(RALEIGH, N.C.) – Secondary-market expert Global Value Commerce (GVC) – owner and operator of the world’s largest e-commerce platform for pre-owned golf equipment and new golf gear – was recently named to the National Golf Foundation’s (NGF) inaugural list of the Top 100 Businesses in Golf.
GVC has brought structure and stability to how golf equipment is bought, sold and traded online at fair market value since its inception in 2001. The company has experienced 16 years of consecutive growth and a double-digit sales increase year-over-year (15%), totaling nearly $60 million in transactions annually. The organization owns and operates a diverse portfolio of online websites, including 3balls.com, GolfShoesOnly.com, TaylorMadeGolfPreOwned.com, FairwayStyles.com, GlobalGolf.ca and its flagship GlobalGolf.com, the largest e-commerce platform for previously played golf equipment and new golf gear in the world.
“To be recognized by the NGF among golf’s leading businesses is an honor and testament to our customer-centric approach,” says Ed Byman, CEO of GVC. “We provide several ways consumers get the equipment and apparel which suit their preferences and budget, and that in turn, helps further enrich golf’s vitality.”
The NGF GOLF 100 considers eight distinct weighted criteria, including financial success (evaluation of annual revenue, overall growth rate and trajectory), innovation, industry influence, prominence and leadership both within the sport and each sector, and nominees’ contributions to the growth of the game.
“The NGF GOLF 100 is intended to highlight the depth and vitality within the sport,” said Joe Beditz, President and CEO of NGF. “The diverse list of companies and organizations contains not only the well-known brands that golfers see on TV, but celebrates a host of other innovators and influencers throughout various business segments that contribute to golf’s almost $70 billion impact on the economy.”
The NGF GOLF 100 is not a ranking, instead grouping selected companies and organizations by sector. Created to give an overview of golf’s commercial breadth in the U.S., the list recognizes the broad array of businesses important to the game.
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