Ballymena, Northern Ireland 1982
A young boy is dutifully taking lessons with his local golf teachers. They are demanding that he stop falling forward into the swing. Being 7 years old, the boy does not listen to the advice. They are forced to insert small rocks into the toe-box of his golf shoe. Although he is not happy about this method, it places him into a posture that turns him into a prodigy. He never forgets the lesson.
Birmingham, Alabama 2002
Chris Devlin, the young boy with rocks in his shoes, has turned professional on the PGA/European Tour after completing a decorated career at UAB alongside childhood friend Graeme McDowell. Devlin goes on to qualify and play with Tiger Woods in the 2008 US Open at Torrey Pines.
Englewood, Florida 2014
Chris Devlin approaches Scott Becker, who owns both JSB & Pinnacle Laboratories, which have successfully manufactured custom foot orthotics for the past 25 years. Becker, a certified pedorthist, discusses the R&D necessary to bring a device to the golf community that replicates the methods used when Devlin was a child. OrthoGolfer was born and incorporated on October 21st, 2015.
United States, 2017
In June 2017, OrthoGolfer enters the US market with its first product “The Elite.” The company has assembled an impressive group of partners led by LPGA icon Michelle McGann, the family of current PGA Touring Professional Trey Mullinax and national spokesman and PGA Professional Jimmy Hanlin.
The company also has a charity partnership with PGA teaching professional Russ Holden and Caddy 4 a Cure.