Sakata History

History of Manufacturing

1950

1959

Tsurumi Golf Center Co. (fore-runner of company) established

1962

The first "HONMA" test club produced.

1963

"HONMA" brand club launched.

1969

"COLLECT" model introduced.

1972

"NEW COLLECT" model introduced.

1973

First carbon graphite "Black" shaft-installed woods introduced.
"EXTRA COLLECT" model introduced.

1976

EXTRA 90 model introduced.
"EXTRA 90" model introduced.

1978

Hiro Honma brand club introduced.
"Hiro Honma" brand club introduced.

FE Series irons (FE-700) introduced.
"FE Series irons (FE-700)" introduced.

1980

1981

"Hiro Honma Prancer-Face" wood introduced.

1982

Prancer iron introduced.
"Prancer" iron introduced.

1983

"Hiro Honma Control-Face" wood introduced.

1985

"Boron" shaft club introduced.
+2 series iron (CL-708+2, CL-606+2) introduced.
"+2" series iron (CL-708+2, CL-606+2) introduced.

1986

"Hiro Honma Balance-Face" wood introduced.

Tour Model series iron introduced.
"Tour Model" series iron introduced.

1987

"Super light Boron" shaft club introduced.

1988

"30th anniversary special limited model" introduced.

Titanium Boron shaft club introduced.
"Titanium Boron" shaft club introduced.

1989

Great Distance series iron (CL-606GD) introduced.
"Great Distance" series iron (CL-606GD) introduced.

1990

1990

Titanium Fine Metal shaft club introduced.
"Titanium Fine Metal" shaft club introduced.
"Titanium Carbon" shaft club introduced.

1991

Gold Fine Metal 5 stars shaft club introduced.
"Gold Fine Metal 5 stars" shaft club introduced.
"LB-280" short neck persimmon wood introduced.

1992

Kick back structure "BIG-LB" persimmon wood introduced.
LB series iron (LB-280, LB-300) introduced.
"LB" series iron (LB-280, LB-300) introduced.

1993

"LB-280" titanium wood introduced.

LB-280 carbon wood introduced.
"LB-280"
carbon wood introduced.
BIG-LB metal wood introduced.
"BIG-LB"
metal wood introduced.
LB-606 / LB-708 iron introduced.
"LB-606 / LB-708"
iron introduced.
1994

LB-SINKER persimmon putter introduced,
"LB-SINKER" persimmon putter introduced,

1995

"Super BIG-LB" resin-impregnated hollow persimmon wood introduced. "BIG-LB" Titanium wood introduced.
"H&F Cavity" series iron (LB-606 H&F) introduced.

1996

"BIG-LB" super persimmon (Titanium Wide Carbon Face) wood introduced.

1997

"Type-S", "Type-T" shaft club introduced. "LB-300cc" Titanium wood introduced.
"New H&F Cavity" series iron introduced. "40th anniversary special limited putter" introduced.

1998

"ST-System" shaft club introduced. "BIG-LB Chrome Satin" titanium wood series introduced.
"BIG-LB 210 Shachi" Titanium long iron introduced.
"G Iron" series (LB-280G NewH&F, LB-606G NewH&F) introduced.

1999

"S.H.F. Iron" series (7 models) introduced.
"CNC Milled" putter introduced.
"Doric Titanium Shaft" club introduced.
"Twin Marks 300cc" titanium wood introduced.
"Twin Marks Memorial 2000?" iron introduced.

2000

2000

"SP-700 as rolled face" titanium wood introduced. "Twin Marks Protune" series introduced.
"Twin Marks Feather & Feather" series introduced. "Park Golf (Persimmon head)" club introduced.
"Twin Marks Dual Attack" utility club introduced.

2001

Twin Marks with "Super Doric Titanium" shaft model introduced. 45th anniversary of foundation special model "MM45-888" iron introduced.
"SK-500" carbon shaft model introduced.
"Twin Marks TF-201 titanium face" iron introduced.
Amazing spec "Twin Marks 450" titanium wood introduced.

2002

"Twin Kick Doric Titanium" shaft model introduced. Pro model "Tour World" series introduced.
Air Pocket Cavity "Twin Marks AP-501" iron introduced.

2003

"Twin Marks 460RF" No.0 wood introduced. "Art Series" iron introduced.
Epoxy resin inserted iron "Twin Marks TM-602" introduced.
"Space Voyager" putter introduced.
"Twin Marks 420RF" titanium wood introduced.
"Twin Marks TM-503" iron introduced.

2004

Contracted Tour Pro Mr. Zhang Lian Wei played the Masters Tournament in Augusta.
He became the first Chinese who participated in this tournament. "Twin Marks ML-340 Titanium" wood and "Twin Marks ML-303" iron introduced.
Titanium and carbon composite "Twin Marks MG-410 Carbonium" and "Twin Marks 808RF Carbonium" wood introduced.
Image advertising of Mr. Seijuro Siokawa (Ex-Minister of Finance) was appeared on newspaper "Nihon Keizai Shimbun".
Four-directional carbon "ARMRQ" shaft introduced.
Progressed No.0 wood "Twin Marks MG-460RF" titanium wood introduced.

2005

Inner-track structure "Twin Marks 425RF" titanium wood introduced. Mild Steel Flow Cavity "Twin Marks TM-504" iron introduced.
55g of tungsten embedded utility "Twin Marks U-22" and Twin Marks "U-25" introduced.

2007

"ATHPORT"introduced.

2008

"HONMA GOLF 50th ANNIVERSARY MODEL"introduced.
Introducing 50th memorial model that promises the joy of all golfers. Providing the best of craftmanship which has been refined for last 50 years.

2009

"THE AMAZING SPEC. SERIES" introduced.

2010

"AMAZING SPEC Perfect Switch" introduced.

2011

"HONMA BERES" New Series introduced.
New BERES line up provides ideal performance for all type golfers.
"HT-01G" "BERES PRO" "BERES BH PUTTER" "BERES W103" introduced.
"AMAZING SPEC Perfect Switch" new model introduced.
"BERES Jr." introduced.

2012

"BERES S Series" new model introduced.
"BERES BP PUTTER" "BERES W105C" "BERES W105P" introduced.