Since the early 20th century PowerBilt Golf has designed golf clubs the world's best have used to win such tournaments as The Masters, the U.S. Open, and the PGA Championship. Originating in 1916 when John Hillerich, the great-grandfather of current CEO and President John Hillerich IV and founder of the Louisville Slugger company, first started making golf clubs from persimmon, the Powerbilt brand produced the finest line of persimmon woods in the golf industry.
In 1934, Olin Dutra used the new PowerBilt clubs to capture the U.S. Open by one stroke over Gene Sarazen. Throughout the 1960s, 70s and 80s PowerBilt Citation Persimmon Woods were the standard by which all drivers and fairway woods were judged. During the 1980s alone, PowerBilt clubs won two-dozen events on the PGA Seniors/Champions Tour.
Today, PowerBilt is pushing the limits on technology with REAL innovation. USGA Conforming Air Force One woods feature Nitrogen Charged Club Heads, faces as thin as 2.6mm, the largest sweetspot in golf, and maximum COR regardless of swing speed. And all Air Force One woods feature customized speed-rated shafts from Fujikura. New Nitrogen Charged Air Force irons also feature the hottest and thinnest face in golf.
PowerBilt also remains the No. 1 choice for junior golfers; and the PowerBilt Air Force One irons were named to the 2011 Golf Digest Hot List. Plus One Sports, Inc., is the U.S. licensee of the PowerBilt brand.
PowerBilt is a division of the Hillerich & Bradsby Co., a family owned-company which has been making golf clubs since 1916. Based in Louisville, Ky., Hillerich & Bradsby is also the maker of world-famous Louisville Slugger bats and Bionic gloves.