FORT WORTH, Texas — May 25, 2009 — Producing remarkable distance and control during an exciting, birdie-fest final round, high performance golf shafts designed and manufactured by Fort Worth-based UST MamiyaTM turned in another win on the PGA Tour with a victory at the HP Byron Nelson Championship. This year’s champion trusted a Proforce AXIVCore prototype extra-stiff flex shaft in his TaylorMade R9 driver to blast 300-yard drives and hit 71 percent of fairways in route to a 6-under 64 final round and two-stroke victory.
“As one of the longer hitters on tour, this year’s champion had been searching for a driver-shaft combination to further improve distance, but, more importantly, wanted tighter shot dispersion for control to hit more fairways,” said Jim McIntosh, director of tour operations for UST Mamiya. “Obviously, he found it.”
AXIV technology in the 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 golf shafts are trusted by some of the world’s top players, including UST Mamiya staff players Stewart Cink, Davis Love III and Rod Pampling.
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.