Rob Altomonte on May 22nd, 2014

20% Off Acer I-Sight Putters

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Rob Altomonte on May 22nd, 2014

Ogio Silencer Golf Bags

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Graphite Design Tour AD DI
Graphite Design Shafts announced today that the winner of the LPGA Kingsmill Championship played the Tour AD DI6 Stiff Flex shaft just one week after making the switch into a Graphite Design shaft.

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Material Stiffness Integration, MSI, is a proprietary design concept by which Graphite Design develops golf shafts. By using a combination of different materials that vary in stiffness and fiber volume we are able to produce the best playing golf shafts available. This combination of materials also reduces vibration giving the golfer, shafts that feel better than our competitors.

“All of us here at Graphite Design congratulate the winner on her first LPGA victory. This win is a true testament of the fact that the Tour AD DI shaft model is a true performer that both professional and amateur golfers alike can count on for better accuracy and greater distance”, commented Bill McPherson, Vice President of Sales, Pro’s Choice Golf Shafts, Inc..

The Tour AD DI is designed to provide more power and stability. The Tour AD DI, manufactured exclusively at Graphite Design Japan, has been integrated with Toray Company’s new Nanomaterial technology in the tip section of the shaft. This unique technology allows the player to create an epic IMPACT on ball speed while still providing exceptional feel and control.

The mid bend profile of the Tour AD DI allows the player to load the shaft properly, yet maintains a firm enough tip section through IMPACT producing optimal spin and launch conditions. Result, the Graphite Design Tour AD DI will deliver players to the next level in shaft performance and impress an epic IMPACT on your game!

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Axglo Push Carts
The Lightest, Most Affordable Push Carts In Golf Have Arrived! Axlgo Push Carts Are Available In 3 and 4 Wheel Models And Build With Long Lasting Durability

Do you walk the course or ride in a cart when you are out on the golf course? Personally I prefer to walk because I like the exercise and not because I am cheap. Plus my home course is not long and I can walk at my leisure rather than rushing up to the group in front of me and waiting for what seems an eternity for them to finish their next shot(s). I am a strong believer that the strategy of “hurry up and wait” is never good for scoring.

Download Hireko Golf CatalogFor walkers like me, you have several options of lugging your bag around the course. Chances are the course you play no longer has caddies to loop for you. The electric or gas-powered cart replaced what was an integral part of the game as a way to provide additional revenue for the course. That leaves the option of carrying your own bag on your shoulders or pulling (or pushing) your bag with a cart.

Which Axglo Push Cart Is Right For Me?

Choose Axglo Flip ‘N Go For
- maximum stability on bumpy terrain
- ultracompact storage! when folded measures only 25x17x13!
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Choose Axglo TriLite For
- greater maneuverability
- lighter weight only 15 pounds!
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For many, the weight of the bag on the shoulders can create stress and strain when carrying, even with the padded supports. This has prompted golfers to use a one of the enormous array of 2, 3 and even 4 wheeled carts available today.

History
The lowly golf cart has come a long way in recent years. The very first golf push cart was invented by Bruce Williamson of Portland Oregon in 1945. It was constructed using two lawn mower wheels with flat tires mounted to a folding spring-suspension chassis which could be attached to a standard golf bag. With business partner E. Roy Jarman, the Jarman-Williamson Company began producing pull cart the following year, but this time with parts that could be put together with bolts to make it easier to replace damaged parts. This company went on to eventually become the now familiar Bag Boy Golf Cart Company in 2002.

3 wheels golf carts are older than you might think
The two-wheel carts were pulled behind the golfer and the basic design stood for many years and became a staple seen next to the pro shop. In 1975, a patent (#3,926,448) for a 3-wheel pullable cart was issued, but it wasn’t until the past decade that 3-wheel carts became in demand spurred on by the much more sleek-looking Sun Mountain’s Speed Cart and later by Clicgear.

The modern three-wheeled carts are convenient and lightweight as they can be folding down in a compact size and easily stored in your trunk; usually within seconds by releasing only a few levers. These were designed to be pushed rather than pulled and easier to steer than their two-wheeled predecessors. Better wheels and bearings make pushing them effortless.

Meet the quad
If 3 wheels weren’t good enough, guess what? 4 wheels are even better to add stability, especially on hilly terrain. These really don’t add anymore room when folded down as the 3-wheeled version and easy to get in and out of the car.

You can walk in comfort without the stress and strain on your shoulders with one of these golf carts. Not to mention, you can make your doctor happy by getting exercise, reducing cholesterol and cutting down on the usage of fossil fuels when you are only going to hurry up and wait at your local track. Hireko offers a number of push and pull carts in many different brands, colors and price ranges to fit the budget of any golfer.

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Axglo Push Carts In Stock

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If you want a grip that will be comfortable and help you with consistent grip alignment for a simpler and more repeatable stroke, the Two Thumb’s Snug Daddy Grips may just be the ticket to a lower score.

Two Thumb Snug Daddy GripsOne of the most recent products now stocked by Hireko is the Snug Daddy putter series from grip maker TwoThumb. If you haven’t heard of TwoThumb previously, they are located in the U.K. and have their grips played by those on the European Tour for nearly a decade. The name TwoThumb originated from the ability to place both your thumbs on their wide, rectangular shaped grips.

However, the Snug Daddy is an all-new grip shape. Their research and product development team began undertaking some revolutionary studies into the shape of our hands in order to better understand the potential benefits of securing a putter grip. Over the course of the past 2 years they had carefully measured and photographed hands to better understand the most secure way to anchor the putter.

Two Thumb Sung Daddy Butt CapWhile their research discovered a range of hand sizes and shapes, they found some very important common features in the shape of the area around the base of the thumb when the hand is formed into a grip shape. They found that a small edge radius provided the best secure fit – thus the name “Snug” Daddy.

Two sizes

The Snug Daddy grip series comes in two different sizes. The Snug Daddy 30 measures 30 millimeters (mm) wide and tall, while the Snug Daddy 33 measures, well you guess it, 33mm. For those of you metrically challenged, that is 1.18” and 1.3” respectively or two of the more popular sizes in putter grips today.

Extended length great for counterbalanced putters

Another feature is the extended “midi” length. These grips measure 13.5” long or an extra three inches longer than a conventional putter grip, but shorter than a belly grip. You are now starting to see more putters made to longer lengths (such as 38”) where the golfer grips or chokes down 3” as if they were holding a standard length (shorter) putter. The extra length is used to help counterbalance the putter, plus a counterweight can be added above the hands to offset a heavier putter too. This is possible as the grip maintains a 325mm (12.8”) parallel dimension and only tapers at the very end in order to get the putter in and out of your bag easier without snagging.

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Despite the longer length, the lightweight core allows these to weigh 67g (30) and 80g (33). The outer surface is soft and tacky utilizing dual layered polyurethane textured wraps. If you want a grip that will be comfortable and help you with consistent grip alignment for a simpler and more repeatable stroke, the Two Thumbs Snug Daddy Grips may just be the ticket to a lower score.

> CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE THE NEW TWO THUMBS SNUG DADDY GRIPS!

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Up To 83% Off Grafalloy Axis Shafts
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Rob Altomonte on May 6th, 2014

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Jeff Summitt on May 6th, 2014

There are always sleeper golf clubs that aren’t necessarily popular in sales but gain a cult-like following. We would like to discuss some of those models that you may have looked over.

What makes a model popular? Is it advertising, product placement in the catalog or website or some other consideration like some clever way of getting a particular product into customer’s hands to try? One thing any golf manufacturer knows for certain is any popular product must perform well for a wide range of golfers.

Power Play Caiman X2 Rawpower Iron


Irons
The Power Play Caiman X2 Rawpower irons are a classic example of one sleeper model that even shocked me. It is by far the most heavily reviewed irons in our current line up by our customers; nearly double that of the second most reviewed iron. This is our only game-improvement iron that does not have an undercut cavity and possesses a low, forward center of gravity. The topline is relative narrow, doesn’t have a ton of offset and part of a family that didn’t go over as well with our customers as we had hoped.

However, there is something about this iron that evokes customers to give it high marks. What sells clubs today? The answer to that is distance. Isn’t it easier to hit a green in regulation with a 7 iron instead of a 6-iron? Or as an aging golfer starts losing strength, they remember how far they used to hit the ball. With a change of equipment, they hope to turn back the clock. The Caiman X2 Raw Power apparently is the magic elixir than can make this happen.

Power Play Caiman X2 Rawpower Iron – Clubhead Power Play Caiman X2 Rawpower Iron – Custom Assembled
$8.95 each component clubhead $21.95 each custom assembled

Acer XDS React Hybrid


Hybrids
One hybrid we had slated to be deep-sixed after the end of last year was the Acer XDS React after we decided to retire the entire XDS family. You would have thought we committed one of the seven deadly sins as we got an earful from our distributors to bring back the hybrid (and the iron too). Therefore back by popular demand, we made the full set of right-handed hybrids a standalone model.

These offer something different from any other set of hybrids we sell. They are large and forgiving where it is needed and you have a consistent set up and look at address. There is one other thing you can’t believe until you try them – they are sneaky long. These hybrids aren’t any stronger lofted, but many golfers (me included) state that these are a full club longer than similar lofted irons or hybrids they have tried. Like the Caiman X2 Rawpower irons, these too have a low and forward center of gravity.

Acer XDS React Hybrid – Clubhead Acer XDS React Hybrid – Custom Assembled
$11.05 each component clubhead $36.95 each custom assembled

Power Play Warp Speed Brassie Fairway Wood


Fairway woods
While the Acer XS Titanium fairways get all the accolades and deservedly so, it is the Power Play Warp Speed Brassie that gets the rave reviews even though is falls under the radar. This large headed 3 wood is extremely versatile. It can be played off of the deck or off of the tee as many golfers write. Who needs a “mini” driver when you can get the Warp Speed Brassie? If you want a Minnie Driver, I might suggest renting Good Will Hunting or watch the new show About a Boy, it is pretty good too. Oops, that’s the wrong “mini” driver, now back to the Brassie. Despite the lower loft (13º), it really is no more difficult to get the ball airborne versus another 15º fairway wood due to its deep center of gravity.

Power Play Warp Speed Brassie Fairway Wood – Clubhead Power Play Warp Speed Brassie Fairway Wood – Custom Assembled
$29.95 each component clubhead $59.95 each custom assembled

Dynacraft Hindsight II Putter


Putters
The Dynacraft Hindsight family has by far and away the most technology built into any putter in our entire line. These are true original designs and the concepts and features will help provide a true roll to the ball. It just goes to show that a product can look totally different than the typical putter you will find at your local pro shop or off-course store and that might be the reason why it works so well for those have given it a try. The forward press and roll face are built into both the blade and mallet version.

> CLICK HERE TO SHOP FOR THE DYNACRAFT HINDSIGHT FAMILY OF PUTTERS

These are just a handful of the quality and affordable products Hireko offers it customer. Next time you or one of your customers has an itch to scratch and is seeking new equipment for the bag; take a hard look at some of these products too.

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Rob Altomonte on May 1st, 2014

15% Off Grip BundlesGet 15% Off Select 50 and 100 Piece Closeout Grip Bundles!

Brands include Lamkin, Karma, iBella, TaylorMade and more!

> Click here to get 15% off when you buy 50 and 100 piece grip bundles!

 

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