Golf News for Thursday, October 4, 2012 | Equipment

UST Mamiya top hybrid shaft used at's Chiquita Classic

FORT WORTH, Texas -- UST Mamiya, maker of the world's finest carbon fiber golf shafts, reports it was the #1 hybrid shaft used at the's Chiquita Classic at The Club at Longview in Weddington, North Carolina. According to the Darrell Survey, more players at the Chiquita Classic chose UST Mamiya's hybrid shafts (branded and manufactured) than any other company, and also finished second for all shafts in play.

"We are extremely happy to be the #1 hybrid shaft in play at the Chiquita Classic," said Robb Schikner, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "The momentum we are seeing in shaft usage on Tour is the direct result of the R&D and technology we are putting into our shafts. Our team out on tour does a great job in making players understand the advantages of using our shafts."

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 2012. They include the Tour PC, Soft Touch, Comp DV2 Torsion, Pro DV2 Torsion Cord, and ST1putter 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.

Danny Le