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Aug 20, 2007

UST’s Proforce V2 Wins Wyndham Championship

FORT WORTH, Texas — Winning their eighth and ninth tour events of the summer, high-performance graphite shafts by UST® (United Sports Technologies) finished in the No. 1 spot on the PGA and LPGA Tours this weekend.

On the PGA Tour, the Proforce® V2 Hybrid shaft delivered accuracy and distance control that helped score a brilliant final-round 63 that won the Wyndham Championship at the Forest Oaks Country Club in Greensboro, N.C. The champion and PGA Tour Rookie of the Year candidate earned his first PGA victory playing a high-performance UST Proforce V2 Hybrid graphite shaft custom-fit with a TaylorMade Rescue club.

In addition to the PGA Tour victory, UST shafts out-performed the competition on the LPGA Tour. The UST IROD® Hybrid graphite shaft earned the win at the Canadian Women’s Open and gave UST a clean sweep for both men and women’s Canadian titles this year.

“UST is having a great year on the pro tours, and we congratulate this weekend’s winners on their much-deserved victories,” says Jim McIntosh, tour representative for UST. “The Proforce V2 alone has delivered more than half-dozen wins this season and there’s no question it is one of the hottest graphite shafts in golf today. Its superior performance in drivers, fairway woods and hybrids has made the V2 design a personal favorite for players on every pro tour.”

Designed and manufactured by UST® (United Sports Technologies), the Proforce V2 graphite shaft provides shot-enhancing benefits and features low-torque characteristics that 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 400cc to 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. In addition to the original Proforce V2, the V2 High Launch, V2 LD and V2 MOI designs fit a wide variety of swing types.

Trusted by some of the world’s top pros such as Jim Furyk, Davis Love III, Rod Pampling and many others, UST fielded nearly 60 graphite wood shafts at the Wyndham Championship.

For more information on UST or UST products, call 800.277.0534 or visit

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 club makers. For more information about UST, visit

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