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Sep 06, 2011

UST Mamiya Proforce Shafts Used by Winner of Deutsche Bank Championship

Six Top-10 Finishers Feature Company’s Premium Models in Woods, Hybrids

(FORT WORTH, TX) – UST Mamiya – maker of the world’s finest carbon fiber golf shafts – reports the winner of the Deutsche Bank Championship relied on its Proforce AXIVCore Tour Black shaft in his driver (69 gram, x-flex) and this week added the new Proforce VTS Black in his three and five-woods (both 89 gram, x-flex).

The win marks the first PGA Tour victory for the Proforce VTS line, the only shaft collection to include torque as a variable in the fitting process. Each Proforce VTS weight/flex profile includes three torque options, allowing players to match the set-up that best suits their unique swing DNA. Shafts are color-coded to indicate torque rating, with Black featuring the lowest torque, Silver in the middle and Red offering the highest.

“With Proforce VTS, we are the only company who can increase ball speed and tighten dispersion by dialing in torque – it’s an added dimension to the fitting optimization process,” says Robb Schikner, Vice President of Sales and Marketing of UST Mamiya. “Proforce VTS is rapidly gaining traction on Tours globally and is the next generation of top-performing shafts for players of all skill levels.”

In his first week with the Proforce VTS, the champion captured his second PGA Tour victory in three weeks. The win adds to the UST Mamiya’s list of titles this season, which include eight on the PGA Tour. Including the winner, six of the top-10 finishers at the Deutsche Bank Championship relied on shafts from UST Mamiya.

Widely available in early 2012, consumers can gain early access to Proforce VTS products through the UST Mamiya TourSPX dealer network, which is comprised of a group of highly-acclaimed club fitters nationwide. To find a fitter that carries the line, please visit Certified TourSPX Dealers.

Likened to the precision of Lexus automobiles, all UST Mamiya carbon-fiber shafts are made using handcrafted, repeatable production techniques that incorporate world-class engineering and premium-selected raw materials. Tight tolerances, constant taper design and low-resin content combine to enhance feel during the golf swing. UST Mamiya shafts have remained the top-selling aftermarket option in the United States the past four years.

The company produces a variety of shaft models, including the renowned ATTAS and Proforce lines, which have received significant usage on major professional tours internationally.

Knowing that every golfer who installs a new shaft will also need a grip, UST Mamiya offers a line of premium offerings, with groundbreaking new models being introduced in 2011. They include the Pro DV, Comp DV and ST1 putter grips.


 

About UST Mamiya

Since 1991, UST Mamiya graphite shafts are favored by recreational and competitive golfers worldwide. In 2009, UST (U.S.) and its parent company, Mamiya-OP (Japan), combined operations, including research, development, production and materials-sourcing talents. 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, Taylor Made, 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.”

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