Brighter and Bolder. New Karma Neion II Grips Arriving This Week!

Karma Neion II Grips

Add a little color and fun to your game with the new for 2013 Karma Neion II Grips!

Download Hireko Golf Equipment CatalogThe Karma Neion II grips feature a multi-textured surface to provide the proper balance between feel and slip-resistance in four distinctive colors; Lime Green, Orange and Neon Yellow for men and Fuchsia for Ladies.

Model# RF140
Model# RF141
Model# RF143
Model# RF142
Karma Neion II Green Grip
Karma Neion II Orange Grip
Karma Neion II Yellow Grip
Karma Neion II Pink Grip
$1.95 each
$1.95 each
$1.95 each
$1.95 each

 

The New Apollo Adjustable Putter Shaft Is The Perfect Clubfitting Solution!

Short. Belly. Long. Now you can choose your putter length anytime, anywhere with the new Apollo Adjustable Putter Shaft!

Apollo Adjustable 32-38" Putter Shaft
> Click here to buy the new Apollo Adjustable Shaft for only $29.95 each!

Every professional club fitter should have something in their shop to address putter length. The new Apollo Adjustable Putter shaft is the perfect solution. It ranges from 32-38″ and is the companion piece to the Apollo Adjustable Belly / Long putter (38-52″) shaft introduced last year to help fit or put a putter into play that is precisely the length a golfer needs. Set it up in any putter head that requires a straight, 0.370″ parallel tip shaft and Download Hireko Golf Equipment Catalogwithin minutes can be accurately fitting your customers. To get the most out of the Apollo Adjustable shaft for conventional length putters, please make sure to read the instructions to calibrate the lengths silkscreened onto the shaft. These are included when you receive the shaft along with a special wrench to make the easy-to-follow adjustments. For recreational golfers who don’t post for a handicap, it can be used for everyday play, especially those unsure of what length they need. No more excuses to poor putting by having the wrong sized flatstick in your bag.

View the videoblog on the new Apollo Adjustable Putter Shaft below!

> Click here to buy the new Apollo Adjustable Shaft for only $29.95 each!

For more detailed information on golf clubmaking, refer to Jeff Summitt’s best-selling book, “The Modern Guide to Golf Clubmaking” click here.

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Should You Ditch the Driver?

Power Play Warp Speed Brassie Fairway WoodWinner of 2013 British Didn’t Carry a Driver!


Golfers can learn a lot by watching the pros from a game management standpoint.  Take for example the winner of this year’s British Open championship who didn’t even carry a golf driver.  Sure these guys are long, but there was a lot of trouble lurking in and around the fairway requiring them to position the ball off the tee.

At Hireko Golf, we offer a number of products to help golfers at all levels.  One such product is the Power Play Warp Speed Brassie.  The large footprint at address gives the player a sense of more confidence off of the tee, plus will be more accurate than a typical 3-wood. The shorter assembly length should allow golfers to make more solid contact on the face with minimized face angle errors at impact compared to their driver.  Sure, you may not be as long, but if the ball goes out 220 yards and lands in the fairway versus 235 yards to the right in the second cut of Download Hireko Golf Equipment Catalogrough, not only are you going to be closer to the hole on their next shot, but it will be an easier shot too.

This is just a friendly reminder of one specialized product to help you (or one of your customers) lower your score if the number of fairways hit is becoming more of an irregularity or non-existent. If a pro winning a major championship can leave both his golf driver and ego in the parking lot, then any golfer can.

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SK Fiber Wraith Graphite Shaft

New Ultra-Lightweight SK Fiber Wraith Shaft Arriving August 8!

Super Light. Super Long. Super Affordable. Introducing the New for 2013 SK Fiber Wraith Graphite Shaft!

SK Fiber Wraith Graphite Shaft

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


SK Fiber Wraith Graphite Shaft
Arriving August 8, 2013

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The SK Fiber Wraith shaft is a ultra-lightweight shaft weighing in at just 50 grams (cut weight for driver). It is designed for players with a slow to moderate golf swing tempo seeking a higher launch angle. Custom clubmakers will love the extended raw length and especially the extended parallel tip section (5.5″) that will allow for customized tip trimming. Lastly, the +/- 1 cpm consistency around circumference of the shaft exemplifies the quality to commitment only SK Fiber delivers. Available in Wood A, R, S.
Model: SMT045

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View Technical Director Jeff Summitt’s Videoblog on the SK Fiber Wraith Shaft Below!

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New iBella Obsession Headcovers Just Arrived!

Download Hireko Golf Equipment CatalogSpecially designed for the iBella Obsession collection of clubs to keep them looking new for years to come.

Swarovski crystals and butterfly motif adorn these long tailed knit iBella Obsession headcovers with handy pull strap for ease of removal.

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The Full Line of Aerotech Golf Shafts Now Available at Hireko Golf!

Aerotech Golf Shafts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hireko is proud to announce that we have added the entire line of Aerotech shafts to our already extensive product line, proving once again we want to be your one stop source for all your component needs.

Download Hireko Golf CatalogIf you haven’t paid attention, Aerotech golf shafts has gained a lot of attention as of late, most notably with their Aerotech SteelFiber iron line in which I will talk about in a moment. While Aerotech shafts won’t be mistaken as the largest composite shaft manufacturer in the world, they went out and specialized in where few have tried and succeeded before.  Their niche is in composite iron shafts and they targeted the best players in the world to bring recognition to their products.

Aerotech’s Shaft design philosophy
Let’s first explain how their shafts are made. All Aerotech shafts are filament wound using premium materials to create a seamless golf shaft ensuring uniform consistency around the whole circumference of the shaft as well as shaft-to-shaft.  This entails adding continuous, unbroken strands of material directly onto a spinning forming mandrel and meticulously controlled by a computer program. This is opposed to sheet-wrapping, where sheets of composite material are hand-wrapped around a mandrel, sometimes producing overlaps or seams at different parts of the golf shaft.

Taking that one step further, Aerotech’s SteelFiber and Aerotech Players Specs lines use proprietary metal filaments or fibers (1/10th the diameter of the human hair) wrapped around the filament wound carbon fiber core.  This does several things that make these truly unique shafts within the industry.  First, the steel filaments are wrapped in such a way they control the “hoop strength”.  This is a fancy way of saying the shaft remains round during the swing rather than ovaling when the shaft is deflected.  One analogy would be like bending a garden hose in that is flattens out or is no longer round.  The SteelFiber shafts don’t have this phenomenon occur.

The other key feature is the steel filaments are 5 times denser than the carbon.  Since the metal fibers are on the outer surface, this naturally creates a higher moment of inertia promoting more stability as well.  Think of the same benefit of a metal wood where all weight is around the outer shell to reduce twisting on off-center shots. Pretty cool!

Who says all PGA pro’s play steel shafts in their irons?
Not me.  In fact, so far this year, Aerotech SteelFiber shafts have won  4 times on Tour; three on the PGA Tour and one on the Champions Tour.  Hey, it may not be the dominance of a True Temper Dynamic Gold, but when you ask the regular golfer who plays graphite-shafted irons on the PGA Tour, they draw a blank.  The players using the Aerotech shafts aren’t chopped liver either as the current #2 and #3 players in the FedEx Cup point standing are using them.

This success didn’t come over night as it took one tour player (Matt Kuchar) back in 2008 to try them in his irons and he has been using them ever since. Aerotech Shafts got their first professional win the following year.  In 2010, Aerotech became the #1 composite iron shaft on the tour as the leading money winner and scoring leader used their products.  As each year passes, additional wins accumulate and more and more professional golfers on all the circuits rely on Aerotech’s products for their livelihood.  The list on the Champions Tour looks like a proverbial list of who’s who.  Not bad for a company most golfers may not be familiar with and may just help you win a bar bet that pro golfers do indeed play (steel wrapped fiber) graphite-shafted irons and excel at the same time.

Aerotech’s shaft lines
Aerotech offers a wide array of products aside from the aforementioned Aerotech SteelFiber line. These range from long driver competitors down to those who have very slow swing speeds.  Here is a breakdown of each of the families.

Aerotech SteelFiber Golf Shafts
Aerotech SteelFiber Golf Shafts

I already mentioned how the Aerotech SteelFiber line is constructed and the benefits.  But there is a whole family to choose from. Irons range from 70 to 125 grams to fit any strength level.  Plus the 80, 95, 110 and 125 gram models are available in a constant weight taper tip models to retrofit the vast number of brand named premium irons out there.  If you are unaware of what constant weight shafts are, they maintain the same weight regardless of length.  This helps with control in the scoring irons by adding a bit more weight than what you would find in most graphite irons or those that become lighter due to more material being removed to make the shaft / club shorter.

The matching woods come in weights of 65, 75 and 85 grams in both 0.335” and 0.350” tip options.  The heavier weights are ideal for fairway wood shafts.  Lastly, the hybrid shafts are available in 75g versions for either the more common 0.370” tip size (Aerotech HLS or Hybrid Long iron Shaft) or those that require a 0.335” size (Aerotech HFS or Hybrid Fairway Shaft).

Aerotech Players Spec Golf Shafts
Aerotech Players Spec Golf Shaft
Aerotech’s most technologically advanced iron shaft, The Aerotech Players Spec AMi99 utilizes the SteelFiber construction plus an ascending mass weight progression. Shaft weights ascend from 95 grams in the 3 iron to 110 grams in the pitching wedge. A player that’s looking for long irons that are as easy to hit as the SteelFiber i95 and short irons with the control of the SteelFiber i110, this is the perfect choice. The Aerotech Players Spec iron shaft is more expensive to produce and therefore this technology comes at a higher price. But for a player looking for the utmost performance in this weight range, the Aerotech Players Spec should be atop of your wish list.

Aerotech Claymore Golf Shafts

Aerotech Claymore Golf Shafts
The Aerotech Claymore is available in three different options.  First there is the sub-ultralight (less than 50g) Aerotech MX-48.  These are extremely stable (even for those with higher speeds) to confidently and aggressively go after the ball. The Aerotech Claymore MX-60 offers slightly higher weight and lower torque than its lighter counterpart to help fine-tune launch angles and spin rates. Lastly, the Aerotech LD Series shafts are for long drive specialists trying to qualify or even compete at the highest level in the Remax World Long Drive championships.  These 50” long shafts produce a low launch angle and offered in flexes of 2X, 3X and 4X (ouch, that’s stiff!)

Aerotech Powercoil Golf Shaft

Aerotech Powercoil Golf Shafts
Excellent value, the Aerotech Powercoil is available in two weight classifications.  The lightest is in the 50 gram range and comes in both 0.335” and 0.350” options.  These would be our least expensive 0.350” shafts from all shafts Hireko has to offer and would be the only few available in A-flex (SteelFiber ss65 would be the other).  That means no shimming necessary. Each shaft is designed as the flex is reduced, it would have a progressively softer tip to help the slower swing speed players optimize launch conditions.  The 65 gram model complements the 50 gram model by offering lower torque and lower ball flight and will hold up to even big hitters.

Aerotech ALT470 Golf Shaft

Aerotech ALT470 Golf Shaft
The Aerotech ALT470 is a rather unique shaft. The super flexible stiffness profile allows even the slowest speeds to load the shaft properly resulting in increased launch angles, higher spin rates and longer hang time. This all adds up to greater distance for the distance challenged. The Aerotech ALT470 is offered in two flexes, the A2 senior squared flex and L2 ladies squared flex, which are much softer than the typical senior and ladies flexes. However, they are constructed using Aerotech’s hoop wound surface layer making this shaft more stable and therefore more playable than any other super flexible shaft available.

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“How To Frequency-Sort Golf Shafts” Videoblog Now Showing!

Learn how to frequency-sort golf club shafts the proper way!

Download Hireko Golf Equipment CatalogHireko Golf’s technical director Jeff Summitt will explain the importance of frequency-sorting any golf shaft, especially graphite golf shafts, when assembling a set of golf woods, golf hybrids, golf irons and/or golf wedges using unitized, parallel tip golf shafts.  This quick two-step process will spot out manufacturing tolerances and help ensure the golf shafts go into a logical sequence so you can make better quality custom made golf clubs for either you or your customers.

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UST Mamiya® ProForce® VTS™ Used by Winner of the AT&T National

UST ProForce VTS Shafts Used by Winner of ATT Golf Tournament Buy HereUST Mamiya® PROFORCE® VTS™ shafts used by the winner of the AT&T National

UST Mamiya, maker of the world’s finest carbon fiber golf shafts, reports the winner of the AT&T National relied on UST PROFORCE VTS shaft in his Titleist® 913H 17° Hybrid (PROFORCE VTS Silver 100X) to earn his first victory of the year and fifth of his career.

“UST Mamiya wants to congratulate the winner of the AT&T National,” said Robb Schikner, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “This is the fourth win this year for the UST PROFORCE VTS on the PGA Tour and more and more players are seeing the benefits of our shafts on all tours.”

PROFORCE VTS shafts were developed almost entirely through research and player feedback. UST Mamiya spent years researching the significant influence that torque has on distance, control and feel. The feedback revealed how players could control dispersion based on adjusting torque to their swing style. Perhaps more importantly, the research confirmed that the relationship that “feel” has to Download Hireko Golf Equipment Catalogtorque is infinitely more complex. Players who thought shafts were stiff or soft were not necessarily feeling the flex or weight, but were actually feeling torque. And when players are matched to the proper torque shaft, ball speed increases of up to 6 mph with dispersion reduced up to 30%!

All UST Mamiya carbon-fiber shafts are made using handcrafted, repeatable production techniques that incorporate world-class engineering and premium-selected raw materials. This combines with tight tolerances, constant taper design and low-resin content to enhance feel during the golf swing.

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Hireko’s Golf Putter Buyers Guide

Choosing the proper golf putter should come down to the player’s tendencies on the green more so than appearance. 

Hireko has a large selection of golf putters available and selecting the right one for your or your customer’s game might sound like an intimidating challenge. Here are a few thoughts I want to share with you for the secrets to the proper selection.

Download Hireko Golf Equipment CatalogAre you left handed?
This might be your most important question to ask.  Why?  Simply because not every model can be produced in left hand and make it profitable no matter what company you are talking about.  If you happen to putt as a southpaw, then you will have fewer choices, but at least those will be among our best-selling models.

What are your golf shot tendencies?
Choosing the proper putter should come down to the player’s tendencies on the green more so than appearance.  However, players who purchase a golf putter often do so by impulse and that is reason garages and basements are cluttered with flatsticks that didn’t make the grade out on the course.

Golf Putter Head weight and size
Forgiveness of a putter is what helps those miss-hit putts fall in rather than lip out and is a simple function of the putter’s weight and its dimensions. Simply put, a heavier putter is less likely to twist on a heel and toe shot than the same sized and shaped putter that is lighter.  Plus if you have two of the same weight putters, the one with more weight toward the heel and toe and back will be more forgiving too.

Remember we talked about tendencies?  Here is a key point.  If one races the ball past the hole all the time, then they need a putter head that weighs less than what they are currently using.  This type of person may have to give up some left and right directional control for distance control.  Conversely, golfers continually short of the hole will benefit from a heavier putter head.  Never up, never in!

Hosel ConfigurationHosel configuration
Hosel configuration can be broken down into two categories; hosel type and shaft axis location.  In each of those categories are subcategories.  For instance the hosel type may feature an offset plumber’s neck, slant neck, long neck, short neck, a tiny post or tang that the shaft fits over or a socket that may require a curved putter shaft. This controls the amount of offset (if any) in the putter that controls side-to-side direction.

A center shafted or heel shafted putter are two examples of the Putter Shaft Axisshaft’s axis location.  But what we are more interested in where upper portion of the shaft would intersect the face.  Even though a curved shaft or plumber’s neck may be located closer to the heel, the shaft axis will pass closer to the middle of the face.

The importance for this has an effect on the amount of toe hang a golf putter may have.   If you balanced your putter over your finger, you will see that either the toe of the putter will point to the ground (toe hang) or it may point straight toward the ceiling (called face balanced).

Golf Putter Toe HangWhile you may have noticed this phenomenon, you may not understand what the importance is. Certain strokes benefit from varying degrees of toe hang.  Golfers that have more of a straight back / straight through stroke will typically putt better with a face balanced or nearly face balanced putter.

The majority of golfers will have a slight arcing putt. This may be referred to as an open gate-close gate swing, inside-square-inside, etc.  Basically the club, as it travels backwards in the takeaway, goes inside and opens. The putter returns along the same path and then at one precise time the face is square (hopefully at impact) before returning on an inside path and the face closing on the follow through.

Golfers who have a pronounced arc path or more of an exaggerated inside-square-inside stroke generally prefer heel-shafted putters, which will have a large amount of toe hang. We have included a chart to categorize each of the putters we offer.

Golf Putting Arc

Style
Once you have selected the grouping of heads that fit your or your customer’s putting stroke and level of forgiveness, now is the time to finalize the selection based on the appearance or special features.  Realize the majority of mallet design putters will be face balanced where anything heel-shafted will have a high toe hang. If you prefer a belly or near-belly length or opt for a broomstick or side saddle stroke, we have putters for that as well. Our Dynacraft SPOT putter is a model in which you can change the hosel offset and shaft axis position to suit all styles of strokes.

Face Treatment
Some of the putters offer different striking surfaces.  For instance, a select number of our putters have inserts that would be softer than the body of the head.  The softest inserts will be in the Bionik 500 series putters, while aluminum will be a little firmer.  The Acer i-Sight series putters have microgroove to help reduce friction for better roll.  Lastly, the two Dynacraft Hindsight putters offer roll face technology and a grooved face for the truest roll of any our putters.

Final thoughts
While you have chosen the proper style of putter head to suit your game, don’t forget about having the length sized correctly so you or your customer is in a comfortable athletic posture and has their eyes over the ball to help with alignment as that is the number one reason for missed putts.  While we talked about head weight, think of overall weight as well.  Golfers that are “wristy” and have directional control issues could benefit from counter-balancing and/or a larger grip.  Hireko offers products to help with both as we have a large selection of putter grips (some of which are heavy and act as a counterbalance) as well counterweights.

Brand

Model

Stroke

Forgiveness

Hand

Weight

Dynacraft

SPOT

All

Medium

RH

355

Value

Two-Way

All

Very Low

RH/LH

300

Acer

I-Sight San Miguel

Pronounced Arc

Medium

RH/LH

350

iBella

Volare

Pronounced Arc

Medium

RH

370

Acer

I-Sight Anacapa

Slight Arc

Medium

RH/LH

350

Acer

I-Sight Santa Barbara

Slight Arc

Medium

RH/LH

350

Bionik

101

Slight Arc

Medium

RH/LH

330

Bionik

105

Slight Arc

Medium

RH

320

Bionik

501

Slight Arc

Medium-High

RH

355

Bionik

502

Slight Arc

Medium-High

RH/LH

330

Bionik

503

Slight Arc

High

RH/LH

330

Bionik

504

Slight Arc

High

RH/LH

335

Bionik

505

Slight Arc

High

RH

360

Bionik

101 Nano

Slight Arc

Medium

RH/LH

330

Bionik

105 Nano

Slight Arc

Medium

RH

320

Value

Black Zinc 506

Slight Arc

Low

RH/LH

295

Value

Black Zinc 509

Slight Arc

Low

RH

295

Value

Black Zinc 515

Slight Arc

Low

RH

295

Value

Black Zinc 520

Slight Arc

Low

RH

305

Value

Brass

Slight Arc

Low

RH

300

Value

Gray Zinc

Slight Arc

Low

RH

295

Acer

I-Sight Santa Cruz

Straight Back / Straight Through

High

RH/LH

450

Acer

I-Sight Santa Rosa

Straight Back / Straight Through

Medium-High

RH/LH

400

Bionik

Bionik 207

Straight Back / Straight Through

Medium-High

RH/LH

335

Bionik

Bionik 207 Belly

Straight Back / Straight Through

High

RH

400

Dynacraft

Hindsight

Straight Back / Straight Through

Medium-High

RH

360

Dynacraft

Hindsight II

Straight Back / Straight Through

Medium-High

RH

360

Dynacraft

On-Line

Straight Back / Straight Through

High

RH

365

Dynacraft

Triple Threat

Straight Back / Straight Through

High

RH

360

iBella

Tiara

Straight Back / Straight Through

High

RH

365

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