Born in 1956 in Bunkyo City, Tokyo. At the age of 10, he holds the club for the first time and knows the fun of the sport of golf.
In 1976, after entering Otemon Gakuin University, he started full-scale golf activities with the entrance to the athletic golf club. After having awarded at numerous student championships throughout the four years, and participating to the All Japan Student Championships, the Asahi Cup, and the Ministry of Education and Science contest, he obtained the annual seeding right for student competition in the Kansai region in 1978 and also obtained the mainline seeding in the 1979 Kansai Amateur Championships and take part in the contest.
In April 1980, joined Osaka Honma Co., Ltd. At first, he was in charge of wholesale department such as golf shops, department stores, and mass retailers.
In 1984, after being appointed store manager of Osaka Eki-mae 3rd Building store (total floor area 230 tsubo = 759 square meter) which was the largest sales floor within Honma Golf directly managed stores at that time,he assumed the position as an area deputy director of the West Japan and Central Japan of Honma Golf directly managed stores.
In 1990, he became manager of sales department of Honma Golf Co., Ltd.
In 1995, Honma Golf Co., Ltd. was listed on the over-the-counter market.
In 1998, he became General Manager of Head Office General Sales Division and General Manager of Golf Course Business Division (Aso Takamori Golf Club, Honma Golf Wakayama Public)
In 2001, he became director of sales and marketing at Honma Golf Co., Ltd. He was in charge of all Homma Golf Domestic Sales Offices, Overseas subsidiaries and supervised sales all over the world.
In June 2005, he worked as an advisor for Honma Golf's civil revitalization.
Resigned from the company in June 2007. Joined Kentack Golf Co., Ltd., established in October of the same year by Honma Golf founder Hiroo Honma. Based on the previous Honma golf sales experience, he made an effort to contribute to the spread of Kentack brand mainly in foreign countries (America, India, Singapore, Vietnam, Myanmar, China, and Thailand)
In 2012, Acquired Teaching Professional of N.G.F(National Golf Foundation) JAPAN GOLF FOUNDATION
In 2016, he received various Kentack brand trademarks from Hiroo Homma, and continued to expand the Kentack brand business overseas.
Have you ever heard of the brand name Honma Golf?
The brand was an object of adoration for many golfers around the world in the good old days, and golf clubs manufactured by Honma Golf were revered as some of the finest made in Japan. We at Kentack have inherited the world's finest technology from Honma Golf and seek to preserve the traditions developed by the founders of this elite company. Honma Golf, the foundation for Kentack, is now part of a foreign company, leaving the hands of the two brothers who founded the company, Yukihiro Honma and Hiro Honma. As a result of this multi-national acquisition, Hiro Honma, one of the founding brothers, realized that the brand image he cherished had been lost. In order to preserve and re-establish the Honma Golf spirit, he started Kentack Golf in 2007 to continue his respects to superior Japanese tradition and technology in the gold industry. Hiro Honma is a golf club making genius who created the premium golf club brand name under his own name during the heyday of Honma Golf. Taking advantage of fifty years of golf club making experience, with the integration of function and beauty as its corporate philosophy, the Kentack brand has initiated a truly reborn Honma brand. Since the inception of Kentack, the traditions and techniques left behind by Hiro Honma are still inherent in the Kentack brand. The purpose of our golf clubs is to hit the ball more easily and more accurately whilst upholding the club’s delicate beauty and artistic form. This can only be possible by adhering to the craftsmanship carefully developed by Hiro Honma that is a hallmark of golf products made in Japan. However, Kentack does not only rely on these former traditions, we also accumulate further research on golf technology every day, to further expand and improve the design and function of our golf clubs. Ten years on, we pledge to continue to provide our customers with the most user-friendly, top-quality and high-end golf clubs without losing sight of the traditions and values the Honma name was founded on.
Honma family is a branch of Sado Honma family, and is a leading merchant and Japan's largest landowner mainly in Sakata City, Yamagata Prefecture until the dismantling by liberalizing of farmlands. Honma family boasted their prosperity as being said, "Want to be at least a Lord, though far from Honma family's prosperity." Many past generations have extraordinary talents in culture and art as well as in business, and their pedigree is strongly inherited within the current Honma brand.
【 本間裕朗(HIROO HONMA) 】Former President of Honma Golf Co., Ltd.
Born in 1955 as the second son of the Honma family.
1Established Honma Golf Co., Ltd. with his brother, Hiroaki, in 1963.From this time on, Honma Golf started to make a hit and became famous worldwide.
Resigned from the company in 2005.He was involved in the production and design of golf clubs.