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Markham, Ontario, Canada, 2008/11/23 - Three well known industry leaders have announced that they have formed a strategic alliance that will enable them to take advantage of the current economic upheaval and dominate the expected growth in the recycled and refinished golf ball industry.
GCW, Inc. (Knetgolf) of Toronto, Sunshine Golf of Arizona and Sunset Golf of Ohio are pleased to announce that a strategic alliance has been completed for the worldwide recovery, production and marketing of recycled and refinished golf balls. Marketing products under the trade name GolfBallsOnly.com will begin immediately and a formal introduction will be made at the International PGA Merchandise Show booth #2481 in Orlando at the end of January 2009.
“It is our collective belief that as the economy worldwide is going through its current shakedown that consolidation of the various aspects of the recycled golf ball business that we are seeing in other industries is the correct route to go to better service our growing worldwide clientele.” says Gary Shienfield, CEO Knetgolf.com. “In addition this alliance gives us 3 warehouses in two different countries from which we can ship our growing customer base and we expect close to 20% growth in 2009 due to the economic conditions.”
“It makes total sense that we align our 3 companies together as this will make us the strongest supplier and marketing machine in the world, “says William Evanko, President Sunshine Golf of Arizona. “We have 3 companies that are market leaders in their field cooperating to take advantage of the growing demand for the value driven products we produce. We see this market growing stronger daily as golfers see the value of using recycled and refinished golf balls as a way to lower the cost of the game.”
“This alliance is very exciting for us,” says Dan Deighan of Sunset golf of Ohio. “The market is growing exponentially for recycled and the refinished golf balls that we produce and aligning with Knetgolf and Sunshine will ensure a strong steady supply of product for refinishing as well as strong marketing outlets through which to sell. We are proud to be aligned with these two industry leaders.”
Wholesale programs and new innovative products that include both recycled and refinished golf balls have been developed for Green Grass on course retail, off course retailers and internet sellers in the USA, Canada, EU, Australia and the Far East.
About GCW, Inc.
GCW, Inc. of Toronto DBA Knetgolf.com has since 1996 been an industry leader and is the largest online seller of brand name recycled golf balls in the world. Situated in Toronto Canada has enabled it to service over 200,000 golfers annually in both the United States and Canada with their golf ball needs.
About Sunshine Golf
Sunshine Golf of Arizona has been recovering and recycling golf balls for over 20 years and is currently one of the worlds largest recyclers of premium grade golf balls from most of the highest quality golf courses in the USA.
About Sunset Golf of Ohio
Sunset Golf of Ohio, formerly known as PGI is a US based golf ball manufacturer that has made golf balls for Ram, NGC and Nitro Golf. It began refinishing golf balls in 2000 and for the past 5 years Sunset has been an industry leading refinisher/refurbisher of golf balls.