FORT WORTH, Texas — UST® (United Sports Technologies), the industry-leading innovator in graphite shaft technology, announced today the sale of its high-end ACCRA® shaft brand to Canadian-based Premium Golf Management Company (PGMC).
Per the terms of the sale, PGMC acquires all inventory, trademarks and distribution rights for ACCRA and assumes responsibility for both tour support and OEM sales. UST will continue to design, manufacture and ship graphite shafts for the ACCRA brand.
“PGMC has been the exclusive ACCRA distributor for UST since 2004, primarily selling through a network of more than 250 seasoned clubfitting experts throughout North America,” explains Gene Simpson, senior vice president of UST. “PGMC has done a terrific job of building a ‘certified dealer’ network,” he adds, “and will continue to act as distributor for UST brands in Canada.”
Simpson noted that the sale was finalized over this past weekend, and effective today, February 11, 2008, all requests for information or orders for ACCRA shafts will be forwarded to Dave Makarucha at PGMC at 613-389-3149 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on UST or UST products, contact sales and public relations manager, Randy Stuart, at 281.250.8465 or visit www.ustgolfshaft.com.
UST makes graphite golf shafts for golf consumers and supplies many original equipment manufacturers, such as Titleist, Ping, Nike, Callaway, Cleveland, TaylorMade, Adams, Nickent, Wilson, Sonartec and others. UST also produces and distributes such revered graphite shaft brands as Proforce®, 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 worldwide that produce more than four million graphite shafts a year for original equipment manufacturers and custom club-makers.
World-renowned pros such as Jim Furyk, Davis Love III and Rod Pampling — among many others — put their trust in UST high-performance shafts and the technology that has made UST a world leader in graphite shaft innovation. For more information about UST, visit www.ustgolfshaft.com.