Cutter & Buck Expands Its ‘Swedish Connection’ With Rising European Star Julia Engström

Cutter & Buck Expands Its ‘Swedish Connection’ With Rising European Star Julia Engström

Seattle, Wash.  (January 26, 2018) — Swedish teenage golf sensation Julia Engström has joined Cutter & Buck as a global brand ambassador. Engström, who turns 17 in March, will wear Cutter & Buck for her debut season on the Ladies European Tour (LET), starting in Australia at the upcoming Oates Vic Open.  Cutter & Buck’s parent company, New Wave Group AB, is headquartered in Sweden.

“I am proud to represent Cutter & Buck,” said Engström. “Annika Sorenstam is someone I admire very much and her longtime relationship with Cutter & Buck makes this new opportunity even more exciting for me.”

One of Sweden’s all-time greatest amateurs, Engström qualified for the LET in December and turned professional on Jan. 1. She wound up her amateur career with a long list of accomplishments and was the world’s top-ranked 16-year-old player in 2017.

Engström made history in June 2016 when she won the Ladies’ British Open Amateur, as the championship’s youngest winner at age 15. She also finished third in the Girls’ British Open Amateur Championship and earned a spot on the Junior European Ryder Cup team.

Although a rookie this year on the LET, Engström has experience at the tour level, having first played a tour event at age 13 and competing in three major championships along the way – the U.S Women’s Open, Ricoh Women’s British Open, and Evian Championship

“We are absolutely thrilled to have Julia Engström join the Cutter & Buck family, said Cutter & Buck CEO Joel Freet. “Her amateur accomplishments have been stunning, and we are looking forward to her further development as a professional.”

For additional information, visit their website at www.cutterbuck.com

About Cutter & Buck

Established in 1990, Cutter & Buck has become a hallmark for delivering fresh approaches to versatile sportswear. Based in Seattle, the company prides itself on the design, manufacturing and distribution of premium, versatile apparel that meets the demands of an active lifestyle. With an expanding line of products for the golf, corporate, collegiate and professional sports, and specialty retail markets, Cutter & Buck has partnerships or licenses with the NFL, NCAA, MLB, PGA of America, USGA, PGA TOUR and USTA. Cutter & Buck is available worldwide in golf pro shops, fan shops, resorts, specialty retailers, through premium promotional product distributors, and at cutterbuck.com.

ECCO® Golf Announces Ernie Els Limited-Edition ‘100th Major’ Commemorative Shoe

 

ECCO® Golf Announces Ernie Els Limited-Edition ‘100th Major’ Commemorative Shoe

(LONDONDERRY, NH) – ECCO – a leading manufacturer of innovative footwear – announces the forthcoming release of 100 limited-edition ECCO BIOM® HYBRID CLASSIC golf shoes to commemorate Ernie Els’ 100th major championship appearance at this week’s PGA Championship.

Showcasing colors chosen by The Big Easy, each shoe will be numbered from one to 100 on the heel and feature Els’ logo on the upper, sole and tongue. The limited-edition model will be available early fall at www.eccousa.com and www.tgw.com.

“I’m delighted to join what is an extremely exclusive ‘100 Club,’ and to be able to partner with ECCO and produce these limited shoes to benefit my charity is a fitting way to celebrate the achievement,” said Els. “It says a lot about the company that they thought to come to me with this idea. It’s been fun to be involved in the design process and now seeing the final product.”

Els will become only the 13th player in golf’s history to have competed in 100 majors, a record which includes victories at two Open Championships (’02 and ’12) and two U.S. Opens (’94 and ’97).

“To have played in 100 major championships is a remarkable achievement,” said Jesper Thuen, Head of Asia-Pacific and sponsorship at ECCO Golf. “The level of consistency that Ernie has been able to sustain throughout his career pays testament to both his natural talent and his work ethic. We’re thrilled to be able to honor this achievement with these special designs.”

First released in 2012 to industry acclaim, ECCO BIOM HYBRID CLASSIC showcases a completely anatomical last developed by scanning more than 2,500 feet and featuring the company’s patented, award-winning hybrid outsole.

In addition to Els, ECCO Golf shoes are worn in competition around the world by Fred Couples, Smylie Kaufman, Peter Hanson, Thomas Bjørn, Lydia Ko, Minjee Lee, Caroline Masson and Gerina Piller, among others.

ABOUT ECCO

ECCO®, a world-leading brand of shoes combining style and comfort, has built its success on great design and leather quality, and innovative technology. Founded in Denmark in 1963, ECCO is one of the few major shoe manufacturers in the world, which owns and manages every aspect of its leather and shoe productions, and its retail sales. ECCO is among the largest producers in the world of high-quality leather, which is used in ECCO’s shoes, and own production of leather goods and is also sold to several leading luxury brands. Today, ECCO products are sold in 87 countries in more than 3,300 ECCO shops and shop-in-shops, and at more than 14,000 sales points around the world. The company is family-owned and employs more than 19,000 people worldwide.

ECCO USA is based in Londonderry, New Hampshire. For more information: www.eccousa.com, 800.886.3226.

AHEAD Unveils New Spring-Summer ’18 Headwear Collections

AHEAD Unveils New Spring-Summer ’18 Headwear Collections

Popular Ornamentation Technique—GrafixWeld—Now Available for Select Styles

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (July 18, 2017) – AHEAD has announced its 2018 spring-summer collection of headwear that features new performance fabrics and styles, fashion items inspired by hot industry trends, and an array of options with the company’s industry-leading alternative graphics and ornamentation techniques. The new headwear offerings for both the AHEAD and Kate Lord brands will debut at the 2017 PGA Fashion & Demo Experience, Aug. 14-16, in Las Vegas.

Triggered by the past success with its GrafixWeld™ technology on its apparel brands, AHEAD will now offer the smooth, techy ornamentation technique on select headwear. All GrafixWeld logos are made to order, and color coordinated to every item.

“Decoration continues to be first and foremost for us as our creative ornamentation techniques continue to set us apart from our competition,” said Chuck Lord, Chief Creative Officer, AHEAD. “This season is no different as we bring our proprietary GrafixWeld technique to our headwear, and continue to offer selections with unmatched attention to detail.”

A new Space Dye Tech hat that ties back to AHEAD’s apparel for spring and summer will be available for men and women alike. With a space dye front and sphere tech back and visor, the mid-fit hat debuts in three color combinations for men, and four for women.

New for men is a trendy Performance Mesh Back cap, a structured classic fit option that boasts an aegis tech front, and a birdseye mesh back and undervisor. The seven color combinations include brand-new colors on the men’s side—cowboy blue and cobalt. In addition, a winter grey/white camo option is sure to be an instant hit, Lord predicted.

The popular men’s Performance Ballmarker Cap has received a performance update and includes a convenient rubber magnet on the visor’s right side. It will be available in white, red, cowboy blue, and graphite, another new men’s color being introduced for spring-summer ’18.

In addition to the Space Dye Tech hat, Lord said the Kate Lord offerings for Spring-Summer ’18 “are as robust as ever.” He pointed to the new Ladies’ Knit with Pom (three colors: white, heather, charcoal) that capitalizes on the fur pom trend, plus a wide selection of visors that tie in perfectly with the new Kate Lord’s Essentials offerings. Vibrant colors such as dahlia, persimmon, surf and freesia provide a diverse color palate that will appeal to everyone both on course and off.

The company will be exhibiting its new spring-summer ’18 headwear and apparel lines in booth 602 at the PGA Fashion & Demo Experience at Las Vegas’ Venetian Resort.

For more information on AHEAD, visit www.Aheadweb.com.

About AHEAD | www.aheadweb.com

Founded in 1995, AHEAD is a multi-dimensional brand with a proven track record of success distributing headwear, apparel, and accessories to the green grass, resort and corporate markets. Its single focus of providing quality products, with innovative, high-quality design, and merchandising concepts has led to more than 20 years of continued growth and expansion. AHEAD is a leading supplier of headwear to the USGA, PGA of America, Ryder Cup and numerous PGA Tour events in addition to more than 5,000 green grass and resort shops throughout the world. Among active professional golfers who wear AHEAD gear on the course are Jim Furyk and Brittany Lincicome. Golf legends Jack Nicklaus and Annika Sorenstam wear AHEAD exclusively.

 

 

Galvin Green Launches Ventil8 Plus Range for Spring/Summer 2017

Galvin Green Launches Ventil8 Plus Range for Spring/Summer 2017
New Premium Performance Blend Offers Exceptional Moisture Wicking Via Body-Mapping Technology

(Växjö, Sweden) – Galvin Green – the world’s leading maker of functional golf clothing for serious players and the No. 1 global golf partner of GORE-TEX® – announces the introduction of its 2017 Spring/Summer Ventil8 Plus range featuring body-mapping technology.

Designed for ultimate breathability and comfort in excessive heat, Ventil8 Plus fibers feature a revolutionary body-mapping technology to wick moisture twice as fast as a traditional polyester shirt. The ultralight material draws sweat away and diffuses it over a larger area for rapid evaporation alongside ventilation panels for maximum airflow.

“The Ventil8 Plus line brings a level of technical fabrication unlike anything else on the market,” says Andrew Creed, President of Galvin Green USA. “We set out to offer golfers the perfect combination of style and market-leading performance, and Ventil8 Plus over delivers.”

The latest Cool Layer advancement within the brand’s heralded Multi-Layer Concept, Ventil8 Plus is offered across a range of men’s, women’s and junior’s polos, trousers, shorts, and skorts. Boasting a UV protection rating of 20+, all garments are developed with an anti-bacterial effect for odor control and are machine washable for easy care.

Based in Sweden, Galvin Green is a pure golf brand that developed the sport’s first apparel layering system – the Multi-Layer Concept – more than a decade ago. This distinctive approach uses leading-edge fabric technologies to ensure the dry comfort, thermal regulation and outer protection that helps players optimize performance.

Galvin Green is the Official Team Supplier of Outerwear for the 2016 and 2018 European Ryder Cup Teams. Through this partnership, the company will provide its premium waterproof garments to the captains, vice captains, team members and their caddies during the matches at Hazeltine National Golf Club (2016) and Le Golf National (2018).

Learn more at www.GalvinGreen.com; get social at www.Facebook.com/GalvinGreen and @GalvinGreen

About Galvin Green

Galvin Green is a family-owned business founded in 1990. A pure golf brand, its products – including premium outerwear, tops, bottoms and accessories – are available for purchase at better green grass shops and golf-specialty retail locations in more than 20 countries, and trendygolfusa.com.

Crafted by golfers for golfers, every garment and layer has been developed to be compatible – providing exceptional comfort, freedom of movement and protection from the elements. Each detail exists because the game demands it.

BRADLEY ALLAN Launches its Spring Capsule Collection

BRADLEY ALLAN Launches its Spring Capsule Collection

Premium Seasonal Range Blends Modern-Classic Designs, Innovative Fabrications

(Toronto, Canada) – BRADLEY ALLAN – sophisticated, modern golf apparel designed for the golf course and beyond – announces the launch of its spring capsule collection featuring a bold, seasonally-inspired color palette and advanced technical fabrications for a rich hand and exceptional breathability expressed across a range of polos and outerwear.

Drawing inspiration from the start of golf season, the contrast-stripe and color-block designs are crafted from a cotton-polyester-spandex blend for superb breathability and hint of stretch for full range of motion. Polos featuring zipper plackets and snap-top buttons and a full-zip luxurious cotton-modal sweater highlight the collection.

“This is a carefully-curated group of fresh looks to excite stylish players as they gear up for the season,” says Brad Franklin, Founder and Designer of BRADLEY ALLAN. “Our premium materials coupled with cues taken from modern menswear positions us as a go-to for golfers seeking a brand that’s new and different.”

From veteran designer Brad Franklin, BRADLEY ALLAN celebrates classic designs while emphasizing a modern fit, innovative fabric blends and seamless transition to everyday wear. Drawing inspiration from current menswear trends, BRADLEY ALLAN allows golfers to enjoy technical performance without sacrificing their personal style.

For more information visit www.bradley-allan.com.

About BRADLEY ALLAN

Sophisticated modern golf apparel crafted to transcend the game, BRADLEY ALLAN represents a refreshing new direction. Created by true patrons of the sport, the line is rooted in golf’s traditions yet informed by the present.

Utilizing premium technical fabrics, fine details and subtle textures, Founder and Creative Director Brad Franklin works from a design ethos that fuses a refined aesthetic with exceptional functionality.

Franklin’s vision is expressed across a focused range of polos, knits, layering pieces and bottoms. Boasting a rich hand and proper fit, each distinctive garment is crafted to become a staple in a player’s wardrobe, now and for years to come.

Efficiently produced by some of the world’s most skilled boutique manufacturers, BRADLEY ALLAN offers a price-to-quality ratio that is second to none.

Introducing Beltology in Motion: a new golf initiative from the leading stretch woven belt brand

Introducing Beltology in Motion: a new golf initiative from the leading stretch woven belt brand

(New York, NY) March 29, 2017 — Men’s accessories brand Beltology is thrilled to announce Beltology in Motion: a new initiative bringing signature stretch woven belts to golfers across the country.

Beltology is a digitally native belt brand that designs and manufactures modern, expressive belts interwoven with flex, allowing for maximum comfort and flexibility, whether you’re at work or playing golf. Beltology styles are researched and tested; they meld style and science, giving serious players the perfect stretch for the perfect backswing. They also don’t have set holes, allowing adjustability after the 19th hole as well.

In recent years, golfers and non-golfers alike have flocked to Beltology for its versatile styles, all-day comfort and modern materials. We even have some PGA Tour players who wear the belt on and off the golf course.

Each belt features premium (and often unexpected) materials and thoughtful details: a classic woven strap, leather trimming, and a custom buckle — all meticulously hatched with function in mind. The Litmus — a stretch full-leather belt in a range of neutrals — encapsulates Beltology meticulous attention to detail, craftsmanship and premium materials. By melding unmatched performance and unparalleled style, Beltology presents a superior golf belt.

“Golf is a natural fit! Traditional golf belts haven’t seen an upgrade in years. As golf fashion continues to develop and refine, belts have remained an afterthought or a very loud statement. Beltology belts give you the comfort and performance of an athletic belt with the versatility and sophistication of a luxury piece.” — Andrew Heffernan, Founder and CEO of Beltology

The collection is available exclusively at beltology.com and at select pro shops across the country. Prices range from $60 to $85.

About Beltology

Launched in 2014 by Andrew Heffernan and Anna Lundberg, the brand seeks to take belts from being a forgotten accessory to a foundation of individual style. The company is headquartered in New York City’s Lower East Side.

Please visit Beltology at beltology.com | @beltology.

Agentry PR to represent made-in-Italy, luxury resort wear brand SCARCI

Agentry PR is pleased to announce the representation of made-in-Italy, luxury resort wear brand SCARCI.

SCARCI is an Italian resort wear brand inspired by travel, yachting, culture and the arts. The brand offers paramount quality, exclusive fabrics, and creative designs for men and women who demand quality, comfort, style and sophistication SCARCI‘s exclusively designed, ready-to-wear resort collection is conceptualized and developed as unique, fashion forward Italian clothing with a classic feel. SCARCI is dedicated to exceptional detail and luxury craftsmanship that is evident from a single glance across the room.

The brand features shirting, shorts, and skirts for men and women at a luxury price point.

Men’s shirting is offered between $130-$425,   Women’s shirting between $120-$300

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SCARCI is available at www.scarci.com as well as 6 luxury 5-star resort hotels and is expected to open its first retail location in Vegas in 2018.

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AHEAD Renews Agreement as Official PGA of America Merchandise Licensee

AHEAD Renews Agreement as Official PGA of America Merchandise Licensee

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (Feb. 21, 2017) – One of the country’s top headwear, apparel and accessories brands for the green grass, resort, collegiate, and corporate markets, AHEAD, announced it has extended its agreement with The PGA of America as an official merchandise licensee for its spectator events, including the 2017 PGA Championship to be played at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C.

This multi-year agreement will extend the relationship through 2018.

AHEAD values its 17-year relationship with the PGA of America and the opportunity to play a significant role in the annual PGA Championship, Sr. PGA Championship, and the 2016 Ryder Cup.

“Under the leadership of Mike Quirk, the PGA has tried some innovative new concepts that we are proud to be a part of,” said Anne Broholm, CEO of AHEAD.

AHEAD is a leading supplier of headwear to the PGA of America, USGA, Ryder Cup, and numerous PGA Tour events in addition to more than 5,000 green grass and resort shops throughout the world.

“AHEAD has been a long-time partner of the PGA of America and it’s relationships like this that contribute to the success of our annual events,” said Paul Levy, President, PGA of America.  “We appreciate AHEAD’s commitment to the PGA and are excited to extend our agreement.”

AHEAD is best known for its premier headwear collections that feature original approaches to logo embroidery options.  Founded in 1995, AHEAD has been able to capitalize on the golf industry’s desire for high-quality graphics on headwear and an array of men’s and women’s apparel.

For additional information about AHEAD, visit www.aheadweb.com.

About AHEAD | www.aheadweb.com

Founded in 1995, AHEAD is a multi-dimensional brand with a proven track record of success distributing headwear, apparel, and accessories to the green grass, resort and corporate markets. Its single focus of providing quality products, with innovative, high-quality design, and merchandising concepts has led to 19 years of continued growth and expansion. Among active professional golfers who wear AHEAD gear on the course are Jim Furyk, Sean O’Hair and Brittany Lincicome. Golf legends Jack Nicklaus and ANNIKA wear AHEAD exclusively.

Piercy and Limngmerth Become Izod Ambassadors

THREE-TIME PGA TOUR WINNER SCOTT PIERCY AND 2015 PGA TOUR CHAMPION DAVID LINGMERTH TO BECOME IZOD GOLF AMBASSADORS IN MULTI-YEAR MARKETING PARTNERSHIPS

Thursday, January 12, 2017 [New York, NY] – PVH Corp. [NYSE: PVH] announced today agreements in principle for multi-year marketing partnerships for its IZOD Golf brand with three-time PGA Tour winner Scott Piercy and 2015 PGA Tour champion David Lingmerth. As brand ambassadors, both Piercy and Lingmerth will wear IZOD Golf apparel on-course, making their first appearance of 2017 during this week’s Sony Open in Hawaii. Off-course, the players will contribute to future product design and development. This marks the second time IZOD has partnered with Piercy.

“We’re extremely excited to renew our partnership with Scott and develop our relationship with David,” said Mike Kelly, Executive Vice President of Marketing for PVH. “They both embody the spirit of the IZOD brand – as seasoned winners with a competitive spirit, and as energetic players who are poised for continued success. We look forward to working with both champions as they continue their careers and build upon their legacies.”

Piercy and Lingmerth will wear the complete IZOD Golf line consisting of shirts, pants, belts and socks. They will also be featured across IZOD’s website and social media channels. All IZOD Golf apparel seen on tour will be available for consumer purchase at participating national retailers in the U.S.

“It’s a pleasure to reunite with an iconic American golf brand like IZOD,” said Piercy. “I have the best team on the tour and IZOD is such an important part of it.”

“It is a tremendous honor and big step in my career to partner with a brand that I have long recognized and admired,” said Lingmerth. “I’m looking forward to working with Team IZOD and honored to join Scott on the pro roster.”

Piercy was a runner-up in the 2016 U.S. Open Championship and most recently won the 2015 PGA Tour Barbasol Championship. Lingmerth broke into the top 50 in the world rankings in 2016 and most recently won the 2015 PGA Tour Memorial Tournament.

BRADLEY ALLAN Quarter-Zip Sweaters Now Available

BRADLEY ALLAN Quarter-Zip Sweaters Now Available

Premium Layering Pieces Feature Rich Merino Wool, Tailored Look

(Toronto, Canada) – BRADLEY ALLAN – sophisticated, modern golf apparel designed for the golf course and beyond – announces its premium merino wool quarter-zip sweaters are now available at www.bradley-allan.com.

A fresh take on a cool-weather golf staple, the BRADLEY ALLAN quarter zip is crafted from lightweight, 100-percent superfine merino wool in a silhouette that promotes a trim look when layering. Available in graphite and black colorways, the sweaters retail for $109.

“Like all BRADLEY ALLAN garments, this is an update to the traditional quarter zip with a fabrication and design that works as well off the course as on it,” says Brad Franklin, Founder and Creative Director of BRADLEY ALLAN. “The lightweight merino is incredibly soft, yet durable to resist pilling when carrying a golf bag and the clean fit lessens bulk to compliment all body types.”

Additional BRADLEY ALLAN offerings include the brand’s signature range of polos ($79-$89) that blend soft Pima cotton and technical fabrics, and shorts ($79) and pants ($94) crafted from a lightweight cotton-polyester blend with a hint of stretch for enhanced cooling and comfort.

From veteran designer Brad Franklin, BRADLEY ALLAN celebrates classic designs while emphasizing a modern fit, innovative fabric blends and seamless transition to everyday wear. Drawing inspiration from current menswear trends, BRADLEY ALLAN allows golfers to enjoy technical performance without sacrificing their personal style.

For more information visit www.bradley-allan.com

About BRADLEY ALLAN

Sophisticated modern golf apparel crafted to transcend the game, BRADLEY ALLAN represents a refreshing new direction. Created by true patrons of the sport, the line is rooted in golf’s traditions yet informed by the present.

Utilizing premium technical fabrics, fine details and subtle textures, Founder and Creative Director Brad Franklin works from a design ethos that fuses a refined aesthetic with exceptional functionality.
Franklin’s vision is expressed across a focused range of polos, knits, layering pieces and bottoms. Boasting a rich hand and proper fit, each distinctive garment is crafted to become a staple in a player’s wardrobe, now and for years to come.

Efficiently produced by some of the world’s most skilled boutique manufacturers, BRADLEY ALLAN offers a price-to-quality ratio that is second to none.