ST. SIMONS ISLAND, GA – February 3, 2015 – The McGladrey Classic, an Official PGA TOUR Event hosted by the Davis Love Foundation, has selected Imperial as the exclusive headwear partner for the 2015 tournament which will be held on the Plantation and Seaside Courses at Sea Island Golf Club November 16 – 22.

“As the leading manufacturer and marketer of premium headwear for the golf market, we are excited to partner with the Davis Love Foundation on The McGladrey Classic,” said David Shaffer, Director of Marketing at Imperial. “Through this sponsorship, we hope to further excite and engage people of all ages in the game of golf and in supporting the children and family charities which benefit from proceeds of The McGladrey Classic.”

“The selection of Imperial as our Official Headwear Sponsor was a natural fit for us,” said McGladrey Classic Tournament Director Scott Reid.  “This is not the first time that Imperial has chosen to be an integral part of a golf tournament in Georgia’s Golden Isles.  This past weekend, the headwear manufacturer was an event partner of the 2015 Jones Cup Invitational, one of the top amateur events in the country.  Austin Connelly of Texas won the Jones Cup played at the Ocean Forest Course and will receive an invitation to play in this November’s McGladrey Classic.”
Connelly, who is #7 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking, finished second in the 2014 Jones Cup Invitational.  He joins an impressive list of past Jones Cup participants including current PGA TOUR stars like Luke Donald, Rickie Fowler, Lucas Glover, Chris Kirk, Webb Simpson, Brandt Snedeker, Bubba Watson, Harris English, Patrick Reed, Jordan Spieth and Kyle Stanley.

About The McGladrey Classic (www.mcgladreyclassic.com)
The McGladrey Classic is an Official PGA TOUR FedExCup Event played on the Seaside Course at Sea Island Golf Club located on St. Simons Island, Georgia.  The tournament (which will be held November 16 – 22 in 2015) is hosted by the Davis Love Foundation which was established by PGA TOUR pro golfer Davis Love III for the purpose of contributing to the wellbeing and progress of society by supporting both national and community-based programs that focus on children and their families.  The McGladrey Classic is named for title sponsor McGladrey LLP, the nation’s leading provider of assurance, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market.  McGladrey has more than 7,000 employees in 75 cities across the country.  McGladrey is a member of RSM International, one of the largest global networks of independent accounting, tax and consulting firms, with more than 35,000 employees in more than 100 countries around the globe.

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.