Ontario PGA and Ash City Team Up to Launch Ontario PGA Private Label Clothing available Exclusively to Canadian PGA Professionals’ in Ontario

3/30/2010

Ontario PGA and Ash City Team Up to Launch Ontario PGA
Private Label Clothing available Exclusively to Canadian PGA Professionals’ in Ontario

(Pickering, Ont., March 30, 2010) – The Ontario PGA and Ash City Worldwide have entered into a multiyear deal that will see Ash City become the distributor of the Ontario PGA Brand clothing.  Ash City Worldwide, a proud Canadian company that has become a North American leader in the manufacture and sale of pro shop apparel, staff uniforms, and tournament wear, will provide a select number of pieces that will be available to order immediately with a shipment date of April 30th.

Ash City will also become the new title sponsor of the Ontario PGA Women’s Championship as well as the Ontario PGA Mixed Championship. Ash City will also maintain its sponsorship of the ELITE Apprentice Championship.
“Anytime an Association can find alternative revenue streams other than dues it’s a win for the membership,” said Ontario PGA President, Dustin Kerr-Taylor. “The Ash City product in conjunction with the margins that golf professionals are able to garner, make this a great fit for both parties,” added Kerr-Taylor.

In addition to stocking Ontario PGA branded merchandise in the pro shop, Ontario PGA members can also use the garments for staff uniforms across the entire facility.  Included in the line will be three golf shirts, two outerwear pieces as well as two ECO friendly products in the form of a back pack and hat.

“Ash City is very pleased to have entered into this three year Licensing Agreement with the Ontario PGA” said Bryan Vine, Director of Retail Sales for Ash City. “Our partnership with the Ontario PGA started last year with the sponsorship of the Elite Apprentice Championship and has grown into the Sponsorship of three Tournaments for 2010 and this Licensing Agreement,” added Vine. This program will give the Ontario PGA Professional an opportunity to purchase value priced product under the Ontario PGA Label.”

The Ontario PGA Branded merchandise is available now through your Ash City sales representative. For an overview of the entire program please visit the Ash City/Ontario PGA Website.  For a list of your Ash City Sales Team please click here.

About Ash City
Ash City Worldwide is a proud Canadian company that has become a North American leader in the manufacture, sale and distribution of apparel catering to the needs of the golf pro shop, staff uniforms, and tournament wear.  Through our outstanding merchandise assortment of golf polos, woven shirts, sweaters, fleece, and outerwear, we continue to uphold our industry reputation for exceptional quality and value.  Fashionably styled and functionally uncompromised, our golf collections boast the latest in style, fabrication, and color trends for men & women. For more information, visit www.ashcity.com

About the Ontario PGA
Established in 1927, the Ontario Professional Golfers' Association is a non-profit association comprised of approximately 1,300 golf professionals from Belleville to Windsor with a mandate to promote and advance the game of golf, serving the needs of both its membership and the golf public through professional and junior golf development programs and high-calibre competitive events. For more information, visit www.ontariopga.com.
                   
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For more Information, contact:
Scott Pritchard
Associate Director
Ontario PGA
905-420-1233
scott@ontariopga.com

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