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Apr 19, 2005

UST® Wins MCI Heritage...Again

FORT WORTH, Texas — For the second consecutive year, high-performance Harmon Tour Design (HTD®) graphite shafts by United Sports Technologies® (UST) have won the MCI Heritage at the historic Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head Island, S.C.

“Harbour Town is one of the most prestigious golf courses in the country, so we’re naturally very honored to have scored back-to-back wins at this magnificent course,” says Shawn Mullin, PGA Tour representative for UST. “The Tour pros recognize UST’s efforts to produce the most technologically advanced graphite shafts, and the HTD line is a great example of our engineers’ dedication to superior performance.”

Designed with feedback from world-renown golf instructor Butch Harmon and his brothers — Craig, Billy and Dick — the HTD features an ‘active’ tip section that performs significantly different from the tip section found in most shafts. The HTD’s tip section is torsionally stable to control the clubhead and offers a higher launch angle for a high, penetrating ball flight down range. The active tip section is the result of extra carbon fiber material used to distribute additional weight in the butt section and to move the shaft’s balance point towards the butt end, thus providing more stability and control in a player’s hands. HTD offers players the ability to swing confidently, increase ball speed and add more distance.

One of the world’s largest and most successful graphite golf shaft manufacturers, UST has shown a remarkable ability to develop innovative new products which have won on every professional tour in the world. In addition to its own Tour-winning designs, UST’s engineers and designers work one-on-one with numerous club manufacturers to supply technical advice on new product development, component compatibility and graphic customization. And HTD is offered in popular OEM products either as a stock or custom upgrade option.

United Sports Technologies makes graphite golf shafts for golf consumers and many original equipment manufacturers, such as Nike, Tommy Armour, Sonartec, Wilson Sporting Goods, Hogan, Spalding, and many others. UST also produces and distributes such world-renown graphite shaft brands as Proforce, ACCRA, PURE Gold, 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 more than four million graphite shafts a year for original equipment manufacturers and custom club makers. For more information about UST, please visit our website at

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