HONMA Golf, the world’s most exclusive golfing brand, has appointed two Territory Sales Managers with more than 35 years of golf industry experience between them to represent the company and its premium products across Southern England, Scotland and Ireland.
David Stone, a former TaylorMade Golf area sales manager, has joined HONMA to cover accounts in Southern England and the Irish Republic from his home in Basingstoke; while former Bridgestone Golf area sales manager David Strachan, who lives in Bathgate, West Lothian, has become the brand’s representative in Scotland and Northern Ireland.
They will be supported by club-fitting specialist Luke Peterken, who joined recently from the popular Silvermere Golf & Leisure complex in Surrey, having worked previously at the TaylorMade Centre of Excellence at the Wentworth Club.
Alejandro Sanchez, General Manager of HONMA Golf Europe, commented: “With the appointments of David Stone, David Strachan and Luke Peterken, HONMA Golf Europe continues its natural expansion by creating a solid team for Europe’s biggest golf market.
“Both of the two Davids are very experienced sales managers and will work hard to provide our authorised stockists in this important region with the best possible service, together with a selection of exceptional premium products in terms of craftsmanship, performance and margins,” he added.
David Stone, who began his golf industry career as a sales assistant at the Tony Valentine Golf Centre in Corsham and became a coach at Knowle and Salford golf clubs in Bristol, joins after more than two years with TaylorMade in the UK. “I’m thrilled to be joining the sales team of a golf company with such a rich heritage and stellar products and looking forward to playing a part in growing the brand further,” he said.
David Strachan, once a Procurement Manager with Foremost Golf and Senior PGA Professional at East Sussex National Golf Club, said: “I’m honoured and extremely excited about joining the HONMA team. I see it as a great opportunity for myself and a privilege to help more golfers take their game to the next level with products from a unique brand in golf.”
All HONMA Golf clubs in the Tour World, Beres and Bezeal ranges are hand-crafted and customised to the highest standard at the company’s factory in Sakata, Japan, where at least 100 craftsmen are involved in the production of each set of luxury performance clubs.