BOURBON, MO – Imperial, voted the #1 headwear brand for all public, private and resort golf facilities by the Association of Golf Merchandisers (AGM), is proud to announce a renewed 3-year partnership with the Chicago District Golf Association (CDGA).

Imperial has renewed its partnership with the Chicago District Golf Association with a new 3-year agreement and a limited-edition e-commerce collection of headwear and apparel on Products featured include Illinois State Amateur and CDGA Amateur Championship products.

“The Chicago District Golf Association is proud to partner with an iconic headwear brand like Imperial,” said Mike Gilligan, Senior General Manager, Business Development. “Our CDGA members not only love the incredible fit and features that Imperial caps give them, but also the trendy and classic styles to choose from.”

CDGA member benefits include a special discount on Imperial e-commerce products, and a portion of proceeds are donated to the CDGA Foundation which supports a variety of golf initiatives including special needs golf programs, veterans and young people.

“I am very pleased to work with CDGA to provide its members with a convenient online shopping experience, as well as to raise funds for the CDGA Foundation,” said David Shaffer, Senior Vice President of Sales at Imperial. “CDGA is led by great people, who are doing wonderful things for the game of golf in Illinois.”

About the Chicago District Golf Association

The Chicago District Golf Association (CDGA) is the regional governing body for amateur golf in Illinois and parts of three other states. The CDGA serves nearly 400 clubs and 80,000 individual golfers. Golfers receive membership offers, a USGA Handicap Index® and competitive play opportunities, while clubs receive USGA grading and measurement services, turf diagnostics and educational seminars. Midwest Golf House and its three-hole Sunshine Course are home to our Foundation, which serves more than 1,000 people with special needs and injured veterans each year while providing playing opportunities for young golfers. Founded on March 18, 1914, CDGA is one of the largest and oldest golf associations in the United States.

About Imperial Headwear

Founded in 1916, Imperial Headwear is the leading manufacturer of premium headwear, apparel and accessories for the golf market. Imperial products are present on 97 of the top 100 and more than 70% of the top 400 golf courses in the United States. The Association of Golf Merchandisers (AGM) has voted Imperial the #1 golf headwear brand for four consecutive years.

Imperial is committed to style, function and perfection in fit and comfort. It is this commitment that has enabled the creation of a wide variety of headgear and clothing of unparalleled quality. Renowned for its superior customer service and artistic customization capabilities, Imperial offers its products using the most innovative fabrics and designs, as well as decoration and logo embellishment technologies.

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Tori Venti
Marketing Manager
Imperial headgear
[email protected]