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Aug 06, 2007

UST Shafts Win Women’s British Open

FORT WORTH, Texas — The industry-acclaimed IROD® hybrid graphite shaft — designed and manufactured by UST® (United Sports Technologies®) — delivered flawless consistency and pinpoint accuracy to win the Ricoh Women’s British Open, held at the Old Course at St. Andrews.

This year’s champion trusted golf’s most successful hybrid shaft technology in the UST IROD and became the first woman professional to win at the ancestral home of golf.

“We’re very pleased with the a victory at the Women’s British Open. It’s our seventh pro tour event in just six weeks and our third major win this season,” says Jim McIntosh, tour representative for UST. “Pro players require consistent, outstanding performance in golf shafts and the innovative design and advanced engineering that goes into every UST shaft deliver unparalleled consistency, stability and accuracy. In fact, we had eight different UST shaft models earn first-place this season.”

One of the big success stories this year has been the Proforce V2. The low-torque characteristics of the Proforce V2 optimize performance today’s 400cc to 460cc driver heads and larger fairway woods, which often increase hit-ability for golfers. However, in most of these larger heads, the head’s center of gravity (CG) has been moved further away from the center line of the shaft, a factor which places more stress and causes more twisting on the shaft. The V2’s low torque design provides the power and control needed for 400cc to 460cc heads, plus the V2 prevents clubheads from twisting open on impact, reduces the amount of back spin imparted onto the ball and enhances shot dispersion.

UST continues to lead in the graphite shaft industry with innovative technology, and that’s why world-renown pros such as Jim Furyk, Davis Love III and Rod Pampling — among many others — put their trust in UST high-performance shafts.

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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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