Tony LaPorte – Golf Products Sales Manager

Tony LaPorte Golf Products Sales ManagerI’ve been working in the golf industry my entire career. I was a PGA Golf professional for 14 years before becoming a sales representative for Ram Golf. I was recruited into management as a Regional Product Sales Manager, then as a National Sales Manager, and finally I was hired as the Vice President of Sales Worldwide for an internationally known name brand product, the GustBuster golf umbrella.

My experience allows me to share and use the contacts I have developed over the past 25 years to benefit new, emerging companies attempting to break into the golf market with funds that limit their ability to hire a full time Golf Product Sales Manager, which can cost anywhere from $48,000.00 to over $125,000.00.

What I do is make it affordable for small companies to have a professional Golf Product Sales Manager who will guide you through the process, while at the same time avoiding the myriad of pitfalls, delays, and expenses brought about by having to resort to trial and error. I will assist you in putting your product into circulation efficiently, and cost effectively.



Tony LaPorte – Golf Sales Manager

Tony LaPorte Golf Product Sales Manager

Services provided:

1. Evaluate the product and pricing (include wholesale, retail, and MAP pricing.)

2. Create all sales tools necessary to support the sales team.

a. This would include: working to create a sell sheet, an order form, a sales manual, a credit application, creating sales programs, and critique packing and display units to match up to sell sheet.

b. Run sales projections and sales rep quotas by territory.
c. Develop sales sample kits to be sent to each rep in the field.
d. Begin hiring a domestic sales team.
e. Develop an international distributor network (including distributor pricing).
f. Introduce key people that will get exposure and reviews for the product (PR firm).
g. Recommend events, trade shows and promotional events to attend.