ANTIGUA GOES PATRIOTIC FOR IT’S 40TH

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ANTIGUA a leader in the golf apparel industry, heads into it’s 40th season with a Patriotic theme for 2020.

CEO Ron McPherson said,” in both a Ryder Cup and Olympic year, we thought it was a great time to show our national colors.”

For day one of the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando this past January, Antigua staffers in the companies booth, all dressed in patriotic colors.

Ron McPherson CEO of Antigua Apparel.

With 2020 being a Ryder Cup year (hopefully), and was supposed to be an Olympic year, McPherson decided it was time for his company to show their colors, our colors and Antigua supports our Team’s USA.

In fact Antigua has contracts with all the major sports in addition to golf, and the players various tours that play them.

Antigua has contracts with the NHL, MLB, NBA, MLS, NFL, Minor League Baseball, NASCAR and many colleges and universities. Antigua apparel is found at both the NBA and MLB All-Star games. But of course remains a leader in golf, for apparel on and off the golf course.

Ron McPherson in front of the Antigua booth at the PGA Merchandise Show.

Antigua like many companies that work in the golf world, gather feedback from the players they sponsor, men, women, seniors and younger players. What remains the most challenging aspects of the apparel industry, are issues such as lightweight, non-stick materials on hot days, keeping apparel not only comfortable, but allowing golfers to swing without restriction.

When the temperatures drop, golfers need to be able to add a layer of clothing, without adding restriction while keeping them warm. Playing in apparel that holds up in the rain is another situation that challenges designers.

Click here to hear the interview with Antigua CEO Ron McPherson.

There are plenty of new options to choose from in 2020, please visit Antigua.com or shop.antigua.com to see all the options for men and women. You can find Antigua on major social media channels.

So when your finally ready to plan your wardrobe for the spring and summer ahead, think Antigua. A leader in the golf apparel industry. Supporting the USA and Team USA at the Ryder Cup this fall.

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About Rory Spears

Rory spent over 8 years growing up working at Rob Roy Golf Club in Prospect Hts.IL, then two years at Chevy Chase in Wheeling. He has covered golf in Chicago since 1986. Rory was one of the initial members of WSCR all-sports radio Chicago and covered golf there for 5 seasons, before moving on to work for ESPN/Sportsticker and ESPN Radio. In addition to hosting Golfers on Golf Radio on WNDZ Am 750 Chicago, he writes for both the Chicago District (CDGA) Magazine, and formerly Chicagoland Golf. Rory has played over 525 courses in 39 states, and rates golf courses. He does golf course management and communications consulting, within the golf industry.