UST Mamiya News & Press Releases

Apr 22, 2008

UST Shafts Win Four Straight

FORT WORTH, Texas — For the fourth consecutive week, UST® (United Sports Technologies) high-performance graphite shafts provided superior consistency and accuracy at the top levels of the game to win a pro tour event. This week, UST hybrid shaft technology helped deliver a victory at the Ginn OPEN on the LPGA Tour.

The Ginn OPEN champion played a Ping Rapture Hybrid (21-degree) custom-fit with a UST IROD® Hybrid shaft to top the field. She currently ranks No. 1 in birdies, rounds under par, rounds in 60s, Top 10 finishes, greens hit and scoring average.

“UST congratulates this year’s Ginn OPEN champion on a terrific victory,” says Jim McIntosh, tour representative for UST.  “UST’s hybrid technology has produced some of the most successful shaft designs on any pro tour, and each design possess unique characteristics which optimize the performance of hybrid-design clubs.”

The IROD and UST’s newest hybrid design — Proforce V2 Hybrid — are specifically designed for hybrid performance, and have become incredibly popular on pro tours around the world.

Featuring ‘InterLinked Carbon’ technology, UST’s award-winning IROD Hybrid shafts revolutionized shaft performance and first introduced ‘hoop strength’ technology to pro tours around the world. Similarly, the 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 V2 Hybrid shaft provides unparalleled stability and consistency, higher ball flight with increased ball velocity and optimized spin for superior distance control.

In the past four weeks, UST high-performance shafts have won the Ginn OPEN, Corona Championship, Kraft Nabisco Championship and Safeway International.

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Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, UST operates four manufacturing facilities worldwide that produce more than four million graphite shafts a year for original equipment manufacturers and custom clubmakers. UST makes graphite golf shafts for golf consumers and supplies many original equipment manufacturers, such as Titleist, Ping, Nike, Callaway, Cleveland, TaylorMade, Adams, Nickent, Wilson, Sonartec and others. UST also produces and distributes such revered graphite shaft brands as Proforce®, IROD® and Frequency Filtered™ Putter shafts which are played in more than 100 tour events on the PGA, SPGA, Nationwide and European tours. The ACCRA® brand is an exclusive shaft brand produced by UST exclusively for PGMC. For more information on UST, visit

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