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Corporate Governance Documents

Management

Walter (Wally) Uihlein

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Walter (Wally) Uihlein joined the company in 1976 and was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Acushnet Company in 1995 and was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Acushnet Holdings Corp. in May 2016. Mr. Uihlein has served as a member of the board of directors of Acushnet Company, our operating subsidiary, since 1984. In 2005, Mr. Uihlein received the PGA of America's Distinguished Service Award, the organization's highest honor. Mr. Uihlein was selected to serve as a director because he is our President and Chief Executive Officer and has extensive experience as an executive in the golf industry, as well as due to his experience as a director of Acushnet Company since 2011.

David Maher

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David Maher joined the company in 1991 and was appointed Chief Operating Officer in June 2016. Prior to that, Mr. Maher was Senior Vice President, Titleist Worldwide Sales and Global Operations from February 2016 to June 2016 and Vice President, Titleist U.S. Sales from 2001 to 2015.

William Burke

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William Burke joined the company in 1997 and was appointed Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer in April 2016 after serving as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Acushnet Company since 2003. Prior to that, he served as Vice President and Controller of Acushnet Company. Before joining the company, Mr. Burke held various finance positions at predecessor parent companies Fortune Brands Inc. and American Brands Inc.

Dennis Doherty

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Dennis Doherty joined the company in 1994 and was appointed Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer in June 2016 after serving as Senior Vice President, Human Resources since 2000. Before joining Acushnet Company, Mr. Doherty held human resource positions at American Brands Inc. and Revlon Health Care Group.

Joseph Nauman

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Joseph Nauman joined the company in 2000 and was appointed Executive Vice President, Chief Legal and Administrative Officer and Secretary in June 2016. Prior to that, Mr. Nauman was Executive Vice President, Corporate and Legal from 2005 to June 2016. Prior to 2000, Mr. Nauman held legal positions at Fortune Brands Inc. and Chadbourne & Parke LLP.

Mary Lou Bohn

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Mary Lou Bohn joined the company in 1987 and was appointed President, Titleist Golf Balls in June 2016. Prior to that, Ms. Bohn was Executive Vice President, Titleist Golf Balls and Titleist Communications from February 2016 to June 2016, Vice President, Golf Ball Marketing and Titleist Communications from 2010 to 2015 and Vice President, Advertising and Communications from 2000 to 2010.

Steven Pelisek

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Steven Pelisek joined the company in 1993 and was appointed President, Titleist Golf Clubs in March 2016. From 2008 to March 2016, he was General Manager, Titleist Golf Clubs. Prior to that, Mr. Pelisek served as Vice President, Club Sales for both the Titleist and Cobra Club brands.

John (Jay) Duke, Jr.

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John (Jay) Duke, Jr. joined the company in 2014 and was appointed President, Titleist Golf Gear in 2014. Prior to that, Mr. Duke worked at Hasbro, Inc. from 2012 to 2014 where he was Vice President and Global Franchise Leader for Transformers Global Brand. Prior to Hasbro, Mr. Duke was President of Karhu Holdings BV from 2008 to 2012 and prior to that he held various general management positions with Converse Inc. (a subsidiary of Nike). Mr. Duke also spent time earlier in his career working for Morgan Stanley and Reebok.

Christopher Lindner

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Christopher Lindner joined the company in August 2016 as President of FootJoy. Prior to that, Mr. Lindner worked at Wolverine World Wide Inc. from 2010 to August 2016 where he was President of Keds from 2014 to August 2016, Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President of Business Development for Sperry in 2014 and Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President of North America Sales for Saucony from 2010 to 2014. Prior to 2010, Mr. Lindner held various positions with NIKE, Inc., including as Vice President of Global Marketing for Converse and Vice President of Global Marketing for Bauer Hockey (both NIKE subsidiaries), and leadership roles with 800.com, Electronic Arts and Rollerblade.

Board of Directors

Yoon Soo (Gene) Yoon

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Yoon Soo (Gene) Yoon has been the Chief Executive Officer of Fila Korea since 1991 and the Chairman of Fila Korea since 1994. Fila Korea is a public company listed on the Korea Exchange. Mr. Yoon has served as the chairman of our board of directors and as the chairman of the board of directors of Acushnet Company, our operating subsidiary, since 2011 and served as the President of Acushnet Holdings Corp. from 2011 until May 2016. Mr. Yoon was selected to serve as a director because of his affiliation with Fila, his knowledge and experience in consumer products and his experience as the chairman of Acushnet Holdings Corp. and Acushnet Company since 2011.

Walter (Wally) Uihlein

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Walter (Wally) Uihlein joined the company in 1976 and was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Acushnet Company in 1995 and was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Acushnet Holdings Corp. in May 2016. Mr. Uihlein has served as a member of the board of directors of Acushnet Company, our operating subsidiary, since 1984. In 2005, Mr. Uihlein received the PGA of America's Distinguished Service Award, the organization's highest honor. Mr. Uihlein was selected to serve as a director because he is our President and Chief Executive Officer and has extensive experience as an executive in the golf industry, as well as due to his experience as a director of Acushnet Company since 2011.

Jennifer Estabrook

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Jennifer Estabrook has been the Chief Operating Officer of Fila North America since December 2015 and was the Executive Vice President, Business Operations of Fila USA, Inc. from September 2010 until December 2015. Ms. Estabrook has also been the Head of Global Licensing for Fila Luxembourg S.à.r.l. since 2014 and a member of the Board of Managers of Fila Luxembourg S.à.r.l. since 2007 and has held several other positions at Fila USA, Inc. and its affiliates since 2005. Fila USA, Inc. and Fila Luxembourg S.à.r.l. are wholly-owned subsidiaries of Fila Korea, a public company listed on the Korea Exchange. Ms. Estabrook has served as a member of the board of directors of Acushnet Company, our operating subsidiary, since 2011. Ms. Estabrook was selected to serve as a director because of her affiliation with Fila, her knowledge and experience in consumer products and her experience as a director of Acushnet Company since 2011.

Gregory Hewett

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Gregory Hewett is the principal of GH Consulting LLC, a private consultancy for businesses and institutional investors that he founded in March 2015. Previously, Mr. Hewett served at The Blackstone Group L.P. from August 2005 through February 2015 in various capacities, including most recently as a Senior Managing Director. Prior to joining Blackstone, Mr. Hewett served as a Director in the Investment Banking Division of Credit Suisse First Boston, which he joined in 2000 when it acquired Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, where he was an Associate in the Investment Banking Division. Prior to joining DLJ, Mr. Hewett practiced law at Bryan Cave LLP. Mr. Hewett was selected to serve as a director because of his significant experience in finance.

Christopher Metz

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Christopher Metz is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Arctic Cat Inc., a position he has held since December 2014. Mr. Metz also serves as a director of Arctic Cat, Inc. Mr. Metz was a Managing Director of Sun Capital Partners, Inc., a private equity firm, from 2005 to 2014. Prior to joining Sun Capital, Mr. Metz held various senior leadership positions at Black & Decker, including President of its Hardware and Home Improvement Group from 1999 to 2005 and General Manager of its DeWALT European Power Tools business based in Frankfurt, Germany from 1996 to 1999. Mr. Metz previously served as a director of Vince Holding Corp. Mr. Metz was selected to serve as a director because of his extensive global operating and leadership experience in the consumer and durable goods industries and his experience serving on other public company boards.

Sean Sullivan

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Sean Sullivan is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of AMC Networks Inc., a position he has held since 2011. Mr. Sullivan served as Chief Corporate Officer of RMH from 2010 to 2011. Prior to joining AMC Networks Inc., Mr. Sullivan served as Chief Financial Officer of HiT Entertainment from 2009 to 2010 and Chief Financial Officer and President of Commercial Print and Packaging division of Cenveo, Inc. from 2005 to 2008. Mr. Sullivan was selected to serve as a director because of his significant experience in finance and operations.

Steven Tishman

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Steven Tishman is a Managing Director and Global Head of the Mergers and Acquisitions Group at Houlihan Lokey, where he is also a member of the Firm's Management Committee, Co-Head of the Firm's M&A Commitment Committee and a member of the Firm's Corporate Finance Board of Directors. Mr. Tishman joined Houlihan Lokey in January 2012. Previously, Mr. Tishman was a Managing Director at Rothschild Inc., where he served from 2002 to 2012. Prior to joining Rothschild, Mr. Tishman was a Managing Director of Robertson Stephens Inc. from 1999 to 2002, and was a Senior Managing Director of Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. from 1993 to 1999. Mr. Tishman is currently a trustee of GoodHaven Funds Trust and was previously a director of Cedar Fair L.P., Nautica Enterprises, Inc., Claire's Stores, Inc. and Odimo, Inc. Mr. Tishman was selected to serve as a director because of his extensive experience in finance and management and serving on other public company boards.

David Valcourt

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David Valcourt served as Senior Mentor and Korea-U.S Alliance Military Exercise Facilitator for US forces Korea from 2011-2016. He assumed this position following his retirement from the Army in 2010 as Lieutenant General after 37 years of active duty service. Lt. Gen. Valcourt also joined WILL Interactive, a developer of interactive video-based simulations designed to modify behavior and enhance performance upon retirement from the Army; he transitioned to the role of Special Advisor in January 2016. Lt. Gen. Valcourt was selected to serve as a director because of his extensive leadership and management experience.

Norman Wesley

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Norman Wesley is the former Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Fortune Brands, Inc. Mr. Wesley joined Fortune Brands in 1984 and became President and Chief Operating Officer of Fortune Brands in January 1999, and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Fortune Brands in December 1999. He served as Chief Executive Officer through December 2007 and as Chairman until September 2008. Previously, Mr. Wesley held various management positions at Crown Zellerbach Corporation. Mr. Wesley currently serves as a director of Acuity Brands, Inc. and Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. Mr. Wesley was previously a director of Keurig Green Mountain, Inc., Pactiv Corporation, and R.R. Donnelly & Sons. Mr. Wesley was selected to serve as a director because of his extensive experience in the consumer products industry, his prior leadership experience, and his experience serving on other public company boards.

Committee Composition

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