GT Golf Supplies Acquires The ProActive Sports Group

19 December 2023

GT Golf Supplies, Inc., a leading wholesale golf distributor, today announced the acquisition of The ProActive Sports Group, a national golf accessories and products provider.

Based in Canby, Oregon, ProActive distributes an extensive selection of golf accessories, including Clicgear and Rovic push carts, Tempercraft drinkware, a wide range of golf accessories, and trophies and awards to off-course golf retail outlets, on-course pro shops, sporting goods stores and via its own e-commerce platform. The acquisition will expand GT Golf’s position as the largest golf accessories distributor in the U.S. with the broadest selection of golf products, a nation-wide presence anchored by four distribution centers, a preeminent distribution salesforce for golf products for retailers and golf courses as well as a robust e-commerce offering.

“For over 30 years, we have been proud to provide high quality golf accessories and products with the best service possible,” said Steve Skinner, who has co-owned ProActive along with Jerry and Londa Corcoran since 1986. “We look forward to partnering with GT Golf and Kinzie to leverage the team’s operational experience and strong presence in the industry to better serve our customers. With continued support from Kinzie, we will be able to strategically increase GT Golf’s presence throughout the country, better serve our customers and expand our e-commerce capabilities.”

Brian Van De Veere, President of GT Golf, will take on the role of President of the combined entity, and added, “ProActive brings exceptional product offerings and years of experience to our company. GT Golf is thrilled to welcome ProActive to our team.”

GT Golf currently has offices in South Carolina, Texas and California and will be adding ProActive’s facility in Oregon as a fourth distribution center to better serve the Pacific Northwest.

“Kinzie is excited to support the continued growth of GT Golf as we look to become the leader of golf products distribution in the U.S.,” said Suzanne Yoon, Founder and Managing Partner of Kinzie Capital Partners. “Acquiring ProActive will add exclusive proprietary products and key customers while materially increasing the overall size of the platform.”

Litwin Kach served as the exclusive legal advisor to GT Golf Supplies, Inc. on this transaction.