Overload Golf Ventures announced that the company has acquired Henry-Griffitts, a pioneer in club fitting and club fitting education.
“Henry-Griffitts has a long history of pioneering products and expertise for the golf industry,” said Brett Campbell, partner at Overload Golf Ventures. “The company, which pioneered clubfitting, has never shied away from incorporating cutting-edge technology into everything it does. We plan to bring Overload Golf Ventures resources to help leverage this expertise and drive the future innovation of club fitting.”
Overload Golf Ventures has appointed Austin Fazio, a golf industry veteran, the new CEO of Henry-Griffitts.
“With all of the great history and relationships Henry-Griffitts has developed in the last 35 years, the company is uniquely positioned to take advantage of new technologies and partnerships, to drive new products and remain a leading innovator in the industry,” said Austin.
Henry-Griffitts was founded by Randy Henry and Jim Griffitts in 1983 and has long been a family owned and operated company. Overload Golf is bringing that back while having Randy Henry lead the advisory board for product development and education.
Henry-Griffitts will be hosting multiple training schools throughout its locations worldwide and will also be hosting education seminars at the 2019 PGA Show.
Overload Golf Ventures (OGV) is a venture capital firm led by general partners who come from finance, technology and golf. Its first fund, Overload Golf Ventures Fund I, is a $25 million fund focused on deploying capital to innovative companies in golf to bring access and grow the industry. AboutGolf is one of a few companies OGV has already invested in. The fund will have an initial close in the fall of 2018.