HIRZL Glove Appoints MKRAK Management Inc. as Canadian Distributor

GRANBURY, TX – (June XX, 2011) – HIRZL North America has appointed MKRAK Management Inc. to distribute its HIRZL glove line in Canada.

HIRZL is the leading specialist of high performance sports gloves. HIRZL uses exclusive GRIPPP™technology in their kangaroo leather TRUST Series of golf gloves that provides up to 3 times better grip in dry weather and up to 5 times better grip in wet weather. HIRZL recently announced that they set an all-time record for golf glove sales at the 36th Annual Golf Expo at Haggin Oaks, California, the nation’s largest single store golf retailer and the country’s largest and most attended demo-day event.  In addition, HIRZL has announced the signing of LPGA player Anna Nordqvist to wear HIRZL gloves during the 2011 and 2012 seasons.

With extensive experience in the golf distribution industry, MKRAK will be responsible for growing HIRZL’s presence in the Canadian marketplace.  MKRAK will be focusing on establishing the HIRZL brand in various national retailers and pro shops across Canada.

“We are very excited about partnering with MKRAK Management.  The partnership has already proven successful with the largest Canadian retailer of golf products adding the HIRZL product lines into various stores across Canada and the United States,” stated Gary Sheppard, president of HIRZL North America.   “MKRAK has demonstrated the ability to quickly implement an overall roll-out strategy for distribution of our product line and has shown true professionalism in all areas.  We believe that our relationship will bring the HIRZL glove to the forefront and establish the brand as one of the top gloves in the Canadian market.”

Mark Krakower, president & CEO of MKRAK Management said, “We are thrilled to be working with HIRZL and to help them expand their presence in Canada.  The HIRZL glove is an outstanding product and because of its functionality and workmanship, it’s not just a glove, but an integral part of the player’s equipment.  Once a player wears the HIRZL glove,  they become very loyal to the brand.  The true test of any product is its ability to sell itself and the HIRZL glove line is one of those products.”


HIRZL, headquartered in Switzerland, with North American operations based in Granbury, TX, is a leading specialist for high performance sports gloves.  HIRZL’s focus is solely on gloves with products specifically designed for golf, cycling and horseback riding, which is in contrast to many sports manufacturers with wide ranges of products spanning equipment, shoes and fashion.  HIRZL’s gloves are designed with the latest scientific, technical and ergonomic mechanics data on how sports equipment is used on the hands.

HIRZL uses exclusive GRIPPP™technology in their kangaroo leather TRUST Series of golf gloves that provide up to 3X better grip in dry weather and up to 5X better grip in wet weather over other glove brands. HIRZL’s SOFFFT™Flex Cabretta glove uses the company’s 72-step tanning procedure that extends the peak performance level of the glove far longer than other brands.  The entire series of HIRZL gloves are washable.  HIRZL golf gloves have been reviewed by the USGA and R&A and found to be fully conforming to the rules of golf.  HIRZL is also the Official Golf Glove of the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championships.  HIRZL golf gloves are available in three series:  TRUST Control for the ultimate in grip; TRUST Feel for lower handicap players and those seeking better grip and performance in all types of weather conditions and; SOFFFT Flex for unsurpassed softness and long-lasting performance in a Cabretta glove.  All HIRZL golf gloves are available in men’s and ladies models, in right and left hand from small to X-Large sizes as well as cadet sizes, and are sold at leading clubs, retailers and custom club makers around the world.  For more information please visit HIRZL at www.hirzl.com

MKRAK Management Inc. was established with the vision of helping all golfers enjoy the game of golf by providing leading-edge equipment, training aids and accessories to the Canadian marketplace. Backed by a team of professionals with over 30 years experience in sales, marketing and distribution, MKRAK Management provides manufacturers who desire to distribute their products in Canada with a complete one-stop solution.  MKRAK Management is the exclusive distributor in Canada of HIRZL, Tour Sticks, Scratch Golf, Club Face, Swing Thought and GolfMission. For more information please visit MKRAK at www.mkrak.ca