UST Mamiya News & Press Releases

Jul 09, 2006

UST Hauls In Hybrid Triple-Play

FORT WORTH, Texas — Sweeping across win columns like wildfire, high-performance graphite shafts by United Sports Technologies (UST®) grabbed multiple tour victories for the second consecutive week. This week, UST’s all-new Proforce V2 Hybrid and two other advanced hybrid shaft designs hauled in wins on the PGA, LPGA and Champions Tours.

On the PGA Tour, this week’s champion played UST’s V2 Hybrid graphite shaft in his Adam’s hybrid club to win his first PGA event at the 103rd Cialis Western Open. Meanwhile, UST’s award-winning IROD Hybrid shaft delivered a win at the U.S. Senior Open on the Champions Tour, and the winner of the HSBC Women’s World Match Play Championship on the LPGA Tour played UST’s SR2 shaft that was designed exclusively for Nickent’s 3DX hybrids.

“UST shafts have won five pro tour events in two weeks, and this is the second consecutive PGA win for the V2 Hybrid which won the 2006 Buick Championship last week,” says Gene Simpson, vice president of sales and marketing for UST brands. “Innovation alone in shaft design never guarantees success. Our engineers understand that true success in advanced shaft technology comes from game-winning results, and we’re pleased to see so many players across all the pro Tours reach new milestones in their game playing UST shafts.”

Unlike other shafts on the market, the Proforce V2 Hybrid utilizes a proprietary graphite fiber orientation in the mid- and butt-sections to enable the shaft to recover faster when loaded or flexed and to give the shaft a uniquely stable feel in the golfer’s hands. Combining the fiber orientation with the lower torque engineering and enhanced flexibility of the popular V2 shafts, the new V2 Hybrid provides unparalleled stability and consistency, and balances the tip section to launch the ball higher with increased ball speed, while the optimized torque reduces spin for superior control.

With the introduction of the IROD Hybrid shaft, UST earned Golf Tip Magazine’s Market Response Award for bringing to market the golf industry’s first shaft designed specifically for today’s popular hybrid heads.
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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