Meet the people behind FootJoy's gloves, socks and apparel

FootJoy Nancy Harding
FootJoy Nancy Harding
(Image credit: Kevin Murray)

Golf Monthly traveled to FootJoy's Fairhaven office near Boston, Massachusetts, to meet the people that form the FootJoy glove, sock and apparel teams

As a wearable brand, FootJoy's gloves, socks and apparel lines are not just extensions of their shoe offerings, they are a key category in helping the golfer perform better on the course. We meet the people behind the No.1 glove in golf as well as the brains behind FJ's sock and apparel innovations.

 

Footjoy Andy apparel

Andy Jones Andy was the man that created the business plan for FJ to get into the apparel business in 2011, utilising FJ’s existing sales force and considering every possible angle to ensure the venture would be the success it is today. They are already years ahead of the initial planned schedule.

FootJoy Nancy Harding

Nancy Harding The primary designer of FJ’s apparel lines, Nancy gets her inspiration from the high street, trade show, furniture magazines and even flea markets to make sure FJ’s apparel designs are on trend and appealing across the different worldwide markets.

 

FootJoy Whitney Trimble

Whitney Trimble As a scratch golfer, Whitney is able to harness Nancy’s ideas and creativity and bring it back to what the serious golfer is looking for in terms of style and performance.

 

Footjoy Maria Bonzagni

Maria Bonzagni Maria has been leading the FootJoy glove business for over 20 years and in that time, is constantly looking at ways a glove’s performance can be enhanced as well as educating golfers on the importance of the correct fit.

 

FootJoy Jessica Hakeem

Jessica Hakeem Socks is a key category for the FJ brand, headed up by Jessica who blew us away with the amount of technology that goes into making FJ’s wide variety of socks that make the shoe-wearing experience better on the course.

Joel Tadman
Technical Editor

Joel has worked in the golf industry for over 12 years covering both instruction and more recently equipment. He now oversees all product content here at Golf Monthly, managing a team of talented and passionate writers and presenters in delivering the most thorough and accurate reviews, buying advice, comparisons and deals to help the reader find exactly what they are looking for. So whether it's the latest driver, irons, putter or laser rangefinder, Joel has his finger on the pulse keeping up to date with the latest releases in golf. He is also responsible for all content on irons and golf tech, including distance measuring devices and launch monitors.


One of his career highlights came when covering the 2012 Masters he got to play the sacred Augusta National course on the Monday after the tournament concluded, shooting a respectable 87 with just one par and four birdies. To date, his best ever round of golf is a 5-under 67 back in 2011. He currently plays his golf at Burghley Park Golf Club in Stamford, Lincs, with a handicap index of 3.8.


Joel's current What's In The Bag? 

Driver: Titleist TSR3, 9° 

Fairway wood: Titleist TSR3, 15° 

Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18° 

Irons: TaylorMade P770, 4-7 iron, TaylorMade P7MC 8-PW 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 50°, 54° and a Titleist Vokey SM9 60° lob wedge 

Putter: Evnroll ER2V 

Ball: 2021 Titleist Pro V1x