Golf News for Friday, March 12, 2010 | Sponsorship

Summit Golf Brands clothes U.S. team for World University Championship

Summit Golf Brands - which owns Fairway & Greene and EP Pro, the golf industry's No. 1-ranked men's and women's golf-apparel brands, as well as industry outerwear leader ZERO RESTRICTION - has been named the Official Apparel Supplier for Team USA's Men competitors at the 13th World University Golf Championship, being played at Antequera Golf Club in Malaga, Spain, June 7-11.

Both the Men's team and coaches will wear apparel made by Fairway & Greene - the high-end green-grass apparel market's unparalleled leader in product quality, customer service and sales support - and Zero Restriction Outerwear. This includes Fairway & Greene outfits from the Spring 2010 Great Plains collection for all six golf days, as well as for the opening and closing ceremonies of the event, which is being hosted by the University of Malaga. In case of inclement weather, team members and coaches also will receive a complete Zero Restriction Rain Play System, which includes a bucket hat, rain gloves, jacket and pants.

The Women's team will wear EP Pro - a longtime supporter of the World University Golf Championship and outfitter for the Women's team - and Zero Restriction Outerwear. Women players will receive an EP Pro outfit from the Spring 2010 Monte Carlo collection. In case of inclement weather, Women's team members and coaches also will receive a complete Zero Restriction Rain Play System, which includes a bucket hat, rain gloves, jacket and pants.

"I am so grateful for Summit Golf Brands to step up and choose to be our Official clothier for the Men's team," says Team USA Head Coach Dave Jennings, who will be assisted by Jeff Grieble, the head coach at St. Ambrose University.

At least 22 countries with 11-player Men's and 11-player Women's teams are expected to compete in the four-day Men's and Women's Individual and Team stroke-play competition at beautiful Antequera Golf Club. Practice rounds are scheduled for June 6 and 7, when the opening ceremonies will be held. Following the four days of Individual and Team stroke-play competition, the event concludes on June 11 with the closing ceremonies.

Antequera Golf Club is a spectacular, demanding 6,562-yard course that's surrounded by El Torcal, a stunning mountain park. The layout features olive and acorn trees, and natural herb plants that reflect inland Andalusia's special character.

"The World University Games are something special," says Jennings, who is the Men's golf coach at Central Alabama Community College in Alexander City, Alabama. "It's a trip of a lifetime for me, and for Team USA's young men and women competitors, who will have their work cut out for them."

Summit Golf Brands - the golf industry's leading golf-focused apparel group - was founded in late 2005, and is committed to the game of golf and the players, both on and off the course and around the world.

Founded in 1995, Fairway & Greene is widely acknowledged as the leader in the high-end green-grass apparel market. With an unparalleled emphasis on product quality, customer service and sales support, the company has rapidly grown and is currently sold in over 3,500 of the finest private clubs, resorts and clubs in the world.

Fairway & Greene is proud of its strong vendor/partner relationships with PGA golf professionals, who are the golf industry's stewards, ambassadors and innovators. Because the company builds brands and programs specifically designed for golf professionals, Fairway & Greene plays a key supporting role in its efforts to continually elevate the sport and serve its customer base.

EP Pro, the New York City-based premier women's golf apparel company founded in 1993, has been leading the green-grass and resort industry for more than 12 years, delivering a product line where function meets styling.

ZERO RESTRICTION is a full-line maker of waterproof outerwear for the golf market. Using patented design features that deliver guaranteed waterproof protection and complete freedom of movement, ZR is the leading supplier of outerwear on all three major professional tours. ZR products are sold in the finest golf shops and golf specialty stores in the U.S., Canada and Europe.