Golf News for Monday, June 2, 2014 | Sponsorship

2013 RE/MAX World Long Drive Champion Tim Burke re-signs with HIRZL

GRANBURY, Texas -- HIRZL, the #1 Golf Glove in Long Drive with 10 victories in the past several seasons, has re-entered into an agreement with the 2013 RE/MAX World Long Drive Champion Tim Burke to represent HIRZL as well as wear the HIRZL high performance gloves.

"We at HIRZL are thrilled that Tim has decided to recommit to HIRZL. His endless and ongoing achievements create a great deal of awareness for HIRZL. Last year his record setting 427-yard drive to clinch the 2013 RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship impacted our sales as well as media attention. We are proud of this partnership and look forward to watching him defend his RE/MAX Long Drive title," commented HIRZL Vice President of Sales & Marketing Steve Gray.

LDA Professional Tim Burke wore the HIRZL SOFFFT™ in his pursuit of the 2013 RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship. The core of the HIRZL SOFFFT™ technology lies in the production formula. It undergoes a tetra tanning process that ensures an incredible and long lasting softness with a natural touch to the grain surface which can be seen and felt. The HIRZL SOFFFT™ provides all golfers with a better and longer performance than any other cabretta glove. That is why the HIRZL SOFFFT™ was honored with the 2013 Golf Digest "Hot List" ranking, a test that is reviewed and ranked by the industry's leading equipment writers.

"I wouldn't think of using another glove on the LDA Tour. HIRZL's grip-enhancing technology allows me to swing as hard as I can without the slightest movement between my hand and the grip. This gives me confidence, particularly when I am under pressure. It is my pleasure to re-sign with HIRZL," stated Tim Burke.

About Long Drivers of America:
Based in Roanoke, Texas, Long Drivers of America (LDA) is the organizational and administrative body for the sport of long drive. Owned and operated by long drive legend Art Sellinger. LDA conducts and oversees the premier event in power golf - the annual RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship. LDA also stages the annual LDA Tour, a series of professional long drive competitions, and the LDA Power Academy, intensive three-day power golf schools.

About HIRZL:
HIRZL, headquartered in Switzerland, with North American operations based in Granbury, TX, is a leading specialist for high performance sports gloves. HIRZL's focus is solely on gloves with products specifically designed for golf and cycling, which is in contrast to many sports manufacturers with wide ranges of products spanning equipment, shoes and fashion. HIRZL's gloves are designed with the latest scientific, technical and ergonomic mechanics data on how sports equipment is used on the hands. The company philosophy is based upon the firm belief that gloves are an essential part of the equipment for many types of sports. When gloves are used in sports, they become the only true link between the hands of the sportsperson and their equipment.

HIRZL Gloves Manufactured for the "Ultimate Glove Experience:"
HIRZL manufactures their high performance gloves with only the finest genuine leather, natural kangaroo or cabretta leather which has been additionally tanned with a propriety technology. The leather is individually stretched by hand and table cut, effectively ensuring the direction of stretch is controlled in each piece. For ventilation comfort a membrane directs the airflow and breathability characteristics to create a micro-environment for the skin to breathe more easily. The stretch fit feature provides a strategically based perfect fit and wearing comfort. All HIRZL gloves are constructed with a 45-degree "Pre-curved finger system" in consideration to the natural curvature of the hand and to avoid bunching effects and guarantee a perfect fit. For addition comfort, a sweat band made with terry towel absorbs sweat and water at the wrist area which also has a warming effect when temperatures are low.

HIRZL Tour Support:
HIRZL gloves deliver the "Ultimate Glove Experience" and golfers who teach or play professionally rely on the characteristics these high performance gloves produce including legendary teaching professional Dave Pelz. He endorses HIRZL and provides HIRZL gloves at The Dave Pelz Scoring Game Schools. Golfers who compete for distance on the Long Drive of America Tour have elevated HIRZL to the #1 Golf Glove in Long Drive. The company and its high performance gloves have won 10 RE/MAX World Championships in the past three years and in seven divisions.

The HIRZL Professional Staff list is as follows: Bobby Peterson, Bobby Wilson, Chris Ahman, Dan Awe, David Brinker, Dustin Merrill, Eric Lunt, Graden Kirksey, Heather LeMaster, James East, Jeff Crittenden, Jeffrey Z. Williams, Kyle Blakely, Liebelei E. Lawrence, Line Vedel, Lynn Ray, Natalie Sheary, Rob Tiettmayer, Sandra Carlbora, Tim Burke, Tom Garber and Michelle Sheptak.