Golf News for Wednesday, June 18, 2014 | Sponsorship

HIRZL announces sponsorship of Amputee Long Drive Championship

GRANBURY, Texas -- HIRZL, the #1 Golf Glove in Long Drive with 10 victories in the past several seasons, proudly announces that the company will sponsor the (ALDC) Amputee Long Drive Championships which will be held in Sevierville, Tenn., on July 17th and July 18th as well as the ParaLong Drive Worlds on October 16th and October 17th in Mesquite, Nevada.

"It is an honor to sponsor the ALDC. This partnership will help the association grow and attract other aspiring athletes to compete on a national and international level. I encourage people to come out and marvel at these astonishing golfers. Jesse Florkowski is a one arm amputee who doesn't use a prosthetic, and he drove the ball 333-yards which is unbelievable," commented HIRZL Vice President of Sales & Marketing Steve Gray.

The ALDC uses the platform of Long Drive to drive Golf Balls and Innovation. The sport of ParaLong Drive was created when the Amputee Long Drive Championship expanded to include Blind and paralyzed athletes. The ALDC's goals are to promote innovation that improves mobility for Amputee and Paralyzed individuals. The association searches for innovation that improves the lives of Blind individuals. Through dedication and promotion the ParaLong Drive and/or Golf will be included in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics.

Dean Jarvis, an above the knee amputee and founder of the ALDC is the driving force behind getting respect for disabled golfers throughout the world and uses Long Drive as the vehicle. "Dean has developed a highly competitive, and professional organization that HIRZL is proud to be associated with," added Gray.

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.