(FORT WORTH, TX) – UST Mamiya – maker of the world’s finest carbon-fiber golf shafts – confirms the runner-up and third place finishers at the 2010 Masters Tournament relied on the company’s technologically advanced Proforce models.Furthering the trend of UST Mamiya shaft users recording top finishes on major Tours worldwide, the runner-up played the Proforce V2 in his three-wood (76 gram, X-flex), while the third place finisher used the Proforce AXIVCore prototype 7250 shaft (X-flex) in his driver and AXIVCore Tour Green (87 gram, X-flex) in his three and four woods.“Success at Augusta National requires that players have total confidence in their equipment,” says Gene Simpson, COO of UST Mamiya. “It is no surprise that two of the top-three finishers relied on our shafts to provide the distance and accuracy benefits needed to tame this famous layout.”During the 2010 season UST Mamiya shafts have been used in five PGA Tour victories as well as wins on the PGA European, Nationwide and PGA European Senior Tours.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.