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2017Nov 14

From a Basement to the World

For some people the game of golf can be a constant struggle to keep the ball in play and out of the hazard that seems to act as a golf ball magnet. For the world’s best however, it can be a game of inches. Dave Makarucha has dedicated the last 15 years of his working career to creating the best possible shaft for golfers everywhere.

Gawain Robertson (Left) and Dave Makarucha (Right), Co-founders of ACCRA Golf

Gawain Robertson (Left) and Dave Makarucha (Right), Co-founders of ACCRA Golf

                With a Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfred Laurier University, Dave Makarucha eventually found himself working at Wilson Sports as a logistics supervisor. In 2002, he left Wilson Sports and started his own company with his now long-term business partner, Gawain Roberson. Together they started PGMC and became the distributer of United Sports Technology (UST) for the Canadian market.

                Originally working out of their respective basements in Kingston, Ontario, Dave and Gawain fostered relationships with custom club fitters across the country. In 2004 they purchased the brand ACCRA from UST with the idea of developing a high-performance golf shaft dedicated to club fitters. 14 PGA tour players put an ACCRA shaft in their bag in the first week. ACCRA Golf shafts have been in the bags for over 50 PGA Tour wins and was used by Luke Donald while he was the #1 ranked golfer in the world in 2011.

ACCRA has grown and continues to be a world leader in the high-end graphite golf shaft market. They are the world’s largest aftermarket distributer of golf shafts with club fitters located primarily across the United States and Canada.

Justin MacDonald and Ken Thompson of ACCRA Golf

Justin MacDonald (Left) and Ken Thompson (Right) of ACCRA Golf

ACCRA also works with Lee Porter Golf Solutions who is located in Margaretting, England. Lee is an integral part of the ACCRA business model and acts as ACCRA’s distributer for Europe and the Middle East, while the main office in Kingston, Ontario services the Americas, Australia, South Africa, and Japan.

Dave and Gawain recently started a relationship with True Temper to be their exclusive after-market distributer. True Temper Golf has a history spanning over 100 years and is one of the world’s leaders in steel golf shafts. With this new partnership ACCRA is set to expand bigger than ever before and take the world of golf by storm.