Bettinardi are known for making some of the best golf putters on the market, with their models used by some of the best on the pro circuit. However, the company is making headlines after their putters were spotted at Costco against their consent.
After a number of Studio Queen B putters were pictured at Costco for $320, the company released a statement 12 hours later. The statement read: “In an attempt to increase Bettinardi Golf’s distribution in South America, one of our distributors has chosen to breach their contract and sell their Bettinardi product to Costco without Bettinardi’s consent. Golf.”
Official press release from Bettinardi Golf: pic.twitter.com/rCD6WjYjWZSeptember 2, 2022
The statement then went on to say, “We are very proud and work very hard to choose the best retail partners in the world to carry our premium products.
“We are extremely disappointed that one of our distributors is choosing to diminish our brand and end our relationship in this manner. Bettinardi Golf is actively pursuing all action plans to have this product removed from all Costco stores and the site. Costco website.”
It ends with: “Costco is not an official distributor of Bettinardi Golf. We have no further comment at this time.”
Costco is selling Bettinardi Studio Queen B putters for $320 [by johnspam] #golfCart #golfLifestyle pic.twitter.com/qKT8t6wl8ASeptember 2, 2022
Costco, which is one of the largest retailers in the world, is known for selling a range of golf equipment and even carries some of the best golf club sets, such as the MacGregor DCT3000.
Bettinardi is known as one of the premium putting brands on the market, with Matt Fitzpatrick using one of their putters to claim his first major title at the US Open in June.
Other brand users include Matt Kuchar, Fred Couples, Sam Horsfield, Jason Kokrak, as well as Jodi Ewart Shadoff and Patty Tavatanakit.