UST Mamiya News & Press Releases

Jul 13, 2009

UST Mamiya Delivers Win at John Deere Classic

FORT WORTH, Texas — July 13, 2009 — In a battle of attrition both physically and mentally, this year’s winner of the John Deere Classic simply outlasted the rest of the field on a 36-hole Sunday, winning by three strokes. And like he did in route to the sudden death playoff win at Colonial earlier this summer, this year’s champion again trusted the performance of a UST Mamiya Proforce V2 86-gram Tour X-flex shaft in his Titleist 909D3 driver and Proforce V2 96-gram Tour X-flex shaft in his Titleist fairway wood to hit 86 percent of fairways and average 302 yards in the final round.

“This week’s champion has trusted the performance of the Proforce V2 shafts for more than three seasons,” said Jim McIntosh, director of tour operations for UST Mamiya. “The weight and stiffness profile of the shaft models he plays in the driver and three wood, combined with Titleist heads, offers confidence to hit more fairways. His driving statistics have improved dramatically as a result. Having more confidence off the tee is definitely one of the reasons he has elevated his game to become back-to-back Comeback Player of the Year, second in FedEx Cup points this year and consistently one of the best players on the planet.”

The shot-enhancing benefits and low-torque characteristics of the Proforce V2 have received industry acclaim for optimizing performance of today’s oversized driver heads. The modern trend toward larger driver and fairway wood heads has increased hit-ability for many golfers, but the center of gravity (CG) of most larger clubheads is positioned further away from the center line of the shaft, a design trait which places more stress and causes more twisting on the shaft. The V2’s low torque design provides the power and control needed for today’s larger clubheads. Also, because the low-torque V2 prevents clubheads from twisting open on impact, the V2 reduces the amount of back spin imparted onto the ball and tightens shot dispersion.

AXIV technology in the recently introduced Proforce AXIVCore Series is a UST Mamiya exclusive, proprietary process of weaving specific high-modulus carbon fibers in the critical four axis directions necessary in shaft design to optimize stiffness, hoop strength, and torsional resistance, all in a single ply. The AXIV material resists deformation allowing the shaft to maintain consistent symmetry. The Proforce AXIVCore Series feature Blue, Tour Black, Tour Red models, and are now available in multiple weights and flexes to fit various swing profiles. The Blue is for the player seeking additional spin for longer carry distance, while the Tour Black is for the player seeking high launch, low spin and more ball speed. The Tour Red is for those players needing a very stable shaft that produces a penetrating ball flight with low spin. These counter-balanced models also reduce club heft to help players generate more clubhead speed for more ball speed resulting in longer drives.

High performance UST Mamiya graphite shafts are trusted by some of the world’s top players, including UST Mamiya staff players Stewart Cink, Davis Love III and Rod Pampling.

For more information on UST Mamiya or UST Mamiya products visit UST Mamiya.


UST MamiyaTM makes graphite golf shafts for golf consumers and supplies many original equipment manufacturers, such as Adams, Bridgestone, Callaway, Cleveland, Cobra, Nike, PING, Titliest, Wilson, and others. UST Mamiya also produces and distributes such world-renown graphite shaft brands as Proforce®, AXIV®, IROD® and Frequency Filtered™ Putter shafts which are played in more than 100 tour events on the PGA, SPGA, Nationwide and European tours. Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, UST Mamiya maintains four operational facilities throughout the world and has produced more than fifty million graphite shafts for original equipment manufacturers and custom clubmakers.

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