Download The Best Selling Golf Apps From Hireko!

Golf AppsTurn Your iPhone or Android Smartphone Into A Swing Analyzer, Course Navigator And More!

Smartphone and iPad apps are great tools to help analyze your swing, help you navigate the course and ultimately score lower.

Please note: You must use your smartphone or iPad to download these apps directly. If you are viewing this page on your Windows desktop or laptop computer, you cannot download these apps to these devices.

 > To download, use your smartphone and go to www.hirekogolf.com/golfapps to view and download best selling golf apps!

V1 GOLF FOR iPHONE/iPAD V1 FOR ANDROID

V1 Golf App for iPhone/iPad ($4.99)

Another great swing analyzer app is the V1 Golf app by Interactive Frontiers, Inc. Not only does this app allow you to compare your swing with a PGA Tour pro of your choice, it also features slow-motion replay so you can see exactly where your swing flaws lie. Better yet, your videos are stored in a virtual “locker” for easy retrieval.

ANDROID USERS PLEASE NOTE: YOU FIRST NEED TO DOWNLOAD THE FREE VERSION BELOW BEFORE GETTING THE PRO VERSION ON THE LEFT

> DOWNLOAD V1 GOLF FREE VERSION HERE

GOLFSHOT FOR iPHONE/iPAD

GOLFSHOT FOR ANDROID


 

 

GolfShot: Golf GPS for iPhone/iPad and Android($29.99)

If you’re looking for an insanely detailed golf GPS device but not looking to spend hundreds of dollars, your best alternative is the GolfShot GPS for iPhone. In addition to providing yardages to every bunker, hazard and green, GolfShot also features flyovers of every hole on more than 14,000 courses worldwide.

– Apple App Store Essentials HALL of FAME App! Apple picks the highest quality apps for this award.

– 40,000+ PROFESSIONALLY-MAPPED COURSES WITH NO ANNUAL FEE

– View available courses and request more for free at www.golfshot.com

SwingPlane for iPhone/iPad ($3.99)

SwingPlane is an advanced video swing analysis program for the iPhone, and is featured by USA Today in Golf and Gear 2011 and Golf Monthly UK as THE must have swing comparison app.

– Record videos with the built in camera with no restriction on the length of the recording.

– Side by side compare, including the drawing analysis

– Export/Import videos and shapes to another iPhone/iPad running SwingPlane (requires local WIFI with Bonjour enabled)

– Record down the line and face on swings on two iPhones/iPads running SwingPlane, then import to view both at the same time (see screenshot)

– Upload the videos and shapes to the web for sharing or analysis on a bigger screen

– Repeat playback.

– Any analysis (lines or other shapes) you add to a video are saved and reloaded when you play the video again.

SKYDROID FOR iPHONE/iPAD

 

SKYDROID FOR ANDROID

SkyDroid for iPhone/iPad and Android ($1.99 iPhone, $2.99 Android)

Golf GPS gives you your distance to every green on the course and more. Golf GPS that is easy to use, has a beautiful design, and there are no subscription, usage or course download fees.

We have over 20,000 courses available, with new courses being added every day of the year. You can view the entire course list on our website: www.skydroid.net.

Add new courses (if yours is missing) to our system using our web based Course Mapper tool (see skydroid.net for details and tutorial).

• Clean and Clear design

• Distances to the front, center and back of every green on the course

• Distances to course features (water hazards, bunkers, target points)

• Satellite image of every green and course

• Shot Tracking: Track the distance of your drives!

• Find your distance to ANY point on the course.

• GPS Accuracy indicator (tap at anytime to find your exact accuracy)

• Works Internationally!!

No other fees are involved, and you can download as many courses you want without any other charges.

With SkyDroid – Golf GPS, our simple-to-use design will have you spending your time on your golf game, not on clicking buttons.

View all our courses at www.skydroid.net/courses.php

 

Up To 45% Off Hireko Quikfit Clubfitting Golf Components!

Get up to 45% off Hireko Quikfit Clubfitting Golf Components!

Quikfit 45% Off SaleThe Hireko QuikFit® system is a quick and affordable solution to custom clubfitting. The purpose is for fitting only (and not play) as a way to interchange heads with different shafts in order to find the right combination a customer might need. Select drivers and 6-irons are especially bored to accept the QuikFit® adapter. Each Quikfit head comes with one adapter (extra adapters sold separately). Note the QuikFit® adapters will not fit any other brand of clubs on the market.

> CLICK HERE TO SAVE 45% OFF HIREKO QUIKFIT GOLF COMPONENTS!

Download Hireko Golf Catalog

Do You Monster-Size Your Grips?

Golf Re-Gripping Tips To Help You Save Time and Money

Download Hireko Golf 2014 Catalog“Win on Sunday, sell on Monday” is a phrase that if a tour player wins with a certain piece of equipment (or even a concept) that there will be increases sales on the following Monday. This is especially true for majors like the Master’s recently played. To find out what each player used, there are websites that report updates of “What’s in the Winners Golf Bag” (or WITB for short) for the winners. Sometimes these can be very detailed.

For instance, this year’s Green Jacket winner used a Grafalloy Bi-Matrix Rocket Pink X-Flex shaft in his 44.5” driver that was tipped an additional 1/2 inch with a swingweight of D4. If that shaft just wanted stiff enough to begin with, the extra lopped off the tip must have dialed it right in to the flex he needed.

IS IT POSSIBLE TO PUT A GRIP OVER 10 LAYERS OF GRIP TAPE? WATCH AND SEE IF TECH DIRECTOR CAN!

Another unusual feature was Bubba’s grip size. He has +1/32” grips installed onto his clubs, but then he has some unlucky soul apply 10 layers of build-up tape underneath the grip along with an additional 2 under the lower hand to reduce the taper. Now how would you like to do that for each club in the bag?

I can tell you there is some serious fitting going on and something you would never find off-the-shelf. I am sure there are some of you might ask “Wouldn’t it be easier just to use a jumbo grip instead?” Well the particular grip he uses doesn’t come in that size, so one has to be created. Now the other people reading this are asking, “How the hell do they get the grip on with all that tape underneath?” Well, there is a trick to that and not all grips (like cords or synthetic grips like Winn) can be installed with that much build-up tape. The grips pretty much have to be rubber or rubber composition.

Here are some tips:

  1. Pre-cut all your tape ahead of time
  2. Stagger each layer of golf grip tape around the shaft so you don’t end up with a ridge or seam that can be felt underneath the grip
  3. Don’t have the masking or build-up tape overlap the end of the shaft, start at the edge
  4. Apply your double-sided grip tape over the tape and allow some to wrap over the butt end
  5. Apply a lot of solvent and work very quickly!
  6. Allow grips to dry
  7. Cut any excess tape that might be below the grip for a professional finishPutting on 10 Layers of Grip Tape

bubba sized grip_2Make sure if you are offering this service in your clubmaking shop, decide what to charge. Not only do you have extra time involved, but also the extra materials. If you were to do all clubs in a set sans the putter, you would go through 40 yards of tape in this extreme example.

You never know who might walk into your shop, even a two-time Master’s champion. Be prepared for unusual circumstances like this and know that it is possible to do.

> CLICK HERE TO SHOP FOR ALL YOUR GRIP TAPE, GRIP SOLVENT AND CLUBMAKING ACCESSORIES AT THE LOWEST PRICES ONLINE!

Introducing The New 2014 Dynacraft Driving Iron

Dynacraft Driving Iron

Incredibly versatile, long and accurate the new new 2014 Dynacraft Driving Iron does it all!

Dynacraft Driving Iron Hollow Body• Hollow Body Construction

• Low, Deep Center of Gravity

• High Performance, High C.O.R. Face For Explosive Distance

Review by Hireko Golf Technical Director Jeff Summitt (jsummitt@hirekogolf.com)
In the fall of last year, you began to hear a lot of buzz about a new category of clubheads on the markets – driving irons.  Well, they are not really new as driving irons existed a long time ago.  A driving iron was the original name for what was once called a #1-iron or the lowest lofted iron in the set. Today, driving iron means something different.  They are hollow-bodied with an iron face profile all with low lofts (could be considered hybrid or utility club as well).

Dynacraft Driving IronThe difference now even compared to the ones available just a few years ago is the technology behind them. The latest generation feature exotic face materials to achieve the same coefficient of restitution (OK, rebound effect) as a modern driver plus better weight distribution for optimizing launch conditions.

Dynacraft Driving IronEnter the new Dynacraft Driving Iron
Hireko enters the driving iron arena with a single 18º loft model to test the waters.  We have made several similar type clubheads in the past, but the difference is in the face material and construction.  We chose a stronger 17-4 stainless steel for the Dynacraft driving iron face, but instead of casting it, we forged it. This way we could compact the molecules closer together and create a thinner and variable face thickness with more than adequate strength after going through a special vacuum heat treating process.  The thinner face around the perimeter is what allows for the face to flex increasing the COR.

As a matter of fact, the first few samples we made, we wanted to be as cutting edge as we could.  Well, they ended up exceeding the USGA limit and they didn’t pass our robot durability test anyway.  So we had to modify the thickness a bit to combat both of those problems and still provide a finished product that would be hot.

Dynacraft Driving Iron Usage
For you out there reading this, the Dynacraft driving iron is new to you.  But I had the privilege of testing out all the prototypes until we reached the final product back last summer and fall. The main purpose of the Dynacraft Driving iron is the ability to control the ball off of the tee and put yourself in an optimal position for your next shot.  It is not to be confused with a driver that will be upwards of 5” longer, lighter designed to than the driving iron and hit the ball longer than any club in the bag, but not always as straight.  In all fairness it would vie with the 5-wood or possibly a #4-wood for distance.

The course I normally play is very conducive to this club as I would later find out.  The muni-track I frequent is not very long and there are a lot of tight driving holes.  Wayward tee shots often get punished by thick mature pine trees which are unsurmountable obstacles to go through. Plus hitting driver on 3 particular holes leaves less than full swings on approach shots to the postage stamped par 4’s.  On those holes, I could find the fairways with the Dynacraft driving iron and still have a full PW into the greens where it is easier (for me at least) to control distance, spin and go hole huntin’.

Dynacraft Driving Iron Specs

Hey, I dig the big stick as any male golfer does, but when you are trying to improve and lowering your golf score, often times that comes from better course management.  Consider this a game management tool.  No, you are not going to rely on it for every hole (what fun would that be), but on certain holes or in certain situations, it could be as valuable as that specialty wedge or hybrid you carry in your bag.

Off the grass, well most golfers will benefit from a 5 wood because the will get the extra spin and subsequent height.  But there are times you may find the need to hit the ball a long way, but initially under something or out of the wind.  It is not really different than modern game-improvement irons you already play; you just have a little less loft.

Dynacraft Driving Iron FaceFind your niche
You have several choices for a tee club; driver, fairway, hybrid, one of our Thrivers or this specialty utility club.  The Dynacraft driving iron gives golfers just one more option in their arsenal they feel more comfortable with. I can tell you from personal experience this club doesn’t look clunky or chunky as some driving irons or hybrids (iron-woods) as I have seen.

Future of design
What we learned from the project will likely be the foundation of some of our irons in the future so you can obtain more distance with the same amount of effort.  I am very excited about the technology that went into this.

Dynacraft Driving Iron Component Clubhead Dynacraft Driving Iron Component Clubhead
Dynacraft Driving Iron
Clubhead
Dynacraft Driving Iron –
Custom Assembled
Model# IH435 Model# XIH435
$14.95 each Base Price $36.00 each
 Dynacraft Driving Iron Buy Now  Dynacraft Driving Iron Buy Now

Download the 2014 Hireko Golf Catalog

 

New Brampton Clubmaking Supplies Arriving This Week at Hireko

Brampton Clubmaking Supplies are Easier & More Economical!

Download Hireko Golf CatalogClubmakers are generally loyal to an epoxy.  That is, once they start building clubs, generally they will have their “go to” epoxy they use for all their assemblies and repairs and won’t seek an alternative for as long as they build clubs. That is, unless the epoxy is discontinued by the manufacturer or their supplier goes out of business.  After all, why chance something as important as an epoxy bond when what you are using is working well and gives you the assurance that at the end of the day what you put together is not going to go flying off?

Occasionally a clubmaker may opt for two types of epoxy; one is a slow cure for long term usage and a fast-setting for quick repairs or emergencies. But that might be the extent of it.

Brampton Epoxies
Just recently we began distributing Brampton epoxies. Many clubmakers already use Brampton epoxies and we decided to offer them in addition to the epoxies we have offered for many years.  This way clubmakers can save money by one-stop shopping rather than buying heads, shaft and grip from us and purchasing their favorite epoxy from another source.  This also gives “newbies” in the craft of clubmaking another affordable choice.

Brampton Epoxy

Slow setting epoxy
There are three different Brampton epoxies classified by how fast they cure and can be hit safely.  The first is a slow or 20 hour cure epoxy.  The PRO-FIX 20/20 is a great all-around epoxy with very high impact resistance and excellent adhesion on any materials a clubmaker will encounter in their shop.  We have this in two sizes; two 4 ounces bottles or an 8 ounce kit and two 8 ounces bottles or a 16 ounce kit.

Quick setting epoxies
There are two fast-setting epoxies – one being a quick cure and other a rapid cure.  What is the difference? The PRO-FIX 5&10 Rapid Cure has a playable strength within 10-20 minutes at standard room temperature (68-77º F).  For instance, allow a 30% increase in time per 10º temperature decrease. It is available in one size packaged in a double-barreled dispenser.

The PRO-FIX Quick Cure was developed to give a little longer working time than the Rapid Cure. It has a gel time of 5-8 minutes and a playable strength within 20-30 minutes at standard room temperature.  You’ll need to allow longer time for colder temperatures.  We offer this in two convenient sizes; two 2 ounce bottles or 4 ounce kit and two 4 oz. bottles for an 8 ounce kit.

All three of these epoxies has a 1:1 mixture by volume and is easy to clean up.  The slow and quick cure dry amber and the rapid cure dries white. These also allow for shaft removal without excessive heat.

UNEEKSCRAPER
A play on words for “unique” scraper, this handy tool removes grip tape and even those stubborn Mylar decals lickety-split off of any type of shaft without harming it.  Here is a quick video to show how it works.

Uneekscraper Grip Tape Remover$21.95 each

Brampton Clear Demo TapeClear Demo Tape
For any clubfitting or pro shop can’t be without a roll of durable polyethylene plastic tape that’s perfect for protecting club heads from damage during demos and fittings.  It comes in a 3 inch wide by 18 yard roll with perforations every 4” and only adds a mere one gram to the head.  If you do the math that comes to 162 sheets and will last a long time.  It is the perfect size to put on today’s driver to try them out and not see any usage or those “idiot” marks on the front edge of the crown.  You can peel it right off.  One thing of note, if you use a launch monitor to measure launch and spin, the demo tap can give you some erroneous readings.

Golf Club Clear Demo Tape 3″ x 18 yards$13.95 each

Golf Tips Magazine 2014 Equipment Buyers Guide Features Hireko Golf Equipment!

In the 2014 Golf Tips Magazine Equipment Buyer’s Guide Hireko Golf Equipment was featured in many product categories.
“Myth Busted! Non-conforming clubs are the hottest clubs in golf.”
“Wow Factor. Strangely, even at 515cc, it really doesn’t look that big. And we hope to see more non-conforming clubs come into fashion. It’s about time the game is easier and more fun for more types of players.”
Power Play Juggernaut Driver
$69.95 Power Play Juggernaut Driver Clubhead BUY NOW
$113.95 Power Play Juggernaut Driver Custom Assembled BUY NOW
“Wow Factor. These are silky-smooth and nicely balanced. What a great price, too.”
Acer XS Forged Irons
$34.95 Acer XS Forged Irons Clubhead BUY NOW
$49.95 Acer XS Forged Irons Custom Assembled BUY NOW
“Wow Factor. Great value and rather impressive performance. We appreciate the ability to build a set of irons to our liking without busting the bank.”
Power Play Warp Speed Irons
$17.95 Power Play Warp Speed Iron Clubhead BUY NOW
$32.95 Power Play Warp Speed Iron Custom Assembled BUY NOW
Wow Factor. Great value and rather impressive performance. We appreciate the ability to build a set of irons to our liking without busting the bank.”
SK Fiber Golf Shafts
$35 SK Fiber Pure Energy Red Shaft BUY NOW
$49.95 SK Fiber Wraith Shaft BUY NOW