UST Mamiya News & Press Releases

Mar 13, 2006

UST Hovers High Atop Honda Classic

FORT WORTH, Texas — PGA Tour players know how to get in tune with their game, and two players at The Honda Classic were hearing sweet music with graphite shafts by United Sports Technologies® (UST). This weekend, UST shafts dominated the Honda Classic leaderboard, claiming first- and second-place at The Country Club at Mirasol.

This year’s champion secured his lucrative sixth-place position on the tour money list playing a Sonartec BBD 3-wood upgraded with an Accra™ SC 75 graphite shaft, while the runner-up played a TaylorMade R7 Quad driver fit with HTD CB85 to win second-place.

“We’re very excited to celebrate another win at the Honda Classic,” says Stacey Benvenuto, PGA Tour representative for UST. “UST-branded graphite shafts continue to grow in popularity on all the professional tours, and the dominance of the Top Two money positions at the Honda Classic really demonstrates the high level of performance that UST shafts provide players at all levels.”

UST-branded shafts are growing in popularity on Tour. At last week’s Ford Championship at Doral, 48 UST shafts were in play — a 18 percent increase in player usage from 2005.

United Sports Technologies makes graphite golf shafts for golf consumers and many original equipment manufacturers, such as Nike, Tommy Armour, Sonartec, Wilson Sporting Goods, Hogan, Spalding, and many others. UST also produces and distributes such world-renown graphite shaft brands as Proforce, ACCRA, PURE Gold, 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 more than four million graphite shafts a year for original equipment manufacturers and custom club makers. For more information about UST, please visit our website at

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