Golf News for Thursday, October 4, 2012 | Tournaments

Fairway & Greene hosts Pebble Beach Pro-Member Invitational event

SHELTON, Conn. -- Fairway & Greene, the game's premier 'golf authentic' apparel brand, unveiled plans to extend its relationship with Pebble Beach Company by continuing its hosting of the widely popular Fairway & Greene Pebble Beach Pro-Member Invitational golf tournament. The event pits four-man teams of select PGA Professionals and three of their members from golf clubs throughout the United States against each other in a 54-hole competition. This premier Pro-Member event will be contested over three days on the world-renowned courses of Pebble Beach Resorts, from March 17-21, 2013.

"We are delighted to host the Fairway & Green Pebble Beach Pro-Member Invitational for the fourth year," said RJ Harper, Pebble Beach Company Executive Vice President of Golf and Retail. "As two brands dedicated to quality and authenticity in the game of golf, Pebble Beach Resorts and Fairway & Greene partner to create one of the greatest and most competitive pro-member events in the country."

The golf professionals in attendance will compete for a total purse of $40,000 with a $7,000 winner's share. The members accompanying their pros will be treated to three days of golf with a round each on the celebrated Pebble Beach Golf Links, The Links at Spanish Bay and Spyglass Hill Golf Course. In addition, the members and pros will enjoy exceptional accommodations at The Lodge at Pebble Beach and a tee prize package that is rivaled in quality only by the beauty of the Monterey Peninsula itself. Adding to the week's excitement awards for the top teams, professionals and amateurs will be presented at a culminating reception following the final day of play.

"We are proud of the strong relationship we enjoy with Pebble Beach Resorts, and the Fairway & Greene Pebble Beach Pro-Member event has further built upon that foundation," said Andy Bell, President of Fairway & Greene. "Pebble Beach has proven itself the perfect venue for hosting this one-of-a-kind event. From the top-notch golf to the luxurious accommodations to the delicious food and unparalleled service, there is not a destination more befitting of the Fairway & Greene brand and some of the country's finest PGA Professionals."

Fairway & Greene initiated its Pebble Beach Pro-Member Invitational annual tradition in March 2010, and since then has hosted scores of golf professionals and their members for this exclusive event. Golf Professionals throughout the country who have participated give the event rave reviews.

"The experience at the Fairway & Greene Pro-Member was second to none. Zero Restriction, F&G and the staff at Pebble Beach Resorts went out of their way to go above and beyond expectations and make the event extraordinary. The memories and relationships built at the Pro-Member will last a lifetime," said Matt Fraser, Head Golf Professional at the Alotian Golf Club in Roland, Arkansas.

"As a golf professional, very few times am I offered opportunities to share a world-class event such as the Fairway & Greene Pro-Member. Each year my members and myself are treated to truly one of the greatest golfing venues in the world. This event has become a cherished annual journey that my members know will exceed their expectations," added Judd Whiteman, Head Golf Professional at Dallas National Golf Club.

For more information on the 2013 Fairway & Greene Pebble Beach Pro-Member Invitational, visit www.fairwayandgreene.com.

About Fairway & Greene
Established in 1995, Fairway & Greene manufactures and markets premium sportswear. As a division of Summit Golf Brands, Fairway & Greene is widely recognized by PGA Professionals as the game's premier "golf authentic" apparel brand, and is sold in the finest private clubs, resorts and golf courses worldwide. Accomplished touring professionals such as Brad Faxon, Jay Haas, John Rollins and Jeff Sluman proudly showcase the fine styling of the Fairway & Greene brand weekly on a world-stage. For more information visit www.fairwayandgreene.com.

About Pebble Beach Company
Pebble Beach Company, headquartered in Pebble Beach, Calif., owns and operates the world-famous Pebble Beach Resorts, including The Lodge at Pebble Beach, The Inn at Spanish Bay and Casa Palmero. The company also operates four world-renowned golf courses: Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spyglass Hill Golf Course, The Links at Spanish Bay and Del Monte Golf Course. Its other famed properties include scenic 17-Mile Drive and The Spa at Pebble Beach, and it annually hosts premier events such as the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, Callaway Pebble Beach Invitational, Pebble Beach Food & Wine and the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach. Site of the 2019 U.S. Open, Pebble Beach Golf Links has hosted five U.S. Open Championships, four U.S. Amateurs, one PGA Championship and numerous other tournaments.

For more information:
Melissa Fleischer
Summit Golf Brands
Mfleischer@summitgolfbrands.com
212.302.7255 x 1200