Markmender™ Introduces New Product--Signs License Deal With CHAMP

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The revolutionary MarkMenderÂ? ball mark repair tool is now available in metal. Cranman Golf Products, LLC signs deal with CHAMP.

Following the success of the original polymer product, Cranman Golf Products, LLC (CGP) has developed and introduced a new metal version. The tool is a lightweight pocket sized mechanical device that quickly and correctly repairs ball marks with the same motion that is prescribed by most of golf’s turf care authorities. The product’s four prongs surround a ball mark and reach into the green. A golfer simply needs to squeeze and the ball mark is quickly and correctly repaired. It’s virtually impossible to misuse.

In addition to the new product roll out, CGP also announced this week that it signed a licensing agreement with CHAMP to manufacture and distribute the MarkMender™ ball-mark repair tool to golf retailers worldwide. CHAMP manufactures and distributes CHAMP Stinger™ and CHAMP ScorpionSpikes™ which are designed to minimize damage to the greens. Therefore, it should be no surprise that the company would want to enter into an agreement for yet another product that would also help preserve greens and enhance the playing experience. Initially, CHAMP will manufacture a new model of the tool made of a durable plastic polymer.

The product was met with great enthusiasm earlier this year at the industry’s two major U.S. golf shows. Golf, Inc. magazine named it a “Top Pick” of the 2005 PGA Show. In addition, the product has been featured in Golf Magazine and on several regional television shows.

Roy Cranman, the CEO of CGP said recently that “Even with all of the amazing changes in golf technology over the last 100 years, the science of ball mark repairs has remained virtually unchanged. Some argue this is because the old forked tool works well. And when used properly it does a fine job. However, the evidence shows that very few people do use it correctly. If it were not such a big problem the USGA would not have spent over 21 million dollars since 1983 looking for solutions to the problem. Perhaps the fact that so few people actually know how to use it correctly is the core of the problem? If most people had picked up their feet when walking on the greens there would have been no need for soft golf spikes. In the hands of most people, these old forked tools are virtual WMD to putting surfaces around the world. What’s even worse is that most golf facilities actually arm their players with these lethal weapons even as their own frustrated superintendents spend time and money on the problem with little or no success. Perhaps its time for a change?”

For more information please visit http://www.markmender.com or call Mr. Roy Cranman directly at 404-429-3570

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