Golf News for Monday, September 9, 2013 | Marketing

Bionic Gloves' Swing With the Stars sweepstakes winner named

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Mary Beth Crowley of Boston, Mass., loves golf, and she also loves the games' most innovative glove company even more, now that she's won Bionic Gloves' Swing With the Stars sweepstakes. Crowley was randomly drawn from Facebook and mail-in entries collected by Bionic earlier this spring. She has won a trip to Los Angeles, Calif., to golf at Mountain Gate Country Club on Oct. 7 and will play with a variety of Hollywood celebrities in the 8th Annual Tee It Up Celebrity Golf Classic.

Crowley is an avid golfer and has golfed all over the country throughout her 20 years of experience on the links. Her father, a five-time NE PGA champion, four-time Massachusetts Open winner and NE PGA hall of famer, instilled within her a love for the game at an early age. But she didn't begin golfing until her college years. "I always liked golf and would travel with my dad when I was young, but I never thought I'd be any good," said Crowley. But once she began playing in college, she found she had a knack for the game.

Bionic Gloves is the Official Glove Sponsor of the Tee It Up Celebrity Golf Classic, hosted by Tee It Up Radio Network. The Classic benefits the Wounded Warrior Project, an organization that provides programs and services to severely injured service members during their transition from active duty to civilian life. Crowley will golf with members of the WWP as well as a host of celebrities. Invitees include Alan Thicke, Rob Riggle and Kristy Swanson, among many others.

Even after traveling to tournaments all over the country with her dad and golfing at world-renowned courses herself, Crowley is excited for this "once in a lifetime opportunity" and can't wait to tee up at a new club.

About Bionic Gloves:
For more than a decade, Bionic has been at the forefront of glove technology in many sports - golf, fitness (weightlifting), racquetball, gardening 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.

Bionic is a division of the family-owned Hillerich & Bradsby, Co., based in Louisville, Ky. Other H&B divisions include PowerBilt®, makers of golf clubs since 1916, and Louisville Slugger®, the most famous brand of baseball and softball bats and equipment in the world.

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

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