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Oct 03, 2007

UST Shafts Conquer Viking Classic

FORT WORTH, Texas — Sweeping first-, second- and third-place, high performance graphite shafts by UST® (United Sports Technologies) dominated the PGA Tour’s Viking Classic at the Annandale Golf Club in Madison, Miss.

The Viking Classic champion played a Nike driver custom fit with a UST ACCRA® XC75 shaft with AXIV Technology, and broke away from a crowded leaderboard with drives averaging 294 yards. Runners up at Mississippi’s premier sporting event played UST’s popular Proforce V2 shaft and the tour-proven IROD Hybrid shaft to finish off the tournament’s top money.

“This is the first win for the AXIV Technology on the PGA Tour, but the fact that this was the first time this week’s champion had ever used the shaft is a real testament to the engineering benefits this technology provides,” says Jim McIntosh, tour representative for UST. “The AXIV Technology features the most exotic material used in graphite shaft production today, and enables UST engineers to weave four different modulus carbon fibers in four different directions all in one ply of material.”

Designed and manufactured by UST, the Accra graphite shaft with AXIV Technology creates a ‘Rapid Shaft Recovery System,’ resisting deformation and returning 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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