BOURBON, MO – March 18, 2014 – Imperial Headwear announced today their sponsorship of the New England PGA (NEPGA) Section this season.

As part of the agreement, Imperial will be the Presenting Sponsor of the 2014 Wogan Player of the Year Race. Official Points Events include NEPGA Stroke Play Series, Section Championship, New England Open, All State Opens (MA, RI, NH, VT, ME), and bonus points for PNC and all four Professional Majors.

“Imperial is proud to be the Presenting Sponsor of the NEPGA's annual points race,” said David Shaffer, Director of Marketing at Imperial Headwear. “The New England Section is an important region for our business, with so many outstanding facilities and PGA Professionals who run them. We couldn't be more excited to get involved in a meaningful way.”

“The NEPGA is pleased to announce our partnership with Imperial Headwear,” said Michael Higgins, Executive Director of the New England PGA. “We welcome the opportunity to partner with one of the leaders in the headwear industry, and look forward to forging a lasting relationship that benefits our PGA Members throughout New England for years to come.”

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 or call (800) 950-1916.

About New England PGA
The PGA of America is the world's largest working sports organization, comprised of 28,000 men and women golf Professionals who are the recognized experts in growing, teaching and managing the game of golf, while serving millions of people throughout its 41 PGA Sections nationwide. Since its founding in 1916, The PGA of America has enhanced its leadership position by growing the game of golf through its premier spectator events, world-class education and training programs, significant philanthropic outreach initiatives, and award-winning golf promotions.

The New England Section is a non-profit association dedicated to promoting the game of golf and improving the vocation of the golf professional in New England. The New England PGA is the 8th largest of the 41 sections of the PGA of America, and is home to more than 1000 PGA Member and Apprentice Golf Professionals working at over 500 facilities in Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island and Eastern Massachusetts. The New England PGA conducts close to 300 golf tournaments annually for professional, amateur, and junior golfers throughout New England.

David Shaffer
Director of Marketing
Imperial Headwear

Dave McAdams
Tournament Director
New England PGA