GRANBURY, TEXAS (January 12, 2015) – HIRZL, the #1 Golf Glove in Long Drive and the leading specialist for high performance golf gloves, announced today that its supporting staff of Long Drive Touring Professionals will be frequenting the HIRZL booth for autographs, advice and support of the HIRZL brand.

“The LDA Professionals are such an asset to HIRZL. Their pure sport of long drive puts an enormous amount of pressure on their hands which puts a greater amount of pressure on the glove and the LDA’s overwhelming choice is HIRZL. Our golf gloves outperform any of our competitors and that is why this team of LDA Professionals will be in the HIRZL booth when it matters – during the PGA Merchandise Show. Eric Lunt, Bobby Peterson, Jeff Crittenden, Connor Powers, Eric Jones and Rob Tiettmeyer will all be available to meet and answer questions,” said Steve Gray, HIRZL Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

The HIRZL booth #1718 will be filled with the company’s international team, sales team, executive team as well as their impressive LDA Touring Professionals. If PGA Show attendees want to meet with an LDA Touring Professional, here is their appearance schedule.

Wednesday, January 21st

10:30am         Eric Lunt
11:30am         Bobby Peterson
1:00pm           Jeff Crittenden
1:30pm           Connor Powers
3:30pm           Eric Jones

Thursday, January 22nd

10:30am         Rob Tiettmeyer
1:30pm           Lynn Ray
3:30                Eric Jones

About the Long Drive Professionals

Eric Lunt: Lunt is new to the Long Drive Tour. In the summer of 2012, Lunt was recording ball speeds of over 200 mph and that was with a standard driver. His golf professional persuaded him to pursue the sport of Long Drive. His degree in Athletic Sports Training and profession in Physical Therapy helps him build maximum club head and ball speed through highly specialized training. Look for him to capture a LDA title soon as he was a finalist at the 2013 ReMax Long Drive Desert Launch and Regional Qualifier at the ReMax Long Drive Region 12 &13.

Bobby Peterson: Peterson’s name is highly regarded on the LDA. His accomplishments are many including ownership of the One Stop Power Shop where he builds and develops clubs for his fellow Long Drive Professionals. In addition, he is known as a pretty influential golf coach too. His Long Drive career began in 1992 and has seized two notable LDA finishes; 3rd place at the 2013 ILDC in the Senior Division and 2nd place at the 2014 Bash for Cash in the Senior Division.

Jeff Crittenden: Crittenden finished the 2014 LDA Season with a career high and in dramatic fashion.

He reached the finals, now known as the Las Vegas 8, and became a media magnet. GOLF Magazine coined him as the “Cinderella” story of the LDA as he won his quarterfinal match against Matt Hangar by one yard then defeated World Champion Joe Miller also by one yard but his story tale finish left him 13-inches short. His 365-yards, 7-inches last drive was 13-inches shorter than Jeff Flagg’s 365-yards, 20-inch drive. A great finish for a Mini-Tour Professional Golfer who didn’t want to compete anymore. He was seen on The Golf Channel during the month of November.

Team Catalyst / Connor Powers: Powers is a former professional and collegiate baseball player who has recently joined the Catalyst Long Drive Team. Within months of programming, and training he advanced to the Vegas 8 at the 2014 World Long Drive Championship. Catalyst is confident he has great potential to a world-class Long Drive competitor and his results in the 2014 World Long Drive Championship validates this.

Eric Jones: Jones is a complete golfer – a collegiate golfer from Stanford, 2-time World Long Drive Champion, 2004 LDA Tour Rookie of the Year and one of the top golf instructors on the West Coast, recently named Northern California PGA Teacher of the Year. His Academy at the Bridges in San Ramon, CA is recognized as one of the top coaching academies in Northern CA. On the LDA, he is the ONLY golfer to win the Open Division and Senior Division titles in the same tournament at the Players Tour Long Drive Championship.

Rob Tiettmeyer: Tiettmeyer might be new to the sport of Long Drive but his accomplishments are many. In 2012, he reached the Re/Max World Long Drive Championship and battled through to the sixth round where he recorded his longest career drive of 453-yards. In 2013, Tiettmeyer enjoyed a third place finish at the North Carolina Championship Development Tour, and qualified for the 2013 ReMax Championship through the “Winners Bracket.” A plethora of Top-10 finishes round out his impressive LDA career.

The HIRZL booth number is #1718 which is located in the main equipment section of the Orange County Convention Center. HIRZL invites you to visit the HIRZL Booth and welcomes all meetings with its dealers, buyers, media and more. To request a private meeting, contact Vanessa Price at and she will arrange a time and date that works.

HIRZL Golf Gloves are the #1 Golf Glove for the sport of long drive. These LDA Professionals understand the importance of the grip and how it affects the only contact point between the hand and golf club – again, the only contact point. “These golfers who specialize in distance are not the only professionals who use HIRZL. PGA and LPGA Professionals also play HIRZL Golf Gloves but even more important, amateur and recreational golfers use HIRZL Golf Gloves for the same reason as the golf professionals.


HIRZL, headquartered in Switzerland, with North American operations based in Granbury, TX, is a leading specialist for high performance sports gloves. HIRZL’s focus is solely on gloves with products specifically designed for golf and cycling, which is in contrast to many sports manufacturers with wide ranges of products spanning equipment, shoes and fashion. HIRZL’s gloves are designed with the latest scientific, technical and ergonomic mechanics data on how sports equipment is used on the hands. The company philosophy is based upon the firm belief that gloves are an essential part of the equipment for many types of sports. When gloves are used in sports, they become the only true link between the hands of the sportsperson and their equipment.

HIRZL Gloves Manufactured for the “Ultimate Glove Experience:”

HIRZL manufactures their high performance gloves with only the finest genuine leather, natural kangaroo or cabretta leather which has been additionally tanned with a propriety technology. The leather is individually stretched by hand and table cut, effectively ensuring the direction of stretch is controlled in each piece. For ventilation comfort a membrane directs the airflow and breathability characteristics to create a micro-environment for the skin to breathe more easily. The stretch fit feature provides a strategically based perfect fit and wearing comfort. All HIRZL gloves are constructed with a 45-degree “Pre-curved finger system” in consideration to the natural curvature of the hand and to avoid bunching effects and guarantee a perfect fit. For addition comfort, a sweat band made with terry towel absorbs sweat and water at the wrist area which also has a warming effect when temperatures are low.

HIRZL Tour Support

HIRZL gloves deliver the “Ultimate Glove Experience” and golfers who teach or play professionally rely on the characteristics these high performance gloves produce including legendary teaching professional Dave Pelz. He endorses HIRZL and provides HIRZL gloves at The Dave Pelz Scoring Game Schools. Golfers who compete for distance on the Long Drive of America Tour have elevated HIRZL to the #1 Golf Glove in Long Drive. The company and its high performance gloves have won 10 RE/MAX World Championships in the past three years and in seven divisions.

The HIRZL Professional Staff list is as follows: Bobby Peterson, Bobby Wilson, Chris Ahman, Dan Awe, David Brinker, Dustin Merrill, Eric Lunt, Graden Kirksey, Heather LeMaster, James East, Jeff Crittenden, Jeffrey Z. Williams, Kyle Blakely, Liebelei E. Lawrence, Line Vedel, Lynn Ray, Natalie Sheary, Rob Tiettmayer, Sandra Carlbora, Tim Burke, and Tom Garber.

Media Contacts

Vanessa M. Price
Read the Greens, GOLF & Sports Media Agency

Tracy Nackel
Read the Greens, GOLF & Sports Media Agency




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