Golf News for Wednesday, November 6, 2013 | Products

HIRZL continues domination of Re/Max World Long Drive Championship

With over 80% of the field using its Trust Control, TRUST Feel and SOFFFT Flex golf glove, HIRZL dominated the 2013 RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship. Players wearing HIRZL gloves won 3 World Titles and had 2 second place finishes, establishing HIRZL as the winningest glove at the Championship by outperforming all other glove manufacturers combined.

"I would like to congratulate Tim Burke on winning the Open Division with a record setting finals drive of 427 yards," stated Steve Gray, Vice President of HIRZL North America. "With a swing speed exceeding 150 miles per hour and competing against the world's longest drivers, wearing a glove that can withstand extreme wear and tear while providing superior grip was a key factor in helping Tim capture his first world championship and the $250,000 first place prize."

"That was the longest ball I think I ever hit under this kind of pressure," said Burke. "With so much riding on every single swing, HIRZL's grip-enhancing glove is one of my most trusted and valuable pieces of equipment. Wearing their product gives me confidence in knowing that I have the best glove in golf and all I need to do is worry about performing. "

"As the world's longest drivers competed head to head at this year's finals, the one common denominator for success was HIRZL gloves," said Gray. "With 11 world titles over the past three years, HIRZL has clearly demonstrated that it is the glove of choice for the world's longest drivers seeking the ultimate in a performance golf glove."

HIRZL's Highlight's of this year's RE/MAX World Long Drive finals include:

First Place Open Division: Tim Burke wearing a HIRZL TRUST Control glove, 427 yards

First Place Grand Champions Dicision: Bobby Wilson, 365 yards

First Place Women's Division: Heather LeMaster, 306 yards

Runner-Up Super Senior Division: Tom Garber, 352 yards

Runner Up Senior Division: James East, 343 yards

"HIRZL has reaffirmed its position as the leading performance golf glove and the ultimate in grip and durability," said Art Sellinger, chief executive officer of Long Drivers of America, owners of the Championship. "With enhanced performance, feel and durability, HIRZL gloves are used to help achieve longer and straighter drives and that is why the world's longest drivers use HIRZL gloves."

HIRZL is a global pioneer in high performance sports gloves where innovation and precision engineering is at the heart of the HIRZL philosophy and is supported by a focus on design excellence and top quality production.

HIRZL, headquartered in Switzerland, with North American operations based in Granbury, TX, is a leading designer and manufacturer of high performance sports gloves. HIRZL's focus is exclusively on gloves specifically designed for golf and cycling, in contrast to many sports manufacturers with wide ranges of products spanning equipment, footwear and apparel. HIRZL's gloves incorporate the latest scientific, technological and ergonomic data as it pertains to the use of gloves in sports.

HIRZL uses exclusive GRIPPP™ technology in their kangaroo leather TRUST Series of golf gloves that provide better grip in dry weather and outstanding grip even in wet weather over other glove brands. HIRZL's SOFFFT™ Flex Cabretta glove uses the company's 72-step tanning procedure that extends the peak performance level of the glove far longer than other brands. The entire series of HIRZL gloves are washable. HIRZL golf gloves have been reviewed by the USGA and R&A and found to be fully conforming to the rules of golf. HIRZL golf gloves are available in three series: TRUST Control with a textured kangaroo palm for the ultimate in grip in all types of weather conditions; TRUST Feel with a smooth kangaroo palm for those seeking grip and a thin glove feel and; SOFFFT Flex for unsurpassed softness and long-lasting performance in a Cabretta glove. All HIRZL golf gloves are available in men's and ladies models, in right and left hand from small to X-Large sizes as well as cadet sizes, and are sold at leading clubs, retailers and custom club makers around the world. For more information, please visit HIRZL at, or follow HIRZL on Facebook and Twitter.

For More Information Contact:
Stuart Goldstein
Raker Goldstein & Co.

Elizabeth Burch