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The golf industry is known for good manners and collegial relations, but you’ll still hear pointed criticism when a person or product seems deserving of it. In the case of Club Champion, the 12-year-old equipment fitter and retailer, hunting around for a knock or a bad word seems to lead nowhere. The Willowbrook, Illinois, company founded by Nick Sherburne will elicit quibbles about being “a little pricey.” Otherwise it’s on the receiving end of widespread admiration.
“Club Champion is established globally, we’ve got a record of success and we’re growing aggressively, but we’ll always take a cautious and methodical approach,” company CEO and president Adam Levy said. “We’ve made acquisitions in the U.K., Australia and Canada as part of our growth plan, and those acquired companies could have as much to teach us as we have to teach them.”
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