The nominees: SkyGolf, Bushnell Golf, PING, Cobra-PUMA Golf, Galvin Green, Fujikura, TrackMan, Mizuno Golf, Callaway Golf, Titleist, E-Z-Go, KBS
The Winner: Callaway Golf/Galvin Green (TIE)
My take: Two outstanding brands, two great years, two worthy winners. That was the hallmark of Callaway Golf and Galvin Green who share this year’s Golf Company of the Year award.
For Galvin Green it was a year notable for not only worldwide sales dominance in the outerwear category but further marketing and retail inroads across North America where it is seeking new growth and heightened brand awareness. The track record of success the Swedish brand’s Gore-Tex, Windstopper, Insula,Ventil8 and SkinTight layering system has enjoyed the past two to three years continues to provide an industry-leading position in an outerwear category ripe with top brands. Validating Galvin Green’s European styling, fit functionality and performance standard was the European PGA Tour earlier this summer. It named the company the official team supplier of outerwear to the 2016 and 2018 European Ryder Cup teams.