In Memory of Joseph Altomonte, Sr.

Joe Altomonte SrIt is of heavy heart to say that the world of clubmaking has lost one of its founding fathers, but more importantly a truly compassionate human being. Joseph Anthony Altomonte, 83, of Naples , FL passed away on January 12, 2008 surrounded by his family.

The first time I met Joe Sr., as he was affectionately known, was the first day working for Dynacraft / Pal Joey in the summer of 1984. The factory workers at Pal Joey told me the Joe Sr. wanted to see me. So I went up those rickety stairs of the old firehouse toward his office. Each individual step would squeak and alert him of your presence. I popped my head into his office and said “You wanted to see me?” Sitting at his desk he rose his head enough to peer over his glasses and give me that look like what do you want. I realized I had been had by my new fellow co-workers. While I did not get off to the best start, Joe Sr. from then on treated me like family along all the other fellow employees.

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New Year New Gear!

Introducing the New for 2008 Bionik 500 Series Putters

Bionik 500 PuttersIt is the beginning of the New Year so that means you are thinking of new golf gear. One of the most often replaced clubs in the bag is the putter and for a good reason as it accounts for nearly 40% of all your shots on the course. However, you don’t have to spend in excess of $200 like those big name-brands to get a “flat stick” that looks and putts great, but satisfies your thirst for that first new club of the year.

The Bionik 500 series putters are exquisitely detailed in a non-glare finish, with bold sightlines and a soft urethane insert. When shown to a number of golfers, they could not believe just how beautiful these clubs were up-close and even more so when I told them the price. Available in 5 different styles to appeal to a broad array of golfers. The hardest decision you have to make is which style to choose!

Assembled base price starts at $26.84
Component Clubhead starts at $11.95

Arriving January 17, 2008 

Hireko Rolls Out New Square Profile Power Play System Q2 Fairway Woods Packing Exceptional Distance and Accuracy

At Last a Fairway Wood With Optimized CG, High MOI and Square Profile

CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA, January 3, 2008 – Hireko Golf introduces its newestPower Play System Q2 Fairway Wood addition to the best selling Power Play line, the System Q2 Fairway Woods. Exclusively designed for golfers seeking consistency from both the fairway and the rough, the System Q2 Fairways feature a square profile that raises the moment of inertia, resulting in less twisting on off-center shots.

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Hireko Rolls Out New Square Profile Power Play System Q2 Fairway Woods Packing Exceptional Distance and Accuracy

At Last a Fairway Wood With Optimized CG, High MOI and Square Profile

CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA, January 3, 2008 – Hireko Golf introduces its newestPower Play System Q2 Fairway Wood addition to the best selling Power Play line, the System Q2 Fairway Woods. Exclusively designed for golfers seeking consistency from both the fairway and the rough, the System Q2 Fairways feature a square profile that raises the moment of inertia, resulting in less twisting on off-center shots.

The Q2 Fairways follow in the successful footsteps of the best selling System Q2 Driver, which has already gained a broad and enthusiastic following. The Q2’s are constructed of 17-4 stainless steel and produce explosive ball speed for greater distances.

Power Play System Q2 Fairway Woods“The one thing we heard from those who tested the prototypes during our initial development phase was just how easy these were to line up.” states Technical Director Jeff Summitt. “Plus, these appeared more traditional at address and did not look bulky like other square or high MOI models that I have seen or hit.”

Golfers seeking greater consistency from both the fairway and the rough will be pleasantly surprised by these right-sized fairway woods. From face to back it is the same size as most game improvement fairway woods on the market today.

The Power Play System Q2 Fairway Woods are in stock and available in right and left hand #3 Wood (15 degrees), #5 Wood (18.5 degrees) and #7 (21.5 degrees). Golfers can custom build the System Q2 Fairways online starting at $41.59 each or purchase the component clubhead for $14.95 each at www.hirekogolf.com or by calling 800-367-8912.