Golf News for Friday, October 12, 2012 | Business

Summit Golf Brands announces partnership with Proponent Group

SHELTON, Conn. -- Summit Golf Brands, parent company of the game's premier family of 'golf authentic' apparel brands, announced a partnership with Proponent Group, the industry's premier network of golf instructors. With the new agreement, Summit Golf Brands will look to bolster its distribution through those entrusted with teaching the game around the globe.

As part of the agreement, Summit Golf Brands will offer Proponent Group members special incentive programs and preferred access to the Fairway & Greene, EP Pro and Zero Restriction brands of apparel for their personal use. In addition, Proponent Group's network of teachers will be encouraged to submit short instructional videos for publication in the "Teacher's Corner" section of the Fairway & Greene and Zero Restriction websites and on the brands' Facebook pages, as well.

The Proponent Group, led by former golf instruction media authority Lorin Anderson, boasts the golf industry's largest network of instructors. Directors of Instruction, Academy owners and other accomplished teachers, benefit from a wide array of services provided by Proponent Group that are designed to help protect their careers and grow their businesses.

"At most golf facilities, it's the director of instruction and the full-time teaching professionals who are on the front lines with the golfers all day, every day," explains Anderson. "These teachers are golf role models for their students, and we're excited to put some of the world's finest golf instructors in the world's finest golf apparel. Like our instructors, The Fairway & Greene, EP Pro and Zero Restriction brands have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to quality, so this partnership is a perfect fit."

"At Summit Golf Brands, we believe that instructors are the lifeblood of the game, introducing it to new players and working tirelessly to help improve the enjoyment of current golfers every day," said Andy Bell, President of Summit Golf Brands. "As a thanks for those individuals' efforts to grow the game we all love, we are proud to partner with Proponent Group to show our support for golf instructors throughout the world."

For more information on Summit Golf Brands' family of 'golf authentic' apparel, visit

About Summit Golf Brands
Headquartered in Shelton, Connecticut, Summit Golf Brands was founded in 2004, and is widely regarded as the game's unquestioned leader in ' golf authentic' apparel with a portfolio consisting of three exceptional brands - Fairway & Greene, EP Pro and Zero Restriction. Each brand has carved a reputation for delivering unparalleled quality and comfort, distinguished styling, and best-in-class customer service, and as a result can be found throughout the finest private clubs, resorts and golf courses worldwide. For more information on Summit Golf Brands visit

About Proponent Group
Proponent Group, based in Heathrow, Florida, offers serious, dedicated golf instructors a unique set of business-oriented benefits to help them grow their teaching skills and grow their businesses. For information about the services Proponent Group provides to its nearly 400 instructor members worldwide or how you may apply for membership, call (407) 878-1235 or access the web site at

For more information:
Melissa Fleischer
Summit Golf Brands
212.302.7255 x 1200