UST Mamiya News & Press Releases

Apr 28, 2008

UST Proforce Produces Backyard Win at the Nelson

FORT WORTH, Texas — Overcoming a week of gusty winds and fierce competition, the top ranked player in the field used high-performance graphite shafts designed and manufactured by UST (United Sports Technologies®) to deliver another convincing victory on the PGA Tour. Trusting his Titleist driver and fairway wood optimized with UST Proforce V2 shafts, the champion at this week’s EDS Byron Nelson Championship bombed his drive on the 72nd hole to put himself in position to make birdie and force a sudden death playoff. He capitalized by sinking a 48-foot birdie putt on the third playoff hole for the win.

This week's winner of the EDS Byron Nelson Championship catapulted in the World Golf Rankings to number five in the world, and finished seventh in driving distance averaging 303 yards for the week. According to the Darrell Survey, UST graphite shafts overall claimed three of the Top Five money positions with a combined total of 60 shafts in play this week.

“The Proforce V2 continues to be a winning combination in a variety of club heads on professional tours and top amateur events around the world, and it’s very rewarding to see the V2’s performance deliver victories and Top 10 finishes week after week for the best golfers in the world,” says Jim McIntosh, tour representative for UST. “The revolutionary ‘Proforce Tip Technology’ continues to evolve with today's clubhead designs, and we are excited about some new models, such as the Proforce AXIVCore, that have been tested and put in play over the last few weeks.”

The shot-enhancing benefits and low-torque characteristics of the Proforce V2 have received industry acclaim for optimizing performance of today’s 400cc to 460cc 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 460cc heads. 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 enhances shot dispersion.

World-renowned pros such as Jim Furyk, Davis Love III and Rod Pampling — among many others — put their trust in UST high-performance shafts and the Proforce V2 is a great example of the technology that has made UST a world leader in graphite shaft innovation.
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Editor’s Note: The winner of the EDS Byron Nelson Championship played a UST
Proforce V2 86 (Tour X) in his driver and a Proforce V2 96 (Tour X) in his Titleist 3-wood.

UST makes graphite golf shafts for golf consumers and supplies many original equipment manufacturers, such as Titliest, Ping, Nike, Callaway, Cleveland, TaylorMade, Adams, Nickent, Wilson, Sonartec and others. UST also produces and distributes such world-renown graphite shaft brands as Proforce, ACCRA, 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 operates four manufacturing facilities throughout the world and produces more than four million graphite shafts a year for original equipment manufacturers and custom clubmakers. For more information about UST, visit

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