The Bag Boy Company

History

1945

The first Bag Boy Cart was designed and made by Bruce Williamson in Portland, Oregon in 1945. The original golf cart was constructed out of two lawn mower wheels with flat tires mounted on an up and down folding, spring suspension chassis, which could be attached to a standard golf bag. To effect a folded position for the cart, the wheels moved inward and upward toward the center of the back shaft.

1946

Following this original concept, Bruce Williamson and his partner E. Roy Jarman formed the Jarman-Williamson Company and manufactured these basic carts from sand castings and aluminum tubing. To make the cart last longer and keep it fairly free from expensive repairs, all the parts were designed to be bolted together, making it possible to replace damaged parts.

1947

Die castings were introduced into the manufacturing process in 1947 and round shaped zero pressure tires on dish wheels were added to the up and down folding chassis mechanism.

1957

In 1957, Bruce Williamson sold his interest to Roy Jarman, but the company was retained until 1967 when it was changed to the Jarman Company. By then, the company was marketing its own golf bag, the "Cart-Mate," which was designed to attach to the Bag Boy cart by means of a few part changes. With improvements in design and methods continually being made in all products, the company had grown to be international in sales scope.

1969

The Jarman family sold their interests in the company in 1969 to Browning Arms Company, a recreation equipment, development, and sales organization based in Morgan, Utah. The Bag Boy Company became a division of Browning Arms Company.

1993

In 1993, AMF Industries bought the Bag Boy Company and relocated it to Richmond, Virginia making it a division of the Ben Hogan Company.

1997

When the Ben Hogan Company was sold to Spalding in 1997, the Bag Boy Company was held out of the sale to run as a stand alone company.

2004

Dynamic Brands, the parent company for a portfolio of premium brands committed to the development of innovative, high-quality products in the sporting goods industry, is established and acquires the Bag Boy Company.

TODAY

The Bag Boy Company continues to grow through its focus on quality, durability, innovation, and diversification. Each product is quality tested and developed to uphold Bag Boy's commitment to developing market-leading, innovative and consumer-friendly products.