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Imperial teams with Hurricane junior tour


BOURBON, Mo. - Imperial is thrilled to announce it has been named the Official Headwear of the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour’s 2019 Summer World Championship, which will be conducted August 3-5, 2019 at Orange County National Golf Club’s Crooked Cat and Panther Lake courses.

Founded in 1916, Imperial has been designing and manufacturing premium headwear for more than 100 years. Some of Imperial’s partnerships and affiliations include: USGA, PGA Tour, LPGA, Tour, U.S. Open Championships, PGA Championships, Open Championships, Ryder Cups, Solheim Cups, the American Junior Golf Association and dozens of State and Regional Golf Associations.

“The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour is hosting the next generation of golfers at every level of the game and partnering with the HJGT speaks to Imperial’s dedication to supporting elite junior golf events,” said David Shaffer, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Imperial. “The Summer World Championship is the pinnacle of the HJGT season and we’re honored to play a part in it.”

The HJGT Summer World Championship includes six different divisions for boys and girls ages 8 to 18, with winners earning the opportunity to meet their respective division ambassador along with tournament prizes. Ambassadors include Tiger Woods, Will Smith, Ernie Els, Bryson DeChambeau, Justin Timberlake and Justin Rose.

“We are very excited to have Imperial be the Official headwear of the HJGT’s 2nd Annual Summer World Championship and look forward to seeing our participants wearing their hats with pride,” said HJGT CEO Mario Conte.

About Imperial Headwear
Founded in 1916, Imperial Headwear is the leading manufacturer of premium quality headwear, apparel and accessories for the golf market. Imperial’s products can be found at 96 of the Top 100 and over 70% of the Top 400 golf courses in the United States. The Association of Golf Merchandisers (AGM) has voted Imperial the #1 golf headwear brand for four years in a row.

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 and apparel 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 decoration and embellishment technologies.

For further information please visit or call (800) 950-1916. Follow Imperial Headwear on Twitter and Instagram at @ImperialHats and on Facebook at Imperial Headwear’s 100th Anniversary video can be viewed at

About Hurricane Junior Golf Tour
The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour (HJGT) was founded in 2007 with the intention of providing junior golfers between the ages of 8-18 an opportunity to play exceptional courses in a competitive environment. The tour’s vision is to provide superb hospitality and make every event a memorable one. With play open to both males and females, nearly every junior golfer is eligible to participate on the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour. Currently the HJGT is the largest junior golf tour in the United States hosting more 2-day nationally ranked events than any other tour. The HJGT has been able to achieve this goal by running the most professional events and providing an exceptional value to all of our players and families over the last 11 years. There are several factors that set us apart from the competition which we call #thehurricanedifference.

Based out of Orlando, FL, the HJGT administers events all across the country. In 2019 the HJGT will conduct events in Alabama, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Washington. Juniors will compete in 1 of 6 divisions which are: Boys 16-18, Boys 14-15, Boys 11-13, Boys under 10, Girls 14-18, and Girls Under 13. Memberships for the 2019 season start at $289 and tournament fees start at $199 for members and $219 for non-members. Click here to view approximate yardages for each division. The HJGT season is based on a calendar year and players earn points throughout the season towards year end honors beginning December 31, 2018.

Abby Liebenthal
Marketing Manager