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Top team custom designs golf clubs
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PNP Golf principal Paul Donaghue, ex-junior champion Bailey Scifleet and master club fitter Craig Smith.
Businessman and golf enthusiast
Paul Donaghue struggled on the
green with his putting.
To remedy this he founded PNP
Golf, which custom designs golf
clubs to help golfers improve their
"The idea for this business started
off with the putter. I was looking for
something that you could point rather
than square," he said.
"I thought of removing the
directional point from the face of the
This was the key because then
you blind side the striking face and
it s much easier to point."
PNP Golf manufactures and sells
its own range of uniquely designed
golf clubs and is based in the bustling
retail hub of Fyshwick.
"We ve got two facets to our
business," Mr Donaghue said.
"One where we sell our own clubs
-- that s our putters and wedges.
We design them here in
Australia, have the component parts
made in China and then assemble
them here in Fyshwick.
"The second is we stock and sell
what we call master club fitter s clubs
where we work to correct your swing
and use innovative technology to
uniquely design a club for you."
Mr Donaghue explained about 92
per cent of golfers played with ill-
fitting clubs, and there was a major
difference between playing with
clubs bought off the floor in a golf
shop and buying clubs that were
"Our club fitting studio has a
launch monitor which records the
golfers swing data -- the club head s
speed, slice and hook, the ball spin
and so on," he said.
This technology also takes into
consideration the golfer s physical
attributes, such as height, wrist-to-
ground measurement and hand size,
to get the right club head, shaft,
length, lie, loft and grip.
"This is all absolutely critical in
the science of correct club fitting,"
Mr Donaghue said.
"Depending on the selection, you
pay no more than what you would
normally pay for a set from a big
floor manufacturer to have a set
custom-fit to your special occasions
Mr Donaghue said the dedicated
PNP Golf team, including master
club fitter Craig Smith and industrial
designer Peter Mackay, was
constantly working on new products.
"We love golf and love what we
do, he said.
It doesn t matter what sport or
interest it is, the key to any business
is having great people. I am very
lucky to have an excellent team.
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