New Products At The 2008 PGA Merchandise Show.
by Scott A. Sumner
Steve Porter, is the inventor of theSwingdicator, We took Swing and Indicator and combined it come up with the name. It is a simple swing monitor that you hold between your fingers to
monitor where you are at from your grip to your full swing. It comes packaged with a DVD by Scott Verplank. We are going to market it for $29.95 and soon do some direct marketing on the Golf Channel. The goal is to keep your swing at the proper plane. I invented this for myself for my own game and some of my friends said you should market it to the public. I lost my right leg below knee about a year ago to diabetes and decided I wanted to give back to diabetes. So we partnered up with the Diabetic Research Institute out of Miami and will give some of our proceeds to them.I couldn't golf for two or three months after the leg injury but now play. The Swingdicator helps my game. Everyone says this is so simple and most products provide too much information. Ours is easy to use.
Jim Hind, Vice President of Koko which supplies fabrics to many golf and other clients
We take burnt cocoanut shells and that activates the carbon. Coconuts are a renewable resource which opens the pore structure. Moisture will travel to the pore structures and evaporate quickly. It is the effect of wetting your hand and. It absorbs odors and give a up to 40 factor on UV protection. It is permanently in the garment.We sell the fabric to suppliers like Cutter & Buck and Ping.I worked for Gortex and other products. Our product started as an
odour resistant thing and then we were named one of Time magazines best invention in 2005. In the winter if you are dry you are warm so it is good for ski ware.We found it increases the insulation of the fiber as well in cold weather.We assembled our team to market the product.
Torbjorn Stehager is the founding inventor of Roxor Sweden a manufacturer of special glasses.
I started playing golf in 1994 and lost the balls easily from my vision. We started to look at polarized glasses by Polaroid. After that I started to find a better combination to see the ball to reduce the green combination by 80 % so you can see the ball easier.To take green away you use magenta. This glasses you have on all the time even if it is windy. I am trying to finding a distributor in the US and Canada. I got a patent in 1998. It is doing well in Scandinavia.
We started 25 years ago in Japan and 2 12 years ago in the US. The name Fourteen came from we wanted to provide the best fourteen clubs in the world to the golfer.We have a driver, fairway woods, hybrid, irons, wedge and putter. They are in both forged and cast models. Our wedges are forged and are the leader in Asia. We make the heads in China and assemble
everything in Japan for quality control. We are growing and expanding the market from our offices in California. Since we started no one knew us and now we are the number hybrid iron in the PGA. We dont pay players to use our club. If we make the best club people must use it. They want to use it because they make money from the club. They can make a better score. We have forgiving clubs for the average player as well. We sell wedges from $169, Drivers from$699 and Irons from $1099 to $1199. We have a confidence in the quality of our products. We spend money for designing and quality control. Fourteen dominates the Asia Tours as the number one wedge provider. This is our first time in Orlando and it is a good time to be here. We are known on the PGA and LPGA but want the averge golfer to be more aware of Fourteen.