Feel Golf Company, a private company owned & operated by PGA Professionals, announced today that it’s year over year quarterly revenue comparison for the 1st Quarter 2008 increased by over 43 percent(%). “We are very pleased to have achieved a significant gain for the past quarter – especially considering the challenging national, economic environment the country is in as well as the business shut-down of a prior, well known golf company this year”, said David Otterbach, Chief Operating Officer of Feel Golf. “We have had increasing sales for over the past year with more substantial gains in the more recent quarters. It’s a very positive trend we plan to build upon during 2008.”
Part of the Company’s growth strategy in 2008 is the implementation of a strategic marketing support campaign that includes 60 & 30 second TV commercials on The Golf Channel beginning this spring. “We have experienced very good sales growth over the past 4 quarters and this has been accomplished with very little marketing support to date” further states Mr. Otterbach. “We are very thankful for the tremendous “word of mouth” marketing our loyal customers provide, as well as the ongoing support of our major retailers – but we still need to do a better job in building consumer awareness about Feel Golf products, whether our award winning wedges or better performing and more ergonomically designed golf grips.” Feel’s multi-patented, advanced sports science golf grips are both USGA and R&A Conforming.
“We realize we are not that well known by the average golfer as we are well known by many Tour Players”, stated Andy Heffner, VP of Sales at Feel Golf. “With the implementation of our strategic marketing campaign, we will further educate golfers on the benefits of our products that are designed and developed by PGA Professionals, as well as build better brand awareness. In today’s competitive market environment, retailers expect customers to be pre-sold before entering their stores and this can only happen with a consistent marketing effort by the Company. We have a number of exciting products available for golfers, whether our new 73° high loft wedge – an industry first – that was awarded the most innovative product to improve a golfer’s game in 2007, our new 787PR Long Driver or our new Pro Release™ Performance golf grip, – the next generation of the Full Release™ grip line of reverse tapered golf grips. The Pro Release™ has a slightly slimmer profile than the Full Release™ and we believe is an attractive grip for low handicap golfers and professionals with typically, faster swing speeds, including women professionals on the LPGA – where the Company has had an historic presence with.”
About Feel Golf
Feel Golf Company is known for its PGA performance designed golf clubs including its superior line of award winning wedges. The Company is a full-line premium golf club manufacturer with club assembly in the USA whose products are designed, built and backed by PGA Professionals. For over the past 18 years, Feel Golf’s proprietary technology golf clubs have been played by Tour Professionals worldwide – including the PGA, LPGA, European, Asian, Champions and Nationwide Tours, as well as by All-American Collegiate Players.
Feel Golf is the innovator of the Reverse-Taper, Full Release™ & new, Pro Release™ Performance golf grips. These leading, technologically advanced grips with patents in grip design & utility can increase distance, improve accuracy, and provide golfers of all skill levels with a better touch and feel – the trademark of the Company.
The entire line of Full Release™ Performance grips are USGA and R&A conforming, and are the Official Golf Grip of the United States Schools of Golf. The grips have been called: "The greatest change to golf in the last 100 years" by a major golfing publication and > 4 out of 5 golfers validated improved performance: greater distance with more accuracy & better control with overall satisfaction over traditional tapered golf grips as independently measured by PGA Tour Partners.
Feel’s award winning wedges have been played by Tour players worldwide with multiple Tour wins, and are known on Tour for their accuracy and great feel. The wedges received PGA Tour Partners’ 2007 “Best of the Best” – the 8th time these wedges have received this annual award from independent testing golf organizations. The Company’s innovative clubs and grips are sold on 5 continents in 35 countries and are available online and/or in many major US golf and sporting goods retail stores.
Feel Golf is based in Monterey County, California, home of the famed Pebble Beach Golf Links. For more information about the Feel Golf Company and their great lineup of products, visit their website at www.feelgolf.net or call: 1-877-934-7387.
Media members interested in testing a Full Release™ Performance grip or any other product for editorial review, please contact David Otterbach or Lee Miller at Feel Golf Company, Inc. at (831) 422.9300 or e-mail email@example.com
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Feel Golf Company, Inc.