What clubs are Made in America Anymore?

Over the past year my wife and I have purchased two new sets of clubs. She got the Adams A7OS and I got the some Clevelands CG7's. Noticed that both had stickers on them saying "Made in China". If I wanted to support both American Based Companies and their American Made golf products which do I have to choose from anymore?
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  • stage1350stage1350 If you stand for nothing, you'll fall for anything. Members Posts: 10,239 ✭✭
    Lots of clubs are assembled in the US from American, Japanese, and Chinese components. Even most grip manucturing plants are out of the USA.



    Aside from some putter manufacturers, Louisville Golf may be the only clubhead manufacturer still in the USA at this point. Even most of the Ping heads are outsourced internationally.
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    TC Callaway XHot 3DEEP 13° / Project X T1100 95g 6.5 flex ______________ TC Callaway XHot 3DEEP 13° / Graphite Design DI-10 TX
    TC Callaway X2Hot 5DEEP 18.5° / Project X T1100 95g 6.5 flex____________ TC Callaway Epic hybrid 18° / Graphite Design DI-105 X
    DLC Black Bridgestone J15CB 3-PW / Tour Issue Dynamic Gold X7_________ Scratch AR-1 v2 3-PW / Tour Issue Dynamic Gold X7
    DLC Black Bridgestone Tour B XW-1 54°&60 / Tour Issue Dynamic Gold X7___ Scratch FIT DS 54°&60° / Tour Issue Dynamic Gold X7
    Bettinardi BB2 Prototype Copper Plated _______________________________ Scratch McCoy 8802 handmade

    They can keep erasing this. They simply prove my point... censors.
  • TimanatorTimanator SFClone Members Posts: 3,321
    Why is this relevant in the scheme of golf? Are you looking for high quality products? Because made in the USA can still be some Crappy golf equipment. but Mizuno and Scratch seems to be making great products even though it's not made in the US.
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  • rblmp32rblmp32 Lefty Boomers Posts: 4,245
    Timanator wrote on 20 April 2010 - 09:24 AM:


    Why is this relevant in the scheme of golf? Are you looking for high quality products? Because made in the USA can still be some Crappy golf equipment. but Mizuno and Scratch seems to be making great products even though it's not made in the US.




    He didn't say it was relevant to golf. He specifically said he wanted to support North American companies.
  • oneaugustaoneaugusta Members Posts: 3,003 ✭✭
    The best golf components are made in Japan. They have far better raw components, process and far better quality.
    Titleist 917 D2 GOGO 5 6S
    TEE CB5 4 wood Fubuki Tour
    Miura CB57's Nippon Modus 120
    Miura custom raw 50 54, 56 Nippon WV 125
    David Mills Custom torched Heritage SS flow neck
    David Mills Custom Carbon flow neck Hertitage V2 with Nitride finish
    David Mills GS Ming V3 flow neck
    Byron Rincon DH89
  • Boogs2Boogs2 Turbulence is caused by air fish Members Posts: 8,483 ✭✭
    from what I've seen from labels on golf equipment, a lot of things are assembled in one country, all materials are manufactured in another. It's gonna be difficult to find a complete set assembled and all material produced in the USA.
  • dtaggetdtagget Members Posts: 147
    Pretty sure that Titleist are still made in the US.
  • suwdawgsuwdawg Members Posts: 1,089
    ionakana511 wrote on 20 April 2010 - 08:33 AM:


    from what I've seen from labels on golf equipment, a lot of things are assembled in one country, all materials are manufactured in another. It's gonna be difficult to find a complete set assembled and all material produced in the USA.




    Thats what I was thinking as well. Its been a number of years since this was the case but the last one I remember was macgregor?
  • marrigomarrigo Members Posts: 2,864 ✭✭
    dtagget wrote on 20 April 2010 - 09:39 AM:


    Pretty sure that Titleist are still made in the US.




    Nope. China.
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    3wd- TM SLDR TS, UST ATTAS Elements, S
    Hybrids- Cally RAZR-X Tour 18*&24* Matrix HM3 95 Black Tie, S
    Irons- TM RSI TP 4-PW, KBS Tour, S
    GW- Cally RAZR-X Forged, C-Taper S+ SS 2x
    SW/LW- Cally MD3,C-Taper S+SS 2x
    Putter- TM Spider Tour
  • 1983Golfer1983Golfer Members Posts: 71
    A few years ago my boss was invited to Phoenix to check out Pings plant. They still (or at least used to), manufacture all irons here. All woods/hybrids are outsourced. Love when we get a shipment of cobras in that say head-china, shaft-china, assembled-USA!
  • harmonicaharmonica Posts: 227
    edited Apr 20, 2010 #11
    I thought that ping out-sourced the irons with multi-materials [rapture, s-57, i15] and the g15's were the only current line still made in the US foundry.
  • meadesmeades Posts: 287
    rblmp32 wrote on 20 April 2010 - 09:26 AM:

    Timanator wrote on 20 April 2010 - 09:24 AM:


    Why is this relevant in the scheme of golf? Are you looking for high quality products? Because made in the USA can still be some Crappy golf equipment. but Mizuno and Scratch seems to be making great products even though it's not made in the US.




    He didn't say it was relevant to golf. He specifically said he wanted to support North American companies.




    Beat me to it. While quality is an important factor, I just wanted to spend the most of my $$$ to support American jobs. I know a ton of stuff is assembled in the States. I do not even what to start thinking about all the supporting equipment like balls, gloves, shoes & clothes... can of worms I have opened. Sorry.
  • BenJBenJ Members Posts: 501
    I think SeeMore makes all of its 100% milled putters in Tennessee. No idea where the cast heads come from.
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  • GoldenhawkGoldenhawk Members Posts: 3,241
    Thanks to the EPA, anything that's titanium is made in Japan or China. TM, Nike, Cally, Adams, etc. are all made China with some things assembled here. ****, I heard that Ping is now casting all their clubs in China.



    The only US made clubs I know of are milled putters by SC, Bettinardi, Machine, etc.
    Callaway GBB Epic Driver, 10.5* Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana Blueboard 63
    Callaway GBB Epic, 15* 3-wood, Project X HZRDUS T800 65
    Callaway Diablo Edge Tour 18* 5-wood, Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana Redboard 73
    Callaway Apex CF16 Irons, 4 to AW, True Temper 95 XP S300
    Titleist Vokey Wedges, 56* and 60*, M Grind, True Temper Dynamic Gold S200
    Titleist Scotty Cameron Studio Select Newport 2
  • MAK2525MAK2525 Members Posts: 733
    edited Apr 20, 2010 #15
    harmonica wrote on 20 April 2010 - 10:02 AM:


    I thought that ping out-sourced the irons with multi-materials [rapture, s-57, i15] and the g15's were the only current line still made in the US foundry.




    All Ping Irons and Woods are now manufactured in Asia - including the G15's! Ping has pretty much eliminated golf club production at the foundry, but still does contract manufacturing for some other industries.



    Basically, other than some of the milled putter heads, there aren't any metal heads still being made in the states. Even the cast putter heads are pretty much made overseas. Ping was the last hold-out, but they had to join the party to continue to make a price competitive product.
  • tatertottatertot Members Posts: 4,304 ✭✭
    Are Scratch heads built in America?
    Driver: Adams Speedline Fast 11, 9°
    Fairway: Adams Fast 10, 15*
    Irons: Ping i200 3 iron, Ping iE1 4-PW
    Wedges: Titleist SM7, 48º; Titleist SM5, 54º & 58º
    Putter: Cleveland Classics Huntington Beach #1, 35"
  • BenJBenJ Members Posts: 501
    tatertot wrote on 20 April 2010 - 07:58 AM:


    Are Scratch heads built in America?




    They're finished in America, but cast in China and forged in Japan (at least I think it's still Japan).
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    Wilson Fybrid 19.5*, Adams Pro Gold 23*
    Callaway FT 5-9
    Ping Tour-W 47*, 54*, 58*, 64*
    Yes! Sophia
    Srixon Z-Star Tour Yellow
  • FairwayFredFairwayFred Sponsors Posts: 3,980 ✭✭
    Our 1018 wedges are made in Japan and assembled in the USA. Our 8620 wedges are made in China and assembled in the USA. Our Tour Custom Department clubs are mostly made in the USA. We get extremely raw forgings from Japan and then we do all the rest of the manufacturing here in Chattanooga. Our putters are 100% made in the USA. We are in talks with a foundry in the USA about forging our clubs here as we are trying to bring as much of our manufacturing back to the USA as possible.
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  • stage1350stage1350 If you stand for nothing, you'll fall for anything. Members Posts: 10,239 ✭✭
    Even the putter manufacturers with American heads and American True Temper shafts are either using rubber grips (usually Mexico) or Gripmaster Leather (Australia).



    Even at that point, some American putter manufacturers are proud of their GERMAN stainless steel... image/rolleyes.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':rolleyes:' />
    Tour Issue Bridgestone J715 B5 9.5° / Project X T1100 75g 6.5 flex ___OR___ TC Callaway Epic Sub Zero 9° / Graphite Design P9003 TX
    TC Callaway XHot 3DEEP 13° / Project X T1100 95g 6.5 flex ______________ TC Callaway XHot 3DEEP 13° / Graphite Design DI-10 TX
    TC Callaway X2Hot 5DEEP 18.5° / Project X T1100 95g 6.5 flex____________ TC Callaway Epic hybrid 18° / Graphite Design DI-105 X
    DLC Black Bridgestone J15CB 3-PW / Tour Issue Dynamic Gold X7_________ Scratch AR-1 v2 3-PW / Tour Issue Dynamic Gold X7
    DLC Black Bridgestone Tour B XW-1 54°&60 / Tour Issue Dynamic Gold X7___ Scratch FIT DS 54°&60° / Tour Issue Dynamic Gold X7
    Bettinardi BB2 Prototype Copper Plated _______________________________ Scratch McCoy 8802 handmade

    They can keep erasing this. They simply prove my point... censors.
  • SPY ZINGERSPY ZINGER Members Posts: 3,313 ✭✭
    PING s-58's were 100% made in the USA. I think that was the last of the major OEMs.
  • Robmc826Robmc826 ClubWRX Posts: 477
    MAK2525 wrote on 20 April 2010 - 10:40 AM:

    harmonica wrote on 20 April 2010 - 10:02 AM:


    I thought that ping out-sourced the irons with multi-materials [rapture, s-57, i15] and the g15's were the only current line still made in the US foundry.




    All Ping Irons and Woods are now manufactured in Asia - including the G15's! Ping has pretty much eliminated golf club production at the foundry, but still does contract manufacturing for some other industries.



    Basically, other than some of the milled putter heads, there aren't any metal heads still being made in the states. Even the cast putter heads are pretty much made overseas. Ping was the last hold-out, but they had to join the party to continue to make a price competitive product.






    The sticker on my g15 iron says "Head made in USA". I will try to take a picture later
  • dplastersdplasters How little they know about what they imagine they can design Members Posts: 578 ✭✭
    Ping irons are made in US excluding the ones that involve titanium (rapture series) Woods are made in China, again due to the Titanium aspect (last I heard they were looking into expanding their foundry to be able to work with titanium).
  • jmoore22jmoore22 Unregistered Posts: 503
    I think I might see if I can make my own clubs one day, just for fun.
  • GaijinGolferGaijinGolfer Makeruna Nippon Members Posts: 1,044
    All clubmakers have their forging and casting done outside of the USA nowdays. The emission regs have pretty much put an end to casting/forging in this country.

    Lots of clubmakers ASSEMBLE their clubs in the USA, but you arent really going to find any that still have the casting/forging done here.

    I know that in the case of Mizuno, the forged clubheads are made in Japan, the cast clubheads and made in China; but they are assembled in the USA.
  • VeryedVeryed Posts: 179 ✭✭
    FairwayFred wrote on 20 April 2010 - 11:40 AM:


    Our 1018 wedges are made in Japan and assembled in the USA. Our 8620 wedges are made in China and assembled in the USA. Our Tour Custom Department clubs are mostly made in the USA. We get extremely raw forgings from Japan and then we do all the rest of the manufacturing here in Chattanooga. Our putters are 100% made in the USA. We are in talks with a foundry in the USA about forging our clubs here as we are trying to bring as much of our manufacturing back to the USA as possible.




    Awesome! Let us know when/if you are able. I hope that by the time it happens I'll be in the market for a new set. The wife only bites every 3 or 4 years and supporting US jobs gives me some good ammunition. biggrin.gif





  • David HillmanDavid Hillman Posts: 514
    edited Apr 21, 2010 #26
    Clubheads are the only hard part, everything else you need is easy to find 'Made in the US'.



    True Temper and Rifle steel shafts are made in Mississippi. Harrison and Penley graphite shafts were/are made in California. Grandt (fishing) Rods make graphite shafts here (http://www.grandtrods.com/grandtrods_golf.htm). Acushnet ( Titleist, Pinnacle ) balls are made in Massachusetts. I think Top-Flites are domestic, too. Golf Pride stopped making grips here, but Star, Tacki-mac, and Mint all make grips in the US. Some Avons and Kelmacs, too.



    There are even some clubheads still made here. Ping, as mentioned. Cornell Forge (http://cornellforge.com/) makes heads for someone, but I've yet to find out who. Prairie Golf (http://www.prairiegolf.com/). Lots of putter heads.



    As for why it matters, well, we can't all be landscapers. Someone has to actually make something here, or the long-term future is bleak.
  • HMTHMT Members Posts: 1
    Just like to add: Boccieri



    http://boccierigolf.com/



    Pretty sure they are made in USA, at least the putters have a sticker of the flag.



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  • golf215golf215 Golfers Anonymous Members Posts: 44
    Wow, great thread, can't believe I didn't notice it until I completed writing my articles about USA made equipment. I will add in everything I see here on to my list. If anyone has more to add for American made equipment please post it. I'm trying to make a full list.



    Golf Clubs made in USA (focus on PING, will add more small companies to this list soon)

    Golf Balls made in USA (basically Titleist, Bridgestone)

    Golf Tees and more made in USA (tees, iGotcha retriever, PURE grips)
  • Fourmyle of CeresFourmyle of Ceres Unregistered Posts: 7,829
    HMT wrote:


    Just like to add: Boccieri



    http://boccierigolf.com/



    Pretty sure they are made in USA, at least the putters have a sticker of the flag.



    image/derisive.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':derisive:' />




    I'm pretty sure Chinese factories can locally source USA flag stickers with no problem. And in fact, if I were a USA company producing products in China I'd seriously consider spec'ing them out with a USA flag decoration. It can't hurt.
  • markheardjrmarkheardjr Member 141..Oh yeah...Snap to youngin! Members Posts: 7,291 ✭✭
    Aldila tour issue makes some stuff in Poway, CA. I've been to the facility. A lot of companies to prototyping in house in USA. But mass production goes overseas.
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    Cleveland 588 RTX CB 52° w/ Nippon Modus Prototype C10 S
    Srixon WG-706 56° w/ Nippon Modus Prototype C10 S
    Scotty Cameron SS Newport Beach w/ UST Frequency Filter
  • I know ping have their clubs built outside of the US, but do the face milling and assembly here for there irons.
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