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Forgan of St. Andrews Announces Signing International Legend Ian Woosnam

Forgan of St Andrews announced today the signing of international golfing legend Ian Woosnam, OBE, to represent them on tour. Ian has signed an initial contract of 3 years from the 1st July and got off to a winning start first time out at the recent Russian Seniors in Moscow.

Forgan of St. Andrews Announces Signing International Legend Ian Woosnam
Birmingham, United Kingdom, July 23, 2008 --( “When I began our search for a player I wanted to get somebody iconic who had the respect of the golfing public around the world. As soon as I heard Ian was available I knew he was exactly what we were looking for ... Ian will work closely with us on product development to help keep us at the cutting edge of golf club technology and has been instrumental in making sure the online custom fitting system gives golfers of all standards clubs built to their exact specifications.” Simon Millington, CEO, Forgan.

“I’m delighted to be associated with such a respected and innovative brand as Forgan” ... “I’m a strong supporter of using custom fitted clubs to improve your game, the online custom fit service from Forgan is remarkable ... it’s definitely a step in the right direction for the industry and will allow more golfers to realise their true potential.” Ian Woosnam.

His highly distinguished professional career has seen Woosnam win more tournaments worldwide than any other contemporary British player – 46 to date –and he was the first golfer in the world to win more than £1-million in prize money in a single year and was world number one for 50 weeks.

In 1991 he claimed his most famous victory in winning the Masters at Augusta beating Jose Maria Olazábal by a single shot. He was the first player to win the World Match Play Championship in 3 different decades and has proudly represented Wales in 14 World Cups, winning in 1987.

Having played in 8 Ryder Cups, the pinnacle came when winning as captain in 2006 with Team Europe claiming victory in the competition by a record equaling score of 18½ to 9½ points. This was also the first time Europe had achieved three successive victories.

About Forgan of St. Andrews

Forgan of St. Andrews, the world’s oldest golf brand established in 1860, very quickly earned itself a reputation for quality and innovation. The next few years saw the company go from strength to strength and it was granted a Royal Seal of Approval when Robert Forgan was appointed official club maker to the Prince of Wales. Forgan clubs from that era are still some of the most collectable clubs in golf.

Now owned by Sports PLC, one of Europe’s leading online retailers, Forgan has continued its pioneering approach in the golf industry to become the first manufacturer to offer an online customised golf clubs service from its websites - in the UK and in the USA.

All golf clubs from Forgan are manufactured to the highest quality and specifications, featuring state-of-the-art technology and materials applied throughout the new 2008 line-up. Forgan provides a complete custom fitting service allowing players of all sizes and gender to customise their clubs in a simple to use system to their own exacting standards.


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Rob Willis
Marketing Manager

T. 00 +44 (0) 1527 598 388 / F. 00 +44 (0) 1527 598 388
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Sports PLC | Units 3 & 4 Lower Park Farm | Storrage Lane
Alvechurch | Worcestershire | UK | B48 7ER
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Forgan of St. Andrews
Rob Willis - Marketing Manager
00 44 1527 598 388

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