International, Europe’s leading golf component company, has renewed its
membership of the British Golf Industry Association, continuing a long-standing
relationship dating back to the founding of the BGIA over 25 years ago.
long history with the BGIA began when Chris Treacy, the founder of Diamond
Golf, served for several years on the first BGIA committee, following its
founding in the early 1990’s.
The baton has
since been passed to Chris’s son, Daren, who, as managing director of Diamond
Golf since 1999, is keen to continue to strengthen the company’s links with the
BGIA, the wider golf industry, and the golfing community in general.
The BGIA is
currently composed of almost 40 leading manufacturers and suppliers operating
in Europe’s biggest golf market and seeks to increase value and participation
across the sport and its supporting industry.
Daren said: “I believe the golf industry is
stronger as one voice, and the only way to cement that strength is to be a part
the BGIA. We encourage all companies in the industry to join the BGIA and help
grow the game of golf.
“The core values of the BGIA align with our
belief that the industry as a whole should be seeking ways to help grow the
game. The BGIA has come a long way since its inception over 25 years ago, and
Diamond Golf, which celebrates its 40th year in business in 2018,
wishes to play a part in the future growth of the industry and to help widen
“Also, the prospect of Britain leaving the
EU could have implications for all companies based in the UK - a wider
membership of the BGIA will strengthen the British golf industry and help to
place our companies at the forefront of future
growth prospects in Europe.”
Morley, Chairman of the BGIA, commented: “The
BGIA campaigns for sustained growth in value and participation across the sport
and supporting industry. Having Diamond Golf as part of the BGIA will
help us better reflect the views of the entire industry and unite together to
grow the game of golf.
“We’ve met on several
occasions with key members of the Diamond Golf team most notably their MD Daren
Treacy and he shares the BGIA’s desire to become more actively involved in
developing the game. We’re delighted to re-establish a historic partnership and
welcome Diamond Golf back into the BGIA.”
Founded in 1978,
Diamond Golf is Europe’s premier component supplier, and as the foremost
authority on club making and repairs, enjoys a reputation second to none for
service within the industry. The Arundel-based company distributes many of the leading shaft and grip brands, including True
Temper, Mitsubishi Rayon, Aldila, Grafalloy, Golf Pride, Apollo, UST, Lamkin, Winn, KBS, Nippon, G-Rip, Aerotech, Shimada,
Xcaliber and Graphite Design.
Diamond Golf launched the DGI Academy – a prospectus of courses aimed at golf
professionals and dedicated to the art of club making, club fitting and
repairs. Based at its UK headquarters, the Academy is comprised of a
purpose-built workshop and classroom facility, with a GC2 launch monitor and
HMT system by Foresight Sports. Any
PGA members attending a DGI Academy course from Diamond Golf will gain CPD
In 2016, Diamond
Golf bought the US-based component design company Tom Wishon Golf Technology,
further strengthening DGI’s position today as
Europe’s biggest components supplier, and broadening its reach to the global
more information please visit www.diamondgolf.co.uk