UST Mamiya News & Press Releases

Oct 04, 2004

UST Harvests No. 1 Ranking at Southern Farm Bureau Classic

FORT WORTH, Texas – As the No. 1 graphite shaft brand on the PGA Tour for the second consecutive week, United Sports Technologies (UST®) totaled even more impressive numbers in the final results at the Southern Farm Bureau Classic at Annandale Golf Club in Madison, Miss. Six of Top 10 finalists were playing UST-branded shafts, including players winning strong second- and third-place positions.

According to the Darrell Survey, UST-branded graphite shafts were the most popular graphite shafts among PGA Tour pros with 70 graphite shafts in play during competition. Shaft models designed by shaft manufacturers Fujikura, Graphite Design and Aldila were among the other top brands.

“By larger numbers than ever before, PGA Tour pros are turning to UST for greater shaft performance,” says Gene Simpson, vice president of marketing and sales for UST® brands. “At this week’s tournament, we had 70 shafts in play and there’s no question we have a lot of momentum week after week. But we’re not becoming complacent. Our engineers and designers are still working closely with PGA pros to incorporate even more innovation into our premium shaft designs.”

In addition to UST’s No. 1 finish on the PGA Tour, UST also placed an impressive 56 shafts and grabbed three more Top 10 finishes at the WGC-American Express Championship and the Mark Christopher Charity Classic on the Nationwide Tour. For the year UST’s record-setting pace has scored 22 wins, 94 Top Fives and 182 Top 10 finishes.

With so many shafts in play at the PGA and Nationwide and European events this week, UST continues to ride the high that started when they became the number one graphite shaft earlier this year.  Once again UST’s ACCRA® series lead the way followed closely by the fantastic IROD® hybrid utility shafts.  As always, the HTD® Counter Balance series added to UST’s weekly Top 10 count along with the Proforce® GOLD Classic that continues to rack-up impressive stats.

For more information on UST and/or UST products, please call (800) 277.0534 or visit

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