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Jun 14, 2006

UST Wins LaSalle Bank Open

FORT WORTH, Texas — With surging popularity on the pro tours, graphite shafts designed by United Sports Technologies (UST®) delivered a tour-winning performance that dominated the $750,000 LaSalle Bank Open at The Glen Club, one of the premier stops on the Nationwide Tour. This week’s champion used a high-performance Accra SC75 graphite shaft custom fit in his driver to shoot a 5-under-par 279 — the highest score in relation to par on Tour since Joe Ogilvie captured the 2003 Jacob’s Creek Open.

“We congratulate this year’s winner at the LaSalle Bank Open,” says Gene Simpson, vice president of sales and marketing for UST brands. “UST’s high-performance graphite shafts have become extremely popular among players on pro tours worldwide. The innovative design and advanced engineering incorporated into UST shafts continue to provide the consistency and accuracy that Tour players need to win week after week.”

Delivering tournament-winning performance has been a primary reason for UST’s growing popularity on Tour. At last week’s Memorial Tournament on the PGA Tour, UST shafts were favored in the hybrid shaft count by nearly two-to-one margin over the nearest other brand. UST’s high-performance Proforce V2 also topped the chart as the Memorial Tournament’s single-most popular hybrid shaft.

The Proforce V2 — similar to the winning shaft at the LaSalle Bank Open — earned its popularity with UST’s revolutionary ‘hoop strength’ technology which features a high modulus material lay up (or 90-degree material design) made famous in UST’s IROD® and Accra® technologies. The V2 utilizes the added hoop strength to help the shaft recover faster when loaded or flexed. Combining the hoop strength design with lower torque engineering and enhanced flexibility, the V2 provides stability and consistency which is unequalled in golf today.
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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