Distributors are amongst the unsung heroes of the golf industry. Without them, many manufacturers would have issues getting their goods to consumers. This is actually something that isn’t thought about very often by those individuals outside of the industry. Ironically enough, I had this very discussion today at the Niagara Golf Show and Sale in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
Take for instance those golf consumers that live outside of the United States of America. Like us in Canada. Distributors of golf products (like Golf Trends Inc.) bring products into the country that otherwise would be very difficult to come by. Distributors supply some retail locations (off-course golf shops) and Pro Shops with products. A case of that is a company like Golf Trends Inc in Canada. This particular distributor carries products from Tour Edge Golf, Lamkin Grips, Golf Pride, and the variety of brands under the Dynamic Brands umbrella (Bag Boy, Datrek, Burton, IGotcha, and Devant Sports Towels).
Recently, Dynamic Brands recognized their Top Distributor for 2018. Kudos goes out to Dynamic Brands for giving such recognition. The honor goes to Jilles Van Oort of The Netherlands. van Oort oversees things in parts of the European continent for Golfer’s World.
For more details, please see the press release below as shared by Michelle Roop. Ms. Roop is the Marketing Manager for Dynamic Brands.
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Richmond, VA – Dynamic Brands, the parent company of Bag Boy, Burton, Datrek Golf, Devant Sport Towels, IGOTCHA and SEARCH ‘N RESCUE, has announced Jilles van Oort as the International Distributor of the Year for 2018. Jilles is based in the Netherlands and oversees Belgium and Luxembourg for Golfer’s World. Golfer’s World is a distributor of Dynamic Brands’ products including golf bags, carts, cart accessories, travel covers, umbrellas, ball retrievers and towels.
This is the second time Golfer’s World has been presented with the International Distributor of the Year award, also earning the title back in 2011. Jilles has been a successful distributor of Dynamic Brands lines for over two decades. In 2018, he grew overall business by 30% and generated significant growth in travel and accessories, increasing an impressive 89%.
“The introduction of Bag Boy’s revolutionary Nitron push cart, engineered with Nitro Piston Technology to open in seconds, proves yet again that they are one of the most innovative companies in the golf market,” said van Oort. “Innovation, superior product quality and excellent customer service from the corporate office in Richmond, Virginia make Golfer’s World a reliable partner to our retailers.”
Golfer’s World was founded in 1989 and imports a large amount of quality golf brands as well as clothing brands for the Netherlands, supplying exclusively to retailers. Golfer’s World has over 70 dealers throughout Europe, carrying many Dynamic Brands’ products.
About the Bag Boy Company
Founded in 1946, the Bag Boy Company has built a reputation for unmatched quality, unbelievable durability and unsurpassed innovation and design. Bag Boy designs, manufactures and distributes a full line of award-winning, feature-loaded golf bags, push carts, travel covers and accessories designed for a golfer’s on-course convenience and comfort. For more information, please visit www.bagboy.com. Follow us at www.facebook.com/bagboygolf, https://twitter.com/BagBoyCompany and https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/bag-boy-company/.
About Dynamic Brands
Established in 2004, Dynamic Brands is the parent company for a portfolio of premium brand name companies committed to the development of innovative, high-quality products and supported with outstanding customer service in the sporting goods industry. Golf and recreational products are offered through Bag Boy, Burton, Datrek Golf, Devant Sport Towels, IGOTCHA, Riksha, SEARCH ‘N RESCUE and FLAGPOLE-TO-GO brands, and include walking carts, golf bags, travel covers, custom sport towels, bag tags, golf ball retrievers, flags and accessories. Dynamic Brands’ products are marketed in 87 countries worldwide. For more information, please visitwww.dynamicbrands.com. Follow us at https://www.facebook.com/dynamicbrandsrva/ andhttps://www.linkedin.com/company/dynamic-brands/.
For 2018 I’m going to try to do a couple of new things that I really haven’t done. While I am considering doing a VLOG the one thing that I will be doing is an exciting yet not very prestigious awards announcement.
I am very proud the introduce the inaugural “Teezy Awards”. The Teezy Awards are my version of The Oscar’s dedicated to the golf industry. I’ll be doing a “PGA Show Edition” and a year-end version as well.
This honor will be awarded to companies that I feel delivered the best products. The awards will be awarded to but not limited to golf clubs, technology, apparel, accessories, most-improved booth, best booth etc. Stay tuned!!! #SeeUOnTheNextTee
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TPT Golf. One of the “new kids on the block” has been making waves in the golf industry. The premium golf shaft manufacturer from Switzerland had a very successful 2017 in the first year of their launch. A second place finish in the Ricoh British Women’s Open (Jodi Ewart Shadoff) and a red hot finish by Justin Rose where the Englishman captured three titles whilst playing the soon-to-be launched TPT Golf 15 Series LKP-LT-LW golf shaft in his TaylorMade Golf M1 driver (2017). Additionally, in December during the week of the QBE Shootout Major Champion Jason Dufner was testing the new shaft.
I had the pleasure of testing and reviewing the counterpart to the 15 Series LKP-LT-LW shaft (15 Series MKP-MT-SW Review) and it tested extremely well. If this new addition to the TPT Golf stable is anything like its predecessor than TPT Golf could see an even bigger year on Tour in 2018. Below is the press release from TPT Golf and Mary Beth Lacy.
TPT Golf Launches 15-LKP-LT-LW Shaft, A Proven Winner on Tour
RENENS, SWITZERLAND – TPT Golf is proud to announce the official launch of its 15-LKP-LT-LW, the shaft that was used to claim three professional victories this fall: the WGC-HSBC Champions in China, the Turkish Airlines Open (European Tour) and the Indonesian Masters (Asian Tour).
The 15-LKP-LT-LW joins TPT Golf’s 15 Series, shafts that are designed to meet the needs of high-speed golfers. Within the 15 Series, the 15-LKP-LT-LW offers the lightest weight (63 grams). It is also the lowest-torque shaft in the entire TPT Golf lineup.
Like TPT Golf’s 10 other shaft designs, the 15-LKP-LT-LW has a perfectly concentric, seamless design. This is the direct result of TPT Golf’s fully automated manufacturing process called “Thin-Ply Winding,” which gives TPT Golf the ability to independently tweak each shaft design parameter. This revolutionary, robot-driven process ensures unrivaled consistency and unlocks superior performance for golfers of all abilities. Unlike other shaft manufacturing processes, the patent-pending Thin-Ply Winding Method enables TPT Golf to create shafts that are exactly the same time after time.
“Every product we create at TPT Golf is on the cutting edge,” said TPT Golf Technical Director Jeff Meyer. “Our design and manufacturing processes give us a huge advantage over standard industry methodologies. The 15-LKP-LT-LW is a product that was developed to meet the needs of the best golfers in the world.”
With the 15-LKP-LT-LW, LT stands for “Low Torque” while LW stands for “Light Weight.” These specific characteristics are enabled through the unmatched precision of the Thin-Ply Technology, as well as the use of a higher-modulus carbon fiber material that offers the lower-torque performance certain high-speed golfers need to achieve their full potential.
“With the Thin-Ply Winding Method, we have an infinite design window to achieve any design parameter,” Meyer added. “We can achieve virtually any bend profile that we need to fit any golfer.”
The 15-LKP-LT-LW ($700) will officially debut at the 2018 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando. It will be available for purchase through TPT Golf’s worldwide network of authorized fitting locations later this month.
About TPT Golf
TPT Golf is the golf division of North Thin Ply Technology (NTPT), a Swiss-based technology and composites company with a track record of delivering innovative solutions for high-performance industries.
The company’s portfolio of advancements includes developing a process for producing America’s Cup yacht sails, as well as lightweight bodywork of F1 race cars, skis and snowboards. It has also created the materials technology found in satellites and luxury composite watches (Richard Mille). The record-breaking, solar-powered aircraft “Solar Impulse” also relied on NTPT-produced materials for its epic journey.
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