BRAND HISTORY

Superior Execution of a Timeless Design

SAKAKI Putter was established in 2020 by Yoshimasa Ishizuka, a touring golf professional, and Takashi Sakakibara, who has been the proprietor of a high-precision machining company since 1989. Their collaboration has resulted in an entirely new level of precision and execution in the field of putter manufacture.

Sakakibara and Ishizuka have combined their knowledge and experience to honor these designs using state-of-the-art metal machining technology and master craftsmanship. The result is a putter that is manufactured with previously unheard-of levels of precision.

All our putter heads are machined from the first run of the milling tool. This ensures an error rate of less than 1/1000th of a millimeter, per millimeter meaning that individual differences between the same model putters are as close to zero as possible.

Including finishing by top craftsmen, the entire process of completing a single putter head takes over 24-hours, DESIGN 41 takes 68-hours. This uncompromising dedication to state-of-the-art manufacturing and ultimate quality means that we can only create 10 putters per month. The result of this level of care is a putter so beautifully refined that even in its raw and unfinished form visual and dimensional flaws are non-existent.

You must see it and feel it and putt with it to truly understand what has been achieved. 

Takashi Sakakibara, CEO, Sakakibara Kouki, Inc.

After graduating from high school, Sakakibara worked at a local factory during the days and studied electrical engineering at university at night. In 1989, at the age of 25, he started his own business.

Since its establishment, the company has been engaged in machining automobile parts, automatic machine parts, jig parts, mold parts, etc. Although it is a small company, it has established a one-stop system and provides customers with quick delivery.

Designer

Yoshi Ishizuka, JPGA Tour Player

Born in Japan's Aichi Prefecture, Ishizuka began playing golf at the age of five. After spending his junior high school years in Hawaii, he attended school in Utah and Arizona. He became a PGA tournament player at 20.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, he returned to Japan, met Takashi Sakakibara, and designed a putter for him while not playing. One year later, he and Sakakibara co-founded the putter brand SAKAKI Putter.