GlobalGolf is much more than just the stereotypical, big-box store offering golf equipment. We’re the online-only version of the trained and trusted PGA Professional who knows every quirk in your game, how to remedy that nasty slice and match your specifications, interests and price point in a timely fashion. We’re the reliable neighborhood golf shop where you feel comfortable interacting with the staff about purchasing a new set of irons, a preowned wedge, a dozen balls or the sporty golf shirt.
That traditional experience has been enhanced in a virtual world and a state-of-the-art manner on one of the fastest growing e-commerce sites in golf. Launched in 2006, GlobalGolf continues to grow quickly as a golf equipment retailer that combines an unprecedented personal touch with unique expertise from numerous in-house PGA Professionals and a renowned e-commerce capability to satisfy golfers of all skill levels.
GlobalGolf is one of the few golf retailers that possess in-house design, development and Internet marketing talent in our Raleigh, N.C., headquarters providing our customers a richer experience fully customized towards the game of golf. This capability has earned GlobalGolf the reputation as one of golf’s leading e-commerce experts and the top sales center of preowned golf clubs worldwide. Our excellence has been touted by both the top manufacturers in the game, such as TaylorMade, Titleist, Callaway and others, and by customers who have a wealth of products to choose from in either the preowned or new equipment categories.
At GlobalGolf, our purpose is to help our customers enjoy the game of golf. Through industry-leading product selection, our next-day order processing commitment and rapid shipping times achieved through multiple shipping locations across the country, GlobalGolf has achieved honors like becoming a Google Trusted Store and has thousands of 5-star reviews.
Arrived in good condition on expected date.....awesome prices for great pre-owned golf equipment....will recommend them to others and will purchase again I am sure!
Written on March 4, 2014
GlobalGolf is one of the finest internet golf sites available. I have purchased used golf clubs several times, and could not be more pleased with each purchase. The clubs have exceeded my expectations each time. Highly recommended.
Written on March 2, 2014
Love shopping at GG. Always able to get an excellent deal, 30 day playability guarantee is unbeatable! Free shipping is delivered by 3rd business days. At other retailers that costs you upwards of $8. This is how online shopping was meant to be.
Written on March 2, 2014
At our core, we are a golf company that caters to golfers interested in enhancing their enjoyment of the game. We cherish the moments when customers use GlobalGolf’s insight and selection to discover their product wishes, then hit that new driver a little farther, use that new putter to sink the clutch putt or arrive at the first tee looking just a little sharper wearing that latest golf fashion. We like to consider the resulting smiles a reflection of your satisfaction of the products and services that can be found at GlobalGolf.
During the late 1990s, the golf equipment market experienced unprecedented growth worldwide. More aggressive product cycles, new club technology innovation and increased interest in participation created an expanded market for new golf equipment and options for golfers of all skill levels. Many golf shops and off-course retailers throughout the country saw the opportunity to take used golf equipment on trade as a way to offset the cost of new products, thereby helping golfers bridge the gap and trade up to better equipment. While this trend helped new product sales, it left many golf retailers with thousands of dollars of used products without an effective means of selling them. In addition, the industry’s major product manufacturers annually created large volumes of preowned golf clubs by placing trial products in the market through their sales representatives and various types of product demonstration programs.
In 2001, GlobalGolf founder Ed Byman assembled a highly respected golf industry team with an innovative concept to develop a market for these preowned golf clubs. Over the years, by leveraging its many industry contacts around the country, the team became a trusted liquidation solution for the trade-in products.
In reaching out to technology savvy golf enthusiasts and the growing eBay marketplace, GlobalGolf rapidly grew to be the leading online seller of preowned golf equipment. In 2006, we moved beyond eBay by launching our own proprietary website, GlobalGolf.com. Within a few years, we had created a market for the acquisition and sale of preowned golf equipment.
From our roots in preowned products, GlobalGolf now holds a unique position in the industry by offering the discerning golf consumer a wide array of golf equipment. Representing all the major brands in golf, GlobalGolf.com is the only major golf e-commerce site where consumers can view new and preowned equipment side by side in a unified navigation window. Our site has a complete selection of quality golf products for golfers of all abilities, from the low handicapper to the eager beginner.
Raleigh, N.C. (Headquarters); Salt Lake City, Utah; Missisauga, Ontario Canada; Greensboro, N.C. (Retail Location)
- Employees: 130-plus
- Combined size of all facilities: Approximately 90,000 square feet
- Over 50,000 preowned clubs in stock at any time
Ed Byman, CEO
Ed has been in the golf industry since 1974. After a successful collegiate career at the University of Connecticut, he played professional golf on several international tours and carded a victory at the 1974 Mexican Open. He later played on the PGA TOUR from 1978 – 1980. Following the completion of his playing days, Ed began his second career as the owner of an independent sales agency for many of golf’s leading brands. While in golf product sales for over 20 years, he was recognized multiple times as a national sales leader for brands like Nike Golf, Cobra, Etonic and Orlimar. During this period, Ed also started and successfully exited two business ventures outside of the golf industry. In 2001, he founded Global Value Commerce and has led the Company through many years of significant growth to be one of the leading players in the golf industry as noted in 2017 when the Company was named to the National Golf Foundation inaugural list of Top 100 Businesses in Golf.
David Hunt, President – Chief Operating Officer
Dave came to Global Value Commerce after a thirty-year career in the public accounting profession with Arthur Andersen and Deloitte & Touche. He served in leadership positions with Arthur Andersen for over sixteen years, including roles as the managing partner of two offices. During his public accounting career, he provided service to a broad range of clients, with a heavy emphasis on the manufacturing and consumer products industry segments. Dave led numerous operational consulting engagements, focused on productivity, procurement and information systems improvements. Dave joined the Company in 2006 as the Chief Financial Officer, in 2012 was named the Company’s Chief Operating Officer and in 2018 took on the added responsibilities as the President of the Company. In addition, Dave actively served for over twenty-five years as a volunteer and Board member for numerous community and educational organizations.
Leigh Bader, Executive Vice President
Leigh has been in the golf industry since 1976. He started working at a local golf course south of Boston after graduation for the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He quickly rose to a leadership position that eventually led to the acquisition, along with his long-time partner, Joe Ricci, to the establishment of Joe and Leigh’s Discount Golf Shop, an extremely successful on-course golf retailer. Leigh has been an active member of the Professional Golfers Association of America ("PGA of America") for parts of five decades and during that time has served on numerous national committees, helping to address the issues that face the PGA professional.
Zack Veasey – Senior Vice President – Strategy and Business Development
Zack has been in the golf business since 1982, and as a member of the PGA of America since 1986. He began his professional career at the Hillandale Golf Course in Durham, North Carolina having served as the Director of Golf and owner of the operations from 1988 to 2011, where he was recognized as one of the golf industry’s leading retailers. Zack served the PGA of America through his election as both Carolinas PGA Section President and PGA of American Executive Board Member and as a speaker at numerous PGA education conferences. In addition, during his career he has consulted for several of the major golf manufacturers. Zack was one of the initial investors in Global Value Commerce and joined the Company as its Chief Merchandising Officer in 2006. In 2018, he took on his current role to lead the Company’s efforts to broaden its strategy and business development activities.
Mark Larson – Senior Vice President – Chief Financial Officer
Prior to joining the Company in 2010, Mark spent twenty-one years in the financial attest and operational consulting practices at Arthur Andersen and Grant Thornton, two of the world’s leading professional services firms, during that time period. During his career in public accounting, Mark focused on serving the unique needs of technology and consumer products companies and participated in numerous financing and Merger & Acquisitions transactions. Mark was one of the founding partners of the Raleigh, North Carolina office of Grant Thornton and served as the Partner in Charge of that office from 2002 to 2009.
Alan Lloyd – Vice President – Merchandising
Alan joined Global Value Commerce in 2017 after an accomplished career in the specialty sports retail business with Omega Sports, where he served in various roles, culminating in his service as the Company’s General Manager for more than ten years. Prior to his time in the retail sector, he served in the hospitality industry with IHG and Marriott Hotels & Resorts. Alan joined the Company as the Director of Global Operations and currently serves as the Chief Merchandising Officer where he leads the Company’s efforts in sales, merchandising and customer experience.
Mike Slock – Vice President – Technology and Innovation
Mike joined Global Value Commerce in 2006 and has served in a series of roles in the Company’s systems development area. Mike has taken on increasing levels of responsibility throughout his career as the Company’s chief systems architect, manager of systems development and now as the Company’s lead technology and innovation officer. Including Mike’s time with the Company, he now has more than twenty-two years of technology design and development experience with companies including BuildNet and Art.com. He has spent much of his career helping entrepreneurial companies leverage technology and create technology solutions while navigating online e-commerce growth and innovation challenges.
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Global Value Commerce Ltd
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Mississauga, ON L5T 1L8
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Global Value Commerce Ltd
6400 Shawson Drive Unit 1
Mississauga, ON L5T 1L8