Golf News for Thursday, August 21, 2014 | Sponsorship

Golf Channel Amateur Tour extends agreement with Antigua Group

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Golf Channel Amateur Tour, the largest amateur golf tour in the world has extended its agreement with The Antigua Group, Inc. as the official apparel provider for its membership of avid amateur golfers across North America.

The agreement, which originally began in 2010, provides all members with Antigua apparel as part of their membership welcome pack. Antigua continues to have a strong on-site presence throughout the Amateur Tour season at the local, regional and national championship events.

"All of us at Antigua are very proud to be the Official Apparel of the Golf Channel Amateur Tour, said Ron McPherson, president and CEO of The Antigua Group. "Antigua has served the apparel needs of the golf industry for over 35 years, and partnering with the Golf Channel Amateur Tour to create more interest in the game is another terrific milestone for our Brand."

"We are pleased to extend our partnership with Antigua as one of the longest standing sponsors of the Golf Channel Amateur Tour," said Kenny Booth, senior director of events for Golf Channel. "With the continued support of Antigua, we are able to ensure that all of our members are outfitted in the latest golf styles from an industry leading apparel brand."

The 2014 Golf Channel Amateur Tour season will culminate September 9-18 in Scottsdale, Ariz. with the National Championships, held at Grayhawk Golf Club and Talking Stick Golf Club. For a complete schedule of the 2014 Golf Channel Amateur Tour season, visit

As the largest amateur golf tour in North America, the Golf Channel Amateur Tour is open to the public and provides the most professional tournament experience for players of all ages and abilities, as well as offering unparalleled access to some of the most renowned and challenging golf courses across the country. Divided into 55 local chapters throughout North America, the Golf Channel Amateur Tour in 2014 will conduct more than 700 local championships and 33, two-day "Major" Championships throughout the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. For more information about the Golf Channel Amateur Tour and the national championships, visit

Golf Channel is a multimedia, golf entertainment and services company based in Orlando, Fla. Golf Channel, co-founded by Arnold Palmer in 1995 and now part of the NBC Sports Group, is available in more than 120 million homes and 83 countries worldwide. Exclusive partnerships with the world's top tours allow Golf Channel to feature more live golf coverage than all other networks combined, as well as a programming schedule distinguished by golf's highest-quality news, instruction and original programming. Golf Channel's digital platforms, led by, are the leading golf destinations on the Internet, delivering unmatched coverage of the world of golf, as well as services that connect the world to golf. Fans are able to enjoy 24/7 live streaming of Golf Channel content through and Golf Channel's mobile application, Golf Live Extra. Golf Channel programming also is available via SiriusXM's PGA TOUR Radio.

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Headquartered in Peoria, Ariz., The Antigua Group, through its license sports division, holds license agreements with the NFL, Major and Minor League Baseball (MLB), the National Hockey League (NHL), the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), along with numerous American universities and colleges for men's, women's and children's apparel, headwear and luggage. 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.

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