Cleveland Golf History

By Brendan O'Brien

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Cleveland Golf is a company based in Huntington Beach, California. The company makes golf clubs, apparel and accessories, including its popular line of wedges and short irons.

Roger Cleveland

in 1979, Roger Cleveland started Cleveland Golf. In its early years, the company built clubs that were replicas of those popular in the 1940s and 1950s.


Rossignol, a ski manufacturer, purchased the company in 1990 and began developing and building high-tech golf irons and woods.

Sales Dropped

Although the Cleveland Golf brand spent some time in the limelight after Corey Pavin won the 1995 U.S. Open with its clubs, the company struggled to compete on the high tech level. By the late 90s, the company recommitted itself to building classic clubs, but this time with technology at the forefront.


In 2005, Quiksilver, Inc., an international surfboard maker, bought the assets of Rossignol, including Cleveland Golf.

SRI Sports, LTD

SRI Sports, LTD, an international golf equipment company, bought the Cleveland Golf brand in 2007. The company made Cleveland Golf extremely popular in Japan, both with its clubs and balls.


As of 2009, Cleveland Golf was a sponsor of the Byron Nelson Championship, the Cleveland Collegiate Palmetto Championship and the title sponsor of a yearly Pebble Beach father and son tournament.

About the Author

Brendan O'Brien is a professional journalist in Milwaukee, Wis. He has worked for several news organizations, newspapers such as the "Milwaukee Journal Sentinel" and trade magazines during his 15-year career. He is currently a freelance writer who works for several publications.