History

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Our Story

Fourteen was established in 1981 by one of the leading golf club designers in Japan - Takamitsu Takebayashi. Through the years he has proven to be a preeminent golf club designer and his successes are reputed globally. He has pushed the limits of golf designs in order to make golf more accessible and easy for golfers of all handicaps.

His accomplishments are many but one if his most outstanding original developments is his innovative utility iron. He achieved something many designers attempted but couldn't accomplish. He created the "CG angle design." This significant feature improves ball striking as well as increasing ball distance. This one-of-a kind iron has become a favorite on the PGA Tour and a Fourteen best seller.
In 1987, the player that won the US Open used a set of SX-25 irons, which were designed by Fourteen.

The next year, we unveiled what is commonly called the Tarako Iron, which was a prototype of today's hybrid irons. In 1989, our Momentum irons proved to be another success, drastically improving ball striking and distance, thanks to an angled center of gravity (CG).

In 2002, Fourteen was officially launched as a brand, drawing from the experiences gained as a club design firm. We quickly caught the attention of the golf world as the winner of The Open Championship used Fourteen HI-858 irons.

Fourteen and our golf equipment are globally accepted on all professional tours. These golfers know that Fourteen with its hand craftsmanship, distinctive designs and inimitable materials, provide the best performance achievable but there is a misconception that only serious players can use Fourteen. This is not the case. Fourteen develops its equipment for all levels of players. Our company takes great pride in the fact that our equipment can compensate for lack of technique or power. In addition, amateurs who have a hard time spinning the ball will effortlessly spin the ball with Fourteen wedges. Those who can't play their long irons will find needed distance and control with our utility iron.

Become part of the Fourteen legend

The lure of Fourteen golf equipment is not a mystery. They are classical, beautiful, and striking in appearance yet they are easy to hit and will lower any golfer's handicap.