Independent Golf Companies Come Together With Assist From Las Vegas Pro

Las Vegas, Nevada (December 13, 2012)–Trevor Derrheim is a longtime teaching professional with ties to the Las Vegas Golf Region in addition to Arizona. But these days, his focus is mostly on some business ventures including 59 Belts, mainly a buckle company, and rdcircle, a grouping of 11 independent golf companies working together to market, sell, and help each other get to the next level. –By Brian Hurlburt

"We have put together a plan to assist each other and together we all band together and have each other's backs within the golf industry," says Derrheim, who launched the idea with James Patrick Harrington of JP Wedges. "We share marketing, customers, product sources, and other ideas with the end goal of growing each of our companies together. We currently have 11 qualified companies working together but others are interested in joining us. We welcome and encourage players and consumers to visit our website and support and buy from these independent companies who create quality and innovative products." 

The companies currently involved are 59 Belts (buckles, belts, etc.), JP Wedges (custom wedges), Players Towel (deep cleaning towels), Sligther Golf (custom putters), Pro Compression (compression apparel), JStewart Golf (custom golf bags), Muira Golf (forged clubs, equipment), Patrick Gibbons Handmade (exotic accessories), Alial Fital (dress polo, golf shirts), Back 9 USA (golf product design), and Kikkor Golf (golf footwear). Click to the official website for complete details and links to the company websites.

Official Description of the cause: rdcircle is a collection of quality, independent, entrepreneurial golf companies that have united to support the vision and individuality of each company involved. rdcircle is about sharing the passion of the independent brand owners and co-workers. We recognize those who have decided, against great odds and great personal risk, to rise every day to create and share their passion for the game through their work.

Besides working together for the common business good, the founders of the companies share deep dedication and passion. Tom Slighter, the founder of Slighter Golf, said the following: "I designed my first putter in 2001 and named it 'Seattle'. I have enjoyed designing, refinishing, and manufacturing putters ever since. We make precision putters for passionate golfers." And the folks at Kikkor Golf Shoes offer the following description and motto: "Simply put, we make awesomely different golf shoes so that you can be you, rather than somebody you’re not. Be yourself. Be awesome." The decision is yours …

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