Kamui Works is a very prestigious hand made golf club maker in Toyama City. Kamui Works has been making premium drivers for over a decade and is a favorite among low handicap players and those wanting a premium custom made driver with a focus on feel and distance. The big draw for many golfers is that Kamui will make their drivers to any spec including conforming or non-conforming.
Kamui introduces their all new Ray Driver for 2011. The idea of Ray is based on Raijin, god of thunder and lightning, in the Shinto religion and in Japanese mythology. His name is derived from the Japanese words rai (雷, meaning thunder) and shin (神, god). Raijin is typically depicted as a demon beating drums to create thunder and is engraved on the sole of the new Kamui Works Ray driver.
The new Ray has been designed to feature a slightly shallower face as well as a shallow back head with more weighting towards back. A double bulge sole further brings the weight down to create a mid to higher low spin trajectory. Once again like all Kamui works drivers, the Ray is completely made to customer spec by hand in a very time consuming and intricate process.
Kamui Ray drivers are made using cold forged asroll titan faces utilizing a next generation titanium steel from Daido Industries. The titanium is cold forged using pressure moulding with 400 tons of pressure. The Ray also features a dimpled back face which creates variable thickness all across the face for feel and added ball speeds. The 460cc Ray is considered the most forgiving head yet created by Kamui Works.
Premium club maker Kamui Works then uses TIG Welding (by hand) to attach the face to the driver body. Because this is all done carefully by the hands of top Kamui Works craftsmen, there is very little margin of error when it comes to loft and face angle. You order 9.3* and that's what you get.
The driver heads spend a lot of time on the grinding belt and are worked thoroughly by hand to ensure uniform thickness all throughout the head. Kamui Works believes this is an important process in creating a maximum performance driver as uneven surface and walls of the driver would not only throw off the overall balance of the head but cause the performance to fall below optimal.
Moving from rougher belts to finer belts with many steps in between, Kamui Works ensures a perfect polish and shine with the final touch being done by hand and cloth buffing. This is pure hand made attention and the ultimate in Japanese hand made driver craftsmanship.
Current options include:
Conforming or Non-Conforming Head (Conforming head has COR of 0.83 and Non-Conforming is 0.88!!)
Loft (Exact loft)
Custom Head Finish (the Ray currently has a choice of 4 metallic pearl finishes)
- With or without paintfill finished head
All driver heads will take 3 weeks as they are made on customer order. Please note in order to distinguish between conforming and non-conforming models, The conforming models have the loft engraved on the satin part of the sole while the non-conforming version has the loft imprinted on the black finish of the heel.
If you require a specific loft ie 10.5*, please note it in the comments section on checkout. Heads however will only be marked with round numbers ie 9* 10* 11*. ie select 10* in the options but ask for 10.3*, the head will come as 10.3* but be marked 10* on the head.
The Kamui Ray is sold as head only with headcover. It is also available built to spec with ANY available shaft in Japan including Crazy, Quadra, Tour AD, Fujikura, Diamana and more. Please contact us for a custom quote.