UST Mamiya News & Press Releases

Jun 14, 2010

UST Mamiya Captures Eighth PGA Tour Victory of the Season at St. Jude Classic

Winner Relies on Proforce V2 Shaft

(FORT WORTH, TX) – UST Mamiya – maker of the world’s finest carbon-fiber golf shafts – confirms the winner of the PGA Tour’s St. Jude Classic relied on its Proforce V2 shaft in his 3-wood (76 gram, x-flex).

Continuing the trend of strong showings for UST Mamiya users, the champion recorded three rounds in the 60s before winning a dramatic playoff in the season’s final tune-up before the U.S. Open. The victory represents the company’s eighth on the PGA Tour and 15th worldwide in 2010, capturing wins on the PGA European, Nationwide, Champions and PGA European Senior Tours.

“Given the conditions at the tournament and strong field, players needed to have total confidence in their equipment to achieve low scores,” says Gene Simpson, COO of UST Mamiya. “A substantial and growing number of professional golfers trust our technologically advanced shafts, which are known for providing tremendous distance, accuracy and reliability.”

The Proforce V2 is designed for players seeking a flatter, more penetrating ball flight. It features a firm tip section that promotes medium launch and increased ball speed for optimum distance. Its low-torque design prevents the clubhead from twisting on impact, reduces back spin and tightens shot dispersion. Like all UST Mamiya shafts, the Proforce V2 uses superior materials and design to produce a very stable and consistent platform.

Likened to the precision of automaker Lexus, all UST Mamiya carbon-fiber shafts are unrivaled in quality attributed to world-class engineering, premium-selected raw materials and handcrafted, repeatable production techniques. Tight tolerances, constant taper design and low-resin content enhance feel during the golf swing.

UST Mamiya produces 35 shaft models within the ATTAS and Proforce product lines:

  • ATTAS – Introduced in Japan in early 2009 and in North America late last year, this premium shaft was immediately adopted by Tour players globally. Innovatively engineered with smooth-bending properties throughout the shaft’s constant taper design, more energy is transferred to the ball for instant feedback with greater distance. Ultra-thin carbon fibers optimize feel and allow the shaft to maintain its shape for consistent, accurate shots. ATTAS is distinguished by its tri-color look, notably its atomic orange.

  • Proforce – Famous for its bright gold color and contributing to multiple major-tournament victories, Proforce shafts have been UST Mamiya’s flagship since winning the 1999 Masters. The V2 incorporates the company’s original “tip technology,” masterfully balancing torque, weight, spin and launch angle for extraordinary power off the tee. The latest in the Proforce series, the AXIVCore features four-axis material promoting stability, control and ease of swing for increased ball speed.


About UST Mamiya

Since 1991, UST Mamiya graphite shafts are favored by recreational and competitive golfers worldwide. In 2009, UST (U.S.) combined operations and assumed responsibility for the sports division of its parent company, Mamiya-OP (Japan) and now leads the drive for quality and innovation globally. Distributed in 30-plus countries, UST Mamiya provides shafts to consumers, retailers, club-fitters and original equipment manufacturers Adams, Bridgestone, Callaway, Cleveland, Cobra, Mizuno, Nike, PING, TaylorMade, Titleist, Wilson and more. Company R&D and manufacturing facilities are in the U.S., Japan, China and Bangladesh. UST Mamiya advisory staff includes renowned instructors among GOLF Magazine’s “Top 100” and at Golf Digest’s “America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses.”

For more information: UST Mamiya, 817.267.2219.

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