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From a six meter steel rod heated up to 1200°C, clobbered by a 1000 ton hammer, to an elegant and precise golf club ground by eye and hand. For thousands of years, the Japanese forging tradition has been employed to create some of the world’s finest swords and tools. In combination with Mizuno’s market leading research and development, cutting-edge technology and stunning craftsmanship, Mizuno can proudly say that we believe we produce some of the best irons in the world. Each and every club is produced with the user in focus.
Producing the best product is always our main focus. We contribute our energy on R&D and exploring new technologies. While some product development is carried out in Mizuno US, Atlanta, most is still done in Osaka Head office, Japan. It is the place where the major decision – from determining of the world , to deciding what number to give the latest prototype model, which affects the future of Mizuno golf are taken. But it is also where the first seeds of a new golf club are sown.
Our forging process guarantees that each metal rod’s natural grain is preserved in every step of the process. This is what gives the club its enhanced feel and consistency. The forging processes are done in Mizuno’s business partner, Chuo Industries Ltd. The foundry produces 6,000 clubheads a day.
At Mizuno Technics we make the final refinements. Grinding is done by hand, and 30 pairs of hands and eyes ensure each forged iron’s quality. Mizuno Technics finish the forged heads arriving from Chuo, by taking over the process such as club refinement, assembly and customizing. This makes the Mizuno Technics the place where the Mizuno brand’s values of technology, quality and individualism align. The factoty builds 2,000 clubs every day.
Embodying the heart and soul of its Sonoran Desert surroundings, The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain offers a sanctuary among luxury resorts in Tucson, AZ with a natural beauty framed against the Tortolita Mountains. Here guests will discover how easy it is to be inspired by the land revered by the Hohokam inhabitants of centuries past. Let us create your dream oasis in a desert land where adventure and a gracious spirit enable you to return to life.
Legendary champion Jack Nicklaus took advantage of the High Sonoran Desert setting to integrate strategy, variety and fair shot values into his Signature Design luxury golf course at The Golf Club at Dove Mountain in Arizona.
The Golf Club at Dove Mountain is his first Tucson golf course in 25 years. Nicklaus created 27 holes with unique challenges and distinct character, blending naturally among noble saguaros and the surrounding Tortolita Mountain Range. This luxury golf resort has elevations ranging from 2,300 to 3,200 feet to challenge even the most seasoned pro.
The Arizona golf resort courses strike a balance between fulfilling the desired resort experience and meeting club membership standards. Host to the Home to The WGC Accenture Match Play Championship, this world-class competition features the top 64 players in the Official World Golf Ranking.
Enjoy executing the same golf shots that require the imagination and creativity from the world’s leading champions at this breathtaking resort. Nicklaus purposefully designed this luxury golf course to be challenging yet enjoyable to play time and time again.
The Gallery Golf Club features two highly acclaimed courses offering members the finest in desert golf. Keeping your focus is a challenge on the picturesque North Golf Course with sweeping views of the high Sonoran desert landscape. Subtle elevation changes and views in all directions among thousands of giant saguaros provide members with an all-together different experience on the South Course. The exceptionally maintained courses are set in a lush and natural desert environment and highly enjoyable for all skill levels. The Gallery Golf Club is truly distinguishing
The Gallery’s North Course, designed by John Fought and British Open Champion and 2006 Ryder Cup Captain Tom Lehman, was ranked #1 in Southwest Arizona by Golf Digest and is acknowledged as one of Golfweek’s Top 100 Modern Courses. And, no wonder. Sweeping High Sonoran views distract in every direction as the nines meander through two rugged canyons. The result is 18 irresistible holes as enjoyably playable for the higher handicap golfer as they are challenging for the touring professional.
The Gallery’s South Course makes The Gallery one of the few private clubs in the country featuring two highly acclaimed golf courses. Nominated one of Golf Digest’s 100 Best, John Fought’s Gallery South Course differs from The North Course in both terrain and architectural scheme. It’s links style reminiscent of Donald Ross’ Pinehurst #2.
Situated on pristine farmland are two of the area’s best golf courses. Only 20 miles west of Portland are two championship golf courses. Both were etched into the landscape by renowned golf course architect Bob Cupp. Lush stands of towering trees frame undulating fairways and manicured greens, creating a stunning tapestry for respite, relaxation, and adventure. Both golf courses lend themselves to walking, allowing players to enjoy the golf courses the way they were meant to be played.
GHOST CREEK GOLF COURSE
Golf in North Plain’s picturesque wetlands and dense forest. The par-71, 6,839-yard Ghost Creek golf course merges imaginative design with breathtaking beauty.
WITCH HOLLOW GOLF COURSE: PRIVATE
Bob Cupp let the natural contours of the land dictate the design of this exquisite private Portland golf course. The result is Witch Hollow, Portland’s premier private golf course.
Winn is the first manufacturer to bring premium polymer golf grips to golfers. Its pursuit of the most technologically advanced golf grips mirrors Winn’s pioneering efforts in fishing rods, tennis, and bicycle grips and wraps. Winn grips facilitate the learning, enjoyment and performance level of participants at every level – in every field it enters!
We start with polymer grip technology. Our multiple polymer compounds are tackier and more comfortable than traditional rubber. Each polymer is uniquely formulated to achieve a different firmness, texture and weight to satisfy the individual needs of the sports participants it serves.
By creating extremely comfortable, slip-resistant grips that reduce stress on hands and body, we enable participants to lighten grip pressure, increase control, enhance accuracy, distance, sensitivity and performance over extended periods of participation. For golfers, the end result is increased sensitivity, reduced fatigue, heightened swing accuracy and, above all, increased hours of enjoyment and high-performance golfing!
We haven’t been around for 60 or 40 or even 20 years, but in that time we’ve seen grips go relatively unchanged. It begs the question, “why has every other piece of equipment in the golf industry evolved, except grips?” We believe innovations shouldn’t take this long, so we challenge ourselves everyday to get a better grip in the hands of golfers, so they can hit better shots and make more putts.
SuperStroke will always push the limits of grip performance, technology and design, so all golfers, regardless of skill level, can experience a more meaningful connection to their shots and their game.
WHY IS THE G-PRO EDGE BETTER?
Its patented, two-sided design, which places your hands into a neutral position, turns your elbows into your body and sets your shoulders back. This puts your body in a relaxed position and eliminates unnecessary wrist breakdown. This creates a more repetitive straight-back, straight-through putting stroke. Together, these characteristics contribute to a more confident putting stroke, which will lead to making more putts.
WHAT LEVEL OF GOLFER CAN BENEFIT FROM THE G-PRO EDGE?
Any golfer, male or female, regardless of handicap, right-handed or left-handed, tall or short, amateur or professional can benefit from the G-Pro EDGE. The G-Pro EDGE Putter Grip is designed to make you a better putter.”
HOW IS THE G-PRO EDGE INSTALLED?
With a traditional installation process. G-Pro EDGE grips are installed by using double-sided tape and mineral spirits or grip solvent. Please follow the “How-To” for step-by-step installation instruction video on this website.
DOES THE G-PRO EDGE FIT ON ANY PUTTER? Yes. Any conventionally-shafted putter can accept a G-Pro EDGE grip.
ARE ANY PROFESSIONALS USING G-PRO EDGE?
Yes. Top PGA Tour putting coach Mike Shannon is using the G-Pro EDGE on his putter and promoting it through the Sea Island Golf Learning Center. Garsen Golf has a presence on the PGA Tour as well as the Champions Tour presenting the G-Pro EDGE. Currently the G-Pro EDGE is in play on the Champions tour and many PGA Tour players are working with the G-Pro EDGE and will be putting it in play.
Did you know that from 5 feet, if your putter grip is open just 2 degrees, you’ll miss the putt?
The FLAT CAT® is a game-changing new putter grip that puts the feeling of “SQUARE” in the palm of your hands.
Ensuring your putter face is square to your intended target line is the key to making putts.
FLAT CAT® Golf’s patent-pending Flat1™ design enables every golfer to square their hands, square their shoulders and square their putter face to the intended target line.
Lamkin Grips has been one of golf’s most trusted brands on the European, LPGA, Web.com, Champions and PGA Tour for the last ten decades. Recognized for uncompromising quality and Tour-preferred performance characteristics, hundreds of Tour players currently rely on Lamkin Grips to help fuel their performance.
Too much grip pressure leads to too much tension, which leads to – well, nothing good.
But a tackier grip provides you with a confident connection without unnecessary grip pressure. The result: less tension in the hands, arms and swing for longer and more consistent shots. In the end, isn’t that why you play?
Lamkin’s Advanced Cohesive Elastomer is a proprietary synthetic rubber compound created by Lamkin chemists to deliver the highest level of surface tackiness and shock absorption. A better material to help you play better golf.
For over six decades, we’ve been the global leader in golf grip innovation and technology, from the invention of the slip-on grip to groundbreaking advancements in cord with our new Brushed Cotton Technology (BCT®) to the introduction of the hybrid category of grips.
Today, Golf Pride® has laid claim to more major wins than any other grip company. More than 80% of Tour professionals choose to play our grips and not one is paid to do so. And in this age of multi-million dollar endorsement deals, that’s the strongest endorsement of all. So, whether you’re a Tour pro playing a major, a rising amateur, or an everyday golfer, you can rest assured knowing you’re playing the #1 Grip in Golf.
UNI-FIT is the pinnacle of the Club-Conex line. During the development process we set out to create a system that was not only a huge benefit to club-fitters, but one that had merit amongst avid golfers as well.
The decision by the United States Golf Association to allow the UNI-FIT system to “Conform to the Rules of Golf” is a huge bonus! As a fitter you can use this system to eliminate fitting carts while doing away with the need to assemble finished clubs with various OEM shaft tips.
It’s basically microwaves reflecting from a moving golf club and golf ball.
The change in frequency of these waves is what makes it possible for us to track what happens at the very moment of impact between club and ball. TrackMan has a long history of working with golf radar technology. The company was established in 2003 with the sole purpose of helping golf professionals understand more about this critical moment in time. The TrackMan golf radar not only helps map these key data parameters – ball speed, attack angle, club path, face angle, etc. – it also captures the golf swing with a built-in HD video camera or with the use of external cameras.
Radar technology (also called a portable golf launch monitor or swing analyzer) is an integral part of the golf instruction today. Whether it is used for golf swing lessons, analysis, or club fitting, the golf radar and software are suited to be used by professional trainers, coaches, and players; as well as golf beginners.
OBAN is singularly focused on developing the best performing golf shafts in the world. Our shaft designs are rigorously tested by top tier Tour players, then perfected by our precision engineering team to validate performance specifications.
OBAN’s newly released Kiyoshi White ranks among the most advanced composite shafts on the market. The shaft is produced with OBAN’s breakthrough proprietary MultiPlex Design Technology (MPT), and precision crafted using high modulus unidirectional material strategically placed along the length of the shaft for reduced ovalization − stabilizing the shaft at impact.
How do OBAN shafts differ from competitors? OBAN’s complex designs are produced exclusively using the highest grade resin and composite fibers available. We continue to push the structural limits of raw graphite by integrating low resin and high stable pre-preg materials. The results speak for themselves. Better feel, tighter dispersion, and longer distance drives make OBAN a top choice among touring professionals and avid golfers alike.
Beyond exotic materials and proprietary designs, OBAN meticulously manages every aspect of the shaft manufacturing process. Graphite pre-preg materials are thoroughly inspected, exacting controls verify weight and flex, and centerless grinding ensures strict shape and diameter tolerances are maintained.
Our commitment to custom fitting is a core tenet of our company philosophy. OBAN dealers employ the latest digital launch profiling technology to expertly evaluate swing styles and tendencies. Driver head options and course conditions are factored in to configure clubs certain to satisfy serious golfers intent on improving their driving performance.
It all started with a VISION and a DREAM to design and provide the best composite golf shafts in the world. What makes a great shaft? Dedication to a winning design, along with utilizing exotic composite materials and professional knowledge of a winning combination of the golf shaft and club head.
Victor Afable has over 30 years of golf knowledge and industry experience. Victor is most recognized for his expertise in shaft concept and design, coupled with sincere passion to designing the best performing composite golf shafts. Victor has a proven track record in designing shafts used by top Tour players in the world, whom to date, have won over 100 tour events worldwide. He was instrumental in designing the composite shaft played by the winner of the 2016 Open, and the shaft used to shoot a 58, the lowest in PGA Tour history. Victor Afable believes in order to make the best shafts, you must start with exotic designs along with the best materials available in today’s market.
We are proud to announce Victor Afable has launched a new shaft company based solely on his passion to create the most exact performing shafts in the industry. The company, VA Composites, will offer several new series of shafts that will be exclusively offered only by the best club fitters in the industry. A precision golf shaft will only offer great performance when fit correctly in order to increase distance and tighten dispersion.
Graphite Design, established in Japan in 1989, is the industry leader in shaft technology and the preferred shaft brand for golf professionals worldwide. One of the world’s three largest golf-club shaft manufacturers, the company made its mark manufacturing premium shafts for most of golf’s major OEMs, including the top four companies by sales volume. Graphite Design Tour AD DI, DJ, BB, GT, MT, MJ, GP and TP shaft models continue to be preferred by tour professionals and top club makers the world over, while the company’s YS NanoReloaded, G-Series, YS+ and G-Tech shafts offer premium shaft quality to all levels of golfers.
Revolutionary technology, design and sourcing the most advanced materials are trademarks in all Graphite Design shafts, making them the highest quality performance shafts on the market. Validating the company’s Tour AD logo, all of Graphite Design’s PGA Tour-proven golf shafts specifically promote “Accuracy and Distance” and these key competitive advantages are helping professional and amateur golfers optimize their games after switching to Graphite Design shafts. Graphite Design shafts have been the number one shaft played on the Japan Professional Golf Tour for thirteen years running.
Fourteen was established in 1981 by one of the leading golf club designers in Japan – Takamitsu Takebayashi. Through the years he has proven to be a preeminent golf club designer and his successes are reputed globally. He has pushed the limits of golf designs in order to make golf more accessible and easy for golfers of all handicaps.
His accomplishments are many but one if his most outstanding original developments is his innovative utility iron. He achieved something many designers attempted but couldn’t accomplish. He created the “CG angle design.” This significant feature improves ball striking as well as increasing ball distance. This one-of-a kind iron has become a favorite on the PGA Tour and a Fourteen best seller.
In 1987, the player that won the US Open used a set of SX-25 irons, which were designed by Fourteen.
The next year, we unveiled what is commonly called the Tarako Iron, which was a prototype of today’s hybrid irons. In 1989, our Momentum irons proved to be another success, drastically improving ball striking and distance, thanks to an angled center of gravity (CG).
In 2002, Fourteen was officially launched as a brand, drawing from the experiences gained as a club design firm. We quickly caught the attention of the golf world as the winner of The Open Championship used Fourteen HI-858 irons.
Fourteen and our golf equipment are globally accepted on all professional tours. These golfers know that Fourteen with its hand craftsmanship, distinctive designs and inimitable materials, provide the best performance achievable but there is a misconception that only serious players can use Fourteen. This is not the case. Fourteen develops its equipment for all levels of players. Our company takes great pride in the fact that our equipment can compensate for lack of technique or power. In addition, amateurs who have a hard time spinning the ball will effortlessly spin the ball with Fourteen wedges. Those who can’t play their long irons will find needed distance and control with our utility iron.
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The lure of Fourteen golf equipment is not a mystery. They are classical, beautiful, and striking in appearance yet they are easy to hit and will lower any golfer’s handicap.
Miura Golf of Japan makes the world’s finest forged golf clubs, designed and manufactured by patriarch and club expert Katsuhiro Miura with the help of his sons Yoshitaka and Shinei, whom he trained.
Miura makes its forged clubs — irons, wedges and putters — in the company’s one factory and one forge, both in the city of Himeji, which was for centuries the seat of the ancient Japanese art of samurai sword making. While demand for those weapons has diminished, the generations of steelmaking skill and passion have not — and these are the attributes that the Miura family brings to the creation of the world’s best golf weapons.
Katsuhiro Miura, who began making golf clubs in 1957, hand-grinds clubs in his factory every day alongside Yoshitaka Miura, while Shinei Miura supervises the forging. Miura clubs are made one by one, using many handcrafting processes, and will never be mass produced. Special forging techniques assure that the grain of the steel in each club will be fine and uniform, with no voids or tiny bubbles that could interfere with the famous Miura purity of the strike. This grain, more comparable to a jar of sand than a jar of marbles, is the result of careful and patient forging and finishing, and it sets Miura apart from other clubs.
Miura offers non-forged products as well — drivers, fairway woods and hybrids — all designed and produced under the supervision of the Miura family.
Among professional golfers, the Miura name is well-known — indeed, before he made clubs under his own name, Katsuhiro Miura supplied many top pros with the clubs they used to win major championships. Out of deference to those players and their current endorsement relationships, Katsuhiro Miura does not discuss them specifically. Instead, he focuses on the design and manufacture of his current clubs, which are to him the highest expression of his decades-long quest for golf club perfection.
In 1951 Shimada Products KK was established as a shaft factory, also producing parts for skis. The company grew and the present factory “Mizuno” was built in 1967. It is located in its original founding place of Osaka and was opened by Mr Hayashi, now executive of Mizuno. Mr Hayashi noticed the new factory of Shimada and he aimed to adopt made-in Japan shafts for Mizuno Irons. But Shimada did not want to ship their shafts as far as Osaka due to the poor logistic transportation system at that time. Mr Hayashi decided to ride his small motorbike for over 700km from Osaka to the Shimada factory carrying a courtesy souvenir bottle of sake. However, he was dissapointed on arrival, he unfortunately arrived at the wrong side of the river and could see the factory accross the river! He couldn’t wait to go around and find the nearest bridge and decided to take of his shoes and cross the river! Shimada was so impressed with his passion that he gave him handful’s of Shimada Shafts (amazingly 100pcs for each hand), so that he could successfully carry them back to Osaka on his motorbike. Mr Hayashi was rewarded with his dedicated efforts and promoted to an officer. Sadly Mr Hayashi is no longer with Mizuno.
Shimada could barely keep up with the demand for golf shafts. Despite being a successful business, Shimada is also committed to the welfare of its employees and their families. The company’s philosophy is not to “get rich quick” but to look at the long term, be consistent, and yet strive to continually improve. Shimada now only makes Steel shafts and with good reason. Since then, Shimada preferentially share their production for Mizuno so that Mizuno irons are widely accepted in the Japanese Golf market.
To maximize its properties, each shaft is heated to 880°C and then reheated to 295°C. Other factors are trade secrets but result in Shimada shafts returning to their natural state quicker than its competitors. The end result is a shaft that feels strong but with a soft feel.
There is a Shimada shaft for every golfer from the slow swing speed and high launch shafts right through to the heavier shafts demanded by many of the world’s leading players.
The product that propelled Nippon Shaft into the elite group of golf equipment manufacturers was the N.S. PRO 950GH lightweight steel shaft, which was introduced in 1999. At 95 grams, it was the first sub-100 gram steel shaft that maintained the consistency of traditional steel shafts.
The lighter weighted shafts enabled players to increase their swing speeds and therefore increase their distances. The stability of the shafts meant that their clubs would perform consistently and accurately.
At the time, the development of a lightweight steel shaft was significant because many golfers were enjoying the benefits of graphite shafts in their drivers, but they found graphite too light and too inconsistent to use in their irons.
Nevertheless, the slower swing speeds of most amateurs – and the eternal search for more distance by better players and pros – cried out for iron shafts that were both lighter and more pliable yet consistent. The N.S. PRO 950GH provided the light weight, pliability and, perhaps most significantly, the stability inherent in steel. “Even low-handicappers and pros took note,” says Hiro Fukuda of Nippon Shaft USA.
In addition, all Nippon Shaft steel shafts are constant weight. This means that every iron in a player’s bag weighs the same whether it be a 3-iron or a pitching wedge. The irons are also available in either parallel or taper tips, which is unique in the industry.
The real “magic” of Nippon Shaft sub-100-gram steel shaft is its ability to be both “soft” and “hard” at the same time. The marriage of pliability and stability is an apparent contradiction that is overcome by a combination of the type of steel Nippon Shaft uses in its manufacturing process and in the manufacturing process itself. Both can be traced to the company’s roots in the automobile industry.
Created by renowned shaft designer Kim Braly and forged from Tour player feedback, the KBS Tour Series features the most advanced steel shaft technology in the industry. Since its inception in 2008, KBS has set a new standard in steel shafts with its unprecedented growth and acclaim. KBS shafts are utilized in leading club manufacturer’s irons, accepted in every manufacturer’s custom department and adopted by over 150 professionals.
At KBS, we’re focused on maximizing the performance of your irons by providing the most technologically advanced steel golf shafts. Learn why we are the fastest growing steel shaft brand in the industry.
No golf company has more experience crafting, customizing, and innovating a single dimension of the game than Cleveland Golf with the short game. In 1979, we started this discussion; we started the science, the engineering, the tinkering, we made the short game matter. From the legendary 588 wedge, #1 selling wedge of all time, to the 588 RTX 2.0 of today, our dedication has led to multiple breakthroughs ranging from Multiple Bounces, Zip Grooves, Laser Milling and Precision Forged to our latest fitting solution – The Wedge Analyzer.
When you’re there, standing over a golf ball, maybe 125 yards out, where force meets finesse like nowhere else in the game, we’ll be there with you. We’ve been there for 37 years, and we’ll be there for 37 more, providing you equipment you can trust, where trust matters. Cleveland Golf, Owning the Short Game Since 1979.
Srixon is dedicated to improving your game. We are a global leader in equipment and innovation, and we use our passion and expertise to develop products of the highest quality and performance that fit a wide range of players – including many of the world’s top professional players.
Golf is all about confidence, in your game and your equipment. That’s why Titleist designs the highest performing golf equipment and offers the most precise golf club fitting experience in the game.
The Titleist approach to golf club fitting begins with a unique understanding of golfer performance needs born from working with PGA Tour players, PGA Professionals, and amateurs dedicated to playing better. Our highly skilled network of fitters utilize advanced tools to help golfers optimize club performance and fine-tune set composition.
Parsons Xtreme Golf (PXG) was founded in September of 2014 by well-known businessman, philanthropist and golf nut Bob Parsons. PXG was born out of Parsons’ desire to make the world’s best golf equipment.
A shared passion for the greatest game ever played and equitable obsession with club technology led Parsons to partner with two highly-respected golf club designers to develop the finest equipment on the planet.
Parsons demanded of his designers what most golfers dream about: a sexy set of irons that look like blades, launch higher, go farther, feel softer and have a sweet spot the size of Texas. “PXG clubs have to feel like butter and the difference has to be noticeable.”
With no cost or time constraints, the duo began the long process of researching various alloys, exploring new technologies, and identifying the unique properties that would make PXG clubs unlike anything else.
More than 100 global patents later, Parsons Xtreme Golf has introduced a full line of golf clubs that are forcing golfers to change the way they think about the game. In response to explosive growth since its inception, PXG has quickly become an international brand, with retailers and distributors around the world.
Manufacturer of high-performance and high-quality carbon golf shafts utilizing consistent production process that starts from the carbon material. The shafts are used by an overwhelmingly large percentage of the world’s top players and are there during great moments in golf history. Such is the testament of the performance of these shafts. The company develops and provides many different products that are ideal for not only professional golfers but also casual golfers, senior golfers, and female golfers.
True Temper’s history of golf shaft innovation begins in the 1800’s with the combination of several independently owned forging companies with loosely related product lines.
Now the leading manufacturer of golf shafts in the world, True Temper Sports is consistently the number one golf shaft on all professional tours globally. Use the side arrows to browse our history of innovation and tour success.
Aerotech Golf designs and manufacturers the No.1 Graphite Iron Shaft in Golf, and has delivered game-changing innovation that has introduced an entirely new category in golf shafts.
However, Aerotech Golf was not always a golf equipment company. Founded in 1991 as Aerotech Sports, Aerotech manufactured a wide variety of composite sporting goods, including bike components, helmets, fishing rods, knee braces, violin bows and golf shafts. Aerotech Sports was also the first company to produce an NHL-approved graphite hockey stick.
Aerotech began golf shaft production in 1994, and originally operated as a supplier for Original Equipment Manufacturers, such as Cleveland Golf, Adams Golf, Fenwick, Lynx, Zevo, Pure Spin and others. Aerotech launched its own branded golf shafts in 2002 and has become well-known for some of the most innovative, high-quality golf shafts in the industry. In 2005, Aerotech’s golf division split from the parent company and established itself as Aerotech Golf.
Today, Aerotech Golf shafts are available as custom options with many nationally celebrated golf club manufacturers such as Callaway, Titleist, TaylorMade, Ping, Nike Golf, Bridgestone Golf, Wilson, Cleveland Golf, Miura, Srixon, KZG and Nakashima Golf. Aerotech Golf shafts are also available through professional golf clubfitters around the world. Aerotech Golf is a proud supporter of the Association of Golf Clubfitting Professionals (AGCP) and the International Clubmakers Guild (ICG).
ALDILA, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation. ALDILA is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of carbon fiber shafts. ALDILA is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of carbon-based composite products and materials used in various end markets. ALDILA’s competencies are the development of carbon-based composites and the implementation of manufacturing processes that support the commercialization of these composites. ALDILA is a vertically integrated supplier of composites across three primary end markets: carbon-based pre-impregnated composite fibers, graphite golf shafts and archery products.
The history of ACCRA Premium Golf Shafts has accompanied that of the most innovative sector of the golf industry. ACCRA Golf shaft sales has experienced significant growth in each of the past seven years, becoming one of the most successful launches of a new shaft brand ever.
ACCRA Golf is a division of Premium Golf Management Co. (PGMC) and is involved in the design, development, production and marketing of premium golf shafts destined specifically for the high end aftermarket segment.
ACCRA Golf focuses on the high-end segments characterized by elevated technological contents and high performance.
Drawing on its technological expertise, PGMC has consolidated working relationships with the world’s leading professional Club Fitters; partnerships have translated into ACCRA becoming a leader in providing the golfing public with the best custom fit shafts on the market.
In the spring of 1979 a golf equipment salesman named Gary Adams took out a $24,000 loan on his home and founded the TaylorMade Golf Company. He rented a 6,000 square-foot building that at one time housed a television assembly plant. Counting him, there were three employees and a single, innovative product: a 12-degree driver cast of stainless steel. This new metalwood looked and sounded different from a wooden wood, and most important, it performed differently. The clubhead’s perimeter-weighting offered greater forgiveness on mis-hits, while the lower center of gravity made it easier to launch the ball in the air. Adams, the son of a golf professional, was adamant that TaylorMade clubs maintain ties to what true golfers perceived an authentic golf club should look and feel like. They were committed to combining innovation with authenticity, to always be passionate about the game, and pledged to be competitive – to work hard to establish itself and grow. These four tenets would take them far.
The same values singled out 30 years ago by Gary Adams are still revered and practiced today at TaylorMade, adidas Golf and Ashworth as we continue to deliver products that help players of all skill levels reach their potential. Since 1979 our mission has remained the same: Create the Best Performing Golf Products in the World.
“I’m not a good enough salesman to sell a mediocre product,” our founder Ely Callaway once said. So he tasked his company with creating products that are “pleasingly different and demonstrably superior.”
This philosophy led to a long list of clubs and balls that have helped golfers of all skill levels improve the quality of their games; easy-to-hit metalwoods and irons that help you hit longer, straighter shots; high-spinning wedges that help you stop the ball fast; great-rolling putters that help you sink more putts; balls that deliver a variety of combinations of distance, flight characteristics, spin and soft fee
Creating innovative, high-performance golf equipment is a challenge. It calls for a profound understanding of the game and those who play it. It requires intelligence, imagination and deep R&D resources. Above all, it demands a relentless commitment to be the best. You have to resist following and insist on leading. That’s what Callaway does.
In 1995, when Speeder was first launched, it paved the way for a revolution in the golf shaft industry. Speeder was the first shaft to use premium advanced materials and initiated a new market in golf shafts.
Since that time, Fujikura, Speeder, and the shaft industry as a whole have experienced a massive boom in popularity as more and more players learn the value of a quality, high performance golf shaft. Playing better golf is not just about the player; it is also about the equipment and finding the best fit for you.
It is this philosophy that has permeated through Fujikura over the last 18 years and is what sets us apart from every other shaft company.
This difference can be seen in every Fujikura golf shaft because of the legendary Fujikura Fit-On Studio which houses our proprietary ENSO 3-D motion capture fitting system—the first club fitting system that measures information both before and after the ball is hit. With 3-D motion capture, the club and shaft are dynamically measured and recorded throughout the entire swing. These scientific swing analysis variables are then integrated with data from the most advanced ball flight monitors available to produce products that are literally the “world’s best performance golf shafts”. While every other shaft company is developing through trial and error, Fujikura is using science, engineering, and technology to create the best product possible and bring it directly to the consumer.