During the late 1990’s, the golf equipment market experienced a global renaissance. Heightened product cycles, innovative club technologies and continued excitement for the game, caused a renewed interest in newer golf equipment and resulted in even more expanded product options for golfers. Many enterprising pro-shops throughout the country, capitalizing on this trend, decided to take used golf equipment on trade-in as a way to off-set the cost of this new product; thereby helping golfers bridge the gap and trade-up into better equipment. While this trend helped new product sales, it left many pro-shops with thousands of dollars of used products without an effective method or marketplace to sell it.
Enter Ed Byman.
After spending a life-time in golf, both as PGA Tour Player and leading sales representative, Ed identified a tangible market need. His many pro-shop accounts, both large and small, had lots of used product-but no way to sell it. Ed, who had funded several technology start-ups in the past, put his knowledge of golf and technology together.
In 2001, Ed assembled a team of golf industry notables and Global Golf USA was born. By leveraging his many industry contacts, a group of technology savvy golf enthusiasts and the growing eBay marketplace, Global Golf USA shortly became the leading online seller of pre-owned golf equipment.
Later that year, the company introduced its program and the Global Golf Price Book to golf’s leading retailers in the US and Canada. Within a few years, the sale of pre-owned golf equipment became an established part of the golf retail landscape.
In 2006, the company moved beyond eBay by launching GlobalGolf.com. The site, which has experienced the fastest traffic growth in all of golf e-commerce, is unique in the industry by offering the discerning golf consumer a wide array of both new and used golf equipment from leading brands such as TaylorMade, Nike Golf, Callaway Golf ,Titleist, Cobra, Ping, Cleveland, Mizuno, FootJoy, Etonic, ECCO, adidas and many more. We are the only major golf e-commerce site where consumers can view new and pre-owned equipment side-by-side in a unified navigation window. Our site has a complete selection of quality golf product for golfers of all abilities, from the club champion to the eager beginner.
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Who We Are Now
With the launch of our new website, Global Golf has artfully combined our lifetime of golf experience with a best-in-class e-commerce capability. We are one of the few golf retailers that possess in-house design, development and Internet marketing talent. This capability has earned us the reputation as one of the golf industry’s e-commerce experts.
This reputation has been demonstrated in our many industry accomplishments including; development of an on-line return solutions for TaylorMade, Mizuno, Nike and others; deploying the online buying guiding for Golf.com and most recently powering the online trade-in quote system for Golf Galaxy.
At our core, though, we are a golfing company – run by golfers for golfers.
At the end of the day, our greatest reward is the smile on our customer’s faces. The smile when they take that new driver out of the box. The smile after they make that unbelievable drive. The smile when they sink that incredible putt. The smile they see in that special young person who just can’t wait to go golfing again.
You see, we are golfers too. And we love the game just like you.
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See you on the course.
Ed Byman, President & CEO
Ed has spent a lifetime involved in golf. After a successful collegiate career with the University of Connecticut, he began playing professional golf on several International tours, which included a victory at the 1974 Mexican Open. He later played on the PGA Tour from 1978-1980. Ed then began his second career as a sales agent for several of golf’s leading brands. In his over twenty year golf sales career, he was recognized several times as a national sales leader for leading brands, including Nike Golf, Orlimar, Cobra, and Etonic.
Zack Veasey, PGA, VP Merchandising
Zack is a golf pro’s pro. He managed one of America’s top pro-shops at Hillandale Golf Course, has been recognized as one of golf’s top merchandisers, and was elected President of the Carolinas Section of the PGA. Most recently, Zack served as an Executive Board Member of the PGA of America.
W. David Hunt, VP & CFO
Dave brings a prestigious public accounting background to Global Golf. Dave rose through the ranks of Arthur Andersen to become the Managing Partner of the Greensboro and Raleigh, NC offices. He later served as Partner with Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu prior to joining Global Golf in 2006. He has advised several public companies in public offerings, acquisitions and divestitures.
Chris Condon, Operations Manager
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Chris joined Global in its early years and has served in several operational positions. Prior to joining Global, Chris was with ClubCorp and served as a golf professional for courses in both North Carolina and Florida. Chris now oversees warehouse and fulfillment, club receiving and processing operations as well as the entire Global physical plant.
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Our promise to you is simple. We promise that you will have the best online golf shopping experience possible. If for any reason you are not satisfied with your product, service or experience, please give our Customer Service Manager a call at 919-719-9210 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will make it right.
Customer Service Center Hours
Monday - Friday: 9AM - 9PM EST
Saturday 10AM - 5PM EST
866-843-0262 / U.S.
001-919-719-7950 / International
919-719-7958 / U.S.
001-919-719-7958 / International
PO Box 90083
Raleigh, NC 27675
Corporate Headquarters Address
Global Value Commerce, Inc
7320 ACC Boulevard
Raleigh, NC 27617