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 and

“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.


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:, 800.886.3226.

OGIO’s 2016 Golf Apparel and Accessories Collections Unveiled at 2016 PGA Merchandise Show

OGIO’s 2016 Golf Apparel and Accessories Collections Unveiled at 2016 PGA Merchandise Show

Aaron Baddeley

SALT LAKE CITY – (Jan. 26, 2016) – OGIO knows golf, and with their continued evolution of creativity and functionality, the company is now launching its new line of golf bags, apparel and accessories at the PGA Merchandise Show. The shoes, bags and apparel blend personal style with quality and functionality to create the best golf accessories.

OGIO Shoes
OGIO’s 2016 golf footwear collection continues its legacy of being at the leading edge of fashion and innovative design in the golf industry. Each style receives inspiration from the company’s expansive heritage in adrenaline sports and men’s lifestyle fashions. The 2016 shoe collection is not only styled to look better, but they are designed to help golfers play better by stabilizing their swing platform, improving balance and enhancing their game.
Comfort and performance play a huge role in OGIO’s shoe design. They extensively test shoe designs with their mission to achieve the most comfortable “out of the box” golf experience possible in mind. This, along with carefully selected high-quality materials, ensure that OGIO’s golf shoes will not only look and feel amazing, but can withstand the toughest conditions in all types of climates, round after round.

When it comes to golf bags, OGIO recognizes that needs and styles differ. The 2016 line of OGIO golf bags features four different collections with varying types of bags and accessories in each. Ranging from cart bags to stand bags with silencer club protection systems, OGIO meets all tournament needs with every bit of flexibility and durability.

OGIO Apparel
OGIO’s 2016 Fall Apparel consists of everything necessary to create the ideal golfer’s closet, in both form and fashion. Focusing on bottoms, performance polos, outerwear and accessories, without letting an array of patterns and prints fall to the wayside, OGIO continuously makes a name for themselves in fashion-forward golf apparel.
OGIO’s newest collection of products will be exhibited at the PGA Merchandise Show, which will be held January 27-29 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, booth #3462.
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About OGIO:
OGIO International, Inc. carved a reputation as a designer of adrenaline-driven styled Golf bags and apparel born from our sports and lifestyle heritage. We built this reputation by crafting our collections from high-performance materials surrounding innovative design features that provide the ultimate combination of protection, comfort and organization. OGIO’s Golf collections have changed the style of golf and are designed to raise adrenaline levels at first glance.