Hireko Was Rockin’ At The American Music Awards

Twilight Star Edi Gathegi and Hireko VP Sales Gineta Lin, Mgr CSR Thamara De La Cruz and CSR Kira

Twilight Star Edi Gathegi and Hireko VP Sales Gineta Lin, Mgr CSR Thamara De La Cruz and CSR Kira

When we first received the invitation to the 2009 AMA awards, I must say I was very skeptical. Golf and rock & roll are not the kind of things people usually talk about in the same sentence.

To be honest, the AMA gift lounge was a blast! We met some incredible people such as Toni Dovolani, Maxim Chernosvkiy from Dancing with the stars. Believe it or not Tony is a 7 handicap and Maxim jut scored an 85 the other day.

We also had the pleasure of meeting Latoya Jackson, Candace Cameron and many other incredible people that tried out and received one of our clubs.

The biggest thrill for us girls there was meeting Edi from Twilight. When we heard that he was in the building I must say everyone was a little shocked. I guess we were freaked out because we had opening night tickets for Twilight and little did we know that after the great experience of meeting him we would stay in line an hour and a half to see his movie. Yes, most people will call it crazy; I call it supporting the Hireko team. Our girls wanted to see the movie ( no comment on myself wanting to see it) so I “tagged” along.

American Idol Judge Kara Dioguardi

American Idol Judge Kara Dioguardi

The event was something that is very hard to describe in words. We had so many people come to our suite and ask about the Swarovski putters and it amazed me that these celebrities knew about our products.

The best part of all, on Sunday, Richard, myself and our little 5 year old daughter got to see the American Music Awards live and in person. That is an experience that I will never forget.

The whole week was incredible. Having so many people enjoy the Hireko products really made me proud to be part of this company. Our team was incredible and I can tell you we could not have done this without them. Thank you for all that you do each and every day!

Gineta Lin
VP Sales

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Edi Gathegi from Twilight Edi Gathegi from Twilight
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La Toya Jackson La Toya Jackson
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Jackie Tohn from American Idol Aaron Johnson from IT BOYS!
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Clayton Johnson, Judah Leary and Aaron Johnson from IT BOYS! Clayton Johnson, Judah Leary and Aaron Johnson from IT BOYS!
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Day 26 Michael McCluney , Qwanell Mosley , Robert  Curry , Willie  Taylor Josiah Leming from American Idol
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Elliot Yamin from American Idol Tony Dovolani from Dancing with the Stars
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Maxim Chernovsky from Dancing with the Stars Recording Artist Anthony B
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Recording Artist Demi Lovato Recording Artist Demi Lovato
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One Republic Member Mike Myers TV Host Lissa Endriga
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TV Host Lissa Endriga The Band Augustana and America’s Next Top Model Giselle Samson
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The Band Augustana and America’s Next Top Model Giselle Samson The Band Augustana
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America’s Next Top Model Giselle Samson American Idol Judge Kara Dioguardi
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Recording Artist Jordyn Taylor Jetstream Members Kevin Grimmett and Garrett Zeile
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Former Dodger Player Todd Zeile Days of Our LIves Star Mark Hapka
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Days of Our LIves Star Mark Hapka Recording Artist Brittany Flickinger
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Project Runway Winner Jeffrey Sebelia Project Runway Winner Jeffrey Sebelia
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Full House Star Candace Bure Cameron Recording Artist D. Woods
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Dancing with the Stars Karina Smirnoff Ugly Betty Star Alec Mapa
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Ugly Betty Star Alec Mapa Real Housewives of Atlanta Star Kim Zolciak
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Professional Snowboarder Louie Vito Recording Artist Colby Caillet


  1. Redwing says:

    This is great PR for Hireko. Looking forward to more.

  2. 9handicapper says:

    Hmm, I wasn’t aware that La Toya Jackson was a celebrity … a nut case perhaps, but a celebrity.?

  3. James says:

    That’s awesome, it’s great to see Hireko getting some national exposure! I feel like it’s just a matter of time before your clubs are known and loved by the entire golfing world rather than just the small niche market of custom club makers. And when that happens, just don’t go all Hollywood on us and start jacking up your prices! =)

  4. J.T. says:

    I find it interesting that there is a board on the HIERKO web site about paying the cost to make sure that their golf clubs conform to USGA rules, but the cost of the booth at the AMA is not an issue.
    The game of golf is based on honor, I for one play golf with honor, not with clubs that were photographed in the hands of celebrities.
    In this economy product development and quality should be key selling points, not glitz.
    Celebrity charity golf tournaments I understand not the AMA. I have a strong feeling that the DYNACRAFT, SYNCHRON and ACER products are going to become bling if they even survive.

  5. TJ says:

    Heh … Just look at the whole iBella line of bling !! I thought it was better suited for the Mustang Ranch than for the AMA show !! Well see over the long tern if this means anything.

  6. Joe Lawler says:

    Perhaps “Bling” might be applied to the Ibella series of clubs, especially the Bellissima series. It has often been said in this business that if you build a pretty club, ladies will buy it. OK. But the Ibella line of clubs, properly fitted with their matching shafts and grips will provide us with happy lady golfers.

    I had a lady customer playing Bellissma fitted clubs and another member of her country club asked her if she had a “room” at the club since she was there almost every morning. She said, very proudly, “I have new sticks”! She previously had only been playing once a week. She was pleased to have very attractive clubs that made her game better and more enjoyable.

    Hireko Clubs for men and women look good and properly fitted play well.

    As it is said in the trucking business, “they’ll run with the big dogs’!

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