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Brands

Whether you are new to golf or a player with many years experience, trying to choose from the bewildering array of products offered by the best golf brands is always a daunting prospect.

Manufacturers such as Galvin Green and FootJoy operate exclusively in the field of golf apparel, while major sports brands such as Adidas and fashion lines such as Calvin Klein both manufacture specialist golf gear and have worked hard to create separate brand identities for their products.

Other leading golf brands come from companies that manufacture a far wider range of products but have experienced significant success in the golfing world. For example, Danish shoe manufacturer Ecco are well known for their comfort and quality. They have become the footwear choice for an increasing number of top players, Combining quality materials with stability, comfort and style.

Celebrity endorsement is a major factor in attracting prospective buyers to a brand. For example, Nike as a whole was launched back in 1964, but the company didn't create its first dedicated golf line until 1984. The following year the company signed up Seve Ballesteros of Spain, but it wasn't until the company signed Tiger Woods and launched a series of innovative commercials that the Nike golf brand started to reach the stellar heights of today.

Other brands have come into existence as a result of pure personal passion. Ely Callaway was a hugely successful textile manufacturer turned wine merchant who used to love to play golf in his spare time. When the company that made his favourite clubs ran into financial difficulty, he bought them out and launched what would eventually become the Callaway Golf Company, one of the leading golf brands in the world and encompassing other leading names including Top Flight golf balls and Odyssey putters.

The very best golf clothing brands are those that create sportswear that has the ability to enhance the game of every player. With stiff competition ensuring high standards are maintained across the industry, finding a favourite golf band is now more a matter of personal preference than anything else. Choose the gear that keeps you cool and comfortable, no matter the weather, and gives you a stylish look for that added confidence when standing on the first tee.