Golf News for Tuesday, January 29, 2008 | Business

Peter Millar reports strategic alliance with Jan Craig Headcovers

CARY, N.C. -- Peter Millar, a seven year old better sportswear company based in Cary, NC announced their strategic alliance with Jan Craig Headcovers, a fifty year old company based out of Chicago, IL, known throughout as the most recognizable hand- knit wool headcovers. Peter Millar sales representatives will be the exclusive purveyor of Jan Craig Headcovers throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Both Peter Millar and Jan Craig Headcovers shared dedication to providing distinctive product and superior service were a key driver to formulating the alliance. The Peter Millar Lifestyle Collection of sportswear and accessories has become a standard for individuals that demand value and unparalleled quality in their clothing and accessories. Jan Craig, an avid golfer herself, started the company in the mid 1950’s in Morrow, Ohio out of frustration with the lack of quality headcovers in the market, she started knitting them for family and friends. The recognizable headcovers quickly became sought after by many golfers on the PGA Tour, Nationwide Tour, LPGA Tour, celebrities and by exclusive clubs and resorts around the world.

“We are extremely excited about our alliance with Peter Millar. In addition to having complementary golf lines and customer relationships, we share with Peter Millar a strong reputation for quality. Be on the lookout for some new color combination offering from us courtesy of Peter Millar’s eye for great color stories!” says Jennifer Reusing, Head of Operations for Jan Craig Headcovers.

“Jan Craig Headcovers fit the Peter Millar golf lifestyle – both myself and Chris Knott, Founder & Designer of Peter Millar, have carried Jan Craig Headcovers on our golf clubs for years and are excited about this natural alliance. With the headcovers, there is a sense of panache when you see them on a golf bag which fits the way a Peter Millar customer dresses” says Scott Mahoney, President & CEO of Peter Millar. te company over 35 years ago in Morrow, Ohio. She began by knitting head covers for friends and family. The first touring professional to use the covers was Jack Nicklaus. Jan passed away in 1974, but the company has always remained in the family and is currently owned by her son and daughter in law, Barry and Lynn

For more information contact Millie Graham at (919)465-0155 #109 or email: mgraham@petermillar.com

ABOUT PETER MILLAR
Peter Millar, LLC is a leader in the design, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products. Peter Millar is majority owned by the Sea Island Company based in Sea Island, Georgia. The Company’s brand names include Peter Millar, Tweed Peacock, and Peter Millar Tailored Clothing. For more information contact Millie Graham at (919)465-0155 #109 or email: mgraham@petermillar.com.

Contact: Millie Graham
Telephone: 919.465.0155
Cell Phone: 843.412.1556
Email: mgraham@petermillar.com