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May 07, 2007

UST’s Frequency Filtered™ Putter Shaft Delivers at FedEx Kinko’s

FORT WORTH, Texas — After battling wrist problems since 2005, this week’s Champions Tour winner trusted a feel-enhancing putter shaft by UST (United Sports Technologies®) — one of the world’s leading innovators in graphite shaft design — to score a final-round 68 and to win the FedEx Kinko’s Classic in Lakeway, Texas.

The victory was the champion’s first Champions Tour victory, and UST’s innovative Frequency Filtered™ putter shaft helped deliver 16 birdies to set a new FedEx Kinko’s Classic record of 15-under par.

“Whether on the Champions, PGA or other world tours, the Frequency Filtered putter shaft continues to exceed our expectations for the new technology and deliver victories,” says Skip Pankewich, product developer for UST. “The Frequency Filtered putter shaft is a radical design that amplifies touch and feel and improves a player’s ability to perceive or feel where ball impact occurs on the face. This immediate feedback helps players to stroke more putts on the sweet spot of the putter.”

The first true putter shaft technology in more than 70 years, the Frequency Filtered putter shaft features a steel tip section and a butt section of woven graphite called Interlinked Carbon. Using the same 0/90-degree graphite fiber weave used in UST’s renowned IROD Hybrid shaft, the Frequency Filtered putter shaft provides hoop strength and stiffness that significantly reduces torque for solid feel, control and confidence.

However, Pankewich explains that the real secret to the Frequency Filtered Putter shaft is the actual ‘Frequency Filter’ device strategically integrated between the steel and graphite sections. The Frequency Filter is specifically designed to permit only those impact vibrations that provide positive feedback so players can learn to hit more putts on the sweet spot, thus gaining putting distance and directional control.

UST continues to lead in the graphite shaft industry with innovative technology, and that’s why world-renown pros such as Jim Furyk, Davis Love III and Rod Pampling — among many others — put their trust in UST high-performance shafts.

For more information on UST or UST products visit
United Sports Technologies makes graphite golf shafts for golf consumers and many original equipment manufacturers, including Nike, Taylormade, Sonartec, Wilson Sporting Goods, Callaway, Ping, Hogan, Cleveland, Titleist and many others. UST also produces and distributes such world-renown graphite shaft brands as Proforce, ACCRA, 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 millions of graphite shafts each year for original equipment manufacturers and custom club makers. For more information about UST, please visit our website at

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