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Oct 08, 2007

UST Shafts are Victorious at Valero

FORT WORTH, Texas — For the second straight week, high-performance graphite shafts by UST® (United Sports Technologies) prevailed on the PGA Tour, providing a winning performance at the Valero Texas Open at the La Cantera Golf Club in San Antonio.

The Texas-born champion played a Nike driver custom fit with a UST ACCRA® XT60 shaft with AXIV Technology, and came from four strokes back in the final round to win the Valero Texas Open for the third time. In addition, six of the Top 10 finishers at the Valero Texas Open played UST graphite shafts, including the popular Proforce® V2 shaft and the tour-proven IROD® Hybrid shaft.

“This is back-to-back wins for the AXIV Technology on the PGA Tour, and we’re extremely excited to the AXIV Technology make such a huge impact already on Tour,” says Jim McIntosh, tour representative for UST. “With the most exotic material seen in graphite shaft production today, the AXIV Technology allows UST engineers to weave together four different modulus carbon fibers in four different directions all in one ply of material.”

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.

High-performance UST graphite shafts are trusted by some of the world’s top pros such as Jim Furyk, Davis Love III, Rod Pampling and many others.

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 club makers. For more information about UST, visit

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