FORT WORTH, Texas — Delivering consistency and distance in woods and = long irons, high-performance graphite shafts designed by United Sports Techn= ologies (UST®) dominated the top player preferences at the Honda Classic= ... UST was the No. 1 graphite shaft brand for combined woods and utility iron= s among the Top Five players at this weekend’s Honda Classic, and UST = graphite shafts captured four of the Top Five money positions.
Among the Top Five, new Proforce V2 graphite shafts earned three of Top Fiv= e money positions, while UST’s IROD® Hybrid shaft claimed another = Top Five position.
“PGA Tour players rely on graphite shafts in their woods and utility = irons to deliver distance and accuracy, and UST shafts were clearly the pref= erred choice in those categories for the top five finishers at the Honda Cla= ssic,” says Jim McIntosh, tour representative for UST. “The Prof= orce V2 and IROD both excel in performance and consistency.”
One of main reasons for UST’s increased popularity on the pro tours h= as been the performance-enhancing, low-torque characteristics of the Proforc= e V2 which is engineered to optimize performance with today’s 400cc to= 460cc driver heads, explains McIntosh. Larger driver and fairway wood heads= have increased hit-ability for many golfers, but in most of these larger he= ads, the head’s center of gravity (CG) has been moved further away fro= m 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 p= ower and control needed for 400cc to 460cc heads, plus the V2 prevents clubh= eads from twisting open on impact, decreases the amount of back spin imparte= d onto the ball and enhances shot dispersion.
“Every year, UST surpasses other graphite shaft manufacturers in inno= vative shaft technology, and UST shafts continue to validate the trust place= d in them by pros such as Jim Furyk, Davis Love III, Rod Pampling, Cristie K= err and many others,” adds McIntosh.