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grindworks is a Japanese golf brand with a focus on unqiue design, materials and manufacturing and performance, with an emphasis on feel and quality. grindworks was created as a premium brand to rival some of Japan’s (and the world’s) top established component brands.

Beginning from simple round table discussions over 16 months ago, to hand drawn designs matched with extensively researched and thought out technical aspects, to 3D CAD drawings and resin samples to multiple revisions and hundreds of hours of meetings, we worked on developing various models which would provide the best in feel and performance for a broad spectrum of golfers. Tooling samples were made and tested and revised and tested and revised until final original molds were created for the finished products.


Special care has been taken into materials and manufacturing as these two aspects play a huge role in how a golf club design will feel, look and ultimately perform. We are proud of our first release of FORGED irons and Variant ONE woods which complement our popular and unique 218ALLOY wedges and look forward to making more great designs in coming years.

Feel the power, experience the performance, grindworks premium Japanese golf clubs.


MEET THE GRINDWORKS TEAM

 

THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE BRAND


KIYONARI NIIMI

HEAD OF PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT & GLOBAL SALES

KENJI KOBAYASHI

LEAD TECHNICAL ADVISOR

TARIO CHAM

LEAD DESIGNER

KIYONARI NIIMI

 

brings over 40 years of golf industry experience to the table. In 2014 he was admitted to the International Clubmakers Guild (IGC) Hall of Fame. He has advised many Japanese brands over the years on club design and overseas sales strategies and even developed and produced several of his own original brands. As Head of Product Development and Global Sales, Mr. Niimi oversees product development for grindworks and is in charge of its global sales strategy and is the driving force behind the growth and brand strategy moving forward.






KENJI KOBAYASHI

is known to many in Japan’s golf industry as the “father of FORGED Titanium drivers”. Mr. Kobayashi has spent over 40 years designing and manufacturing premium forged golf clubs. He spent over 30 years working at the world’s largest and most premium forging house in Niigata, Japan, and was the President there for over 10 years, while also heading up their private premium forged components brand. He has worked with every major American and Japanese golf brand who has produced forged golf clubs, many of which he played a part in designing. Mr. Kobayashi brings all this experience to grindworks as their Lead Technical Advisor where he oversees technical specs of all golf clubs.


TARIO CHAM

 

has spent the last 9 years working in the golf industry in Japan. While in a key role at a prominent online retailer of Japanese golf equipment, he was able to connect and work with many top Japanese golf brands and industry experts. His knack for technical and design aspects of golf clubs gained respect among peers and the golf “maniacs” he interacted with worldwide, many of whom have given him valuable insights to club design from a consumer point of view. As Lead Designer, Mr. Cham is tasked with designing all golf equipment from clubs to accessories and working with Mr. Niimi and Mr. Kobayashi on developing the technology and manufacturing processes behind all grindworks products.


EDMUND TAN

 

is a familiar name in Singapore's golf industry where he spent the last 8 years fitting and conducting club fitting seminars in the South East Asia region for Japanese golf equipment. A member of the Singapore and Malaysia PGA, Edmund is currently the owner of two golf academies in Singapore, Edmund Tan School of Golf and My First Par Preschool Golf Academy. Grindworks Singapore is another proud addition to Edmund's work as the exclusive distributor of the Premium Japanese Golf Equipment. For more information of grindworks products, please do not hesitate to contact Edmund at +65 9151 8852 or email at edmund.tan@grindworks.sg. 

 


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grindworks is a Japanese golf brand with a focus on unqiue design, materials and manufacturing and performance, with an emphasis on feel and quality. grindworks was created as a premium brand to rival some of Japan’s (and the world’s) top established component brands.