ATLANTA, Georgia (November 8, 2006) -- While the Top 30 money winners on the PGA Tour competed for one of the richest titles on the tour, only the pros playing graphite shafts designed by United Sports Technologies (UST®) captured first- and second-place at THE TOUR Championship.
Masterfully balancing low torque, weight, spin and launch angle, the popular Proforce® V2 graphite shaft by UST generated the optimum launch angles and increased ball speed with less spin to win the fantastic finale to the 2006 PGA season. The Australian-born champion shot a 66 on Sunday that secured a three-stroke victory playing Proforce V2 shafts in his Titleist driver and 3-wood. Meanwhile, the runner-up — and No. 2 golfer in the world — used a UST Proforce 65 shaft in his driver.
“We congratulate this year’s winner at THE TOUR Championship,” says Gene Simpson, vice president of sales and marketing for UST brands. “UST’s high-performance graphite shafts maximize distance and are designed to extremely tight tolerances so they deliver unparalleled consistency. Not surprisingly, they have become extremely popular among players on pro tours worldwide, and we’re very proud that the V2 was the most popular graphite shaft model among drivers and fairway woods at THE TOUR Championship.”
Quick Hits from THE TOUR Championship
With nine Proforce V2 shafts in play, the V2 brand was the single-most preferred driver/fairway wood shaft among the PGA Tour’s top players in 2006.
From THE TOUR Championship last year, pro player usage of UST shafts increased 30% in 2006.