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Oct 23, 2007

UST Shafts are No. 1 at Fry’s Open

FORT WORTH, Texas — This week’s PGA TOUR champion trusted high-performance graphite shafts by UST® (United Sports Technologies) to win the Fry’s Electronics Open and earn his first PGA TOUR title in three years. The first-place Canadian played a TaylorMade driver custom fit with a UST Proforce V2 graphite shaft and a TaylorMade fairway wood custom fit with an ACCRA SE80 with AXIV Technology which delivered unsurpassed distance and accuracy at the Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz.

While notching another victory on the PGA TOUR, UST graphite shafts were also winning on the European Tour. A 32-year-old English-born pro won the Portugal Masters, his second European Tour title, shooting a low final round 64 for a 25-under par 263 while playing a Proforce V2 High Launch graphite shaft.

“The Fry’s Open and Portugal Masters are two more great Tour wins for UST graphite shafts,” says Jim McIntoch, Tour representative for UST. “PGA Tour players demand the highest possible performance from their equipment, and the Proforce V2 and ACCRA with AXIV Technology features a unique low-torque design that performs phenomenally well with the sophisticated clubhead designs of today’s most renowned manufacturers.”

Unlike most graphite shafts, the Proforce V2 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 heads, the head’s center of gravity (CG) has been moved further away from 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 power and control needed for 400cc to 460cc heads, plus the V2 prevents clubheads from twisting open on impact, decreases the amount of back spin imparted onto the ball and enhances shot dispersion.

UST’s Accra shaft with AXIV Technology creates a ‘Rapid Shaft Recovery System’ which resists deformation and returns the shaft to a round shape faster than any other shaft on the market. The ‘loading’ and ‘unloading’ of the golf swing, alters the characteristics and shape of a shaft. The AXIV Tetra-Axial weave not only aids in the recovery of the shaft to ensure a consistent return to the ball with each swing, the single ply offers superior feel in the hands. The revolutionary combination of a constant taper design, ACCRA super high-modulus materials and AXIV technology ‘sets a new bar’ for innovations in premium golf shafts.

“UST continues to surpass other graphite shaft manufacturers by providing innovative design and state-of-the-art technology, and UST shafts continue to trusted by pros such as Jim Furyk, Davis Love III, Rod Pampling and many others,” adds McIntosh.

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 clubmakers. For more information about UST, visit

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