UST Mamiya News & Press Releases

Jul 12, 2004

UST® Vaults to #1 Wood Shaft Brand on PGA TOUR

John Deere Classic ImageFort Worth, TX — Step aside, Fujikura. Move over, Graphite Design. Duck for cover, Aldila. Demonstrating surging popularity among the best golfers in the world, graphite shafts designed and manufactured by United Sports Technologies® (UST) are now the Number One wood graphite shafts on the PGA TOUR!

PGA Tour players participating in this weekend’s John Deere Classic at TPC at Deere Run in Silvis, Ill. clearly showed their preference for high-performance graphite shafts with their selection of ACCRA®, Harmon HTD®, IROD®, and Proforce® GOLD graphite shafts by UST. According to affirmed counts by the Darrell Survey, UST-branded graphite shafts outnumbered all other wood shaft brands at the John Deere Classic, beating some once-popular brands by a three-to-one margin. The report tallies included: UST, 76 shafts; Fujikura, 72 shafts; Graphite Design, 66; True Temper, 56; Aldila, 50; Grafalloy, 22; Harrison, 9; and Accuflex, 5.

“Our brands have achieved double-digit shaft counts at numerous Tour events this year, and we’re very excited to be ‘officially’ recognized as the Number One wood graphite shaft brand on Tour,” says Gene Simpson, vice president of sales and marketing of UST brands. “Our multi-brand strategy has been very successful in providing uniquely different, premium graphite shafts that still maintain a separate and distinctive focus on fitting a shaft to the swing rather than making a player adjust to the shaft.”

The popularity of Harmon Tour Design (HTD) Counter Balanced shafts and Proforce GOLD shafts continues to grow on Tour, and UST’s new ACCRA shafts have skyrocketed in popularity on all professional Tours since the line was introduced just a few weeks ago. In addition, the IROD has remained the Number One Hybrid graphite shaft on the PGA Tour for 33 consecutive weeks!

For more information on UST and/or UST products, please call 800.277.0534 or visit ustgolfshaft.com.


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