At Hireko, we are usually quite humble and don’t toot our own horn as much as we should. One important tidbit of information we should mention (or plaster all over our website) is that Hireko is probably the most left handed friendly company in the entire golf biz. While we may not offer every single product in a LH option, we do offer a greater selection than any other company out there.
Are You Left Handed?
If you answered yes, then you are already aware that you are in the minority in the United States. OK, for you folks in Canada, there may be isolated pockets where there are high concentrations of “lefties”, but only 10% of Americans are left-handed. To compound the problem, of those that are LH and play golf, not all play golf left handed. They opt or are forced to learn the game the “other way” because of limited or non-existent choice of equipment when they decide to get started. And before someone makes a comment, yes there are a few (and I mean only a few like Phil Mickelson) who are a natural “righty” who plays golf LH. But in the whole scheme of things, LH golfers account for fewer than 10% of the golfing population.
What does that mean to golfers playing LH?
Plain and simple, you will have fewer options. In a perfect world, every clubhead design in every loft and any other option would be made in LH as well. But the facts are that tooling costs are ever increasing, fewer golfers are playing golf and product life cycles are dwindling that for even a company of enormous size cannot honestly offer the same number of LH products as they do RH and expect to break even. So manufacturers cherry pick and only offer LH versions in what they think will be their heavy hitters.
The other reality is companies smaller in size than Hireko could not even sell the minimum runs required by the foundries. So if you are left-handed and aren’t Mister Average, good luck finding any niche products. Left-handed woman, well you are the smallest minority of them all. If you have paid attention, the situation is not getting any better.
Hireko is your one-stop source for LH products
Hey lefties or clubmakers / club fitters who cater to LH customers in your area – don’t give up hope! Yes, we offer all of heavy hitters in the LH options and some that aren’t. If you slice the ball off the tee or the fairway, we got you covered. If you need reduced offset irons, we got those too. Even LH ladies can acquire products that will help them excel with the Acer XK and XF lines as we offer higher trajectory drivers and irons. But here are some left hand clubhead designs you may not be able to find anywhere else, but can at Hireko now or later this year:
Why shop anywhere else?
With our expansive and expanded line up of shafts, grips and clubmaking supplies, your first and possibly only stop for left handed equipment should be Hireko both now and into the future. So Viva la Lefty golfers across the globe, Hireko have a vested interest in your game.