Caddypro To Begin Selling NHL-Licensed Golf Products Throughout North America
Caddypro Golf Products has “just received the green light from the NHL to sell licensed league-marked golf products throughout North America,” according to Nick Lees of the EDMONTON JOURNAL. Wick Agencies & Caddypro Golf Products CEO John Veres said, “We can’t keep the teams’ golf bags in stock. ... We hope to double sales from about $2 million in the next year or so.” Lees wrote the company “has already heard from many of the NHL teams in the U.S. who are interested in carrying their own club-marked golf gear.” Golf bags are the company’s top seller, but they “are made in China, where manufacturers have a backlog of orders from around the globe.” The golf bags take “from three to four months" to get to North America. Veres said, “We originally sold a generic bag with a hockey team’s logo on the ball pocket. But we are now selling bags in team colours and logos. The NHL’s Toronto office was pleased with our operations and we now deal with the head office in New York.” Caddypro Golf National Sales Manager Gary McMullen said that the NHL “is now including Caddypro in promotions showing its success with its licensed program.” McMullen: “We are negotiating with national retailers and working hard on the Ontario market” (EDMONTON JOURNAL, 8/21).