Not to long ago Puma acquired Golf Equipment Manufacturer Cobra Golf. A huge move for Puma Golf putting them in a position to make a splash in the golf equipment world. Today it was announced that as part of this acquisition effective July 1st 2010, PUMA Canada will be the exclusive managing entity of a newly formed division called COBRA-PUMA GOLF Canada. Can't wait to see what the future holds for this innovative company in both apparel and now golf equipment.
From the Press Release:
This new division will be the selling, marketing and operational arm for both PUMA Golf's inventive footwear, apparel and accessories designs and Cobra Golf's advanced equipment, with superior performance. COBRA-PUMA GOLF Canada will help bring the game to golfers of all abilities, attitudes and styles across the country.
"We are extremely excited about the unification of the COBRA and PUMA GOLF brands under one roof. With Canada being one of the strongest golf markets in the world, it was crucial we had the right team in place to execute our mission to be the most desirable sportlifestyle golf company in the industry. With such a skilled and experienced team in Canada, it was a natural fit to have both brands represented in this new division of PUMA Canada, under Ted Fletcher's strategic leadership, " said Bob Philion, President of COBRA-PUMA GOLF.
Together, COBRA-PUMA GOLF has a strong and globally diverse on-course portfolio of products and athletes. Both Cobra and PUMA Golf are represented by the recently signed Alexis Thompson, who made history on June 16th 2010 as the youngest female golfer to turn professional. Cobra Golf is represented by 2010 Honda Classic winner Camilo Villegas, 2010 World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Champion Ian Poulter, and long-hitter J.B. Holmes. In addition, Cobra Golf offers a strong line-up of high-performance clubs, including the S2 family of drivers, fairways and irons, along with the recently introduced Baffler Rail Hybrid. PUMA Golf is represented by hot PGA Tour rookie Rickie Fowler; Swedish sensation and two-time LPGA winner - including the 2009 LPGA Championship winner, Anna Nordqvist; the always fashionable Swedish golfer and three-time European tour winner, Johan Edfors; and in Asia, PUMA Golf is represented by Hideto Tanihara, Japanese Golf Tour superstar and winner of eight professional tournaments as well as young Japanese Ladies Professional Golf Association (JLPGA) ingénue, winner of the 2008 money list for the JLPGA and 11-time JLPGA tournament winner, Miho Koga.Full press release here.
For more information about COBRA-PUMA GOLF products and collections, visit golf.puma.com and cobragolf.com.