UST Mamiya News & Press Releases

May 07, 2013

UST Mamiya® PROFORCE® VTS™ Used by Winner of the Volvo China Open

FORT WORTH, TX – May 7, 2013 – UST Mamiya, maker of the world’s finest carbon fiber golf shafts, reports the winner of the Volvo China Open relied on PROFORCE VTS shafts in his driver and 3-wood to earn his second victory of the year on the European Tour. 

The winner finished with rounds of 68, 67, 69 and 68 (-16) and marks the second victory in as many weeks. The winner moved to 1st place in the Race to Dubai with this victory.

“UST Mamiya wants to congratulate the winner of the Volvo China Open,” said Robb Schikner, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “PROFORCE VTS is about finding the right torque for your swing and when players are matched to the proper torque, ball speed increases up to 6 mph with dispersion reduced up to 30%. More and more players are seeing the benefits 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 six 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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