Posted on Apr/24/2012
The partnership will begin on Feb 1, 2010, and will include 14 PGA TOUR events in 2010, including all events on the PGA TOUR that are run by the TOUR’s Championship Management department. The first event included in the agreement is the Northern Trust Open being played at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, CA, Feb. 1-7, 2010.
Oxford Golf will provide a variety of state-of-the-art fixtures designed to maximize sell-through while giving customers the best retail experience. Oxford Golf will be the exclusive provider of volunteer uniforms for PGA TOUR Championship Management events including: Northern Trust Open, Accenture Match Play Championship, CA Championship, Bridgestone Invitational, The Barclays, THE TOUR Championship presented by Coca-Cola and THE PLAYERS Championship. In addition, Oxford Golf products will be sold in the merchandise tents of the 14 events and in various TPC Network pro shops.
“The development of these state-of-the-art fixtures has been an exciting collaboration between the PGA TOUR and Oxford Golf,” said Dave Leveille, President of Oxford Golf. “We are excited to continue in these joint efforts and look forward to the introduction of the new fixture designs at the 2010 Northern Trust Open.”
The 14 PGA TOUR events included in the agreement are:
“We are thrilled to have Oxford Golf partner with some of our finest events on the PGA TOUR,” said David Pillsbury, Executive Vice President of Championship Management. “With this relationship with Oxford, we will provide our fans with a high-class product and merchandise experience as well as help our volunteers achieve a look and feel that matches what they mean to us as an organization. This partnership will no doubt enhance every event that it touches.”
The men's and women's volunteer shirts worn at these tournaments will be from Oxford Golf's Earth Tech™ collection of eco-friendly polos which are made from materials derived from recycled plastic bottles. These shirts will also be sold in the merchandise tents and in TPC pro-shops across the country.
About the Oxford Golf Group:
The Oxford Golf Group produces and distributes both the Oxford Golf® and Links Tech® brands of golf apparel. The Oxford Golf® brand is recognized as trusted, traditional men’s and women’s apparel and is sold in pro-shops and resorts. The pure-performance Links Tech® brand is a high-value collection of performance apparel for both men and women. The Oxford Golf Group is a division of Oxford Industries, Inc. Oxford Industries, Inc., an international apparel design, sourcing and marketing company featuring a diverse portfolio of owned and licensed brands and a collection of private label apparel businesses. Oxford Industries, Inc.’s brands include Tommy Bahama®, Ben Sherman®, Billy London®, Arnold Brant®, Ely®, and Oxford Golf®. Oxford Industries, Inc.’s stock has traded on the New York Stock Exchange since 1964 under the symbol OXM. For more information, please visit Oxford Golf Group’s website at www.oxfordgolf.com or Oxford Industries, Inc.’s website at www.oxfordinc.com.
About the PGA TOUR
The PGA TOUR is a tax-exempt membership organization of professional golfers. Its primary purpose is to expand the PGA TOUR domestically and internationally so as to substantially increase player financial benefits while maintaining our commitment to growth in charity and integrity to the game.
In 2009, the PGA TOUR, Champions Tour and Nationwide Tour collectively consists of 100 events staged in 35 states and in 11 countries.
In addition to providing competitive opportunities for its membership, TOUR events also generate significant funds for local charities. In fact, the three Tours have surpassed $124 million in 2008 and $1.4 billion in overall charitable contributions. The PGA TOUR's web site address is www.PGATOUR.COM and the company is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.
Championship Management is a department of the PGA TOUR that organizes and manages a combined 13 events on the Champions Tour and the PGA TOUR. These tournaments are high-profile events on both Tours, and they include:
Members of the Championship Management staff are committed to operating the best events in professional golf. The goal of Championship Management is to set the standard for tournament golf and to deliver the highest level of performance for our players, sponsors, fans, charities and TOUR partners.