Ecco: Staff player Stuart Appleby wore its World Class GTX golf shoes en route to winning the Greenbrier Classic, while Fred Couples chose the company’s New Classic Premier model during his runner-up finish at the U.S. Senior Open.
Buffalo Communications: Hires Tammy Portnoy as a public relations specialist whose focus will be on apparel, footwear, accessories and related markets.
Pima Direct: Receives $1 million revolving line of credit from First Capital, a commercial finance company.
Fila Golf: Announces that its apparel lines are now available on Amazon.com.
Divots Sportswear: Reports on its new moisture-wicking apparel lines, Aero Cool and Div-Dry.
Fenix Golf: Named the official apparel provider to Golf in a Kindgom: The Thai Golf Experience, a consortium of leading courses and five-star hotel partners. … HMX Group: Promotes Jared Henzlik as national sales and operations manager of Bobby Jones. … Town Talk Headwear: Hires Jim Hook as sales rep covering the states of Montana, Idaho, Alaska and Washington.
Golf Grappler: Endorser Mike O’Barsky wins the Re/Max World Long Driver Championship’s local senior qualifier at Deer Run Golf Club in Berlin, Md.
Imperial Headwear: 2011 catalog is now available. The catalog is the largest in the company’s 95-year history, featuring more than 200 styles and encompassing 60 pages.
Tehama, Izod G: Hires Peter McNamara as its East Coast regional manager.
Etonic: Hires Ken Maly as the company’s New Mexico and El Paso, Texas, sales representative.
Pukka Headwear: Announces that Pukka veteran Eric Christie and new hire Bryan Dickson will team to service the Pacific Northwest region, including Northern California, Oregon, Washington and Idaho.
Nivo: Introduces its first-ever Outerwear collection for 2011. “Like our entire collection, the new Nivo Outerwear for 2011 is created for the active woman who loves being outdoors,” said Linda Di Genova, designer of Nivo.
Divots Sportswear: Tour ambassador Sonny Skinner finished second at the PGA Professional National Championship.
PGA of America: Announces its strongest lineup of golf apparel brands for the PGA Fall Expo, Aug. 16-18 in Las Vegas, Nev. This year’s show runs concurrent to the apparel industry’s Fashion Week.
Sunice: Announces its 2010 Sport Layers Collection.
Sundog Eyewear: Staff pro Paula Creamer wins the U.S. Women’s Open. “We know the incredible challenges that Paula has faced over the past few months,” said Gary Makar, marketing manager, Sundog Eyewear. “To see her overcome all those obstacles and triumph at the most prestigious and demanding tournament in women’s golf is almost overwhelming.”
Pilla High Performance Eyewear: Staff pro Christina Kim used the company’s two frame golf system en route to a T-8 finish at the U.S. Women’s Open.
Ecco: Partners with Canadian Rockies Golf on a “Golf Trip of a Lifetime” promotion. The contest features a six-day, expenses-paid luxury golf vacation for two to the Alberta golf and resort destination.
Tehama, Izod G: Are the latest two apparel companies to commit to the PGA Fall Expo, Aug. 16-18 in Las Vegas, Nev.
Kentwool: Retains Buffalo Communications to create and implement a publicity and media-relations program.
Scheyden Precision Eyewear: Introduces its Revelry frame, a new style in the company’s Composite Hybrid collection. The frame is designed as a smaller version of the Revelstoke model, and fuses a cedar-rolled composite frame with flexible, hypoallergenic NiAg temples and cloisonné tips for comfort.