What are Golden Bear Golf Clubs?
You can't avoid reading a history of golf without the name Jack Nicklaus coming to the fore of the story. Unlike many of those who have been termed "great" players he has produced when it really matters - in the major championships. He won 20 of them. This includes Amateur Championships, of which he won two, but when you consider that the next highest winner of majors was Bobby Jones with 13 and Walter Hagen with 11 if you take out Amateur Championships you can see that Jack Nicklaus was quite a player. For a while, he simply dominated, and that while was nigh on 20 years.
At the age of 46 he won the US Masters, shooting a wondrous last round of 65 whilst all around him were losing their heads. His will to win was legendary and given a chance to win he never messed it up, rather, people had to take it from him (like Tom Watson at Turnberry in 1977).
Nicklaus is now more or less retired from professional golf. He doesn't really need to play anymore and really only does so for the fun of the competition. He has always said that when he feels that he can't compete anymore he'll stop playing, so he is probably playing in his last major tournaments on the PGA Tour and may also play less on the Seniors Tour now luminaries such as Faldo, Ballesteros, Lyle, Langer and Woosnam are about to join.
But that will not be the end of the Niclaus name being associated with greatness when it comes to golf. For he has left a legacy in the golf courses that he has designed, the residential communities which he has developed around those golf courses and the golf equipment that he has put his name to.
Golden Bear International is privately owned by the Nicklaus family, and you can buy products associated with the company in more than 40 countries around the world. Rather than produce clubs for the pro golfer though, the clubs that Golden Bear produces are aimed at the masses. The engineers were given a brief to produce equipment that allows people that have swing speeds of less than 100mph to get good results. As you would expect with someone who played with such quality, Nicklaus clubs are made with an uncompromising level of craftsmanship and quality.
The clubs are made in West Palm Beach in Florida at a facility that measures over 35,000 square feet. The manufacturing takes place at the same place as the executive offices are located, so that Nicklaus can really have control of the operation and make sure the clubs that carries his name deserve to do so.
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