For 50 years, the Hansberger brothers – Lyle, Al, Jim and Bob – were innovators and leaders in the development of cutting-edge golf equipment. Their brands included Ram, Bristol, Kroydon and Sportsman. PGA Tour professionals won every major playing their golf clubs. One club in particular manufactured under the Bristol and Sportsman brands – the Wizard 600 putter – may be the most valuable collectable golf club in the world. The brothers also introduced the first cut-proof, Surlyn-covered golf ball.
For these accomplishments, the Hansberger Brothers are the 2006 inductees into the Professional Club makers Society Hall of Fame. Starting with its first inductees in 1994, the Club makers Hall of Fame is the Professional Club makers Society's (PCS) effort to recognize the skilled craftsmen who made lifetime contributions to custom club making. The induction of the Hansberger Brothers brings to 30 the number of legendary club makers honored by the golf industry's only independent professional organization of custom club makers.