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The Japan Golf Goods Association today announced that it would support the distribution of non-conforming golf equipment.

February 3, 2015

The Japan Golf Goods Association, the trade organization for golf equipment manufacturers in Japan, today announced that it would support the distribution of non-conforming golf equipment.

“JGGA believes that it is desirable for the stimulation of the golf market to have a wide variety of golf equipment available in the market from which all types of golfers may choose in order to find one that really fits their respective purposes and needs, hoping that more and more golfers will enjoy playing golf as a result of such improvement in the golf equipment market,” an English translation of the JGGA statement reads.

“From this point of view, JGGA has left it to the judgment of each member company whether to manufacture and/or sell golf equipment that doesn’t fully conform to the specifications set forth in the Rules of Golf promulgated by R&A.”

A recent study by Golf Datatech and Yano Research Institute of Japan, the world’s two leading organizations studying the global golf retail market space, Japan is the No. 2 country in golf sales in the world with 24 percent of the global golf market. The JGGA sponsors the Japan Golf Fair, Japan’s version of the PGA Merchandise Show, which will be held Feb. 13-15 in Tokyo.


PowerBilt’s New Grand Slam® Lineup Is About “Fitting Clubs To Your Game” – At Unmatched Pricing

January 24, 2012

THOUSAND PALMS, Calif. – What can you get for $399.99 in golf? That’s the introduction price for a new high-end driver from one of the mega brands. It’s also the price for an entire set of top-quality Grand Slam clubs from PowerBilt – driver, fairway woods, hybrids, irons, putter and bag included.

“Grand Slam has always been known as the best bang for the buck in golf,” says PowerBilt President Ross Kvinge. “But that’s not all. Grand Slam is also about fitting clubs to your game.”

The standard $399.99 set comes with 12 clubs: a driver and fairway wood, two hybrids (3 and 4), seven irons (5-SW) and a putter. In addition, there is open stock that lets golfers add clubs to fit their game. Individual Grand Slam clubs are also offered in 5, 7, 9 and 11 fairway woods, plus a 6 hybrid and a lob wedge. Open-stock pricing is as follows: $99.99 for titanium driver, $69.99 for alloy driver, $49.99 for fairway wood or hybrid and $39.99 for lob wedge.

Grand Slam is designed for golfers ranging from beginners to mid-handicappers. “It’s certainly a set of clubs that are user friendly and designed to fit a golfer’s needs and skill level for a number of years,” says Kvinge.

All Grand Slam clubs are made of high-quality components. The driver is offered in a maximum-performing titanium head or a more affordable alloy head. Fairway woods and hybrids are made of 17-4 stainless steel. All woods and hybrids have lightweight, consistently performing graphite shafts and come with attractive head covers. The irons are made of durable 431-stainless steel and feature a cavity-back design with a low center of gravity making them outstanding game-improvement clubs.

A mallet putter provides a large sweet spot and optimal heel-toe weighting to help eliminate pushes and pulls. The cart bag is made of durable, lightweight nylon with a graphite 14-way top and full-length dividers plus a putter tube. Nine zipper pockets provide plenty of storage options. It even has a matching rain hood.

PowerBilt has been making the Grand Slam line of clubs for generations. And the reason is simple, says Kvinge: “Quality and value are a great combination that never goes out of style. Based on what we’re offering this year, the future looks bright for Grand Slam.”

Plus One Sports, Inc., is the U.S. licensee of the PowerBilt brand. PowerBilt is a division of the Hillerich & Bradsby Co., a family-owned company which has been making golf clubs since 1916. Based in Louisville, Ky., H&B is also the maker of world-famous Louisville Slugger bats and Bionic gloves.

PowerBilt Golf • 72-370 Quarry Trail • Thousand Palms, CA 92276 • (888) 488-4653 •
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PowerBilt’s New Air Force One DF Driver Combines A Deep Face With Nitrogen Technology For “Unmatched Power”

January 24, 2012

THOUSAND PALMS, Calif. – What do you get when you combine PowerBilt’s highly acclaimed Nitrogen-Charged technology with a deep-face driver? “Unmatched power and accuracy,” says Ross Kvinge, president of PowerBilt, the only brand in the world that has continuously made hi-end golf clubs for nearly a century.

“The deep face makes a difference,” adds Kvinge, referring to the new Air Force One DF driver. “Basically, we’ve developed a driver with a face that’s 5 millimeters taller – or deeper – than the previous model. Combine that with nitrogen and you get the driver that consistently hits it long and straight no matter where the ball is struck on the face.”

The challenge in today’s hi-tech driving market is figuring out how to maximize driving distance within USGA limits. “There’s no question that we put more technology in a driver than any other club maker,” says Kvinge. “Let me prove it by counting the ways.”

First and foremost is PowerBilt’s patented Nitrogen-Charged technology which is found only in Air Force One clubs. By filling the clubhead with nitrogen gas, no internal bracing is needed for the clubface. At the same time, the clubface is milled remarkably thin. The face thickness is only 2.8 mm while other high-end drivers are more than 3 mm. The thinnest face in golf combined with no internal bracing creates maximum rebound effect across more of the clubface.

Secondly, the deep face helps with distance in two ways. It creates a more square face, which reflexes better and more consistently than a more rectangular face. It also reduces ball spin, which creates longer drives. And for golfers with extremely fast swing speeds, reduced ball spin can cure the distance-killing balloon effect.

The third reason the Air Force One DF is the most technology rich driver on the market is the shaft. Fujikura, one of the most popular driver shafts on the PGA Tour, has developed a proprietary shaft designed to complement the performance of the Air Force One DF clubhead. With the Fujikura proprietary shaft, the Air Force One DF’s suggested retail price is $249. It’s also available with Fujikura’s highly acclaimed Motore shaft with an MSRP of $299.

PowerBilt is also introducing a fitting kit, which will enable key accounts to offer various branded shafts. “Each golfer has unique swing characteristics,” adds Kvinge. “And with the fitting kit, our key accounts which really know how to custom fit a golfer will be able to match the appropriate shaft with our Nitrogen-Charged technology. That’s giving a golfer the ultimate driver.”

The finishing touch on the Air Force One DF driver is the attractive all-white crown that features an ultra-hard satin coating and a black PVD finish on the sole, meaning it will keep its handsome appearance for years to come.


All the improvements to the Air Force One DF driver are incorporated into the fairway woods, which are available in 15- and 19-degree lofts. The ultra-thin face is only 1.6 mm. The high MOI head is made of 17-4 stainless steel and has the Fujikura stock shaft. The price is $149.99. The hybrid clubs have the same features and construction and are available in 20-, 23- and 26-degree lofts. Fujikura is the stock shaft. The cost is $119.99.

“PowerBilt has something no other club-maker can offer – and that’s Nitrogen-Charged Technology,” states Kvinge. “We’re winning customers from the megabrands because they’ve tried it and they’ve seen that nitrogen is a game changer. While we don’t have the marketing muscle of the publicly owned brands, we’re proving that innovation can go hand-in-hand with a traditional brand like PowerBilt.”

Powerbilt New product to be introduced at Japan Golf Fair

January 18, 2012

Summit is pleased to announce that we will introducing a new line of Powerbilt golf equipment made to Japan spec at the 2012 Japan Golf Fair in Tokyo