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Wilson Staff takes custom fitting online

Wilson Staff has launched the Dyna-Fit Online fitting tool. The company claims that through a simple question-and-answer session it can accurately fit up to 12 clubs for a golfer, excluding driver and putter.

www.wilsonstaff.com

Hirzl grabs glove market with both hands

Swiss glove specialist Hirzl has launched its premium Trust Control glove for left-handed golfers (i.e. a right-handed glove). Made from kangaroo hide, which is supposed to provide unmatched durability, the premium Hirzl gloves come with an RRP of £24.99.

www.hirzl.com

 

Golf Foundation appoints new Chairman

Charles Harrison has been appointed the new chairman of the Golf Foundation. Harrison replaces fellow R&A member John Uzielli, who hadheld the post for six years. The Golf Foundation has reported record expenditure on golf development in 2008, with investment of £1.93 million.

 

Forgan launches IWD

Budget equipment brand Forgan of St Andrews has launched a line of IWD clubs, from driver to putter. The IWD driver, with a 460cc titanium clubhead comes with a retail price of £100 and all clubs are available to golfers direct at the Forgan website.

www.forgan.co.uk

 

Landmark web video

Golf marketing and PR firm Landmark Media is teaming up with TV production specialists Channel 2020 to offer a web video production service. “High quality video encourages visitors to stay longer on websites and interact with brands in a much deeper way,” says Landmark director Gary Firkins.

www.landmark-media.com

 

LET highlights online

The Ladies European Tour has launched an internet TV channel showing tournament highlights, but due to existing TV deals the content cannot be viewed in the UK, Ireland, South Korea or Spain.

www.ladieseuropeantour.com

 

30 years for MacNeil

Harris MacNeil, president and CEO of golf spikes company Champ, has celebrated his 30th anniversary with the company. McNeil’s grandfather started the brand in 1931.

Pringle on Tour

England’s Sam Little will wear Pringle clothing on the European Tour in 2009. Little is following in illustrious footsteps as Pringle claims to be the first company to have sponsored probably the most sponsored man in golf, Arnold Palmer.

www.pringlegolf.com

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