The Hippo golf brand was born out of Howson Sports, a UK based sports equipment manufacturer in 1989. It has grown rapidly to become the largest European based brand in the golf industry.
HiPPO Golf is Europe's top leading golf equipment brand with a reputation for continuing to push the boundaries of golf innovation. Recognized for the highest quality products and unsurpassed low prices. HiPPO excells in the golf equipment industry.
Hippo's original objective was to create a unique wood head design that would provide superior performance at excellent value to the golfer. A team of UK based professionals were recruited to thoroughly test prototypes.
After a considerable trial manufacturing, a wood head was designed that showed significant improved results compared to all other prototypes and clubs from would-be competitors. The un-named, prototype was taken out for final testing by a group of golfers of varying ability.
All were impressed by the length and accuracy the wood was adding to their game. It was international soccer star Dean Saunders after hitting his third consecutive 300 yard drive - who summarized the oversize power the head represented. He proposing the name Hippo a suitably powerful parallel from the animal world. From that moment, the Hippo brand progressed quickly to become a major force in the industry being used by a legion of professionals and amateurs alike. Golfers including John Daly, Ian Woosnam and Alex Cejka have all used Hippo to win and the brand has won no less than four times at the European Golf Industry Awards.
Since development of the original wood Hippo, it has continued to push the boundaries of technology with product development teams based both in the UK and US. The brand is now extended across a full range of equipment from award-winning irons to golf bags and accessories, all offering unbeatable performance at exceptional value.
With globally recognized sub brands including Beast, Impact and Giant, Hippo has truly become The Power Behind The Player.