Golf News for Monday, January 7, 2013 | Business

Golf apparel company Byron Nelson USA comes under new ownership

NORCROSS, Ga. -- Golf apparel company Byron Nelson USA has been acquired by 37-year industry veteran Bob Friedman, and will be headquartered in the north Atlanta suburb of Norcross.

One of the most enduring sporting icons in the world, Byron Nelson summons thoughts of a true gentleman, sportsman, humanitarian and champion. It is the aim of Byron Nelson USA to be faithful to that legacy by offering apparel of superior styling and uncompromising craftsmanship.

Says Friedman, "There was no finer gentleman on or off the course than Mr. Nelson. We are honored to share his lifestyle line of American heritage apparel with no compromises, just a passion to bring you the best apparel we can produce."

Byron Nelson apparel will be sold in full collections that include golf shirts, cashmere and merino wool sweaters and vests, outerwear, casual wear, shorts and even waterproof rainsuits.

The 2013 collection includes the Byron Nelson line, a premium offering featuring double-mercerized,100% cotton golf shirts, and 11 Straight, a performance line that gives a nod to the 11 straight tournaments Nelson won in 1945. The 2013 collection will be offered in palettes of Sea Blue, White and Navy, and Dark Plum, Winter White and Charcoal.

Byron Nelson USA will be run as an independent company from Friedman's existing interests in Divots Sportswear, which he founded in 1976, and Sope Creek Apparel Company, which Divots acquired in 2010. Byron Nelson USA will, however, take a portion of the Divots booth at the PGA Show (6563) to exhibit the 2013 line.

For further information call 800-847-3467.

For Further Information:
Bob Friedman
Byron Nelson Golf

Warren Grant
Windfall Communications