UST Mamiya News & Press Releases

Jul 11, 2006

UST’s IROD® Shaft Wins U.S. Senior Open

FORT WORTH, Texas — With some of the most experienced golfers in the world squared off at the U.S. Senior Open at Prairie Dunes Country Club, the tour-proven IROD® Hybrid graphite shaft designed by United Sports Technologies (UST®) put on a brilliant display of accuracy and stability, winning one of the most coveted major titles of the Champions Tour.

This years’ U.S. Senior Open champion defended his title and won back-to-back Open championships playing an Adams A2 Idea hybrid club custom fit with an IROD® graphite shaft, a design which is specially engineered to provide maximum performance with hybrid clubs.

“The U.S. Senior Open is one of the most prestigious tournaments on the Champions Tour, and we congratulate this year’s champion on an amazing accomplishment of winning back-to-back titles,” says Gene Simpson, vice president of sales and marketing for UST. “The IROD Hybrid shafts are specifically designed to maximize the performance of hybrid-designed clubs, such as the Adams Idea, Sonartec MD or the TaylorMade Rescue. Plus, the IROD generates a higher trajectory shot from the most difficult lies, a performance characteristic absolutely necessary when playing 2-, 3- and 4-irons which are often hard-to-hit.”

Combining UST’s advanced shaft tip design with its latest carbon fiber technology, the IROD Hybrid shaft features Interlinked Carbon technology that is clearly visible in each hybrid shaft model. For example, on the butt section of every IROD shaft, golfers can clearly see the custom-engineered carbon fiber material that enhances the feel and stability of the shaft on every shot. Also, as a part of Interlinked Carbon technology, high modulus graphite fibers are specially woven to provide hoop strength and stiffness. Fibers running vertically provide stiffness while the fibers running at 90 degrees prevent the shaft from deforming or flattening under load.

With so many great brands and such great success on the PGA and other professional tours around the world, UST shafts have become one of the most popular graphite high-performance golf shafts in the world. For more information on UST or UST products, call 800.277.0534 or 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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