TEMECULA, Calif. — Eighty percent of golfers dream of more distance without slicing, and the new Akira ADR woods and irons are fulfilling those dreams so completely that many retailers in the United States are having trouble keeping the innovative clubs on display. According to Eastern Golf Company, an exclusive Akira distributor, sales are reported to be so strong that some dealers have already placed second and third purchase orders despite the golf clubs introduction only a few weeks ago.
‘Akira is not exactly a household brand name for many American golfers, but I think it will be soon," says Kevin Cho, general manager of Los Angeles-based Olympic Golf, a retail facility providing a wide variety of golf equipment and accessories. "These clubs are extremely nice, and the ADR driver features a 30-gram tungsten sole plate that relocates the clubhead’s center of gravity and optimizes performance to extremely high standards. Personally, I’m driving the ball five to 10 yards longer with the ADR’s."
The Akira ADR Series was named as the 2005 Golf Clubs of the Year in the new book, 2005-2006, Don’t Make a Wrong Choice of a Golf Club by professional golfer Mr. Kenjirou Iwama. The award-winning Akira ADR Driver features a face plate that possesses the same thickness throughout which minimizes loss of distance and feel and provides extreme forgiveness on off-center hits. The Akira ADR irons use advanced Hyper Maraging 475 steel on the face to control spin and distance, and a barbell-shaped tungsten weight is positioned low in the rear of the sole to generate a high trajectory and maximize ball control and accuracy.
"Sales of the new Akira ADR drivers and irons have been so surprisingly brisk that many dealers have already placed multiple purchase orders within a few weeks of receiving their first product samples," says Mike Matheny, president of Eastern Golf Company of Temecula, Calif., exclusive distributor of Akira golf clubs in the United States. "Akira has earned a strong international reputation for quality clubs that deliver performance in all conditions, and many American golfers are just now discovering the innovation and honest engineering that has clearly positioned Akira to be among the world’s elite golf equipment manufacturers."
Through creative technologies and new design concepts, Akira has relentlessly developed golf club designs that provide maximum satisfaction to every golfer. Akira has also collaborated with many of the world’s most respected graphite shaft manufacturers — such as Mitsubishi, Graphite Design, Fujikura, Mamiya-OP and others — to offer custom-fit options in shaft lengths, flex and swingweight. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price is $678 for a ADR driver; $368 per ADR fairway wood; and $1,899 for a full set of graphite-shafted ADR irons (4-iron through SW).
For more information on Akira Products or for a list of North American dealers of Akira golf clubs, please call 951.676.1943 or visit www.akira-products.co.jp.
Eastern Golf Company Inc. of Temecula, Calif., is the exclusive distributor for Akira Products in the United States. Since its introduction in 2002 of drivers designed on Loft Theory, Akira has continued its advanced evolution of golf clubs with strong trajectory and greater distance. For more information on how to become an Akira dealer, contact Eastern Golf at 951-676-1943or firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about Akira golf technology, visit www.akira-products.co.jp/eng.
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