UST Mamiya News & Press Releases

Mar 06, 2007

UST Shafts are No. 1 Among Top Honda Players

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.
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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