ACCRA Wins 2019 Zurich Classic of New Orleans

ACCRA Wins 2019 Zurich Classic of New Orleans

April 29. 2019
Kingston, Ontario 

ACCRA premium golf shafts recorded back to back PGA Tour victories at the Zurich Classic in New Orleans. Following in the footsteps of the 2018 victory, one of the partners in the two man team event trusted ACCRA in their driver and 5 wood to record a 3 shot win in 2019.
Ending the longest victory daught of his successful career, this long hitting veteran of the PGA Tour from Amarillo Texas has been using ACCRA shafts since it's inception. He was one of the first PGA Tour players to trust ACCRA and has continuously used ACCRA for all 4 of his PGA Tour victories.
Now in 19th position on the FedEx Cup standings, he was fit into a prototype ACCRA RPG 472 M5 almost three years ago and has continued to use that shaft in his TaylorMade M1 driver along with an ACCRA XE80 M5 shaft in his R15 5 wood.

The Texas A&M grad is constantly among the world's best drivers of the ball and ACCRA is proud that this 4 time Tour champion has trusted ACCRA premium golf shafts since he graduated to the PGA Tour in 2004.

"The ACCRA RPG 400 series shaft is a great combination of stability and feel. What we see on Tour is that a strong player will benefit from the controlled launch and low spin characteristics of the RPG 400 series" stated Shawn Mullin (ACCRA Tour Rep.). The RPG line of shafts was designed with Tour players in mind. The full length, 360 degrees ultra fine weave made of the highest modulus materials adds significant stability without sacrificing feel" continued Mr Mullin.

ACCRA RPG  line of shafts offers weight from 52+ grams through 82+ grams and features high modulus materials and an ultra thin multi-material weave. The RPG 400 series is designed to produce low initial launch and low spin characteristics and the RPG 300 series offers a slightly more responsive tip section to promote a higher initial launch. 
ACCRA's "Constant Flex Technology (CFT)" ensures that all RPG shafts maintain identical flex profiles from 52+ grams through 82+ grams, this great benefits the fitting process.

"ACCRA is proud that all of our shafts are custom fit by the world's best clubfitters. This ensures that all levels of discerning golfers will get the same fitting experience that a PGA Tour player receives." stated Gawain Robertson (ACCRA Co-Founder). "All ACCRA designs have the professional clubfitter in mind. Technologies like CFT, DymTec, and S3 profiling enables fitters to optimize launch conditions for all golfers." continued Mr. Robertson.

ACCRA premium graphite shafts are crafted using the highest modulus and most technologically advanced materials available. The recent success of ACCRA ’s latest introductions gives remarkable credibility to the technologies utilized in all ACCRA shafts. ACCRA shafts are available through certified ACCRA fitters.   Premium Golf management Corp (PGMC) owns all ACCRA trademarks. For more product information, or to locate a certified ACCRA fitter near you, please visit www.accragolf.com.   

ACCRA’s Gawain Robertson and Dave Makarucha receive Top Golf Exucutives in Canada Award

Canadian Golf Executive of the YearThe nominees:Dave Wilson (PING Canada), James Lepp (Kikkor Golf), Ted Manning (Acushnet Canada) Don Nichols (Second Skin), Gawain Robertson/Dave Makarucha (ACCRA Golf), John Sibley (Nike Golf Canada), Dave Bradley (TaylorMade-adidas Canada), Sima Anvari/Lauren Demerling (Catwalk Artwear)The Winner: Gawain Robertson/Dave Makarocha (ACCRA Golf)The Winner: Gawain Robertson/Dave Makarucha (ACCRA Golf)My take: One of the elite names in premium golf shafts, ACCRA executives Gawain Robertson (left) and Dave Makarucha (right) continue to infuse the Kingston, Ontario-based brand into the industry with shafts of impeccable quality and performance. To do so, Robertson and Makarucha continue to put their branding and promotional trust into professional club fitters around the world along with high-profile usage by PGA Tour professionals such as Luke Donald, Peter Hanson, Tim Clark, Miguel Angel Jiminez and Mark Calcavecchia. That combination continues to pay dividends for the brand and its continued growth in the shaft category is evidence the formula works. Honourable mention this year to Dave Bradley of TaylorMade-adidas Canada.- See more at: http://scoregolf.com/blog/rick-young/2013/december/younger-awards-part-iv#sthash.3kVF28NO.dpufCanadian Golf Product of the YearThe nominees:BioSteel Sports Drink, Miura KM-007 putter, Sunice Albany Jacket, DryRainge, Kikkor Men’s Player-Tips Collection, ACCRA Hybrex iron shafts, Catwalk Zippy 2013, Hollas Men’s Drywick 1/4-ZipThe Winner: Miura KM-007 PutterMy take: Although it stakes its global reputation on beautifully crafted irons, Miura Golf’s ability to produce outstanding products in other categories is vastly underappreciated. Case in point: Miura’s KM-007 putter. Part of the Vancouver company’s Series 57 putter line, Katsurhiro Miura’s elegantly crafted KM-007 mallet uses the same close-grain forging process used in the company’s irons and is CNC milled for outstanding feel and responsiveness. Amid golf’s best-known putter brands, this is a standout product from the Canadian OEM. Honourable mention to ACCRA for its new Hybrex iron shafts and Catwalk’s always fashionable women’s Zippy product.- See more at: http://scoregolf.com/blog/rick-young/2013/december/younger-awards-part-iv#sthash.qICVh9eK.dpuf

2013 Memorial Tournament Champion

2013 Memorial Tournament Champion trusts custom fit driver with an
ACCRA Premium Golf Shaft

KINGSTON, Ontario (June 6, 2013) – PGMC/ACCRA extends our sincerest congratulations to the 2013 Champion of the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide in Dublin, Ohio. Played on the famed Miurfield Village Golf Course against one of the years strongest fields, the Georgia Tech grad birdied the 72nd hole to win by 2 shots.
The Sea Island Georgia resident has moved to second in the 2013 FedEx Cup points race, second in official PGA Tour money earned with more than $4,000,000.00, and, is now only the second player on Tour with multiple wins this season. This now makes two players in the top 7 of the world golf rankings, choosing to trust their games with an ACCRA Tour Z shaft.
This champion was custom fit to a Bridgestone 9.5 J Series driver with an ACCRA Tour Z ST55 premium shaft by Justin Nelson of Cool Clubs in Scotsdale, Arizona just before his first win of the season at the WGC Accenture Match Play.
“ACCRA golf is a huge proponent of the art and science of custom clubfitting. PGA Tour players are professionally custom fit on a weekly basis by manufacture’s tour vans that are onsite at each event. This case was a little different. The Champion choose to be fit by a brand agnostic professional clubfitter offsite from the PGA Tour. Using the latest in technology and decades of golf club and golf shaft knowledge, Cool Clubs determined this combination of Bridgestone and ACCRA was the best one to help this Ryder Cupper maximize his launch conditions,” stated Gawain Robertson, co-founder of ACCRA. “The coolest part of this story is that any golfer can visit a certified ACCRA fitter, like Cool Clubs, and receive a tour fitting experience just like the winner of the 2013 Memorial Tournament,” continued Mr. Robertson.
ACCRA certified fitters are located in virtually every major golf center in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa and South America. ACCRA premium golf shafts are exclusively available through the world’s best clubfitters because it just does not make sense to buy off a rack.
“Each week, more and more PGA Tour players are changing to ACCRA. We are honored to have played a part in the success of so many of the world’s best golfers,” commented Dave Makarucha, co-founder of ACCRA. “Watching the world’s best succeed with our shafts is exciting, yet all of us at ACCRA enjoy the success stories from grassroots golfers even more. Each year ACCRA grows along with the world’s best professional clubfitters and we have promoted clubfitting since our inception in 2004. This is what we are most proud of.”
ACCRA shafts have always been designed to enable the world’s best club fitters to have multiple options. This ensures that discerning golfers of all levels can be properly fit to maximize launch conditions for increase distance and accuracy.

ACCRA wins 2013 WGC Accenture Match Play Championship


2013 Accenture Match Play Champion is Custom Fit with an
ACCRA Premium Golf Shaft

KINGSTON, Ontario (February 25, 2013) – ACCRA Premium Golf Shafts has locked in another first place finish in the Championship Match of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship at The Golf Club at Dove Mountain in Marana, AZ.
Being one of the most consistent players on Tour and becoming the 8th ranked player in the world, this Georgia Tech graduate became the second player in the last three years to win this Match Play Championship without ever playing the 18th hole in any of his matches. The WGC-Accenture Match Play Champion was fit by Cool Clubs with an ACCRA Tour Z ST 55 M4 shaft, fit straight into his Bridgestone driver head.  
ACCRA Tour Z shafts feature “constant flex technology”, this means that Tour Z  shafts 55 grams through 85 grams, maintain the identical flex profile, torque. and general shaft dynamics.  This technology, combined with high modulus materials and the Tour Z super thin wall design enables even the worlds best golfer to drop the weight of the shaft without sacrificing stability.
“We are constantly seeing more and more PGA Tour players switching to ACCRA Tour Z premium golf shafts, and it makes us at ACCRA so proud to have played a rol in the success of those players,” commented Dave Makarucha, co-founder of ACCRA.  “New Tour players joining the ACCRA team is extremely exciting and we are looking forward to continuing to grow our presence on Tour and with discerning golfers everywhere. Many thanks goes out to the team at Cool Clubs who fit and built the winning driver for this player.”
“For many years ACCRA has been promoting the benefits of being properly fit by a professional club fitter. it is always exciting to see a professional Tour player take advantage of the same service that is available to all discerning golfers and then succeed on the world’s biggest stage.” commented Gawain Robertson, co-founder of ACCRA. “ACCRA will continue to offer the very best golf shafts, designed for professional club fitters, to maximize benefits to golfers of all levels.”

ACCRA shafts have always been designed to enable the world’s best club fitters to have multiple options.  This ensures that discerning golfers of all levels can be properly fit to maximize launch conditions for increase distance and accuracy. 

ACCRA premium graphite shafts are crafted using the highest modulus and most technologically advanced materials available. ACCRA has engineers to create the best products without any compromises. The recent success of ACCRA’s latest introduction gives remarkable credibility to the technologies utilized in all ACCRA shafts. These shafts are available through certified ACCRA fitters.  Premium Golf management Corp (PGMC) owns all ACCRA trademarks. For more product information, or to locate a certified ACCRA fitter near you, please visit www.accragolf.com 

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lindsay@accragolf.com
www.accragolf.com
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ACCRA in Golfweek Magazine

Yesterday, ACCRA was featured in Golfweek magazine online by respected writer Jim Achenbach. This was an exciting day for all of us at ACCRA as we certainly consider ourselves as the biggest proponents of club fitting in the industry. Thank you to Mr. Achenbach for his belief in the club fitting community.

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SHAFT MONTH: ACCRA’S CO-OWNER, A PREACHER OF PROPER FITTING

Gawain Robertson, co-owner of shaftmaker Accra Premium Golf Shafts in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
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Gawain Robertson, co-owner of shaftmaker Accra Premium Golf Shafts in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
As of Friday, February 8, 2013
Gawain Robertson, co-owner of shaftmaker Accra Premium Golf Shafts in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, may be the most straightforward person in the entire golf shaft industry.
Robertson was a touring pro for 16 years and a club pro for 9 years. In 2008, he and partner Dave Makarucha bought the Accra name from shaft manufacturer UST. Robertson is widely known as the man who makes driver and 3-wood shafts for former world No. 1 Luke Donald, although he appears to be just as concerned about amateur golfers as he is touring professionals.
And he is the first to tell amateur golfers that what they don’t know about shaft torque and flex can hurt them.
Robertson is a loud and insistent spokesman for professional golf club fitters, those individuals who understand how to put together a proper set of golf clubs for each golfer. Getting the right shaft torque and flex is a big part of that process.
The Accra business is based on intelligent, informed fitting, and Accra shafts are available only through a network of some 350 club fitters around the world. Accra shafts belong to two primary families: DyMatch ($199) and Tour Z ($299). Besides Donald, touring pros such as Peter Hanson, Ryan Palmer, Tim Clark, Miguel Angel Jimenez and Mark Calcavecchia have used Accra shafts.
A 30-year industry veteran, Robertson preaches the importance of grasping shaft principles.
“Be careful when you talk about torque,” he said. “We know that torque is a measurement of how much a shaft twists. What we don’t always know is how that torque was measured. There is no standard method.”
One common way: Using a torque machine to take readings in two different directions. Then the two are averaged to produce a single torque number. In general terms, a lower number (2.0 into the low 3s) indicates more rigidity, while a higher number (the high 3s into the 4s and 5s) indicates a softer feel.
Accra is among the shaft companies that produce a torque profile by taking zone readings – in essence measuring the entire shaft to gain an understanding of how and where the torque is taking place.
Robertson also urges golfers to understand the whole flex profile of their shafts. Producing a single flex description – R, S or X – can be viewed as a simplification of a complex process that deserves more attention.
Why should all golfers seek an understanding of torque and flex? Because they are part of the equation in the loading of the club during the swing.
The element most important in fitting, Robertson insists, is how a golfer loads the club and the shaft. How much torsion – not swing speed – a golfer is producing during the swing is the critical factor. Torsion refers generally to leverage and specifically to the uncoiling of the body during the swing.
“Good fitters look at how you load a club,” he said. “It’s far more important than your swing speed. The question is this: Which shaft profile works best for you?
“Our Accra shafts don’t have a letter flex,” explained Robertson, who designates a letter and a number, such as the intentionally ambiguous M4 used by many touring pros, to classify each shaft. “We don’t want consumers focusing on what flex they have. A flex letter on a shaft is almost irrelevant.
“What you need to know is what profile shaft works for you. It’s the whole profile. Every good shaft company will make very good shafts that fit every type of player. As a smart golfer, you just have to find out which shaft it is.”
The new language of shafts is such that golfers should be talking about separate shaft characteristics in the tip section, mid section and butt section. Most golfers know that tips can be stronger or weaker, but so can the mid section and butt sections.
Know your swing, know your shafts. According to Robertson, this knowledge will pay dividends.

World No. 2 wins the Dunlop Phoenix Championship using ACCRA


Kingston, Ontario (November 19, 2012) – ACCRA Premium Golf Shafts is proud to have an incredibly skilled player who trusts his golf game to custom fitted ACCRA shafts in his TaylorMade RBZ driver and RBZ 3-wood.
One year ago, this Northwestern grad won the final tournament of the 2011 PGA Tour season to secure his first PGA Tour money title win and weeks later he did the same on the European Tour.  This talented golfer also obtained “Player of the Year” status, as well as the no. 1 golfer in the world ranking.  The 2012 season has been as successful as his last by maintaining a no. 1 world ranking until the PGA Championship in August. But as of this past weekend, things just got even better! Now back to no. 2 in the world rankings, the 2012 Dunlop Phoenix champion has trusted ACCRA shafts for more than five years and his switch to the new Tour Z model last season has resulted in a significant rise in total driving statistics. 
The victory at the prestigious Dunlop Phoenix in Miyazaki, Japan marks his third worldwide win this season and sets this great champion up for another run at the no. 1 position in the world rankings for 2012.  Recent Dunlop Phoenix winners include Tiger Woods (twice), Thomas Bjorn (twice), Ian Poulter, Padriag Harrington, Lee Westwood and David Duval.
“Professional golf is a great proving ground for new technologies. The ACCRA Tour Z line of shafts has enjoyed unprecedented success on PGA Tours worldwide this fall. When players using our shafts achieve success, it just reaffirms the importance of going through a proper fitting and utilizing an excellent product,” said Ron Graham, ACCRA Tour Rep. “On tour we take time to find the ACCRA shaft that optimizes a player’s launch conditions and, in each case, the renowned ACCRA feel plays a big part in any professional trusting ACCRA shafts,” continued Graham.
ACCRA Tour Z shafts continue its exciting streak of wins. At the Ryder Cup, two stalwarts of the victorious European team used Tour Z shafts.  The recent winner of the Grand Slam of golf featured a TaylorMade R11s driver, custom fit with an ACCRA Tour Z 65+ shaft. One week later, the BMW Championship champion also chose to fit his Taylormade R11s driver with an ACCRA Tour Z 65+.
 “ACCRA is dedicated to developing shafts for all levels of discerning golfers, and top ranked professional golfers are no different. Each of the three recent champions went through a fitting process similar to what any golfer would experience when visiting a certified ACCRA fitter,” said Gawain Robertson, ACCRA co-founder.  “All ACCRA shaft designs are developed with custom fitting in mind.  Our belief is that the only way to optimize a golfer’s potential is through professional custom fitting, and this is why ACCRA shafts are only available through being professionally fit by a network of certified ACCRA fitters on every continent,” continued Robertson.

ACCRA wins at BMW Championship

ACCRA wins again on Tour

Who is the hottest player in professional golf?  Think for a second…..Rory?  Well, think again!  A couple of weeks ago, Peter Hanson went head-to-head with Rory at the BMW Championship at Lake Malaren Golf Club in Shanghai, China.

One guy used ACCRA and won…… the other guy lost!!!!

Peter Hanson has enjoyed a breakthrough season and we are proud that, ACCRA fitter and good friend, Lyndon Wilson from Golf Studio 360 fit Peter to an ACCRA Tour Z 65+ last winter.  This was just prior to Hanson’s year long tear on tour.
Lyndon also fit Hanson to KBS Tours and as well he had his hand in hooking up Justin Rose to KBS a couple of seasons ago.

KLM Open Champion chooses ACCRA Premium Golf Shafts

KLM Open Champion chooses ACCRA Premium Golf Shafts KINGSTON, Ontario (September 12, 2012)

ACCRA Premium Golf Shafts has added another European PGA Tour victory from this past week at the KLM Open on the difficult Hilversumsche golf course in Hilversum, Netherlands. The champion, from Svedala, Sweden, won in dramatic fashion by eagling the final hole to win by two. Now the 23rd ranked player in the world and European Ryder Cup participant, he averaged more than 295 yards per drive with his TaylorMade R11s driver, custom fit with an ACCRA Tour Z 65+ shaft. Sitting in 8th place in the race to the Dubai rankings, this champion has trusted ACCRA Tour Z in his driver all season with great success. “It’s always exciting when a PGA Tour player sees the benefits of an upgraded shaft. In this case though, it is especially gratifying as one of ACCRA’s very best professional club fitters, Lyndon Wilson, was specifically involved in fitting this champion,” said Gawain Robertson, co-founder of ACCRA. “ACCRA believes that every golfer benefits from being custom fit by a professional club fitter. Lyndon’s company, Golf Studio 360, in Orlando, FLA has fit many of the world’s best golfers and fits golfers of all levels on a daily basis.” ACCRA shafts have always been designed to enable the world’s best club fitters to have multiple options. This ensures that discerning golfers of all levels can be properly fit to maximize launch conditions for increase distance and accuracy. ACCRA premium graphite shafts are crafted using the highest modulus and most technologically advanced materials available. ACCRA has engineers to create the best products without any compromises. The recent success of ACCRA’s latest introduction gives remarkable credibility to the technologies utilized in all ACCRA shafts. These shafts are available through certified ACCRA fitters. Premium Golf management Corp (PGMC) owns all ACCRA trademarks. For more product information, or to locate a certified ACCRA fitter near you, please visit www.accragolf.com.

ACCRA wins another Professional Major

KINGSTON, Ont. (July 17, 2012) – ACCRA Premium Golf Shafts is continuing its victory train, and has added yet another Champions Tour Major victory.
Only three of the greatest players in this sport have achieved the same feat of winning the Senior PGA Championshipand US Senior Open in the same year, so this Englishman has clearly proven that he belongs with the big boys. The 2012 US Senior Open Champion shot a 4-under 66 to clench his second Major win by two strokes and denoted himself a force to be reckoned with.
This notable Englishman used ACCRA Tour Z Hybrid shafts installed in his Adams hybrids and was professionally fitted at PrecisionGolf in London, England.  Every ACCRA shaft sold is custom fit for golfers by the world’s best professional club fitters, and this double Major Champion has taken advantage of the benefits of being properly fit by an expert.
“This champion definitely set himself apart from the rest of the field at this Major tournament, and was able to come from behind to snag another amazing accomplishment in his golfing career,” commented Lindsay Hagerman, Marketing at ACCRA Golf.  “Congratulations again to Simon and James at PrecisionGolf for this second Champions Tour Major win and we excited to celebrate the world’s most distinguished golfers who have trusted ACCRA shafts in their bags.”
The ACCRA Tour Z golf shafts feature a constant taper design for maximum energy transfer, and come equipped with the thinnest shaft walls in the industry.  ACCRA Tour Z is available in Stable Tip and Responsive Tip options, along with weight categories ranging from 45 grams to 95 grams. Due to the shaft’s unmatched stability in accuracy and traditional ACCRA feel, the 85 gram Tour Z hybrid shaft used in this recent Major victory has become one of ACCRA’s most popular shafts.
ACCRA premium graphite shafts are crafted using the highest modulus and most technologically advanced materials available. ACCRA has engineers to create the best products without any compromises. The recent success of ACCRA’s latest introduction gives remarkable credibility to the technologies utilized in all ACCRA shafts. These shafts are available through certified ACCRA fitters.  
Premium Golf Management Corporation (PGMC) owns all ACCRA trademarks. For more product information, or to locate a certified ACCRA fitter near you, please visit www.accragolf.com.  

Major Champion wins in Montreal using ACCRA

KINGSTON, Ont. (July 6, 2012) – This 2012 season is booming for ACCRA Premium Golf Shafts as it adds yet another Champions Tour victory.
This Major Champion dominated the Montreal Championship and matched the course record of 64 on the Richelieu Valley Vercheres Course in Quebec. The 52-year-old held his lead in the final round and collected his second Tour victory in less than a year.   
The 2012 Montreal Championship winner used ACCRA shafts in his Callaway 3 and 5 woods.  It is no wonder this Champion took advantage of the benefits of being properly fit by an expert because all ACCRA shafts are custom fit by the world’s best professional club fitters.
“This Champions Tour player has used our shafts for more than eight years now, and we take such pride in knowing that he chose to trust ACCRA shafts since our inception,” said Gawain Robertson, Co-founder of ACCRA Golf.  “We have found this trait to be extremely common in most ACCRA shaft users and admire their dedication and brand loyalty.  It is something we hope all golfers are able to experience once they have shafted up an ACCRA shaft.”
The ACCRA SE 80 offers an exceedingly active tip section with one of the lowest torque values and incredibly strong hoop strength. This is the type of shaft that will never become obsolete because of its numerous attributes and ability to create tremendous feel for every golfer in the process of loading and unloading the club.
“ACCRA has recently introduced an updated version of the SE 80 using a constant taper design for even better energy transfer. The new Tour Z LT 80 (and 70) offer all the same benefits of the SE80, but with some new technology,” said Lindsay Hagerman, Marketing Director. “New materials combined with an updated profile has created a smoother feeling shaft with increased stability resulting in one of the best shafts we have ever developed.”
ACCRA premium graphite shafts are crafted using the highest modulus and most technologically advanced materials available. ACCRA has engineers to create the best products without any compromises. The recent success of ACCRA’s latest introduction gives remarkable credibility to the technologies utilized in all ACCRA shafts. These shafts are available through certified ACCRA fitters.  
Premium Golf Management Corporation (PGMC) owns all ACCRA trademarks. For more product information, or to locate a certified ACCRA fitter near you, please visit www.accragolf.com.  
Media Contact:
Lindsay Hagerman PGMC
lindsay@accragolf.com
www.accragolf.com
tel: 613 389 3149