Wally Uih­lein

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Na­tion­al­ity: Amer­i­can

Cat­e­gory leader: Uih­lein’s com­pany owns the Titleist and FootJoy brands, which dom­i­nate mar­ket shares across the key sec­tors of balls, shoes and equip­ment.

Go­ing pub­lic: Last year was a key mo­ment in his 30-year ten­ure at the top of the com­pany, when he took Acush­net pub­lic, of­fer­ing shares on Wall Street for the first time, the big­gest golf com­pany to do so and the most sig­nif­i­cant since Call­away’s IPO in early 1990s.

Pro V1 chal­lenge: The ball has been the bedrock of sales since its 2000 launch but Uih­lein must con­vince his new in­vestors that golf is a growth mar­ket as well as fight off a grow­ing num­ber of com­peti­tors. Acush­net’s share price will tell the story.

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