PowerBilt: A Family Company for the Family Who Golfs
In an era of fads and short attention spans, quality and tradition stand out. For more than 100 years, PowerBilt has produced finely crafted golf clubs for pros, amateurs and everybody in between. With a set of PowerBilt clubs, you’ll feel like a champion even if you don’t play like one.
Once Upon a Time
The PowerBilt story starts in 1884, when 17-year-old John A. Bud Hillerich made his first Louisville Slugger. Quickly becoming the best-selling bat in the world, the Louisville Slugger, to this day, is synonymous with baseball. In the late 1800’s, baseball in America was booming at a time when the Boston Red Sox were still known as the Boston Red Stockings. Golf had also washed up on American shores. In 1893, the first 18-hole course was built in Wheaton, IL, with the United States Golf Association being formed a year later. When Frank Bradsby joined the business in 1911, he brought with him a love of golf and a boundless desire to sell, sell, sell. By 1916, the Hillerich & Bradby Company produced its first H&B golf club. Nearly two decades later, Hillerich & Bradsby named their professional line of clubs PowerBilt and it’s the name the company still uses to this day.
PowerBilt clubs have been in hands of many golfers as they made their final putt to win a championship title. In 1932, (prior to the PowerBilt branding) Olin Dutra used an early version of a PowerBilt club to win the PGA Championship and again two years later to win the US Open. In 1964, Bobby Nichols won the PGA Championship and in 1967 Gay Brewer won the coveted green jacket at the Masters with his PowerBilts. Charles Coody also won The Masters in 1971 while Fuzzy Zoeller took the same title in 1979. Larry Mize used his PowerBilts to win in 1987. Throughout the years, many players on the LPGA tour have also made PowerBilts their club of choice.
These days, PowerBilts aren’t just for the professional golfer. PowerBilts are for juniors, hackers and weekend warriors who dream of breaking 80. PowerBuilt started as a family company, so family remains a strong part of their business philosophy. PowerBuilt considers their international partners, players and customers to be part of the PowerBuilt family. So, it’s only fitting PowerBuilt offers clubs for every member of your family.
The Junior Series, Ages 3-5 It’s never too early to get the kids interested in golf. Designed for a child between 3’ and 3’8” tall, the Junior Box Set includes an orange stand bag, a driver, wedge, putter and headcover. The clubs can also be purchased individually. The Junior Series, Ages 5-8 This is a perfect set for a child between 3’8” and 4’4’’. This set includes all of the above, plus a 7-iron. The bag is available in blue and pink. The Junior Series, Age 12 + This set is for a child over 5 feet tall. The set contained in this red stand bag also has a 5-Hybrid and an additional headcover. As with the other sets, clubs can be bought separately.
The Countess Cyan Women’s Package Set Golf is still primarily a man’s sport but that doesn’t mean women should have to play with inferior clubs. The Powerbilt clubs for women are powerful and fun to play. Also available in magenta, this 16-piece set includes a HL Driver, FW & HL Fairway Woods, #6 Hybrid, #7-9 putter and SW irons all with graphite shafts. A blade putter also comes with the set along with four headcovers, rain hood and premium Cart Bag. The Driver is forged alloy while the Fairway, Hybrids and Irons are all stainless steel. The grip is Powerbilt custom velvet. The Pro Power Womens Package Set and the Tourbilt Womens Set are also great options.
The Grand Slam GS2 Package Set The Grand Slam is a perfect set for a recreational or mid-handicap player. The 15-piece set has the following: 10.5° Driver, #3 Fairway Wood and #5 Hybrid all with graphite shafts. Steel shafts are in the #6-9, PW and SW irons. A mallet putter, three headcovers, rain hood and stand bag round out the set. Also available for men are the Pro Power Package Set and the Tourbilt Mens Set.