UST Mamiya News & Press Releases

Apr 17, 2007

UST’s Proforce® V2 and IROD® Combo Wins the Heritage

FORT WORTH, Texas — One week after the IROD® Hybrid was used to win the 2007 Masters Tournament, high-performance graphite shafts by UST® (United Sports Technologies) delivered a second-straight victory on the PGA Tour. At the famed Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island, this week’s Verizon Heritage champion played a Cleveland HiBORE fairway wood custom fit with a UST Proforce® V2 shaft and a Cleveland HIBORE hybrid with an IROD Hybrid shaft to get the win and become the first PGA TOUR winner to qualify for next year’s Masters.

In addition to the victory, UST graphite shafts claimed five of the Top 10 money positions at the Verizon Heritage.

“The Proforce V2 has worked well in fairway woods and we have had good results fitting that shaft with players looking for added carry distance and a stable feeling in the hands,” says Jim McIntosh, tour representative for UST. “This week’s winner plays the IROD hybrid shaft because he likes the firmer feel and tighter shot dispersion which the IROD product is known to produce.”

The Proforce V2 graphite shaft has won on pro tours around the world and has earned high praise from some of the world’s best players, such as Jim Furyk, Davis Love III, Rod Pampling, Cristie Kerr and others.

The low-torque characteristics of the Proforce V2 optimize performance today’s 400cc to 460cc driver heads and larger fairway woods, which often increase hit-ability for golfers. However, in most of these larger heads, the head’s center of gravity (CG) has been moved further away from the center line of the shaft, a factor which places more stress and causes more twisting on the shaft. The V2’s low torque design provides the power and control needed for 400cc to 460cc heads, plus the V2 prevents clubheads from twisting open on impact, reduces the amount of back spin imparted onto the ball and enhances shot dispersion.

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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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