Acushnet Holdings Corp., the parent company of Titleist and FootJoy, have announced that Wally Uihlein, the company’s president and CEO, will retire on January 1st, 2018.
Uihlein, 68, has run Titleist and FootJoy for 22 years. During that time the company became a dominating force in golf balls, gloves and shoes while providing a range of clubs used by many of the best players in the world. The Pro V1 and Pro V1x balls are the most-played balls on every professional tour.
“We thank Wally Uihlein for his forty plus years with Acushnet and the terrific leadership he has provided during this time,” said Gene Yoon, Acushnet’s chairman. “I am very happy that Wally will remain on the board and also serve as advisor to the chairman. Acushnet will continue to benefit from his extensive knowledge and experience in areas such as strategic planning, acquisitions, player promotion and golf equipment regulatory matters.”