This past weekend, and on his wedding anniversary no less, Hireko’s technical Director Jeff Summitt attended the first ever Upper Midwest regional meeting of the International Guild of Clubmakers (ICG) at the McGolf Custom Golf Center in Waverly, OH. The ICG is a new independent organization designed to promote the growth of custom clubmaking, club fitting and repair.
The first guest speaker was Mike Stevens who is the representative of Zelocity, a manufacturer of golf performance monitors. Mike spoke at length about the features and upgrades of their Pure Launch system plus he gave us a hint of a new product on the horizon that they were very excited about.
Next, Jeff Summitt spoke about how Hireko develops and then models their original designs and to share some of the new technologies and products Hireko will be offering in the coming months. Lastly Jeff talked about some of the trends for next year. A raffle concluded the meeting with products donated by Aldila, Golf Pride, UST, SK Fiber and Hireko.
The attendees hailing from Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana spent two days discussing issues that affect their business and sharing stories, not to mention the camaraderie they shared at dinner or on the golf course. If you are interested in clubmaking, all I can say is get involved!
For addition information on the International Clubmakers Guild, please go to their website at www.clubmakersguild.com.