SMT and the ‘American Dream’
I was introduced to the World Long Drive Championship in 2001 by my long time friend, and President of AccuFlex shafts, Jody Baucom. After talking to many hitters, I came to understand the needs of this market. They wanted a component head that wouldn’t break, that would kept its resiliency and had consistent specs. I figured if I could deliver the technology and the integrity that the hitters demanded, I could build a successful line of drivers. I went to work immediately.
After 7 designs, and four months later, I had designed and built the first line of SMT component drivers. The Shinnecock. 50% of the guys on the LDA tour hated it. It leaked to the right. The next version, and 20% of the guys didn’t like it. The third design became almost legendary. SMT became a world champion in just 7 months!
The culmination of SMT’s first year of
production resulted in 2 Re/MAX World Long Drive Champions (drives of
384 and 342 yards) and a 2nd place finish. The combination of using the
highest grade of titanium and a rigorous testing process had produced
More than just championships, SMT is most proud of the customer following that we have gained over the past few years. Everywhere I go now, people know SMT. They thank me for designing heads that deliver results. Everyday golfers are accomplishing the extraordinary. My dream came true.
SMT isn’t just for long drivers. These heads are designed to give the everyday golfer ammunition for their arsenal. Consistent weights, and lofts give every golfer the distance and forgiveness they need to win. The combination of materials and technology have allowed SMT to keep the heads as close to the .830 COR as the golf rules allow while still delivering a head that keeps its resiliency drive after drive after drive.
In response to customer demand, in 2005 we introduced our new line of fairway woods and irons. Built with the same attention to performance and quality as the drivers, these heads will complete your game.
Each year, I make a goodwill trip overseas to freshen up the club designs and oversee the manufacturing processes. It is my mission to deliver components that are built with the highest quality materials, with the highest testing standards in the industry that will give you the competitive advantage that you need to out hit your competitors. It is also my intent to continue to listen to my customers and to give them uncompromising quality. That’s why every component I make comes with a lifetime warranty. No one else in the industry stands behind their product like SMT does.
Precision crafted performance is more than just a tagline, it represents everything that SMT (Superior Metal Technology) stands for. And for those of you who really know me, and understand my passion, you know that SMT really stands for Sean Michael Tait, my son. It’s his name that I stamp on every order with pride.
Thank you for your support of the SMT product line. I truly appreciate the success and mostly, the constant feedback that I get from you. Please feel free to stop by one of the Demo Day sites, or one of the distributors to hit the club.
‘Swing hard, you might hit something’
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