UST Winning Over Tour Players

Despite signing with Callaway last week, Phil Mickelson will be playing his Titleist 731PM irons at the Ryder Cup this week. He should be playing a Callaway Driver and Callaway Fairway woods though. He tried both an ERC Fusion and a Great Big Bertha II driver last week at the Bell Canadian Open.

I found out what models will be offered in the new Odyssey White Steel putter. The 2 Ball, 2 Ball Blade, 2 Ball Center Shaft, #1 (Heel, Toe Blade), #2 (Scoop Back Blade) and #5 (Offset Mallet) will all be available October 1. now has pictures and information for the new 503.H hybrid iron. This club has been on tour for a long time and it should sell really well.

Most people I talk to remember UST as the company that “makes that purple and yellow shaft”. Well that shaft was called the UST Proforce and it was a huge success a few years back. UST is back and better than ever. According to a press release from the company, “five of the Top 10 players use wood shafts designed by UST”. The new rage with tour players is the UST Harmon HTD and UST ACCRA. These shafts are available to the public and any good Pro Shop or retail store should be able to give you more information.

La Jolla Golf Company is expanding their popular “Knife” line to include hybrid woods. The La Jolla Knife has been a popular TV infomercial club lately and I am sure these hybrids will sell well on name alone.

Softspike has released the Pulsar and touts it as the most comfortable alternative spike ever invented. I read the press release from Softspike and it sounds like they have put a lot of work into this spike. If only they could get together with the shoe manufacturers and develop one universal thread for all spikes. You need a degree to change some of today’s spikes!

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