UST Mamiya News & Press Releases

Feb 05, 2014

UST Mamiya® PROFORCE® VTS™ Takes 1st and 2nd at the Waste Management Phoenix Open

FORT WORTH, TX – February 3, 2014 – UST Mamiya, maker of the world’s finest carbon fiber golf shafts, reports PROFORCE VTS shafts finishes 1st and 2nd at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. The winner relied on PROFORCE VTS Black 6X shaft in his TaylorMade® Superfast 2.0 TP driver to earn his first career victory on the PGA Tour. The second place finisher relied on PROFORCE VTS Red 6X shaft in his Titleist® 913 driver. 

The winner finished with rounds of 65, 68, 67 and 68 (-16) and moved to seventh place on the FedEx Cup standings and gets a spot into the Masters.

“UST Mamiya wants to congratulate the winner of the Waste Management Phoenix Open,” said Robb Schikner, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “PROFORCE VTS continues to perform for the best players in the world and continues to prove, that when fit with proper weight, flex and torque, you will get optimal distance and control.”

PROFORCE VTS shafts were developed almost entirely through research and player feedback. UST Mamiya spent years researching the significant influence that torque has on distance, control and feel. The feedback revealed how players could control dispersion based on adjusting torque to their swing style. Perhaps more importantly, the research confirmed that the relationship that “feel” has to torque is infinitely more complex. Players who thought shafts were stiff or soft were not necessarily feeling the flex or weight, but were actually feeling torque. And when players are matched to the proper torque shaft, ball speed increases of up to 6 mph with dispersion reduced up to 30%!

The company produces a variety of shaft models, including the renowned Recoil, Elements, 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. 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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