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The History of Pedersen Golf

Pedersen was one of the six oldest golf club manufacturing companies in the United States. It was started in 1926 in Wilton, Connecticut by three Pedersen brothers, Albert, Paul and Walter.

Right from the start, the Pedersen brothers philosophy about club making was either to make the best clubs or do not make any at all. They had learned this Norwegian concept of fullkommenket (perfection) from their father, who had immigrated to the United States in the late 1800's.

Over the years, Pedersen had continued to make the best golf clubs, by constantly upgrading its manufacturing facilities. Yet at the same time steadfastly refusing to change any of the time-consuming procedures that are so necessary to make the highest quality, custom-fitted golf clubs.

During its long history, Pedersen had made significant contributions to the science of golf club construction and design.

Pedersen was a pioneer in developing the custom-fit system for golf clubs.

- Pedersen was one of the first club-makers to introduce flexible steel shafts, which eventually replaced the early hickory shafts.

-  Pedersen bought many of the Butchart wood model designs after that company went out of business in the late 1940's. This kept in circulation one of Butchart's all-time classics, the shallow face wood.

-  Pedersen was the first club maker to offer a forged iron in stainless steel.

-  Pedersen was the first club maker to offer titanium shafts.

-  Pedersen was the first club maker to popularise the classic Pregwood, wood club face insert.

 In 1980, Pedersen introduced its own exclusive BILLIARD BALL INSERT!' With its unique combination of greater weight and more hardness, the BILLIARD BALL INSERT had been independently tested and shown to give more distance, when compared to traditional plastic inserts.