Abacus: Reports on its Pitch 59 full-stretch rain jacket.
Fila Golf: Tour staffer Stacy Lewis won the Kraft Nabisco Championship, her first LPGA victory and major championship, while competing in apparel from the brand’s 2011 collection.
VedaloHD Eyewear: Reports on tour staffer Stacy Lewis, who made the season’s first major, the Kraft Nabisco Championship, her first LPGA victory.
ProQuip USA: Debuts its new website, ProQuipGolfUSA.com. The website features detailed product information and images of its entire 2011 Collection, along with a full-color product catalog, sizing chart, color schemes, company news and interactivity through Facebook and Twitter.
Tehama: Promotes Chris Reyna to president of sales. “I am energized over the direction Tehama is taking and confident in our solid future ahead,” Reyna said.
Kentwool: Signs PGA Tour player Matt Kuchar to an endorsement agreement. He wears the brand’s men’s calf-length Tour Standard sock.
Etonic Worldwide: Announces the hiring of sales representatives David Miller (Southern California) and Stephen Gillum (Mississippi and Louisiana) to its sales staff.
Quagmire Golf: Offering limited-edition, children’s ColorFusion T-shirts inside the merchandise tent at this week’s Shell Houston Open.
Sundog Eyewear: Partners with Golf Channel to provide prizing for the network’s Text Alerts Sweepstakes. Fans can sign up for news, scoring and tune-in alerts, along with the chance to win prizes, including Hunter Mahan’s, Paula Creamer’s or Mike Weir’s Sundog Mela-Lens eyewear.
Tifosi Optics: Hires Bob Bartlett for its newly-created operations manager position. Bartlett will oversee inside sales and warehouse operations at Tifosi’s corporate headquarters in Watkinsville, GA.
International Network of Golf: Announces that Adidas and Pukka Headwear will provide welcome bag items for attendees of the 21st ING Spring Conference, May 22-26 in Innisbrook, FL.
Tehama: Announces Christa Petitt as the company’s national sales manager.
AHEAD: Re-signs PGA Tour player Retief Goosen to wear its AHEAD performance apparel and headwear line.
Allen Edmonds: New Honors Collection golf shoes feature QR code technology on hang tags that can access a special video showcasing the new line’s craftsmanship process, Ben Crenshaw’s commentary about the Honors Collection and the line’s five shoe styles.
Sunice: Enters into a one-year sponsorship agreement with the Executive Women’s Golf Association. Sunice will be recognized as the association’s official rainwear partner and as a licensed vendor.
Ecco: Signs LPGA rookie Gerina Piller to an endorsement agreement in which Piller will compete in the brand’s Golf Street and BIOM Golf models.
Abacus: Reports on its Carlo Polo from the brand’s spring collection.
Trion:Z: Reports that staffers Rickie Fowler and Rory McIlroy posted top-10 finishes at the World Golf Championship-Cadillac Championship.
Allen Edmonds: Announces that its new Honors Collection shoe line will be available in the company’s 33 retail stores and online beginning March 28 with a special introductory price promotion.
Quagmire Golf: In partnership with Arnold Palmer Enterprises, announces the launch of Arnie, a golf and lifestyle apparel line inspired by the looks and fabrics worn by Palmer during the peak decades of his playing career.
Ecco: Is named Best Golf Shoes Brand in the 2011 About.com Readers’ Choice Awards.