Upscale sportswear and outerwear designer and marketer Cutter & Buck Inc has been named hottest golf apparel brand from 1997-2001 by Golf World Business magazine, a leading golf trade publication.

The survey ranked apparel brands that were mentioned as "best selling products" over the five year period by Golf World Business 100 Best Golf Shops and other retail stores.

Delighted Cutter & Buck chairman and CEO, Harvey Jones, said: "We are proud to be recognised as the brand that has consistently sold the best at the leading pro shops and golf stores around the country.

"We believe that the most valid yardstick of brand prestige in the golf industry is not the amount of garments that we can push into the marketplace, but rather the documented success of our customers."