www.golphin.com), an award-winning Scottish-based company which designs and manufactures specialized golf equipment for children, is launching distribution of its lines throughout North America. Golphin clubs, designed to make learning golf easier and more fun for juniors, already are a hit in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Europe.
Recognized for its outstanding concept and designs, Golphin won two prestigious awards in 2015: the inaugural Scottish Sports Business Innovation Awards, presented in March in Glasgow, Scotland; and the 2015 HSBC Golf Innovation Award, presented at the HSBC Golf Business Forum in November in Shanghai, China. Also, Golphin was selected by the R&A for inclusion in its Swingzone area at the 2015 Open Championship, played at the Old Course in St Andrews, Scotland.
Duncan Weir, director of golf development for the R&A, said, “The high-quality and versatile golphinforkids (GFK) kit is very impressive. It is certainly well geared for getting youngsters into golf and helping to address the undoubted participation issues the sport is currently facing here in Great Britain and Ireland. Getting youngsters interested n playing sport is admirable and, within golf, many people are doing their very best. One such example is golphinforkids (Golphin) CEO, Calum McPherson, whose product range is making a significant impact.”
The GFK line of Golphin clubs will be available for presale purchase at the 2016 PGA Merchandise Show for delivery in February to coaches and instructors, as well as to golf and retail shops, with wider distribution to follow. Golphin also will be available for purchase by consumers via the website, www.golphin.com.