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We have wholly owned factories in Vietnam and Japan. We do not manufacture production shafts in the US. MCI irons are made in Japan and PRO & Vista Pro are made in Vietnam.   Our office

Thinking more about this topic, as it is one that we feel strongly and proud about...and this may give additional perspective to the "made in US" marketing slogan.   In any industry, not jus

They have taken shots (recently) at us and all other shaft companies in podcasts. Also not slagging, just stating facts. We're on GolfWRX to engage with you all and do our best to connect and inform.

I believe @Fujikura Golf makes some of their shafts in the USA. 

 

As for actual clubs outside of putters you're going to have a really hard time just because of cost unless you have stupid deep pockets then you can pay anyone to mill you some irons and wedges. 

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20 hours ago, hemsky8321 said:

First off, glad to have finally joined the forum! Love the advice and tips I get from here.

As a Veteran, I try really hard to support American made products. Golf seems to be very difficult to find anything made in the USA. Does anyone know of any shafts (driver specifically), or irons that are currently made in the USA?

Thanks!

most of the value added happens in the US  irrespective of where the components are made.

 

ie the cost to the OEM of a driver maybe  60$  the rest  is  R and D  ,pros endorsements, profit etc

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Mizuno assembles clubs in Georgia.  Heads are Japanese, grips probably China, and shafts can be American if True Temper. 

 

Does anybody forge heads in the USA anymore?

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I don’t believe so. Sadly some things we sent overseas are most likely never coming back. 

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You can get a set of hickory-shafted irons and persimmon woods from Louisville Golf.  All made in the USA.  That's about it though.

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I'm not even sure all True Temper shafts are US made now

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I'm not even sure all True Temper shafts are US made now

They're not. I bought a set of DG Pro a few years ago and they were made in China.

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20 minutes ago, Fujikura Golf said:

Thinking more about this topic, as it is one that we feel strongly and proud about...and this may give additional perspective to the "made in US" marketing slogan.

 

In any industry, not just golf, simply because a product is not manufactured in the US does not mean it is not designed by a US company that employs people who have strong patriotic values, families to support, Veterans in their families, etc. Additionally, in our case...we support an organization that DIRECTLY supports families of Veterans (Folds of Honor). We also have more employees than say LAGP (so, more American families that benefit from sales of our shafts) and I doubt they are giving any $ back to Veterans who have fought for our country and freedoms. If you're seeking steel shafts for your irons, then True Temper manufactures in the US so that's a good place to look...but who still wants steel?! I kid... 😉

 

Just food for thought! 

 

Sincerely,

- The Fujikura Composite America Family 🇺🇸

 Thank you Fujikura for your response. I get that you're trying to thread the needle on being able to say "Made in the US" and saving money by producing overseas, so that your profit margin can be astronomical. I also am aware this is not a "golf only" issue, as the whole "Made in the US" label now is so loosely defined. I agree with you that it is really is a shame that the "Made in the US" label doesn't carry more integrity.

With that said, I respect what you guys are trying to do with supporting American causes, but now that I am getting more into golf, I was hoping a company aligned more with what I try hard to do... support products designed, manufactured, and assembled here. 

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20 minutes ago, Fujikura Golf said:

Thinking more about this topic, as it is one that we feel strongly and proud about...and this may give additional perspective to the "made in US" marketing slogan.

 

In any industry, not just golf, simply because a product is not manufactured in the US does not mean it is not designed by a US company that employs people who have strong patriotic values, families to support, Veterans in their families, etc. Additionally, in our case...we support an organization that DIRECTLY supports families of Veterans (Folds of Honor). We also have more employees than say LAGP (so, more American families that benefit from sales of our shafts) and I doubt they are giving any $ back to Veterans who have fought for our country and freedoms. If you're seeking steel shafts for your irons, then True Temper manufactures in the US so that's a good place to look...but who still wants steel?! I kid... 😉

 

Just food for thought! 

 

Sincerely,

- The Fujikura Composite America Family 🇺🇸

 

While I may agree with pretty much all of what you say I think it is bad form and a little classless to slag on a competitor(LAGP) when as far as I can tell they have not posted in this this thread nor taken any shots at you. Hopefully you're buddies with the guys there and just razzing them but still...

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5 minutes ago, soberD said:

Factories are enormous investments in the local economy.  They provide jobs for not only their employees but suppliers, vendors, local businesses, home builders, all down the line.  Engineering, design, sales, marketing in America is all great and necessary, but mass production in America is critical.


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31 minutes ago, Bad9 said:

 

While I may agree with pretty much all of what you say I think it is bad form and a little classless to slag on a competitor(LAGP) when as far as I can tell they have not posted in this this thread nor taken any shots at you. Hopefully you're buddies with the guys there and just razzing them but still...

 

They have taken shots (recently) at us and all other shaft companies in podcasts. Also not slagging, just stating facts. We're on GolfWRX to engage with you all and do our best to connect and inform. We care about you all in the WRX community and do our best to have these open dialogs and we enjoy it.

 

38 minutes ago, hemsky8321 said:

 Thank you Fujikura for your response. I get that you're trying to thread the needle on being able to say "Made in the US" and saving money by producing overseas, so that your profit margin can be astronomical. I also am aware this is not a "golf only" issue, as the whole "Made in the US" label now is so loosely defined. I agree with you that it is really is a shame that the "Made in the US" label doesn't carry more integrity.

With that said, I respect what you guys are trying to do with supporting American causes, but now that I am getting more into golf, I was hoping a company aligned more with what I try hard to do... support products designed, manufactured, and assembled here. 

 

Sure thing, and I totally understand.

 

28 minutes ago, soberD said:

Factories are enormous investments in the local economy.  They provide jobs for not only their employees but suppliers, vendors, local businesses, home builders, all down the line.  Engineering, design, sales, marketing in America is all great and necessary, but mass production in America is critical.

 

Agreed! Definitely not trying to prove otherwise. Just being as transparent with you guys as possible as to where we manufacture and how we do our best to support Veterans. 

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1 hour ago, Fujikura Golf said:

Thinking more about this topic, as it is one that we feel strongly and proud about...and this may give additional perspective to the "made in US" marketing slogan.

 

In any industry, not just golf, simply because a product is not manufactured in the US does not mean it is not designed by a US company that employs people who have strong patriotic values, families to support, Veterans in their families, etc. Additionally, in our case...we support an organization that DIRECTLY supports families of Veterans (Folds of Honor). We also have more employees than say LAGP (so, more American families that benefit from sales of our shafts) and I doubt they are giving any $ back to Veterans who have fought for our country and freedoms. If you're seeking steel shafts for your irons, then True Temper manufactures in the US so that's a good place to look...but who still wants steel?! I kid... 😉

 

Just food for thought! 

 

Sincerely,

- The Fujikura Composite America Family 🇺🇸

Thank You for speaking up.  It's nice to know the money I've spent on Ventus and earlier Fujikura shafts (many), in small ways, goes to support American families and our guys in uniform. 

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4 minutes ago, Pepperturbo said:

Thank You for speaking up.  It's nice to know the money I've spent on Ventus and earlier Fujikura shafts (many), in small ways, goes to support American families and our guys in uniform. 

Of course! That's why we enjoy being a part of this community!

 

Keep your eyes peeled for Patriot edition shafts like these in the future: https://www.instagram.com/p/CEuUfaZFRIn/

 

And here's our photo from the last PGA show with the Folds of Honor Team: https://www.instagram.com/p/B7_bQq3Fe35/

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2 minutes ago, Fujikura Golf said:

Of course! That's why we enjoy being a part of this community!

 

Keep your eyes peeled for Patriot edition shafts like these in the future: https://www.instagram.com/p/CEuUfaZFRIn/

 

And here's our photo from the last PGA show with the Folds of Honor Team: https://www.instagram.com/p/B7_bQq3Fe35/

I watch Fujikura on IG.  While you're here, does Fujikura offer taper tip (TT) graphite irons shafts in the 100g +/- range?

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54 minutes ago, soberD said:

Factories are enormous investments in the local economy.  They provide jobs for not only their employees but suppliers, vendors, local businesses, home builders, all down the line.  Engineering, design, sales, marketing in America is all great and necessary, but mass production in America is critical.

This.  Although it is less of one when the labor is essentially slave labor or substantially similar thereto.  I may get flamed/timeout for that.  But I don't give manufacturers a pass on that.  They know what they are doing and it is simply wage arbitrage and offshoring/avoided costs of environmental concerns to a jurisdiction that does not have that sort of regard therefor.

 

The original poster wants something completely made here and I definitely respect that.

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4 hours ago, MattC555 said:

Does anybody forge heads in the USA anymore?


Hoffman and Cornell were the last of the forging houses in the US, they've both been closed since the early 2000s

 

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41 minutes ago, Lasorcier said:

This.  Although it is less of one when the labor is essentially slave labor or substantially similar thereto.  I may get flamed/timeout for that.  But I don't give manufacturers a pass on that.  They know what they are doing and it is simply wage arbitrage and offshoring/avoided costs of environmental concerns to a jurisdiction that does not have that sort of regard therefor.

 

The original poster wants something completely made here and I definitely respect that.


Yes! It's heartbreaking for all the reasons you stated, and more. Like I said, just started getting into golf (self-brag, I hit a hole in one on my third day, and have sucked ever since), so as I update my clubs as I learn my swing, tempo, etc, I'd love to keep my bag and everything in it, as "USA" as I can.

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6 minutes ago, hemsky8321 said:


Do you know when these will come out? As an shadow founder of a 501c3 supporting disabled Veterans and their families, this is something I could get behind.

 

We will post on our social channels when we launch. No immediate plans though as we're struggling and doing our best to keep up with inventory we're not able to allocate any production to special edition shafts currently.

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These American made topics are always amusing to me.  Sure, patriotic to say in a public forum but I'm sure your wallet says otherwise.  

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7 minutes ago, Golfingfanatic said:

I think the P53 irons are still made in the US.

 

Yeah, but they won't sell me irons.  They are too busy being more exclusive than a Porsche 911 R 🙄

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These American made topics are always amusing to me.  Sure, patriotic to say in a public forum but I'm sure your wallet says otherwise.  


It certainly is more expensive, and I can't speak for anyone else, but 85%+ of all my belongings are American made. I walk it like I talk it, just like my veganism 😉🤣 -- Oh, and for those interested, Cultivate (invested by Mark Cuban) really helps in narrowing it down to products made here (though there are some loopholes).

I don't blame anyone who saves a buck by purchasing products made elsewhere, but it is an investment and viewpoint I try vigilantly to adhere to.

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