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Jul 26, 2004

UST Has 16 Wins and 78 Top Tens Finishes Halfway Through The PGA Season

Milwaulkee Open Bank ChampionshipFort Worth, TX – United Sports Technologies (UST), a worldwide leader in golf shaft innovation and technology, added four more top tens finishes at this weeks U.S. Bank Championship and the Samsung Chang Championship bringing the total to a whopping 78 shafts at the halfway point in the PGA Season.  Add to that UST’s recording setting 16 wins and you have what is shaping up to be one of the biggest seasons in golf for any shaft company.

“It has been a great first half of the season for UST,” said Gene Simpson, Vice President of Marketing and Sales for UST® Brands.  “We already have five more wins than last year and we’re just getting started.  Harmon HTD shafts have been so successful on the PGA and Nationwide Tours we expected five more wins for them and the same could be said for Proforce Golf’s five wins.  The real surprise is the new IROD hybrid shaft winning five Tournaments in its first year on Tour.  It usually take a season on two before the Pros put a shaft as revolutionary as the IROD in their bags.  It’s great to see the pros have that kind of confidence in our shafts.”

UST’s confidence about how the balance of the season will turn out should be bolstered even more with the recent success of their newest shaft design the wildly popular ACCRA series.  With thirty ACCRA’s in play at this weeks PGA Tournament in Milwaukee UST’s new shaft beat the Aldila NV and Grafalloy Blue single handedly. “The ACCRA® series maybe the best high-performance family of shafts we’ve ever designed, “ commented Simpson.  “From top to bottom, the SE, SC and Tour shafts stand up to any and all competition.  When all is said and done ACCRA is going to win a ton of Tournaments, and it wont surprise anyone if it gets five or six wins before the end of the year.  But, the 2004 Tour season has been so fantastic it is hard to single out any of UST’s great shafts.  For example, the IROD® is on its way to setting all kinds of performance and sales records for a hybrid shaft, and the HTD® and Proforce® are steady as a rock with double digit counts every week.”

With such great success on the PGA and Nationwide Tours, plus the European, Australian and Asian Tours, UST shafts are becoming the most popular graphite high-performance golf shafts in the world.  When asked about UST’s international success Simpson acknowledges that it’s all part of UST’s marketing strategy.  “Not many people remember that the Proforce Gold’s road to success ran through Spain on its way to the Masters.  We’ve always been an international marketer and we expect even more success in the future” Simpson concluded.         

Undeniably, UST is having a championship year all over the world and just about everyone expects them to have a record year, which would make five record years in a row.  Over the last five years UST has astonished the graphite golf industry with one innovation after another.  What will follow Proforce® Tip Technology, HTD® Counter Balance power, IROD® Hybrid innovation and ACCRA® Tour Tolerances?  You’ll have to wait a few more months for that answer, but you can bet it will be exciting.   

UST® is one of the largest and most successful graphite golf shaft manufacturers in the world.  Its best selling Proforce® series has been the world’s number one graphite replacement shaft for years.  The new IROD™ shaft joins UST’s other models that include other well-known brands like ACCRA®, Tour Weight®, and HTD® (Harmon Tour Design®).  All UST brands are Trademarks of United Sports Technologies, Fort Worth, TX.  For more information on United Sports Technologies® (UST), IROD™, Proforce® GOLD, ATR, and XL, ACCRA®, HTD® golf shafts, and other UST® products visit the web site at, or call 817-267-2219.

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