*from Jim Modlin Greensborosports.com, courtesy of Rob Goodman 3G Sports*
GREENSBORO, N.C. â€“ Fairway & Greene, a leader in the luxury golf apparel industry, is the new official apparel provider for the Wyndham Championship PGA TOUR event, it was announced today. The three-year agreement begins immediately and runs through 2011.
As the official provider, Fairway & Greene will provide all tournament clothing for Wyndham Championship tournament officials, staff and volunteers. Fairway & Greene will also be the exclusive provider of apparel in tournament clothing stores. In addition to the Wyndham Championship, the company also provides apparel for U.S. Open, the PGA Championship, the Wachovia Championship, the HP Byron Nelson Championship and the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.
â€œFairway & Greene products are widely recognized as the best in the industry,â€ tournament director Mark Brazil said. â€œAs we continue to reinvent the Wyndham Championship, we are constantly looking for ways to improve the tournament, and this new partnership is part of that effort. Fairway & Greene will provide clothing of the highest quality at a variety of price points that will accommodate just about any budget. Partnering with a brand like Fairway & Greene upgrades the Wyndham Championship brand as well.â€
In addition to Fairway & Greene, the brands under the Summit Golf umbrella are EP Pro, the premier womenâ€™s golf sportswear company and Zero Restriction Outerwear, known as the worldâ€™s finest golf outerwear.
â€œSummit Golf is pleased to be working with such a fine TOUR event,â€ vice president of corporate and TOUR alliances Kirk Kowalewski said. â€œFrom the time we first discussed our partnership, player, fan and volunteer enhancement were our primary goals. Together, we believe we have designed a program that will exceed the expectations of these three key groups and give each a memorable experience.â€
Founded in 1995, Fairway & Greene is widely acknowledged as the leader in the high-end green-grass apparel market. With an unparalleled emphasis on product quality, customer service and sales support, the company has rapidly grown and is currently sold in over 3,500 of the finest private clubs, resorts and clubs in the world. Because the company builds brands and programs specifically designed for golf professionals, Fairway & Greene plays a key supporting role in its efforts to continually elevate the sport and serve its customer base.
The 70th Wyndham Championship is set for Aug. 17-23, 2009 at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C. Tickets will be available online at www.wyndhamchampionship.com or through the tournament office. The tournament thanks title sponsor Wyndham Worldwide and Premier Partners, BB&T Cadillac, Harris Teeter, and VF Corporation for their continued support. Additional tournament information is available at www.wyndhamchampionship.com or through the tournament office at (336) 379-1570. For more information about Wyndham Worldwide, please visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.