Golf News for Tuesday, February 5, 2013 | Business

OGIO International enjoys 48 percent golf sales revenue growth

SALT LAKE CITY -- OGIO International, the designer of uniquely styled collections of golf bags, apparel and accessories, reports its golf sales revenue grew 48 percent in 2012. As evidenced by the strong activity in the OGIO booth during the 2013 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Fla., future order backlog grew by 68 percent thus far in 2013.

The company's focus on providing designer label fashions in its golf bag and apparel collections, coupled with its intelligent and innovative designs, has been the catalyst for this rapid growth trend that began three years ago.

"OGIO saw another extremely strong year in 2012, "said Tony Palma, CEO, OGIO International. "The growth of our brand presence in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Australia is sparked by our new fashion-forward styles and innovative products. Consumers have been very receptive to our focus of bringing runway styles to the fairway in both our golf bag and apparel collections."

Sales growth in 2012 was driven by OGIO's newly launched apparel collections and its premier line up of golf bags. Its award-winning golf bag collections, which include unique innovations specially engineered by OGIO, is led by the Chamber golf bag with its Silencer Club Protection System. Another OGIO innovation is its SHOXX X4 Suspension System, which consists of two integrated, adjustable elastomeric straps that absorb the downward pull from the weight of the golf bag. This technology is included on multiple bags, including the Recoil, Grom XX, Ozone XX, and Hauler.

In addition, OGIO's limited edition fashion designs have also contributed to a rise in sales. The company's new apparel collection received immediate acceptance in the top 100 premium golf shops including Pebble Beach, Doral, Kapalua, Baltusrol and many other destination golf courses. Fashion-forward pro golfers Aaron Baddeley and Ben Kohles are wearing OGIO's fashions in PGA play this season.

OGIO also launched its newest innovation, the X4 Synergy Sport Cart, which provides the ability to fold and unfold the cart with a golf bag attached in less than three seconds. This allows for combined storage of the golf bag and cart, reducing the amount of space needed in the trunk of a car or garage by 30 percent.

For more details about the OGIO and its products, visit http://www.OGIO.com.

ABOUT OGIO
OGIO International, Inc. is a global leader in golf bag, apparel and accessories design, recognized for collections showcasing unique styles infused with intelligent design. An award-winning brand, the company received gold and silver medals by Golf Digest in its 2010 and 2011 "Hot List" issues for its cutting-edge golf bag line and was also selected as the official team travel gear for the 2011 U.S. President's Cup. In addition to its arsenal of high-performance golf bags and accessories, OGIO has relationships with a roster of athletes that includes Fred Couples and a list of more than 150 Pro Tour golfers that travel with OGIO bags. Founded in 1987, the private, Utah-based company distributes products worldwide under the OGIO brand name, and operates an original equipment manufacturer division to produce gear bags for other internationally known brands. For more information, visit www.ogio.com.

Contact:
Jennifer Regnier
Formula PR
310-578-7050
Regnier@formulapr.com



 
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