Leading golf brands Ram and Stuburt have strengthened their senior management team with the appointment of Duncan Patmore as Global Sales and Marketing Director. And his first job is to launch the new Stuburt Helium Pro golf shoe at the Orlando PGA show in next month as UK Golf Services seeks distributors to take the brand worldwide.
Patmore, 39, joins from Hi-Tec where he was global director for golf. He will work closely with managing director Graeme Stevens and operations director Cliff Dews on sales, marketing and development strategies for both brands.
Said Duncan, “I am delighted to be joining Stuburt and Ram. They have considerable momentum and huge potential. There are exciting times ahead. Ram is already established as the leading value brand in golf and there are ambitious plans in place for Stuburt, so I am looking forward to working with the senior team on moving both brands forward.”
The father-of-two from Felsted, Essex, will primarily focus on Stuburt, and will immediately begin planning a sales and development programme for Stuburt’s Spring/Summer 2008 range. This is expected to include the signing of several other world golf stars to represent the brand alongside Ryder Cup hero David Howell, who has just signed a three-year extension to his sponsorship deal with Stuburt.
“Graeme Stevens has clear plans to invest in Ram and Stuburt,” added Duncan. “The 2007 product ranges for both brands are excellent and we will work well together. I am very excited by this opportunity.”
During his ten years at Hi-Tec, Patmore was instrumental in orchestrating a ten-fold increase in golf business and establishing it as a credible brand in the golf market. Prior to Hi-Tec, he enjoyed considerable success with Rucanor, the leading tennis, skiing and sports leisurewear brand.