BOURBON, MO – June 19, 2014 – Imperial Headwear announced today that it is the Official Headwear Sponsor for The Dogwood Invitational at Druid Hills Golf Club taking place June 25 – 28, 2014 at Druid Hills Golf Club in Atlanta, Ga.

The Dogwood Invitational at Druid Hills Golf Club has been ranked continuously as one of the top 15 amateur golf tournaments in the nation, and top 30 in the world. The listing, compiled annually by the highly regarded Scratch Players World Amateur Rankings organization, surveys more than 300 worldwide tournaments in its quest to name the top global competitions. 

The future of professional golf can be seen on the Druid Hills links during The Dogwood.  Recent past players include: Eric Compton, Harris English, Lucas Glover, Bill Haas, Dustin Johnson, Matt Kuchar, Hunter Mahan, Webb Simpson and Kyle Stanley. 

“Imperial Headwear is proud to be involved with The Dogwood this year,” said David Shaffer, Director of Marketing at Imperial Headwear. “Our company supports the game at its highest level, and The Dogwood Invitational represents amateur competition at its best.”

More than a golf tournament, The Dogwood Invitational partners with external sponsors like Imperial Headwear in an effort to raise funds and awareness to help junior golf programs to succeed. The Atlanta Junior Golf Association and the Wayne Reynolds Scholarship Foundation are beneficiaries of this prestigious tournament. In support of these deserving charities, The Dogwood helps Atlanta Junior Golf to expand its programs throughout the metropolitan Atlanta area and continue teaching junior golfers the game. The Wayne Reynolds Scholarship Foundation helps qualified junior golfers pay for their college tuition. Since the scholarship foundation’s establishment in 1996, The Dogwood Invitational has worked to award deserving students a $12,000, four-year college scholarship.

“The Dogwood is happy to have the support of Imperial Headwear for this year’s tournament,” said Edward Toledano, Tournament Chairman of The Dogwood Invitational. “Its through prominent sponsors like Imperial that our tournament can achieve great philanthropy results off the course.”

About Imperial Headwear
Founded in 1916, Imperial Headwear is the leading manufacturer and marketer of premium quality headwear for the golf market.  Imperial is committed to style, functionality and perfection in fit and comfort.  It is this commitment that has allowed the creation of a wide variety of headwear with quality that is second to none.  Renowned for its superior customer service and art customization capabilities, Imperial offers its products using the most innovative digital design, logo, and embroidery technologies.  For further information please visit imperialsports.com or call (800) 950-1916.

Contact
David Shaffer
Director of Marketing
Imperial Headwear
dshaffer@paifashion.com

About The Dogwood Invitational
The Dogwood Invitational is an elite amateur golf championship established to promote the game of amateur golf and support junior golf organizations. Held at Druid Hills Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia, the tournament is an internationally ranked top amateur golf event that began in 1941. The tournament is run by The Dogwood Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit, and proceeds from sponsorships are directed to the Atlanta Junior Golf Association and The Wayne Reynolds Scholarship Foundation. Find out more at www.thedogwood.com.

Media Contact:
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Elyse Hammett, APR
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