Summit Golf Brands’ Efforts in the Fight Against COVID-19
Over the last couple of weeks, Summit Golf Brands (“SGB”), along with everyone else, became aware of the nationwide shortage protective masks around the United States and, in particular, the Wisconsin county hospital, fire, and police departments where the SGB Decoration and Fulfillment Facility is located. As a designer and manufacturer of performance apparel, which is essentially what a protective mask is, SGB thought it might be able to help. In a matter of days, Billy Draddy (Creative Director, Summit Golf Brands), coordinated with his Production and Operations Teams to research requirements and develop several prototypes using existing inventory of polos, which SGB will use initially as a source for fabric in the production of the protective masks. Working with the local county Office of Emergency Management in Wisconsin and area hospitals, SGB was able to accelerate approval for the protective masks. The protective masks are being produced by SGB employees in Wisconsin and will go directly to those fighting this virus on the front lines.
“Our primary goal as we collectively work through these challenging times is the safety and well-being of our team members and we continue to take every precaution to ensure that outcome above everything else. As we collectively work through these challenging times, we have also adopted a company-wide perspective to look for opportunities when we encounter difficulties – both internally and externally. In the protective mask shortage, we saw an opportunity to use our existing product and design skills to help fight the pandemic and the entire company has rallied behind this effort. I continue to be overwhelmed at the resiliency and resourcefulness of our entire team and even more so by those who are battling this pandemic on the front lines.” – Chad Delp, CEO, Summit Golf Brands
“The idea for the first prototype actually came following a suggestion from one of our customers. Sometimes, in times like these, you just have to do the next right thing. This just felt like the next right thing. We’re hopeful that it can help.” – Billy Draddy, Creative Director, Summit Golf Brands
Summit Golf Brands (“SGB”) designs and sources high-end golf apparel and sportswear that is sold at leading country clubs and resorts around the world. SGB currently sells the brands Fairway & Greene, Zero Restriction, B Draddy and EP New York to over 3,000 accounts in more than 25 countries and their products can be found at almost all of the top 100 golf courses in the United States.
About Fairway & Greene Classic and genuine, Fairway & Greene represents the full history of golf, with inspiration drawn from the game’s most storied players and moments. Honoring the sincere luxury of the game, Fairway & Greene is both handsome and timeless. Now celebrating 25 years in existence, Fairway & Greene stands for tradition and authentic golf.
About Zero Restriction There’s no such thing as bad weather, there’s just bad gear. That’s the philosophy taken when developing all Zero Restriction products. Zero Restriction employs cutting edge technology in our fabric, trims, and design details.
About EP New York Authentic, confident and stylish – EP NY is designed with fashion, performance and detail in mind. For 25 years EP NY has remained true to modern classics with a twist.
About B. Draddy Capturing an aristocratic bohemian aesthetic with colors and fabrics naturally aged by the salt of the ocean. Handsome, comfortable, innovative, well made.