Moment of Inertia (MOI) testing in drivers, UST’s new Proforce HMOI graphite shafts provide ultimate accuracy and stability and incorporate the Proforce Tip Technology that has delivered winning performance on every professional tour in the world. The HMOI’s unique counter-balance technology reduces swingweight and decreases the MOI of the ‘entire club’ about the club’s center of gravity, making the club easier to swing faster. Thus, the new Proforce HMOI feels and plays lighter and provides a stable platform that allows strong players to aggressively swing through the ball, while avoiding shaft lag or droop.”

“Two weeks ago, UST shafts dominated the Mercedes-Benz Championship with first- and second-place and won the total wood shaft count in both the Shaft Manufacturers and Brand categories. Then, UST took first-, second- and third-place the following week at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic,” adds McIntosh. “This level of performance is why world-renowned pros such as Jim Furyk, Davis Love III, Rod Pampling and many others put their trust in UST shafts.”
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UST makes graphite golf shafts for golf consumers and supplies many original equipment manufacturers, such as Titliest, Ping, Nike, Callaway, Cleveland, TaylorMade, Adams, Nickent, Wilson, Sonartec and others. UST also produces and distributes such world-renown graphite shaft brands as Proforce, ACCRA, IROD and Frequency Filtered Putter shafts 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, visit

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