Golf News for Tuesday, February 26, 2013 | Sponsorship

Bionic Gloves and PowerBilt Golf partners of Kentucky PGA for 2013

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Kentucky-based Bionic Gloves and PowerBilt Golf are supporting professional golf in their home state by becoming platinum partners of the Kentucky PGA for 2013.

As platinum partners, both Bionic and PowerBilt will have major presences at KPGA tournaments and events throughout the year. PowerBilt is the title sponsor of the 18th Annual Kaiser Cup, hosted April 1-2. The Kaiser Cup is a Pro vs. Assistant Pro tournament at Belterra Golf Club, drawing in the top qualifying Pro's and Assistant Pro's from all over the state. It is named after the late Bill Kaiser, a three-time Kentucky Open champion and renowned GM of PowerBilt, which, like Bionic, is a division of the Hillerich and Bradsby Co.

Bionic is a title sponsor, along with Monterey Club and Bette & Court, of the Pro-Pro Championship at Audubon Country Club on May 28. Bionic and PowerBilt will co-sponsor the Mega Pro-Am Championship Tournament at Wildwood Country Club on June 10.

"We are very proud to partner with the Kentucky PGA, because we are neighbors here in the Derby City," said Larry Edlin, Vice President of Global Sales. "This is the first year we have been a platinum partner, and we're honored to support such a prominent local organization that brings great prestige to Kentucky golf."

Other benefits of being a platinum partner include brand exposure at member conferences and the monthly PGA member newsletters. This year's KPGA Spring Member Conference will feature Larry Edlin as the key speaker for the education seminar. PGA members will have access to Bionic and PowerBilt products, along with glove fittings at various PGA events throughout the year.

For more information on the Kentucky PGA, visit

About Bionic Gloves:
For more than a decade, Bionic has been at the forefront of glove technology in many sports - golf, baseball, hockey, fitness (weightlifting), tennis, racquetball, equestrian events and others. Bionic Gloves have received numerous awards and recognition, including the National Home Gardening Club Seal of Approval, the National Health & Wellness Club Seal of Approval, the Handyman's Club of America Member Tested Seal of Approval and the PGA Tour Partners Magazine Member Tested Seal of Approval.

About PowerBilt:
PowerBilt is licensed in the U.S. by Plus One Sports, Inc. PowerBilt is a division of the Hillerich & Bradsby Co., a family-owned company which has been making golf clubs since 1916. Based in Louisville, Ky., H&B is also the maker of world-famous Louisville Slugger bats and Bionic gloves.

Hillerich & Bradsby Co. • 800 W. Main St. • Louisville, KY 40202 • (502) 585-5226 •

Media contact • Rachael Feldman • • (502) 815-3265