Golf News for Monday, January 27, 2014 | Sponsorship

Antigua Group and LPGA Tour agree to extend license agreement

PEORIA, Ariz. -- The Antigua Group, Inc. - one of the nation's leading designers and marketers of lifestyle and golf apparel under the distinguished Antigua brand - and the LPGA Tour have agreed to extend their license agreement for an additional three years through 2016.

"Antigua is thrilled to extend our great relationship with the LPGA, and we look forward to working on many exciting projects over the next three years," said Ron McPherson, president and CEO of Antigua.

"Antigua has been a tremendous partner of the LPGA for the past seven years and we are very excited to see this strong relationship continue to grow," said Jon Podany, chief marketing officer of the LPGA. "We like long-term partnerships and this extension will take us through 10 years together."

Members of the Antigua team on the LPGA Tour include Solheim Cup participants Stacy Lewis, Lizette Salas, Gerina Piller and Brittany Lang, along with Stacy Prammanasudh, Alison Walshe and Wendy Ward.

The Spring 2014 offering - as with all of Antigua's collections since the Peoria, Ariz.-based Antigua Group, Inc., was founded 35 years ago - combines outstanding quality, style and value. The new line once again exemplifies why the Antigua brand is one of the nation's leading designers and marketers of genuine golf and sports apparel.

About Antigua
Headquartered in Peoria, Arizona, The Antigua Group, through its license sports division, holds license agreements with National Football League (NFL), Major League Baseball (MLB), Minor League Baseball (MiLB), National Hockey League (NHL) and the National Basketball Association (NBA), along with numerous American universities and colleges for men's, women's and children's apparel, headwear and outerwear. Antigua additionally designs, produces and supplies product for corporate America and specialty retail managed under its corporate division. Its golf division also holds license agreements with the PGA TOUR, LPGA and the PGA of America. Antigua products can also be found online at shop.antigua.com

About the LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association)
The LPGA is the world's leading professional golf organization for women. Founded in 1950, the association celebrates a diverse and storied membership with more than 2,300 members representing more than 30 different countries. With a Vision to inspire, empower, educate and entertain by showcasing the very best of women's golf, LPGA Tour Professionals compete across the globe, while dedicated LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals (T&CP) directly impact the game through teaching, coaching and management. The Symetra Tour consistently produces a pipeline of talent ready for the world stage. The LPGA is headquartered in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Follow the LPGA on its television home, Golf Channel, and on the web via: LPGA.com, facebook.com/lpga.official, twitter.com/lpga, and youtube.com/lpgavideo.

For more information on The Antigua Group, visit www.antigua.com, or contact Mary Beth Lacy at mb@mblacy.com or 760-346-6942.