Fort Worth, Texas – March 16, 2009 – High-performance graphite golf shafts designed and manufactured by UST MamiyaTM dialed-in an impressive victory this weekend at the AT&T Champions Classic held at Valencia Country Club in Valencia, Calif. This year’s champion relied on the Proforce V2 76g shaft in his Titleist 909D3 driver, Proforce V2 76g shaft in his Titleist 909F3 fairway wood and Proforce V2 Hybrid 104g shaft in his Titleist 585.H hybrid club to overcome a 5-shot deficit during regulation play, and besting the competition in the sudden-death playoff.
We congratulate this week’s Champions Tour winner,” said Jim McIntosh, director of tour operations for UST Mamiya. “The Proforce V2’s characteristics and low-torque design delivers stable and consistent performance that tour pros demand, and is specifically optimized for today’s 400cc to 460cc clubheads.”
The design 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 low-torque V2 prevents clubheads from twisting open on impact, thus reducing the amount of spin imparted onto the ball and enhancing shot dispersion. The Proforce V2 has had great success on tour, and we are excited about the newest Proforce — the AXIVCore — which delivers an entirely new level of distance and accuracy.
The Proforce AXIVCore is a true weave of four different modulus carbon fibers in four completely different directions, yet they are all in one ply of material. Unlike any graphite shaft in golf today, the innovative Proforce AXIVCore integrates the weave within the inner walls of the butt section which provides stability and consistent shaft recovery. This unique counter-balanced shaft also reduces club heft that helps players generate more clubhead speed which translates to more ball velocity and greater distance. The Proforce AXIVCore Series will feature Blue, Tour Black and Tour Red models, and will be available in multiple weights and flexes to fit various swing profiles.
Proforce-branded 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.For more information on UST Mamiya or UST Mamiya products visit www.ustmamiya.com.
UST Mamiya 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.