UST Mamiya News & Press Releases

Sep 08, 2009

UST Mamiya Wins at Deutsche Bank Championship

Company’s popular Proforce brand helps winner advance atop the FedEx Cup Points list, secure No. 2 ranked player in the world

(editor’s note: The three-time winner on tour this year put the Proforce V2 Tour Hybrid 104g in play for the first time this week.)

FORT WORTH, Texas — Sept. 8, 2009 — Banking on the high performance attributes of the popular Proforce brand, this year’s champion of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston trusted a UST Mamiya Proforce V2 86g extra-stiff flex shaft in his Titleist driver, Proforce V2 96g extra-stiff flex shaft in his Titleist fairway wood and Proforce V2 Tour Hybrid 104g extra-stiff shaft in his Titleist hybrid to deliver superior consistency and accuracy to finish with back-to-back birdies for a 4-under 67 and a one-shot victory Monday. The champion during the final round hit 86 percent of fairways and averaged 301 yards in distance.

“At the end of the day, this year’s champion finished stronger than the half-dozen players tied for the lead ahead of him,” said Jim McIntosh, director of tour operations for UST Mamiya. “He has been playing the Proforce V2 shafts in his driver and fairway wood the past three years with great success. The second shot on the final hole with the hybrid was struck with confidence, solid from 243 yards. And that’s exactly how he flighted it on the range earlier in the week.”

The shot-enhancing benefits and low-torque characteristics of the Proforce V2 Series 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 V2’s low torque design provides the power and control needed for today’s larger clubheads. Also, because the low-torque V2 prevents clubheads from twisting open on impact, the V2 reduces the amount of back spin imparted onto the ball and tightens shot dispersion.

AXIV technology in the latest Proforce, 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 shafts are trusted by some of the world’s top players, including UST Mamiya staff players Stewart Cink, Davis Love III and Rod Pampling.

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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.

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