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Sep 11, 2006

UST Shafts Seize Victory on World Tours

FORT WORTH, Texas — From Singapore to Tulsa, graphite shafts designed and manufactured by United Sports Technologies (UST®) delivered unparalleled accuracy and consistency, all of which were key in this weekend’s international victories at the Canadian Open on the PGA Tour, the John Q. Hammons Hotel Classic on the LPGA Tour and the Barclay’s Singapore Open on the Asian Tour.

On the PGA Tour, this year’s champion at the Canadian Open earned his 12th career victory playing a Srixon driver custom fit with a UST Proforce 65 shaft. The winner of the John Q. Hammons Hotel Classic in Tulsa played a PING Rapture driver with the stock TFC 909D graphite shaft by UST, and this year’s champion at the Barclay’s Singapore Open successfully defended his title playing a Titleist 905R driver with a UST Proforce V2 shaft.

“Professional players depend on extremely tight tolerances in their graphite shafts to achieve success on the world stage, and we’re very pleased by the number of players around the world who trust the consistency and performance of UST graphite shafts,” says Gene Simpson, vice president of sales and marketing of UST brands. “Year after year, UST leads the graphite shaft industry in innovative technology that delivers extreme performance and consistency.”

A primary reason for UST’s popularity on the pro tours has been the performance-enhancing, low-torque characteristics of the Proforce V2 which is optimized to work with today’s 400cc to 460cc driver heads. Today’s trend toward larger driver and fairway wood heads has increased hit-ability for many golfers, explains Simpson, but in most larger head designs, the clubhead’s center of gravity (CG) is moved further away from the center line of the shaft, a design trait which places more stress and causes more twisting on the shaft. The V2’s low torque design provides the power and control needed for today’s 400cc to 460cc heads. Also, because the low-torque V2 prevents clubheads from twisting open on impact, the V2 increases the amount of back spin imparted onto the ball and enhances shot dispersion.

“Of course, the V2 is only one of UST’s innovate shaft designs played on the pro tours,” adds Simpson. “The Proforce®, IROD® Hybrid, Harmon Tour Design® and Accra™ models have all delivered decisive wins on PGA, LPGA, Champions, Nationwide and other pro tours.”
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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