IN BRIEF

Cobra completes epic demo tour
Cobra has finished a 2008 demo tour that featured no less than 457 events in the UK and Ireland.

Overjoyed at Footjoy
Footjoy claims that according to a Golf Datatech UK retail audit, the brand took 54% of shoe sales between July 2007 and June 2008, a percentage that was five times greater than the nearest rival.
European award for Annika
Annika Sorenstam, who played her last ever Tour event in Europe in August, has been awarded the PGAs of Europe’s most prestigious annual award, the Christer Lindberg Bowl, for her unrivalled global contribution to the sport.
Ryder Cup for Fairway & Greene
Fairway and Greene has become an official licensee of the Ryder Cup in 2008 and 2010. The resort specialist apparel brand will develop an exclusive range of clothing featuring the Ryder Cup logo, which will be on sale from January 1, 2009.
GEL on Tour
GEL Golf has appointed Duncan Bagshaw as its European Tour representative, to ensure GEL putters are available to Tour pros on tournament practice greens.
Yes! Moves into India
Yes! Golf Asia-Pacific has appointed Par Imports & Exports of Calcutta as its sole distributor of Yes! Putters and accessories in India.
Strong sales from UK Golf Services
UK Golf Services, the parent company of Ram and Stuburt golf brands in the UK & Europe, has announced that sales for the first half of 2008 are up by 8%.   
Powakaddy goes Dutch
PowaKaddy has formed a partnership with Dutch golf distributor Golfers World B.V. The Dutch company currently has over 250 accounts, including 99% of all on-course pro shops throughout Belgium and Netherlands.
Turner joins Golfsmith
Laurie Turner has joined Golfsmith as their agent for North East England.

0