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Oct 09, 2006

UST Drives to Win at Chrysler Classic

FORT WORTH, Texas — One of the most popular graphite shafts on the PGA Tour, the new Proforce® V2 designed by United Sports Technologies (UST®) delivered unmatched reliability and accuracy to win the Chrysler Classic at Greensboro and earn its second PGA TOUR win in two weeks.

This week’s champion played UST Proforce V2 shafts — which masterfully balance low torque, weight, spin and launch angle — in his Titleist driver and fairway wood to shoot a 6-under-par 66 in the final round to win his first PGA Tour event in three years.

“We congratulate this year’s winner at the Chrysler Classic at Greensboro,” says Gene Simpson, vice president of sales and marketing for UST brands. “The V2’s characteristics and low-torque design delivers a stable and consistent performance that pros demand, and it is specially optimized for today’s 400cc to 460cc clubheads.”

Simpson explains that the larger driver heads so popular today increase hit-ability for many golfers. However, the larger heads also possess centers of gravity (CG) which have been repositioned further away from the shaft’s center line which results in more stress and twisting on the shaft. 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 with superior control.

Unlike other shafts on the market, the Proforce V2 – a 15-time winner on worldwide tours since its launch mid-year 2005 – utilizes a proprietary graphite fiber orientation to enable the shaft to recover consistently when loaded or flexed and to give the shaft an incredibly stable feel in the golfer’s hands. Combining fiber orientation with lower torque engineering and enhanced flexibility, the V2 provides unparalleled stability and consistency, and balances the tip section to achieve a medium ball flight with increased ball speed, while the optimized torque reduces spin for superior control.

“UST continues to lead the industry in innovative graphite shaft technology, and our high-performance graphite shafts are extremely popular on pro tours worldwide,” adds Simpson. “The advanced engineering incorporated into UST shafts continue to provide the consistency and accuracy that Tour players need to win week after week.”
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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