UST Mamiya News & Press Releases

Feb 26, 2007

UST Shafts Win Fields Open

FORT WORTH, Texas — Providing consistency and accuracy, graphite shafts designed by United Sports Technologies (UST®) delivered clutch performance and a victory at the Fields Open in Hawaii. This year’s 27-year-old champion played two Sonartec MD hybrid clubs (23° and 25°) custom fit with IROD® shafts to shoot a 14-under-par 202 (66-68-68) and win the second event on the 2007 LPGA Tour schedule. The victory was her second career victory on the LPGA Tour and moved her to the top of the LPGA Official Money List.

“The Fields Open in Hawaii was a great example of the day-to--day consistency and reliability of UST shafts. UST’s IROD Hybrid is one of the most successful hybrid shafts of any pro tour and, at the Fields Open, it helped produce the tournament’s only score to feature a 68 or less in all three rounds,” says Jim McIntosh, tour representative for UST.

The popularity of hybrid clubs has grown dramatically on the pro tours, yet not all hybrid clubs are assembled with shafts specially designed for hybrid performance. True hybrid shafts — such as UST’s IROD Hybrid — possess unique physical characteristics which optimize the performance of hybrid clubs, and hybrid shaft design options have increased greatly over the last year for both woods and irons.

“True hybrid shafts maximize hybrid club performance,” explains McIntosh, “and UST continues to lead the industry in innovative hybrid designs such as the IROD and the new Proforce® V2 Hybrid.”

While the IROD first introduced UST’s revolutionary ‘hoop strength’ technology on Tour featuring Interlinked Carbon, the new Proforce V2 Hybrid features its own unique graphite fiber orientation in the mid- and butt-sections that helps the shaft recover consistently when loaded or flexed. The new V2 Hybrid shaft provides unparalleled stability and consistency, higher ball flight with increased ball velocity and optimized spin for superior distance control.

For more information on UST or UST products, call 800.277.0534 or visit
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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