Golf News for Monday, July 8, 2013 | Sponsorship

CMC Golf extends support of PGA of America's Golf Retirement Plus

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- CMC Golf Inc. has signed a three-year extension to its supporting partnership of The PGA of America's Golf Retirement Plus™ program. The sponsorship, which began in 2008, will now extend through 2016.

Founded in 1986, CMC Golf entered the golf accessory market in 1993, and is today the number one supplier of custom bag tags and repair tools worldwide. Through its Custom Logo Program, CMC is also an industry leader in modifying uniquely branded cast metal and leather products into personalized gifts.

"The PGA of America is pleased that CMC Golf has extended its investment in Golf Retirement Plus to a truly long-term supporting partnership," said PGA President Ted Bishop. "CMC Golf has established itself as a marketplace leader by supplying, through PGA Professionals, a wide variety of innovative, customized and desirable tools to golfers everywhere."

Founded in 1997, Golf Retirement Plus is a retirement program for PGA Professionals and apprentices, GCSAA Superintendents and CMAA Club Managers, which allows them to make their own contributions or have their employers contribute to their Golf Retirement Plus account on their behalf. PGA Professionals may also earn personal incentives by participating in the Golf Retirement Plus Partner Programs.

"The core of our business at CMC is the green-grass golf market, and once again, we are pleased to support the dedicated PGA Professionals through continued sponsorship of Golf Retirement Plus," said Carol McFarland, CMC Director of Marketing. It is our goal to provide unique, fresh products and programs to help PGA members grow their business and retirement benefits."

In addition to its Golf Retirement Plus supporting sponsorship, CMC Golf is also an official licensee of the PGA Tour and an approved vendor for more than 20 golf management groups. The company is headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz. and has offices in Pitstone, England where it services the UK and Europe.

For more information on the CMC Golf Inc. Golf Retirement Plus program, call (800) 542-4454 or visit

About The PGA of America
Since its founding in 1916, The PGA of America has maintained a twofold mission: to establish and elevate the standards of the profession and to grow interest and participation in the game of golf. By establishing and elevating the standards of the golf profession through world-class education, career services, marketing and research programs, The PGA enables its professionals to maximize their performance in their respective career paths and showcases them as experts in the game and in the multi-billion dollar golf industry. By creating and delivering world-class championships and innovative programs, The PGA of America elevates the public's interest in the game, the desire to play more golf, and ensures accessibility to the game for everyone, everywhere. As The PGA nears its centennial, the PGA brand represents the very best in golf.