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Huxley acquires Rotanet

7.45am 15th December 2005 - Corporate

Huxley Golf, whose premier all-weather greens and tees are used by many of the world’s top golfers and golf courses, has acquired the Rotanet business from Bob Boulton and Mick Boulton, the founders and previous owners of the company. Included in the purchase is the Rotanet name, the design and manufacturing rights and the patents in twelve countries including Europe and USA.
Designed and developed by Bob Boulton and introduced worldwide in 2001, the unique Rotanet golf practice net is used by golfers of all ages and standards including professionals such as US Open Champion Alison Nicholas, who has one in her garden.
Simple to install, the Rotanet has a specially designed spring loaded and patented rotation system which allows full retraction after use. The Rotanet is easy to move as the complete assembly only weighs 27lbs (12kg). Even when the Rotanet is fully retracted, it takes less than two minutes to prepare for use and there is an optional portable indoor/outdoor frame.
This makes Rotanet the ideal practice net for teaching and training in almost any indoor or outdoor location, as well as being perfectly suited for use by keen amateurs in compact spaces at home.
Announcing the acquisition, Paul Huxley of Huxley Golf said that the Rotanet business is a perfect complement to Huxley’s extensive range of premier installed all-weather surfaces for golf and the portable Huxley Modular Greens.
“We always aim to provide customers with the highest possible specification and quality,” he said. “We have admired the Rotanet’s exceptional design features and high quality of manufacture for some time now, and we are delighted to add this fine product to the Huxley stable. Bob and Mick Boulton have done a great job in establishing Rotanet in the golf marketplace in countries all over the world. Huxleys now want to continue this progress and develop Rotanet as a major brand.”
Echoing Paul Huxley’s comments, Bob Boulton added that Huxley Golf is extremely well placed to take the business forward. “Huxley Golf has a first class reputation in the UK and overseas. The Huxley customer base covers all ages and all standards including several major championship winners. We see the Rotanet as being a great fit with the superb range of existing Huxley greens and tees. We will be working with Huxleys to ensure a smooth transition of the business.”
The Rotanet Superior golf practice net retails for £399 inclusive of VAT and delivery within UK mainland. Huxley Golf also welcomes orders from overseas and is pleased to arrange delivery to any country at extra cost. Trade and retailer enquiries are also welcome.
Huxley Golf

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