2011 junior clubs unveiled; HB Foundation to donate $5 million in scholarships
THOUSAND PALMS, Calif. - PowerBilt Golf continues to focus on the junior golf market in 2011. The company takes seriously its position as the best choice for junior golfers by continually advancing manufacturing quality and game-improvement products. Plus, through a partnership with the HB Foundation, PowerBilt is proud to offer a junior scholarship fund that will further enhance the experience for young golfers and help mold the stars of tomorrow.
The new junior clubs available this spring include sets for players as young as 3. "These clubs are definitely not toys, though," says Ross Kvinge, president of PowerBilt's U.S. operations. "More than a decade ago, PowerBilt helped to redefine the junior club market by making clubs that fit their style of play and are like the adult clubs they will eventually use."
The materials are top-notch, with an oversized, hot-forged driver. All clubs are fitted with ultra-light, junior-flex graphite shafts. The box sets include age-appropriate configurations, starting with the Orange Series (for ages 3-5), which includes a 320 cc driver, wedge, putter, stand bag and head cover. The sets continue up through the Red Series (for ages 12+), which includes a 380 cc driver, 5 hybrid, 7 iron, wedge, putter, stand bag and two head covers. The irons feature an undercut cavity design, which helps enlarge the sweetspot and enhance club performance.
To further encourage these young golfers, PowerBilt has partnered with the HB Foundation to invest in the future of golf with a $5 million commitment to junior golf. The Foundation will donate up to 50 scholarships a year based on several criteria, including academic achievement, playing ability, community activities and extra-curricular activities.
"We want to encourage kids to enjoy golf," according to Ross Kvinge, President of PowerBilt Golf. "And, with the junior scholarship fund, we can not only encourage them to play, but also help them get a college degree - two things in life that will help them learn self-confidence and persistence."
The HB Foundation has pledged $5 million in scholarships over the next 10 years. The Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization that coordinates with local junior golf associations to assist with golf programs. The Foundation aims to grow the game of golf and use the game of golf to enhance the quality of life of young people.
Plus One Sports, Inc., is the U.S. licensee of the PowerBilt brand. Club Pro Golf, Inc., is the exclusive distributor of Citation golf clubs in the U.S. PowerBilt is a division of the Hillerich & Bradsby Co., a family-owned company which has been making golf clubs since 1916. Based in Louisville Ky., H&B is also the maker of world-famous Louisville Slugger bats and Bionic gloves.