Golf News for Friday, June 14, 2013 | Equipment

UST Mamiya shaft helps capture victory at FedEx St. Jude Classic

FORT WORTH, Texas -- UST Mamiya, maker of the world's finest carbon fiber golf shafts, reports the winner of the FedEx St. Jude Classic relied on PROFORCE VTS shaft in his Ping® G20 5-wood (PROFORCE VTS Black 8X) to earn his first victory on the PGA Tour.

The winner finished with rounds of 66, 64, 69 and 69 (-12) and moved to 13th place on the FedEx Cup standings.

"UST Mamiya wants to congratulate the winner of the FedEx St. Jude Classic," said Robb Schikner, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "The PROFORCE franchise continues to perform for the best players in the world and it was evident when the winner pulled out his Ping 5-wood for the tee shot on #18 to set up an easy par and a 2-shot victory."

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.

Danny Le