Golf News for Wednesday, July 31, 2013 | Sponsorship

Dunning Golf supports 111th Metropolitan Amateur Championship

NEW YORK CITY -- Dunning Golf, a premium brand of high performance golf clothing, will provide shirts to contestants that advance through sectional qualifying and compete for the prestigious 111th Metropolitan Amateur Championship at The Stanwich Club. The Met Amateur is one of the nation's oldest amateur championships and its past champions list includes, among others, Walter Travis and Johnson Wagner.

"Dunning Golf is proud to partner with the Metropolitan Golf Association by providing shirts to the tournaments participants. The event represents the best players in the Metropolitan area and it's an honor for Dunning Golf to be a part of it," said Michael J. Setola, President & CEO, Tharanco Lifestyles.

This year, more than 700 players from MGA member clubs competed for select spots in the field in what is annually one of the most difficult events in amateur golf. The Championship will be held on August 1-4 in Greenwich, Conn and helps identify the region's top amateur.

"The Met Amateur is annually recognized as our oldest and most prestigious amateur championship events. It is great to work with Dunning Golf to provide the players with a gift that recognizes this tremendous accomplishment," said Brian Mahoney, the MGA's Director of Rules and Competitions.

About Dunning Golf
In 2001, Ralph Dunning revolutionized the golf industry by launching the very first apparel line comprised exclusively of performance fabrics. Known for its clean and sophisticated aesthetic, Dunning Golf is a premium brand of high performance golf clothing distributed through prestigious green grass golf shops and select specialty stores. Tested and trusted by the world's greatest athletes, the proprietary technical fabrics are engineered from the yarn up; meaning performance is built in and won't wash or wear out after repeated use.

About the MGA: The Metropolitan Golf Association was founded in 1897 and is one of the nation's oldest and largest amateur golf associations representing more than 500 clubs in the tri-state Metropolitan Area. Through a network of more than 300 volunteers, and a full-time staff operating out of its Golf Central headquarters in Elmsford, N.Y., the Association fulfills its role as a true non-profit service organization. Through a variety of unique, relevant, and innovative services for member clubs and area golfers, the MGA has established itself as a leader among local and national golf organizations.

Brendan Tracy, (646) 840-5215