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Sun Mountain

Corporate Headquarters: Missoula, Montana

Website: https://www.sunmountain.com/

Additional Website: https://www.finnscooters.com/

Category: Apparel and Accessories

LEADERSHIP

Ed Kowachek, President

Wes Wittingham, National Sales Manager

Founded by Rick Reimers in 1981, Sun Mountain has been an innovator in the golf industry for over forty years. The company is credited with the creation of the lightweight golf bag, the golf stand bag, along with possessing a number of patents for dual shoulder straps.

The company also introduced the Speed Cart – an ergonomic way to transport clubs around golf courses – in 1999 and the four-wheeled Micro-Cart in 2004, as it was at the forefront of the golf push cart movement at the time.

In addition, Sun Mountain has also been a pioneer in outerwear meant to insulate players from the rain, wind, and cold. Their outerwear line is designed to provide peak protection while still remaining stretchable and breathable to maximize playability. They also developed the ClubGlider series of travel bags to keep clubs safe in transit.

For over 40 years, Sun Mountain has been a pioneer in the golf industry, revolutionizing golf bags, golf outerwear, golf travel bags, and golf carts. (Photo courtesy: Sun Mountain)

 

In addition to the Sun Mountain-branded golf bags, many golf companies have partnered with Sun Mountain to design and produce their golf bags under OEM arrangements. Notable names in the industry include Callaway, Cleveland, Cobra, Titleist, Under Armour, Bettinardi Golf, Scotty Cameron, and Ralph Lauren.

Sun Mountain is regularly the number one golf bag company in the United States. In addition to being a perennial category leader in golf bag sales, it has also led categories like outerwear, push carts, and travel bags.

Sun Mountain and owner Rick Reimers started a new company called Sun Mountain Motor Sports which went on to release the Finn Cycle in the spring of 2019. Designed to encourage pace of play, the Finn Cycle offers a fun new way to get around the course in less time than traditional methods.

Most recently, Reimers made the decision to sell the company to Solace Capital Partners. The deal allows Reimers to retain ownership of Sun Mountain Motorsports and ensures that the company’s headquarters will remain in Missoula, Montana and the leadership team will remain largely unchanged.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

Due to its numerous patents and advancements like the waterproof golf bag, Sun Mountain has developed a reputation as one of golf’s true innovators.

The company was the first to introduce a golf bag with built-in legs more than 30 years ago and has been a pioneer in lightweight stand bags. About a decade ago, Sun Mountain integrated handles into the top of the golf bag, yet another introduction that became an industry standard.

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