The Power Play Warp Speed Brassie: A Fresh New Spin on a Terrific Old Idea

The Power Play Warp Speed Brassie may just be that missing club you have been looking for all along as a control club off the tee or to reach those long par 4s

Power Play Warp Speed Brassie Fairway WoodThis year, Hireko is introducing a new type club that golfers are probable going to be unfamiliar with. That is until after today! In modern era of golf, we know there is the driver, fairway wood, hybrids, etc.  Plus, in many of the clubhead categories like the best fairway woods, they have numbers engraved on the sole like 3, 5 and 7 (which are the most common).  However, this wasn’t always the case.  History shows us all type of unique names for clubs, such as “spoon”, “mashie”, “baffy” and “cleek” to name just a few. Like a Phoenix rising from the ashes, we would like to re-introduce to you one of terms in the brand new Power Play Warp Speed “Brassie”.

History of the Brassie
For you old-timers out there, you probably recollect such a club called the Brassie fairway wood.  In fact, you might have even hit a ball with one.  For the rest of us, the Brassie was a wooden golf club with a brass sole plate – hence the name. Brass was more durable than the wood it replaced to protect the head from being hit off the ground.  One byproduct of the dense brass material was that it produced a clubhead with low center of gravity. The term “Brassie” or variants also applied to various lofted wooden clubs in the 1880s and 1890s, such as a Driving Brassie, Brassie Spoon or Brassie Iron.
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The loft of a Brassie was typically between 12 and 17 degrees.  In trying to replicate history, the Warp Speed Brassie is equipped with 13º of loft and outfitted with a metallic sole with a brass PVD finish.

Is the Brassie a modern #2 wood?
Close, but no cigar.  In reality, one way to describe the Power Play Warp Speed Brassie is a strong 3 wood as the weight is the same a normal 3 wood (instead of lighter like the #2) as well as lower lofted. Because of the massively large volume (we’ll get to why in a moment), we could not physically make this very special forged stainless steel fairway any lighter.

Who is the Brassie for?
The million dollar question is who is a candidate to put the Warp Speed Brassie in their golf bag?  I guess the first thing you need to understand is the purpose.  In the olden days, the Brassie could also be used off of a tee because they could provide player more accuracy and control without suffering much, if any, distance.  In keeping with that theme, the Power Play Warp Speed Brassie was developed.

Size does matter
There are a number of strong lofted 3 woods on the market, but none quite like this one. Our “Brassie” is just part of the Power Play Warp Speed line.  I’ll get ahead of myself a bit, as we have yet to introduce the other members of the family yet. But if you take a look at the diagram you will understand what we have done.

Power Play Warp Speed Brassie Compared

The Brassie has a very large footprint at address – only 12% smaller than the matching driver.  If it were the height of a typical driver, then the volume would comparable to a 380 cc driver telling you just how forgiving it is.  If you want to compare the Brassie to a typical #3 wood, then it will be approximately 24% more forgiving.  In layman’s terms – you’ll hit the Power Play Warp Speed Brassie straighter.

But remember, the face is still shallow and easy enough to hit off of the deck.  Rest assured “that ain’t gonna happen with a driver”.  We thinned the crown area out as much as possible to maintain a low as well as rearward center of gravity to get the ball up and out with less spin.

Power Play Warp Speed Brassie Face Height

As you can see, the Brassie is a versatile clubs. Undoubtedly, it is our straightest fairway wood we offer, but it is no chump when it comes to distance either.  We hadn’t even mentioned that there is a high-strength, super-thin face to boost the ball velocity coming off of the face for a combination that is awfully hard to beat.

However, if you decide on ordering a Power Play Warp Speed Brassie, there is no need for an additional #3 wood in the bag – skip to the #5.  Lastly, if you were to conduct a search for Brassie on the internet, chances are they will describe it as an obsolete club.  The funny part is if our golfing forefathers had created this beast, then Brassie would be in the lexicon of golf terms today.  Whether you are intimidated by a large driver, need a control club off the tee or a powerful fairway wood to reach long par 4s or those par 5s in two, the Power Play Warp Speed Brassie may just be that missing club you have been looking for all along.

Model #FM1458
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$29.95 each
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19 comments

  1. Dan Kline says:

    When or are these going to be available for “Lefties”?

  2. Jeff Summitt says:

    Dan,

    At this time, there are no plans for a LH version.

  3. Ralph Marble says:

    Can the new Brassie be fitted with a ladies flex shaft?

  4. Jeff Summitt says:

    Ralph,

    That is not a problem.

  5. Gene McCarthy says:

    What is the length of the Men’s Regular shaft.
    Tkx, Geno

  6. Jeff Summitt says:

    Gene:

    Suggested standard men’s length with a graphite shaft is 43″.

  7. Dan Corun says:

    Do you have shafts available in senior flex? If so, which ones. Thanks, Dan.

  8. John michaelson says:

    When can I order the brassie and the warp speed driver

  9. Jeff Summitt says:

    Dan,

    We probably have close to 50 different senior flex shafts to choose from and too many to list here.

  10. Jeff Summitt says:

    John,

    You can pre-order now if you like. By the interest in the Brassie so far, the first run may run out quickly.

  11. Todd R Ritchie says:

    I currently play with an offset 3 wood to help correct my slice. How does the Brassie perform for those of us who have a tendency to fade our fairway woods? Also, can the Brassie be customed assembled with an offset hossel to help square up the club face on impact?

    Thanks,

    Todd

  12. Jeff Summitt says:

    Todd:

    An offset fairway is designed primarily to combat a slice. If you have an occasional fade or you play army golf (left, right, left…), then that is where the Brassie will come into play to hit the ball straighter. In order to have an offset hosel, that has to be built into the tooling. This is not a custom option unless you would like a couple hundred heads and pay for tooling upfront.

  13. Rich C says:

    I see that the standard shaft the comes with the Brassie is a Power Play Zero Gravity shaft. I assume that this is a basic economy shaft. How would you compare it to a more brand name shaft i.e. Aldila, UST, SK Fiber etc. Your thoughts are appreciated.

  14. Jeff Summitt says:

    Rich C,

    Yes, the Zero Gravity would be your basic economy ultra lightweight shaft, much like the Acer Velocity, Dynacraft Super Collider and previous Power Play shafts we have offered in the past. I hesitate to compare it to some of the other brands, but it would be the approximate weight, torque and ball flight characteristics of a Grafalloy ProCustom, Graphite Design G-Tech or UST Competition Series, which may all have slightly better manufacturing tolerances.

  15. Robert Lingwood says:

    What is your longest fairway wood for a senior golfer off hadicap 12 to 14

  16. Jeff Summitt says:

    Robert:

    The longest fairway (Acer XS Titanium) will will be introduced in 3 weeks from now. By far the straightest 3 wood (and sneaky long too) is the Brassie.

  17. Sonny Pearl says:

    Received e-mail while in hospital, went to order one less than 2-weeks later and out of stock. When are these going to be available for purchase again? Please advise. Thanks: Sonny

  18. Jeff Summitt says:

    Sonny,

    We anticipate our initial shipment toward the end of this month. In the meantime, you can pre-book your order to make sure you will receive stock from the first shipment.

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