COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Futures Tour golf professionals Ashley Prange and "Chill" Rachel Connor have entered into apparel agreements with golf and tennis clothing manufacturer Tail Activewear. As part of the agreement, both will wear Tail Activewear apparel exclusively in all golf tournaments in which they play during the 2010 season.
Ashley Prange has achieved significant success in her still young professional career. In addition to her victory on the Big Break V: Hawaii, Prange is a two-time champion on the Futures Tour and has recorded an impressive 16 top-10 finishes. In 2007 Prange competed in the U.S. Women's Open and was also conditionally exempt on the LPGA that year. While at the University of North Carolina prior to turning professional, Prange recorded 15 top-10 collegiate finishes, including three wins. She was four times named to the All-ACC Conference team and during her senior year was named a first team All-American.
"Chill" Rachel Connor, a Manchester, England native, is making her professional tournament debut this week at the Futures Tour Florida's Natural Charity Classic in Winter Haven, Florida. Connor moved to the United States in September 2009 to train for her professional career at the prestigious IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. She qualified for the 2010 Duramed Futures Tour through its fall 2009 qualifying school. Prior to turning professional, Connor was a highly decorated amateur. In 2009, she placed first on the English Ladies Individual Order of Merit. She also finished third in the British Ladies Strokeplay Championship and was a quarterfinalist in the Ione Jones Matchplay Championship, all while participating in numerous tournaments on the England Nations Cup Team.
Tail Activewear is pleased to welcome Rachel and Ashley to our "Tail family" and wish them luck in their coming season.
About Tail Activewear
Tail Activewear is located at the intersection of performance and fashion. Our garments are always designed to perform as well as the people who wear them. We maintain the critical balance between fit and function with keen attention to things like moisture management, wind and rain protection, anti-microbial fabrics and constructions that minimize friction and fabric creep. Our driving objective from concept to design, and from testing to production, is user comfort.
On the fashion front, we prove every season that style and performance are mutually achievable goals. We understand that the right look breeds a self assuredness that translates into a measurable advantage on course and court. For 35 years, Tail has created styles that have spawned a legion of loyal customers who will settle for nothing less. They rely on the over 2,000 private clubs and specialty retailers who carry our product to provide them with the latest from our diverse catalog.
In 2008, Tail was acquired by a dedicated group of investors and managers, determined to build on the Tail legacy. Our vision is to drive the company to the upper right where high performance and high fashion co-exist in perfect symmetry. We are determined to perpetuate legendary Tail style in apparel that allows today's player the freedom of movement and flexibility to excel, and to declare, "I Can, I Will".
Meri Lobel Campbell
Paskievitch Athlete Representation (PAR)