UST Mamiya News & Press Releases

Apr 02, 2013

UST Mamiya® PROFORCE® VTS™ Used by Winner of the Shell Houston Open

FORT WORTH, TX – April 2, 2013 – UST Mamiya, maker of the world’s finest carbon fiber golf shafts,   reports the winner of the Shell Houston Open relied on PROFORCE VTS shaft in his TaylorMade® R11™S 9° Driver (PROFORCE VTS 6X) to earn his first victory of the year.

The winner finished with rounds of 64, 71, 71 and 66 (-16), to earn his first win of the year and second career win on the PGA Tour. With this win, he moves into the Top 20 for the FedEx Cup and earns an invitation to the Masters.

“UST Mamiya wants to congratulate the winner of the Shell Houston Open,” said Robb Schikner, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “This is the second win this year for PROFORCE VTS on the PGA Tour and more and more players are seeing the benefits of our shafts on all tours.”

All UST Mamiya carbon-fiber shafts are made using handcrafted, repeatable production techniques that incorporate world-class engineering and premium-selected raw materials. This combines with tight tolerances, constant taper design and low-resin content to enhance feel during the golf swing.

The company produces a variety of shaft models, including the renowned PROFORCE and ATTAS lines, which have received significant usage on major professional tours internationally. Paralleling its achievements at the professional level, the company’s shafts have remained the top-selling aftermarket option in the United States the past five years.

Knowing that every golfer who installs a new shaft will also need a grip, UST Mamiya offers a line of premium offerings, with groundbreaking new models being introduced in 2013. They include the Tour PC 360™, Soft Touch™, Soft Touch Lite™, Soft Touch Wrap™ and ST1™ putter grips.

About UST Mamiya

Since 1991, UST Mamiya graphite shafts are favored by recreational and competitive golfers worldwide. In 2009, UST (U.S.) combined operations and assumed responsibility for the sports division of its parent company, Mamiya-OP (Japan) and now leads the drive for quality and innovation globally. Distributed in 30-plus countries, UST Mamiya provides shafts to consumers, retailers, club-fitters and original equipment manufacturers Adams, Bridgestone, Callaway, Cleveland, Cobra, Mizuno, Nike, PING, TaylorMade, Titleist, Wilson and more. Company R&D and manufacturing facilities are in the U.S., Japan, China and Bangladesh. UST Mamiya advisory staff includes renowned instructors among GOLF Magazine’s “Top 100” and at Golf Digest’s “America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses. For more information:, 817.267.2219.

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