Wednesday, January 12th, 2011
Strategic Shaft Technologies (, owner and licensor of the proprietary SST PURE® golf club shaft alignment technology, has retained an investment banking firm to manage inquiries from qualified parties regarding acquiring the company. Since its founding in 1997, SST has been awarded more than four dozen global patents for shaft alignment technology covering golf clubs, fishing rods, pool cues and archery arrows.

SST PURE golf shaft alignment was recognized by Golf International Magazine as one of the 25 most essential equipment developments in the history of the sport. Independent tests conducted by Golf Laboratories, Inc. demonstrated that SST PURE dramatically improves the performance of golf clubs. On the 2010 PGA Tour and Champions Tour, players using SST PUREd® shafts won 43 championships. Through a network of more than 50 licensees in nine countries, the quality of more than 1,000,000 clubs has been enhanced via the SST PURE technology. PURE® stands for Plane of Uniform REpeatability.

SST PURE golf shaft alignment uses state-of-the-art computer and laser technology to analyze any golf shaft and locate its most stable and repeatable orientation. The process neutralizes the effects of shaft asymmetries inherent in all golf shafts. SST PUREd golf clubs perform more consistently and uniformly, club to club within a set and set to set within a brand. As confirmed by independent test results, golfers of all skill levels will hit the ball longer and straighter by playing SST PUREd clubs.

As a result of a rule change instituted in 1999 by the United States Golf Association (USGA) and accepted by the R&A, the SST PURE technology is in full compliance with the U.S. governing body's Rule 4-1b covering the design of clubs, specifically bending and twisting of shafts.

"We have spent over 12 years developing this world-leading technology and protecting the intellectual property globally so that a successor could fully capitalize on the firm and broad foundation SST has established," said SST founder Dick Weiss. "The fact that the majority of PGA Tour players have used SST technology and the strength of our licensee network comprised of the finest club-makers in the world are testimonials to the tremendous growth opportunity a buyer can anticipate capitalizing upon," he said.
SST's intellectual property assets include the latest automated PURE SPECS® apparatus and software for testing shaft symmetry. In addition, the patents include the method for assembling a golf club head to a shaft as well as the individual print-out results of its proprietary testing process. SST PURE assets also include the worldwide licensee network.

Inquiries from qualified buyers should be addressed to David Morgan or Steve Wilson at Target Management, 310 Shores Drive, Vero Beach, FL. 32963. Telephone: (772) 231-8756. Email: [email protected] Target Management is a sporting goods industry marketing consultancy retained by SST to field inquiries from interested parties. Company representatives will be present during the PGA Merchandise Show at the Orlando, FL Convention Center (Booth # 1853), January 27-29, 2011.

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