Hall of Fame Clubmaker
Master Craftsman Ground Clubs for 14 Major Champions
Chattanooga, Tenn. (Jan. 5, 2010) - Don White, recognized around the globe as one of the greatest golf clubmakers in the history of the game, will once again be hand-grinding golf clubs when he joins the team at Scratch Golf in January of 2010. The Professional Clubmakers Society Hall of Fame member has personally ground 14 sets of irons used to win major championships during his nearly 40 years as chief club designer at MacGregor Golf. He will now put his skills to work on behalf of Scratch's talented stable of professionals as well as customers of all skill levels.
"We are honored to welcome Don to the Scratch family," said Ari Techner, president and CEO of Scratch Golf. "Don is a living legend and his absence from the golf scene in recent years has left a void. Don's craftsmanship and eye for detail are unmatched in the golf world."
White will work alongside Scratch co-founder and chief design engineer Jeff McCoy to craft custom irons and wedges.
"I'm just excited to start doing what I've done for my entire adult life - make golf clubs," said White. "What really excites me about Scratch is they are the only ones that still make clubs the way they're supposed to be made. It's a pleasure to see young guys carrying on that tradition. I am happy to be a part of it."
Scratch recently announced that PGA TOUR professional Ryan Moore has become a part owner in the company. 2009 Wyndham Championship winner put Scratch irons and wedges into play late in the 2009 season and closed with three consecutive top-10 finishes and entered the top 50 in the World Golf Rankings.
Scratch clubs are in play on every major professional tour worldwide, including the PGA, Champions, Nationwide, LPGA, Futures, Hooters, eGolf, Gateway, European PGA, European Challenge and European LPGA Tours.