Tuesday, November 25, 2014

ACCRA partners with the ICG for the PGA Merchandise show

Monday November 25th, 2014

Press Release

Kingston, Ontario - PGMC/ACCRA is excited to announce that the ACCRA brand of premium graphite shafts will be represented at both the 2015 PGA Merchandise show demo day and in the Orange County Convention Center during the show.

The International Clubmakers Guild (ICG) has secured a booth on both the driving range during the demo day on January 20th and a private room (W209-B) in the Orange County Convention Center on January 21st through Friday January 23rd. ACCRA is proud to be involved in both locations and invite professional Clubfitters to find us on the driving range or visit the ICG room and meet the ACCRA team.

"The ICG is an innovative forward thinking association dedicated to clubfitters, ACCRA is proud to be a part of the IGC initiatives at the 2015 PGA Merchandise show" stated Gawain Robertson (Co-Founder-ACCRA), "We look forward to using this platform to introduce a number of new products for 2015. The Guild and ACCRA share the same passion of growing awareness of the benefits a golfer gains by visiting a professional clubmaker." continued Robertson.

"The PGA Merchandise show is an excellent opportunity for ACCRA to make direct contact with professional clubfitters from around the world. The addition of a hitting area on the demo range, a booth at the convention center combined with our annual golf outing ensures that ACCRA will be well represented at the show" stated Dave Makarucha (co-founder ACCRA) "Our relationship with the ICG and their members has made ACCRA's return the the PGA show proper a possibility" continued Mr. Makarucha.

The PGA Merchandise show is a unique opportunity for the entire golf industry to meet at on time, under one roof. ACCRA has always looked at the PGA show as a great chance to interact with professional clubfitters and PGA professionals.
For 10 years ACCRA has hosted 140 of the world's most influential clubfitters and clubmakers for a day of sharing ideas, discussing the industry and golf! 2015 will be no exception as the Monday event is virtually sold out.

ACCRA supplies only the world's best professional clubfitters with Tour proven premium graphite shafts. Certified ACCRA club fitters are the best of the best. For more information on ACCRA Golf Shafts please visit the ACCRA website 
For more information on joining the International Clubmakers Guild or information of their products and services, please visit http://www.clubfittersguild.org/
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

ACCRA driver shaft used to win the Boeing Classic


(PGMC/ACCRA - Kingston Ontario) ACCRA Premium Golf Shafts is proud that the 2014 Boeing Classic  Champion trusted an ACCRA shaft in his TaylorMade driver.
Going back to 1990, this University of Florida grad has ground out a career on the Web.com and PGA Tours, finding success has never come easily. With 2 previous Web.com Tour victories and some near misses on the PGA Tour, this win at the 2014 Boeing Classic is certainly a highlight of a long and under appreciated career.
Always known as a great ball striker, this playoff victory certainly displayed his ball striking prowess. In the Boeing Classic, he averaged almost 80% of fairways hit and just shy 300 yards off the tee.


This Champion trusted an ACCRA Tour Z ST65 M5 shafts custom fit into his TaylorMade driver.

“The Tour Z line of shafts continues to win on all professional Tours, the combination of stability and feel provides a unique combination that is beneficial for all levels of golfers"  said Ron Graham, ACCRA PGA Tour Rep. “We have experienced great success with the Tour Z line of shafts on Tour, the feedback that we constantly receive revolves around the ability of this shaft to provide pop yet remain stable. This, when combined with the traditional ACCRA smooth feel, makes for a great combination.” continued Graham.
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.
For more information on the entire ACCRATour Z line of shafts, please visit the ACCRA YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imcWy4a7WUo) and ACCRA website (www.accragolf.com), or contact a certified ACCRA fitter near you.

Friday, August 8, 2014

ACCRA introduces ACCRAu



ACCRA introduces ACCRAu

(PGMC/ACCRA - Kingston Ontario) ACCRA premium golf shaft company introduces a new educational program developed to provide detailed product information to professional clubfitters and discerning golfers.
“The current ACCRAU could be considered ACCRA 101. Look for more comprehensive versions to be released in the future. ACCRA will continue to work with professional clubfitters to ensure they are experts with regards to fitting ACCRA products” states Ken Thompson (ACCRA sales & marketing). “The plan is to use this platform as a certification process and we will continuously add levels in the future, ensuring ACCRA fitters continue to provide the world’s best fitting experience” continued Mr. Thompson.
ACCRA golf shaft company has always been dedicated to the importance of all golfers being professionally fit for their golf clubs. The new ACCRAU education program enables certified ACCRA fitters and golfers to gain greater knowledge of the entire ACCRA product line. 
One of the cool aspects of this educational program is that the initial version is being made available to the golfing public along with professional club fitters.

Please click this link to go to ACCRAU
For more information on the entire ACCRA iSeries line of shafts, please visit the ACCRA YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bt8P3dlKznE),  ACCRA website (www.accragolf.com), or contact a certified ACCRA fitter near you.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

ACCRA driver shaft used to win the RBC Canadian Open

(PGMC/ACCRA - Kingston Ontario) ACCRA Premium Golf Shafts is proud that the 2014 RBC Canadian Open Champion trusted an ACCRA shaft in his Titleist driver.
The North Carolina State grad from Durban, South Africa won the prestigious event carding a 30 on the back nine of the final day. He led the entire field hitting 84% of the fairways for the week. This victory moved him into the top 25 in the FedEx Cup points standings and into this weeks WGC Bridgestone Classic. 

In 2013, he was custom fit by Cool Clubs in Scottsdale Arizona to an ACCRA Tour Z ST 55 M4 shaft in his Titleist driver and since that time, he has consistently been in the top 5 of driving accuracy on the PGA Tour. The 4th place finisher leads the PGA Tour in top 10 finishes, ranks 22nd on Tour in driving accuracy and was also professionally fit by Cool Clubs and uses a similar customized ACCRA Tour Z ST 55 M4 shaft in his Bridgestone driver, with different tipping. He also trusts an ACCRA Tour Z LS85 in his Ping G30 3 wood and a DyMatch 2.0 ST-H in his Ping hybrid.

“The Tour Z ST 55 continues to win on Tour, proving once again that ACCRA produces the most stable and consistent super lightweight shafts in the industry,” said Ron Graham, ACCRA PGA Tour Rep. “On tour we see players testing different lightweight shafts but usually return to traditionally weighted products. The ACCRA Tour Z ST 55 and recently added, ACCRA CS1 50, have changed players' outlook on lightweight shafts. These shafts offer all the strength of a 65-70 gram shaft with the speed of 50-55 grams.” continued Graham.
All ACCRA shafts offer "Constant Flex Technology". This enables a professional clubfitter to comfortably fit any golfer to any weight ACCRA shaft as once they have determined the optimal flex. The flex, stability and profile will not change from weight to weight within a model of ACCRA shafts.

 “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 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.
For more information on the entire ACCRATour Z line of shafts, please visit the ACCRA YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imcWy4a7WUo) and ACCRA website (www.accragolf.com), or contact a certified ACCRA fitter near you.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

RBC Heritage champion and runner-up each trust ACCRA golf shafts


KINGSTON, Ontario (April 20, 2014) – ACCRA premium golf shafts is excited to congratulate the champion and runner up  of the 2014 RBC Heritage Championship.  Played on the famed Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head South Carolina and featuring one of the years strongest fields. The champion, a Georgia Tech grad, holed a bunker shot on the 72nd hole to narrowly defeat the former world #1 ranked golfer in the world. ACCRA is proud that each of these amazing professionals have chosen to trust ACCRA golf shafts for quite some time, and many victories, now.
The Sea Island Georgia resident has moved to third in the 2014 FedEx Cup points race, 4th in official PGA Tour money list, 1st on Tour in Top Tens, and caps a streak of 4 consecutive top 5 finishes. This event featured 3 players in the top 10 custom fit with ACCRA high performance golf shafts.
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 Scottsdale, Arizona in early 2013, since then he has been on quite a ride that has included more than $7M of PGA Tour winnings and 4 PGA Tour wins.
“ACCRA is proud to be on the cutting edge of golf shaft design, our design philosophies and use of high modulus composite materials, continuously creates new standards in the industry” stated Gawain Robertson (Co-founder ACCRA). “The PGA Tour is the ultimate location to get instant feedback of new technologies, and success such as this certainly continues to add credibility and respect to the ACCRA brand.” continued 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 club fitters because it just does not make sense to buy off a rack.
"Now in our tenth year of existence, ACCRA is proud of what we have achieved in such a relatively short time. 56 PGA Tour victories, 30+ European Tour wins, but most importantly, ACCRA is considered the premium line of golf shafts designed exclusively for professional club fitters” commented Dave Makarucha (Co-founder of ACCRA).   “Each year ACCRA grows along with the world's best professional club fitters and we have been huge proponents of club fitting since our inception in 2004 and to see the growth of this segment of the industry is even more gratifying than all the victories.”  
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 visitwww.accragolf.com .   

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Score golf Article by Rick Young on Club Fitting


Rick Young
EQUIPMENT & BUSINESS BLOG

It was colleague Mike Stachura who convinced me to alter my traditional pre-PGA Merchandise Show schedule to attend this year's ACCRA, KBS, Miura golf day. He told me he has always enjoyed hanging out with some of North America's top club fitters. He figured I would too.
"My kind of people," he said at the end of a message.
When we chatted at the outing held at Orlando's Grande Pines Marriott last month, I asked Golf Digest'sequipment editor what he meant by that.
"Everyone here is intrigued by possibilities," Stachura explained. "The club fitters want to figure it out. These guys aren't selling things. They'd happily give their stuff away for free. Their passion is, 'Hey, you've come into my shop with a problem and I have the ability to fix it so let's get to work.' The beauty of the ACCRA day is I get educated here. This is selfish on my part."
Canada's ACCRA is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. Although it does not have the same elevated brand status of shaft-makers such as Fujikura, Aldila or Graphite Design, the Kingston, Ont.-headquartered Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) continues to be the brand of choice for custom club fitters who remain fiercely loyal and appreciative of ACCRA's commitment to them and their businesses. To varying degrees the same applies to KBS and Miura who, like ACCRA, have forged tight business and personal bonds with these elite equipment professionals. Nearly 100 fitters were on hand for the co-sponsored ACCRA, KBS, Miura golf day. According to the two companies more than 450 of the world's best professional fitters endorse ACCRA and KBS to their customer base.
"Professional club fitting makes up a very small percentage of the equipment market," said ACCRA's Gawain Robertson. "If it was to increase even two to three per cent, fitters would be incredibly busy. The truth is club fitting is still a work in progress to make the public understand what we do. For that we need help. We need the (golf) media to continue to help us get golfers on our side."
Philosophically, ACCRA has never wavered. Since Robertson and partner Dave Makarucha formed it a decade ago the brand has maintained its commitment to designing premium-level shafts utilizing the highest modulus materials and the most up-to-date engineering equipment. It then limits those shafts to only the best club fitters in the world who must, in turn, show their level of loyalty by agreeing not to sell ACCRA shafts below the brand's minimum selling price. Fly-by-night fitters need not apply. Any new ACCRA fitters have to be recommended while going through extensive certification.
The company's testing ground is where you would hope it would be. Performance validation and marketing for ACCRA comes directly from the PGA Tour. More than 100 players use the brand's products without compensation. That includes world No. 10 Matt Kuchar, multiple winner Luke Donald and Ryan Palmer, who has used ACCRA since his rookie season on the PGA Tour. He remains one of the brand's most vocal proponents.
"Every tour player has a choice of what shaft(s) to play," Robertson said. "To have that many using ACCRA speaks to the level of our products. We're tour proven week in and week out."
For 2014 the company has, once again, expanded its offerings. Most significant for club fitters is the new Japanese-manufactured Concept Series CS1, which takes the best features of ACCRA's Tour Z ST and Tour Z CB and combines them into an advanced innovative new product ideal for today's low spin clubheads and golf balls. To help achieve this, ACCRA did a couple of things: it infused the Concept Series CS1 with a much higher concentration of composite versus resin and added more modulus graphite.
"We get to tolerances with it (Concept Series CS1) we never thought possible," Robertson said of the product line that features three weights and three different flexes.
One significant footnote to the CS1's development: it would not have been possible without ACCRA's most recent technology breakthrough. Robertson and Makarucha partnered with Mark Timms, president of Cool Clubs of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Queens University (Kingston, Ont.) engineering graduate Simon Grodin on a new analysis machine called S3 (Shaft Simulation System). According to Robertson, the S3 effectively measures everything going on with a golf shaft. And he absolutely means everything.
"You get more information on a shaft than you would ever want to know," he said to the club fitters and media in attendance. "We get 10,000 times the data other shaft profile systems get. The S3 works on as many planes as you want. Its accuracy is incredible."
The company will also move into a new era of its DyMatch product. Designed for fairway wood and hybrid shafts to react exactly the same as the driver shaft (for performance and feel), the new DyMatch 2.0 is already getting a huge response from fitters for its ability to fit such a wide spectrum of golfer types.
Also slated for 2014 is the next generation of ACCRA's ISeries, a complete family of shafts from driver through wedges; the SPi wedge shafts, which enable golfers to increase spin while controlling launch; and the incumbent Tour Z shaft series, which allows fitters to get absolutely precise with launch angles at impact.
"Our products are evolving," Robertson explained. "We're getting better at helping our network of club fitters get even more precise right through the golf bag. That helps them offer the very best service to their customers."
Stachura was right. I did thoroughly enjoy my time with the club fitters in attendance, hearing their thoughts on ACCRA, KBS and Miura while lending an ear about their businesses. Once again spending time with those guys reinforced what I've believed for quite some time: professional club fitting is essential to any club purchase and a golf club's shaft is its primary component.
It's something to keep in mind.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

New ACCRA iSeries Wood Shaft

ACCRA introduces iSeries Wood shafts at 2014 PGA Merchandise Show

(PGMC/ACCRA - Kingston Ontario) ACCRA introduces a new line of premium shafts to compliment the popular ACCRA iSeries iron shafts.

The iSeries wood shafts are built for speed, using a proprietary “iWeave” technology, the new iSeries (iWood) line features unprecedented strength in the butt section for maximum stability and resistance to “ovaling”.
The strength of the butt section effectively shortens the bendable section of the shaft creating a whip effect during the swing. This dramatically increases speed through impact. 
The counter balance design also creates a draw bias tendency that benefit a large range of discerning golfers. This is enhanced by the responsive tip section, once again promoting speed through impact. 

“The design features of this shaft clearly generates speed throughout the swing while maintaining the stability in a golfers hands” states Gawain Robertson (ACCRA Co-Founder). “During testing we were all astonished by the results for all levels of golfers as swing speeds increased with virtually all participants in prototype testing” continued Mr. Robertson.

ACCRA has begun shipping the iSeries wood shaft to certified ACCRA fitters worldwide this week, Fitters will have demo shafts in stock for golfers to test and “see the speed”.

“The ACCRA iSeries wood shaft is the perfect compliment to the extremely popular iSeries iron shaft line” stated Dave Makarucha (ACCRA Co-Founder). “The iSeries iron shaft line is the ultimate club fitters shaft as it enables the professional club fitter to fit using 6 different weights and more than 3 flexes per weight option. An ACCRA certified fitter can dial in an iSeries shaft to match any golfers swing.” continued Mr. Makarucha.

For more information on the entire ACCRA iSeries line of shafts, please visit the ACCRA YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bt8P3dlKznE),  ACCRA website (www.accragolf.com), or contact a certified ACCRA fitter near you.


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.