UST Mamiya News & Press Releases

Oct 10, 2006

UST Hybrid Technology Scores Win on LPGA Tour

FORT WORTH, Texas — In addition to this week’s win at the Chrysler Classic at Greensboro, graphite shafts by United Sports Technologies (UST®) earned another victory on the LPGA Tour with a five-stroke victory at the Corona Morelia Championship.

This week’s LPGA champion played a Sonartec MD hybrid club custom-fit with an IROD® Hybrid shaft and closed with a 4-under 69 on Sunday to win for the first time in her home country of Mexico. IROD Hybrid shafts are specially designed to optimize performance with hybrid clubs and deliver the ultimate stability, consistency and launch performance.

“There’s no question that UST hybrid shaft technology has changed the way golfers play the game, and we’re very proud that the IROD was again the No. 1 hybrid shaft on the LPGA Tour this week,” says Gene Simpson, vice president of sales and marketing for UST. “The IROD and our newest hybrid design — Proforce V2 Hybrid — are specifically designed for hybrid performance, and more and more players are benefiting from the enhanced performance results provided by true hybrid-designed shafts.”

Featuring ‘InterLinked Carbon’ technology, UST’s award-winning IROD Hybrid shafts revolutionized shaft performance on pro tours around the world, and UST continues to bring world-renowned innovation to the hybrid category. UST’s new Proforce V2 Hybrid, for example, features a unique graphite fiber orientation in the mid- and butt-sections that helps the shaft recover faster than ever when loaded or flexed. Combining the unique fiber configuration with lower torque engineering and enhanced flexibility, the V2 Hybrid — like the Proforce V2 wood — provides exceptional 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.
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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