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Imperial signs 3-year deal with PGA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 17, 2019

IMPERIAL BECOMES SUPPLIER OF OFFICIAL PGA CHAMPIONSHIP AND RYDER CUP MERCHANDISE

IMPERIAL & PGA OF AMERICA SIGN 3-YEAR PARTNERSHIP

BOURBON, MO – Imperial Headwear, the #1 headwear brand for private golf facilities as reported by the Association of Golf Merchandisers (AGM) in their Member Survey the last four consecutive years, announced they have been named a supplier of official PGA Championship and Ryder Cup licensed merchandise.

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Under the agreement, Imperial products will be showcased and sold in the merchandise pavilions at the 2019, 2020 and 2021 PGA Championship, as well as the 2020 Ryder Cup.

“Imperial is proud to partner with the PGA of America as an official supplier of PGA Championship and Ryder Cup merchandise,” said David Shaffer, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Imperial Headwear. “These are world-class events that we are extremely honored to be a part of for the next three years. Thank you to the PGA for inviting our brand to be included in the merchandise offerings at these premier tournaments.”

The events included in the partnership are:

  • 101st PGA Championship - 2019 - Bethpage State Park, Black Course (Farmingdale, N.Y.)
  • 102nd PGA Championship - 2020 - TPC Harding Park (San Francisco)
  • 103rd PGA Championship - 2021 - Kiawah Island (S.C.) Golf Resort
  • 43rd Ryder Cup - 2020 – Whistling Straits, Straits Course (Kohler, Wisc.)

For more information about Imperial Headwear, please visit imperialsports.com, contact your local sales representative or call (800) 950-1916.

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About Imperial Headwear
Founded in 1916, Imperial Headwear is the leading manufacturer and marketer of premium quality headwear for the golf market. Imperial is committed to style, functionality and perfection in fit and comfort. It is this commitment that has allowed the creation of a wide variety of headwear with quality that is second to none. Renowned for its superior customer service and art customization capabilities, Imperial offers its products using the most innovative fabrics and designs, as well as logo and embroidery technologies. For further information please visit imperialsports.com or call (800) 950-1916. Follow Imperial Headwear on Twitter and Instagram at @ImperialHats and on Facebook at facebook.com/ImperialInc. Imperial Headwear’s 100th Anniversary video can be viewed at https://vimeo.com/179793530.

About the PGA Championship
The PGA Championship is the only all-professional major in men’s golf. It began in 1916, just months after the birth of the PGA of America, and today features one of the deepest international fields in golf. Since 1994, it has perennially featured the most top-100 players in the Official World Golf Rankings of all golf Championships.

Contacts:
Chris Frame
Marketing Specialist
Imperial Headwear
cframe@paifashion.com