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Mar 28, 2006

UST Announces Sponsorship of the NTPGA Fall Pro-Scratch Championship

FORT WORTH, Texas — United Sports Technologies®, one of the world’s largest and most innovative high-performance golf shaft manufacturers, will be the title sponsor of the Northern Texas PGA Fall Pro-Scratch Championship. Associated with the NTPGA for more than 10 years, UST is a proud supporter of the tournament, which will be held October 23-24, 2006 at the Pine Dunes Resort in Frankston, Texas.

UST has always been a proud supporter of the PGA Professional and in addition to hosting PGA events throughout the year, have recently added their PGA Program for 2006. This program allows PGA professionals to purchase UST’s high-performance shafts directly from the manufacturer. With this program, UST will also provide technical support in helping fit golfers with the proper shaft; golfers can visit the interactive shaft fitting guide to determine what attributes in a shaft will help them improve their game. Professionals who are a part of the program will receive banners, dealer stickers and POP brochures for display in their storefronts.

“Since 2000, the count of UST shafts being played on the Tour each week has increased from six to more than 60. Players have experienced the outstanding performance that the shaft provides and come to rely on it in the big tournaments,” says Jamie Pipes, PGA professional on staff at UST. “This is because UST has produced some of the world’s most technologically advanced graphite shafts and the players are winning with them. The PGA Program allows professionals a chance to offer more golfers a superior game by playing a UST shaft.”

Since the company’s inception in 1991, UST has led the way in developing new technologies and designs to further expand the playability and application of graphite golf shafts in a variety of clubhead designs. From the IROD Hybrid — the Tour’s No. 1 hybrid shaft — to the popular HTD and Accra series to the all-new Proforce V2, UST remains committed to technical innovation through better research and testing practices, superior manufacturing capabilities and unwavering quality assurance. The company recognizes break-through shaft designs play an increasingly important role in offering players worldwide superior golf equipment.

United Sports Technologies makes graphite golf shafts for golf consumers and many original equipment manufacturers, such as Callaway, Cleveland, Nike, Ping, Sonartec, Titleist, Wilson Sporting Goods and many others. UST also produces and distributes such world-renown graphite shaft brands as Proforce, ACCRA, IROD and HTD which are played in more than 100 tour events on the PGA, Champions, LPGA, 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 clubmakers. For more information about UST, please visit our website at

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