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Oct 02, 2006

UST Wins Southern Farm Bureau Classic

FORT WORTH, Texas — Masterfully balancing low torque, weight, spin and launch angle, the tour popular Proforce® V2 graphite shaft by United Sports Technologies® (UST) delivers optimum launch angles, increased ball speed with less spin and win after win on pro tours around the world. This week’s PGA Tour champion played the Proforce V2 to win the Southern Farm Bureau Classic and to push his annual earnings past the $1 million mark for the first time.

“The Proforce V2 has created more buzz on Tour than any graphite shaft since the original Proforce won the Masters, and we’re very excited to see a young, sophomore Tour player receive a career-building win playing UST shafts,” says Gene Simpson, vice president of sales and marketing of UST brands. “UST graphite shafts maximize distance and are designed to extremely tight tolerances so they deliver unparalleled consistency.”

One of the performance-enhancing characteristics of the Proforce V2 is its low torque design — the 76-gram model features 2.2 degrees of torque — which is optimized in each V2 model to work with a variety of players using today’s 400cc to 460cc driver heads. The trend in larger driver and fairway wood heads has increased hit-ability for many golfers, but in most of these larger heads, the center of gravity (CG) has been moved further away from the center line of the shaft, a design factor which places more stress on the shaft and causes more twisting of the clubhead. The low-torque V2 allows the golfer to keep the clubhead more square upon impact and, thus, helps reduce back spin, enhances shot dispersion and transfers more energy to the ball for explosive distance.

In addition to its low-torque design, the new Proforce V2 is an overall more flexible shaft than prior Proforce models, featuring a more flexible tip section for better feel. With shafts that are too stiff, a player loses feel as the shaft becomes ‘boardy’, or what some liken to a harsh, feeling.

“The flex engineering of the V2 creates a softer, more stable design. Yet the real benefit for so many is the shaft’s ability to generate more power and distance,” adds Simpson.

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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