Yonex began in 1946, just after the end of World War II, by Japanese business mogul, Minoru Yoneyama. The company started by producing wooden floats for fishing nets, but were soon thereafter muscled out of the market due to the growing popularity of plastic floats. By 1957 the company began producing badminton racquets for other brands. From 1961-63 Yoneyama began producing its own brand racquets, as well as establishing its own worldwide distribution company. By 1969 the company began producing aluminum badminton racquets. Then, by 1971, the company started utilizing that same technology to produce tennis racquets. Not long after, the company began experimenting with graphite in its racquet production, realizing soon that this material could be aptly used for golf club manufacturing. The Yonex Coporation was born soon thereafter, in July 1983, based out of Torrance, California.
By 1982 the Yonex Corporation turned its attention to golf club manufacturing, producing the world’s first all-graphite head driver, the Carbonex II
, followed soon by the world’s first all-graphite headed iron, the Carboniron
. By 1989 the Yonex Company, LTD (the Yonex Corporation’s U.S. company) launches the world’s first widebody golf club head, the A.D.X. Widebody golf club line
. The same year the A.D.X. driver gets into the Guinness Book of World Records for the longest drive ever in a PGA sanctioned event (412 yards). By 1994 Yonex began utilizing a new technique called, “Inner Pressure Molding,” which they used to produce the Super A.D.X. driver and fairway wood line. The A.D.X. driver gained instant success and recognition after winning the 1994 U.S. Open Long Driver Championship.
2nd Swing is proud to carry a great selection of used Yonex golf clubs, which utilize Yonex’s patented graphite-composite construction to provide optimal feel and performance. The Yonex Super ADX Graphite Wedge, for instance, combines the soft feel of graphite with the expert design and engineering you’ve come to expect from the Yonex name. With 2nd Swing’s Trade-in Program you can get the very best deal on your new Yonex ADX Graphite Iron Set by trading in your old one. And, don’t forget to take advantage of our Free Club-Fitting Service where our expert fitters will tailor your new Yonex ADX driver to your exact swing specs!