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 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.
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.
SHAFT MONTH: ACCRA’S CO-OWNER, A PREACHER OF PROPER FITTING
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 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.
Just wanted to thank you for the Tour Z + shaft. I have been playing a XXXX in my driver for the last 6 years and I am also a XXXX dealer and I have to say that the Tour Z+ is one of the best shafts I have played up to date!! My students and members are all asking what that orange thing is doing in my driver and I am proud to say its my new Accra Tour Z shaft! Looking forward to taking some custom orders for this shaft.
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West Sayville GC