Joe , June 04, 2007
"Hi Mark, I received the new driver. I will try it out at the driving range tonight. Let me know about the fairway woods and putter when you have those available. Many thanks."
Joe, June 01, 2007
"Hi Mark, Your irons have made my game enjoyable again. You deserve high praise."
Joe, April 25, 2007
Joe, March 13, 2007
"Mark, You have a customer for the driver. I am attaching the questionnaire. I think I am more inclined to take the XL driver. It is hard going back to the smaller head, but I will take your advice. I played my second round (eight holes) with the irons today. You don’t know how great it is to aim at the hole and not 10 to 15 yards to the right. The irons have already improved my confidence and my score.
Joe , March 05, 2007
"Mark, Now that your irons have straightened my iron play, I would like to order your driver. I am hitting a Tour Edge Exotics 9 degree driver. I also have a Taylor Made R7 9 degree but it is not as long. I like the distance with the Tour Edge but as with my old iron sets, there is a tendency to draw the ball a bit too much (I get the impression all the manufacturers put a slight draw offset on clubs to satisfy the average golfer). Rolling Hills is too tight for unwanted draws, as beautiful as they may appear, before finding the trees or the left side of the fairway. Please let me know. Thank you."
Joe, March 3, 2007
"Dear Mark, I played a few holes today with the irons. The ball goes very straight. I am used to a big draw from the other irons I use. I like this better but I will have to remember not to play a big draw. The distance is just as long which is great. I look forward to playing with these clubs. P.S. The caddy was quite impressed with the clubs."
Joe, March 01, 2007
"Mark, The clubs just got delivered. They turned out great. The wedges look great in the bronze color. The lob wedge is the perfect weight, not too heavy. The Black Speeder shafts make the clubs special. I will try them out in the next couple of days (pretty windy today) and let you know. You do beautiful work. Thanks again."
Joe, Joseph Hermosillo, Los Angeles, CA 90067, February 27, 2007,
Mark—I've now been able to get a few rounds in under my belt with my new TR-1 irons. The first adjectives that come to mind for me when trying to describe them are solid and consistent, and no less forgiving than the MP-32's that they're replacing. I am also enjoying the Nippon shafts we selected—really a nice combination.
Played at Sherwood last week with a friend. After coming back outside from putting on my shoes, there was a group of caddies around my bag admiring the TR-1's. Frankly, almost everyone that's seen them comments on how "sweet" they look.
Thanks again for your beautiful work.
Mitch Burger, April 4, 2007, Los Angeles, CA.
"Mark, My trip was great. The driver is excellent. It is long and straight and very good looking. I love how small it looks for a 400cc driver at address. As you said, these things are very good"
All the best, Ari Techner, Springfield, OR. January 12, 2007
"Mark, Thank you again. It is perfect D3 @44.5". I will let you know when I get back from my trip how it works on the course. Thank you very much again"
All the best, Ari Techner December 14, 2006
"Mark, Got the driver thank you very much. Had a chance to hit some balls with it and we definitely made the right choice on loft. The trajectory is perfect. I really love the shape and face profile. Thank you again for the quick service. I will let you know how it works for me when I get a chance to hit it on the course but so far I am very impressed"
All the best, Ari Techner, December 13, 2006
"Mark, received the irons earlier in the week, didn't get a chance to try them out until today. I must say that I'm ecstatic about my new irons! They played great - I don't think I hit a single bad iron shot today. The look of them at address inspires confidence, and I can only describe the feel of them when striking the ball, "like butter." If it wasn't for my driver today, I would have been on my way to a new low round for me. If your driver is anything like your irons, I may have to make another purchase soon. Thanks!"
Aaron Chang, Temple City, CA, October 27, 2006
"Mark, The moment I first held the irons in my hands, it felt like home. First, the heads are simply beautiful. These clubs are too beautiful to hit. I can't stop inspecting them. My favorite part of the irons are thin top lines but overall the irons are very clean and elegant. Secondly, performance-wise, I was accused all weekend of cheating. Every solidly struck shot was low-mid trajectory but hit-and stopped immediately on the green. My regular golfing buddy said he never saw me hit shots like I did this weekend - he said the irons grooves are illegal. I told him to go to ???? I think that standing over your blade irons forces the golfer to swing with better techniques.
"Mark, First of all, it was great to work with you. Your knowledge and craftsmanship are reflected in your irons.
Thanks again, Kevin"
"Mark, Your clubs (Tour Cavity) are pure with clean profile. They suit my eye very well. When you build a golf clubs that is ground up to a specific swing weight based on the shaft type and shaft length, that is as good as it gets. Your clubs are worth what your market will pay and maybe more. I admire your club design and what you offer. As a golf professional for thirty six years I appreciate what you do.
"Hi Mark - well, I've just returned from my vacation and had the chance to spend a week playing everyday and would love to give my thoughts on the irons I purchased from you.
PS - please feel free to use any of my comments as a testimonial in your website. I really want to do anything I can to make sure others can enjoy the pleasure of using your clubs and wish you every success in your business.
"I'm playing great with your clubs! I shot 72 on Sunday. My scores are getting better each time I go out with your clubs! With MP-37's, I felt like I had to work hard to make the ball do what I want. With your clubs, I just think of the target and distance, I make a smooth swing and the ball goes where I want. The feel off the face is nice and soft, just incredible! I'm extremely happy with my new set!
"I love them! The weight is similar to my old MP 33 irons which is perfect. The distance is very similar to my MP 37's but the control with your irons is beyond compare. Each club feels the same and that is something I'm not used to. I can really work the ball easily. I also like the feel and feedback from your clubs. The first day out, I shot 73. It was not the fault of your irons that kept me from going low....
"The clubs, (New Tour Edition Blade) arrived a couple of hours ago. I'm heading to the course now to try them out. They look fantastic.
"Mr. Inoue, I received the driver and have never seen anything like it. This driver is the most handsome driver I have ever seen. Thank you for the beautiful driver, and I am going to make another order very soon."
"Dear Mr. Inoue: Last Thursday, I received
a package containing 12ps of TR-2 irons and 2ps.of TR-1 Classic Drivers.
As soon as I opened the package, it was evident that this set of clubs
surpasses all my expectation in quality & beauty. Thank you
very much for accommodating my very difficult & unusual request
and providing me a set of wonderful research tools. Regards"
"Dear Mark, The subject iron (Driving Iron) arrived
the other day. Not only is it beautiful piece of golf equipment,
it works as I expected. I am straight down the fairway at about the 200
yard range. Now for a guy nearing 78 years young, that is not bad.
Thank you, Mark for a job well done. Best Regards".
"Mark, I played with Tour Cavity irons, and it was
my second time to try them on the course. However, the distance
was so awesome and consistent that I could hit the pin with confidence. I
made the cycle birdies, on the consecutive holes of Par 3, 4,& 5.
My caddy says it's a chance of lifetime. I know Traditional clubs
are not cheap and not for everyone. However, once you use them,
you'll keep them for good.
"Mr. Inoue, I just received the new TC-2 cavity back
irons and removed plastic wraps and went to play the first round.
I absolutely love the soft feel and beautiful shape. They are very
consistent with distance and much more forgiving than my *Honma irons.
I really appreciate the soft feel & forgiveness."
"The Driver is absolutely the best I have ever hit.
Sound & feel are excellent., and it's a beautiful club. I would
not change a thing."
Traditional TR-1 irons, "True works of art
with a long list of custom options",
"Mark, I just thought I would let you know that the
irons,besides being the most gorgeous clubs I have ever owned, are performing
excellently. There are a couple of things I am particularly happy with.
The trajectory of the irons are exactly what I was looking for. I
am a high trajectory, high spin player and the less lofted TR-2's have
helped to control the ball flight. Due to this, I am also about a club
longer than my last set of irons. I am very happy with the weighting. I
have been so used to heavy feeling clubs due to putting lengthened shafts
on standard club heads. These feel much lighter and more comfortable in
my hands. Thanks for the great work"
"The irons look incredible and perform the way they
look. Just beautiful sticks!"
" I am very pleased with the look of the TR-1 forged
irons and have shown them to a few golf pros, and they were all impressed.
I am also very pleased with the technical aspects of the clubs,
the grinds, offsets and overall balance are perfect, and with your attention
to detail; the custom taper of the ferrules (very impressive!!!). As regard
to your service, you have no equal. I have not found another company to
offer me everything you have. For that, I am forever grateful &
appreciative. I am quite certain that I will not want or need any
other irons in may bag.
"Another 2 weeks have gone by and I thought a follow
up was in order for my Traditional Driver. Usually by now the honeymoon
is starting to end with all new clubs--particularly drivers. Happily
I report that this is not the case with this driver. It has shelved for
the remainder of this year my *Cobra 427 Tour driver (that I played for
over 2 years - the record for me) and my *Taylor Made 510 DF Tour driver.
It continued to shine in all aspects of what I want in a driver.
Good Looks, feel, and performance. One of the more impressive
things that has impressed me over the last few weeks is the consistency
of the face. There are no hot or dead spots unlike other drivers.
I remain very impressed by this true custom built driver."
The REVIEW: posted on www.golfopinions.com
"The drivers I compared it against were a *Taylor Made 510 TP 7.5°, *Cobra 427 Tour driver 6.5°, *GBB II pro series 7.5°, *Cleveland 460 launcher 7.5°, *Titleist 983K 7.5°. The results of 17 buckets of balls over 2 days are as follows;
"Mark, I just wanted to share some excitement I had
playing with your driver. I put the driver in play on the back 9
of a round and promptly shot a tidy 37 (+1). I hit 6 of 7 fairways
and was consistently longer than my *Titleist 975 LFE 9.5°
driver. I let one of my playing partners hit this on the 18th hole
today, and he bombed a driver farther than any he had hit on the day with
his *Titleist 983K 8.5°
driver. He hit the drive and looked at me, then at the club and
said "It has to be the gear". He may end up being your
customer. Great job with the driver."
"Thank you, Mr. Inoue. I received the new iron set
on Friday and played twice this weekend and liked a lot! I had no problem
adjusting and played well from the first hole. It looks beautiful and
feels so crisp at impact! I am very glad that I decided to purchase TR-2"
"Dear Mark, Your new driver "TR-1 Classic"
is amazing. I have never hit any driver as straight. The ball not only
flies straight but it goes further than any driver I have hit so far.
Even when I miss the shot and fly the ball high, it surprises me how far
the ball travels and my playing partners who expect my ball to be shorter
than theirs. My driving distance is consistently 15-20 yards longer and
straighter, and the ball stays in playable lies where it sometimes ended
up in penalty before. TR-1 Classic Driver leaves me with less distance
to the greens and makes my game easier and more fun. It's also fun to
see my playing partners reaction."
1) "Dear Mr. Inoue: I am pleased to inform
you that the Traditional TR-1 Classic metal wood head conforms to the
Rules of Golf" . USGA, February 10, 2003.
"Mark, I love my clubs (Left Handed TR-1 Blade).
They are easy to line up over the ball. Mostly I enjoy the feedback I
get from a solid hit and the consistent trajectory pf my shots. Your product
and service are second to none."
Mark, I sure appreciate the service. I played in two tourneys
last week and loved the clubs. I have played golf for over 40 years and
used many sets of irons. I will say "These have better feel and feedback
than any club I have used. Around the green, they are outstanding. Just
all around outstanding clubs". Thanks a million.
I am glad I chose Traditional for my clubs. It is very
precise. It performs as expectancy and the quality is very, very good.
I highly appreciate your effort to satisfy your customer and will bring
your products with pride to every course I play. I'm sure that many people
will be wondering this clubs. Please count me as one of your very satisfied
customers. Mark, again thank you very much for all you have done for me.
Your effort & concern are highly valued.
I tried the Tour Cavity irons you made for me yesterday. There is one thing I can say, they are the best irons I've ever hit. They are really sweet(the feeling is unbelievable), yet the shots are very solid. Thank you very much for an outstanding work. Juan Luis Sanchez, Spanish Pro, Sun Valley, ID, March 14, 2002.
"TRADITIONAL GOLF'S FOCUS IS QUALITY, NOT QUANTITY".
Mark Inoue's customers are willing to pay $1,200.00 and wait 8 to 10 weeks
for a set of eight Traditional Golf irons. It's not that these irons are
magically forgiving and hold the promise of turning 20 handicappers into
touring pros & mini tour players. Though the blade with brushed, nickel,
chrome plated finish are breathtakingly beautiful, bordering on works
of art. Inoue doesn't try to appeal to everyone. Never has. He sells one
set at a time. "the one thing I am kind of proud of is all my customers
are happy" Inoue said "That's the bottom line". Though
he could no doubt cut costs by cutting a few corners and boost revenue
by rushing a few new products to market, Inoue says that's not his style.
"Having played several different forged clubs, I
truly believe that your blades are among the top forging offerings on
the market. They are definitely high quality, and no design is more beautiful.
My knowledge of club design is not sophisticated enough to tell you why
I like your irons over other forgings that I have played & owned,
but from a golfer's standpoint, feel, feedback and workability, all exceed
my expectations from a forged iron and perhaps my most favorite feature
is that the feel is soft and pure, the ball is lively almost hot off the
face. It is hard to imagine that a custom forging iron can far surpass
in quality and aesthetically what you have managed to achieve in your
design. I am a personal fan of your irons".
"I have purchased one of the very first sets sold
in France last year. I was playing Titleist cast irons and now enjoy very
much the pure sensations of your forged blades. My golf swing has improved
a lot and lots of my friends are quite intrigued by these new clubs".
"Last week I had a "Master Club Maker"
evaluate all my clubs and he told me that my Traditional irons were "perfectly
"I am really getting dialed in with the "Tour
Cavity" irons. I shot a 76 yesterday with two three putts and missing
4 birdies inside 6 feet. I shot 1 78 last time out. The magic continues.
It has be the irons...."
"I am a member of Valdarrama G.C. in Spain and Estoril
& Peru G.C. In Portugal and was a member of the Portuguese amateur
National Team and twice of the European Team. I am also a member of Sunningdale
G.C. In London. I think your clubs are very good. So does my brother.
I played golf with Keith Maxwell, Head Professional at Sunningdale. He
recognizes as I do, that you have a beautiful product that could be successful.
I also played in Morocco Open and won the gross prize at 76, 3 over par
on a long tuff trend Jones course".
"Your irons break all the 'Rules' associated to the
stigmas surrounding 'forged' irons in general. Your irons are the softest
and most accurate clubs I have ever had the privilege to play. I can work
the ball with little effort and control spin and distance without forcing
"These are the best looking irons I have seen in
the last 15 years"
"It is simply the most beautiful
golf club I have ever seen or touched.."Your club sets up great and
presents itself to the golf ball in a very confident way that creates
a feeling that you are going to be able to execute successfully"
"They have been everything I expected and more, and
I am extremely happy about their performance"
"Traditional blade irons you prepared for me are
the best irons that I have ever played"
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