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Aug 02, 2005

UST Proforce V2 Available in Titleist’s Tour-Proven Pro Titanium 905 Drivers

FORT WORTH, Texas —  United Sports Technologies®, one of the largest and most successful graphite golf shaft manufacturers in the world, today announced that Titleist added the company’s all-new Proforce® V2 shaft as a stock option in its Tour-proven Pro Titanium 905 drivers.
 
“ UST’s new V2 shaft was engineered with oversized drivers like the 400cc Titleist 905 in-mind. Thus, its super low-torque and balanced tip section offers an incredibly stable clubhead that transfers more energy to the ball at impact offering golfers better control and greater distance, explained Don Rahrig, vice president of engineering and OEM sales for UST. “The exciting part about this project with Titleist is that we will reach the serious golfer with a product system that exceeds performance expectations.”
 
The Pro Titanium 905 drivers with the V2 installed will be available at authorized Titleist dealers nationwide starting October 1. However, the new V2 is available immediately through Titleist’s custom fitting department. After extensive testing, Titleist will offer the 75-gram Proforce V2 model at no upcharge to dealers in the 905T and 905S drivers. Additionally, the 65- and 85-gram shaft models can be special ordered through Titleist’s custom fitting department.
 
“The UST Proforce V2 shaft has been established as a leading choice among professional and better golfers.  We have validated its performance in the new 905 driver by successfully seeding the product on Tour and among top playing club professionals,” added Chris McGinley, vice president golf club marketing, Titleist. “We are pleased to offer this shaft as both a stock and custom option in our high performance 905 driver line.”
 
Titleist ambassador Adam Scott played the V2 in his Titleist driver to win the Nissan Open and Johnny Walker Classic earlier this year. On Tour, Jay Haas, Kevin Na, Robert Gamez and Kevin Stadler are among the Titleist equipment players currently using the Proforce V2 in their driver and fairway woods.
 
UST’s new Proforce V2 is an incredibly powerful, super low-torque golf shaft that masterfully balances torque, weight, spin and launch angle. The result is a high-performance graphite shaft that offers higher launch angles, increased ball speed with less spin for a tighter shot pattern.
 
The new 905 drivers feature an innovative multi material design including a CNC milled, high grade, structural aluminum hosel tube, precise cast titanium body, and a thin, high-strength beta titanium face insert. This construction allows for unproductive mass to be removed from the hosel area and strategically relocated into internal weight pads, creating a more optimal center of gravity. The plasma welded beta titanium face insert is supported by a thin outer face flange, and produces higher ball speed and the maximum allowable Coefficient of Restitution. The cleaner plasma weld process eliminates weld material in the face to create a more efficient overall weight distribution.



United Sports Technologies makes graphite golf shafts for golf consumers and many original equipment manufacturers, such as Nike, Tommy Armour, Sonartec, Wilson Sporting Goods, Hogan, Spalding, and many others. UST also produces and distributes such world-renown graphite shaft brands as Proforce, ACCRA, PURE Gold, IROD and Harmon Tour Design 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 club makers. For more information about UST, please visit our website at www.ustgolfshaft.com.

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