UST Mamiya News & Press Releases

Apr 05, 2010

UST Mamiya Premium Shafts Used by Shell Houston Open Winner

Renowned Manufacturer Records Fifth PGA Tour Victory, Eighth Worldwide in 2010

(FORT WORTH, TX) – UST Mamiya – maker of the world’s finest carbon-fiber golf shafts – confirms the winner of the PGA Tour Shell Houston Open relied on the company’s Proforce AXIVCore prototype 7250 shaft (X-flex) in his driver and Proforce AXIVCore Tour Green (87 gram, X-flex) in his three and five woods.

Continuing the trend of strong showings for UST Mamiya shaft users, the champion recorded three rounds in the 60s at Redstone Golf Club in Humble, TX during the final tune up before this year’s Masters. The win represents the fifth on the PGA Tour for the company in 2010 and further augments its worldwide success as UST Mamiya shafts have also been used in victories on the PGA European, Nationwide and PGA European Senior Tours this season.

“More and more players on the PGA and other tours globally are realizing the performance advantages of our premium shafts,” says Gene Simpson, COO of UST Mamiya. “With a variety of options to suit all swing types and ball-flight preferences, UST Mamiya products are ideal for players of any skill level.”

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.

Stewart Cink, a long-time user of UST Mamiya shafts and winner of the 2009 British Open, plays the company’s ATTAS shaft in his driver and fairway woods.

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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