UST Mamiya News & Press Releases

Apr 19, 2006

UST Captures 1st- and 2nd-Place at Verizon Heritage

FORT WORTH, Texas — One of the world’s largest graphite shaft manufacturers, United Sports Technologies (UST®) followed up its tremendous surge of popularity at the 2006 Masters with a dominating win at the Verizon Heritage Classic at Hilton Head’s Harbour Town Golf Links. This week’s champion captured the win with a Accra™ SC graphite shaft custom fit in his Cleveland Launcher Comp 3-wood (15°), while the runner-up finished strong playing a Proforce™ graphite shaft in his Srixon driver.

“The last nine weeks on the PGA Tour has been extremely exciting. Not only did the player usage of UST graphite shafts jump 51 percent at the Masters last week, but UST shafts delivered their fifth win in nine weeks, and no other graphite shaft manufacturer has won more PGA events during that stretch,” says Stacey Benvenuto, PGA Tour representative for UST. “UST shafts are consistently delivering distance and accuracy and they are winning time after time.”

From Proforce Tip Technology, Harmon Tour Design Counter Balance power, IROD Hybrid innovation and Accra Tour Tolerances, UST has repeatedly leads the graphite shaft industry with one innovation after another. Winner of this week’s Verizon Heritage, for example, used the premium Accra shafts that feature ‘Tolerance Technology,’ a blend better materials, low torque engineering and a soft tip design that provides skilled players with the launch conditions they need to maximize distance and accuracy. Meanwhile, the Tour-winning ‘Tip Technology’ of the Proforce has been a huge hit on Tour since it won the 1999 Masters and 2003 U.S. Open, and it still continues to offer pros the perfect blend of flexural stiffness and torsional stability.
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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