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Jul 05, 2005

UST’s Proforce Wins Cialis Western Open

FORT WORTH, Texas — With its now legendary flash of purple and gold, the Proforce graphite shaft by United Sports Technologies® (UST) once again demonstrated why it is one of the most successful graphite shaft designs in golf history. With a classic Proforce® 65 shaft in his Titleist 983K driver, this year’s Cialis Western Open champion shot a 2-under 69 on Sunday, winning the tournament at 14-under.

In addition to the victory, UST graphite shaft usage among PGA Tour players set a new company record with 80 wood shafts in play, propelling UST to the No. 2 position among all shaft manufacturers. UST shafts earned six of the Top 10 money positions — two of which were claimed by the hottest, new shaft on the PGA Tour, the all-new Proforce V2.

“UST has always produced some of the world’s most innovative graphite shafts, and the incredible staying power of the Proforce graphite shaft on Tour is a real testament to the consistency and dependability of UST engineering,” says Shawn Mullin, PGA Tour representative for UST. “While the classic Proforce is still winning PGA events, the all-new V2 takes the Proforce line to an even higher level. Not only does the V2 feature a low-torque design to enhance performance of today’s larger driver and fairway wood heads, but it also incorporates UST’s revolutionary ‘hoop strength’ technology that helps the shaft recover faster when loaded or flexed.”

According to Mullin, the new Proforce V2 provides an extremely low-torque design that optimizes the performance of 400cc to 460cc heads. Most of today’s larger driver and fairway wood heads position the center of gravity further away from the shaft’s center line, a design characteristic that causes more twisting pressure on the shaft. However, the low-torque design of the V2 helps prevents clubheads from twisting open on impact, thus limiting the amount of back spin imparted onto the ball and transferring more energy at impact.




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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