Feel Golf Company, a private company owned & operated by PGA Professionals, announced today that during the first quarter 2008, the Company established several new international distributor relationships with key golf partners in several countries and increased quarterly, year-over-year international sales by over 38% .
“We are very pleased to have a number of highly respected golf partners that also represent other major brands, represent Feel’s premium line of clubs and grips in their respective countries”, said Lee Miller, CEO of Feel Golf. “They are seeing an increase and demand by local golfers for our products, especially our award winning wedges and reverse taper golf grips – that promote greater distance and accuracy over traditional tapered grips – as independently verified by PGA Tour Partners. During the second quarter of this year we will be providing our international distributors with additional support as we will be running 60 & 30 second commercials on our innovative and industry first, 73° wedge and our more ergonomically designed golf grips in the US and will have these commercials available in other languages for them to air in their own markets.”
Some of the new distributors’ countries that now represent Feel Golf products include Sweden, The Netherlands, Korea, Indonesia and South Africa. “We presently have distribution in over 30 countries worldwide, are seeing a significant increase in golf populations in many parts of the world and many of our existing international distributors have been increasing their orders over the past year and even more so in 2008”, stated David Otterbach, COO of Feel Golf. “We are extremely pleased with the recent growth of our international sales, already have significant orders pending for additional international sales for the second quarter, and look forward to building our brand internationally in these growing markets.”
Andy Heffner, VP of Sales stated: “It’s not enough to simply have a great golf product nowadays. There are many fine golf products for golfers to choose from
in today’s market, and the golf industry is probably one of the most competitive industries to be successful in. But, if you can develop a performance golf product that also has superior feel – as we have done over the many years with our ongoing R&D – golfers will understand the difference your products provide them where it counts – out on the golf course. We have had tremendous customer loyalty over the years and through mostly word-of-mouth, have made inroads in establishing ourselves as an innovative golf company that offers golfers premium performance equipment designed and developed by PGA Professionals. Our name and trademark: “Feel” actually came from PGA Tour players.”
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 their 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 category award from independent testing golf organizations. The Company’s innovative clubs and grips are sold on 5 continents in over 30 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 and other premier private golf courses. 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 other products for editorial review, please contact David Otterbach or Lee Miller at Feel Golf Company, Inc. at (831) 422.93000 or e-mail email@example.com
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