Golf News for Thursday, May 16, 2013 | Equipment

Hireko Golf announces launch of 2013 Acer XS Titanium Thriver

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. -- Hireko Golf, one of the golf industry's most complete sources for golf clubs, components, clubmaking tools, supplies, and technical knowledge announced today the arrival of their new for 2013 Acer XS Titanium Thriver Driver.

The Acer XS Thriver weighs a full 10 grams more than a normal driver to allow for a shorter (1"), more controllable length that now has the proper amount of weight in the golfers hands. Plus the extra 10 grams of weight produces an even higher MOI for the ultimate in control off the tee to make this one of the best Acer golf drivers Hireko has ever created. Unlike most 14 degree drivers on the market, the 2013 Acer XS Titanium Thriver doesn't produce as high of a loft as you would imagine so the ball is going outward instead of up and dropping from the sky.

Hireko Golf's Technical Director Jeff Summitt states "Drivers today are all increasingly longer in length and lighter weight than even a few years ago. Why? So one can potentially swing the club faster and have more leverage to hit the ball further. It is true, advances in clubhead design have allowed the modern driver to be more forgiving on off-center shots, but it still comes down to the player making a good swing so the club face is pointed reasonably square toward the target upon impact. We designed the Acer XS Titanium Thriver (combine the terms Three Wood + Driver) to be approximately 3 times the size of a typical #3 wood (Thriver is 460cc) creating a much higher moment of inertia making it much more forgiving. Plus you have the large confidence building, thin face with the high COR right up to the legal limit for more distance. "

The Acer XS Titanium Thriver Driver can be purchased online for $104.95 each (comes with a free headcover) at

For over 29 years, Hireko Golf has served the golf industry through its direct mail, website and retail channels. Hireko and Hireko's technical expertise has produced over a dozen nationally recognized publications and the Dynamic Shaft Fitting Index remains the dominant testing and development concept in shaft technology. Our brands include Acer, Apollo, Hireko, Dynacraft, iBella, Power Play and Karma. Hireko specializes in manufacturing and designing custom golf clubs. For more information visit

Hireko Trading Company, Inc.
16185 Stephens Street
City of Industry, CA 91745
Contact: Rob Altomonte, 614-209-7405