Golf News for Tuesday, October 22, 2013 | Products

ECCO earns second 'Award of Excellence' from Golf Headquarters

LONDONDERRY, N.H. -- Danish brand ECCO - a leading global manufacturer of innovative footwear - announces that Golf Headquarters - America's largest off-course golf buying group - has presented it with 2012/2013 "Award of Excellence" during the association's annual Order Writing Conference at the Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine, Texas.

Recognizing ECCO as a top vendor in the "Apparel, Shoes, Gloves" category, this honor was presented by the Executive Committee of Golf Headquarters, which is also known as the National Golf Buyers Association, Inc. (NGBA). It follows ECCO receiving the same award in 2012 and being named "Top New Supplier" in 2007.

"Golf Headquarters encompasses some of the most premier off-course retailers across the US," says David Helter, Specialty Sales Director, ECCO USA. "This award is a testament not only to our brand and products, but also to our people who foster such a strong partnership throughout the golf industry."

For more than 25 years, the independently owned and operated associate golf retail stores known as Golf Headquarters have been committed to offering competitive prices and quality products. Their goal - ensure customers are No. 1 by always working with a "Your Game Is Our Business" mindset.

The Spring/Summer 2013 ECCO Golf collection features a broad range of inspired styles for men and women. These are highlighted by Tour Hybrid, the game's first crossover model for men that features a refined, traditional leather upper design. Ideal for the discerning player seeking shoes that seamlessly transition from the boardroom to the country club, Tour Hybrid is built atop the award-winning Street outsole featuring the ECCO Dynamic Traction System (E-DTS).

ECCO golf shoes are worn in competition by Tour stars worldwide, including Fred Couples, Graeme McDowell, Thomas Bjørn, Thongchai Jaidee, Marcel Siem, Stuart Appleby, Andreas Hartø, Wu Ashun, JB Hansen, Belén Mozo, Gerina Piller, Caroline Masson and Line Vedel Hansen.

About ECCO
ECCO, a world leading brand of shoes combining style and comfort, has built its success on quality and innovative technology. The design philosophy is rooted in the founder's approach to being a shoemaker - the shoe must follow the foot. The shoes of ECCO are anchored in functionality, quality and craftsmanship on the platform of Scandinavian design. Founded in 1963, ECCO is one of the few major shoe manufacturers in the world to own and manage every step of the shoemaking process. Today, ECCO products are sold in 91 countries at 1,100 ECCO stores and 14,000 other sales locations. The company is family-owned and the workplace to 19,500 employees from over 50 countries. In 2012, revenue increased by 14% to DKK 8 billion with profits before tax of DKK 1.1 billion.

ECCO USA is based in Londonderry, New Hampshire. For more information: www.eccousa.com, 800.886.3226.

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