Imperial has announced a new partnership with the National Links trust organization as well as the release of a limited edition e-commerce collection on Featured products include an Imperial Tour Visor®, rope caps, performance styles, mesh back caps and more. A portion of the proceeds from the collection will benefit Nationals links Trust.

“Imperial has a long tradition of partnering with incredible individuals and organizations helping to preserve the integrity of the game of golf” said David Shaffer, SVP, Imperial. “National Links Trust’s commitment brings the game to all audiences, cultures and communities so that everyone has access to the sport. Imperial is very excited to support that mission.”

National Links Trust impacts local communities across the United States through protecting and promoting accessible, affordable and architecturally-engaging municipal golf courses. A portion of all proceeds from the Imperial ecommerce products, are being donated back to NLT in support of their mission.

About National Links Trust

The National Links Trust (NLT) is a non-profit organization committed to positively impacting local communities across the US through protecting and promoting accessible, affordable and engaging municipal golf courses. This mission starts in Washington, DC, but stretches across the country.

In our nation’s capital, their recent projects involve working with the National Park Service to rehabilitate three historic, municipal golf courses – Rock Creek Park Golf, Langston Golf Course, and East Potomac Golf Links – alongside three of golf’s most prominent architects – Gil Hanse, Beau Welling, and Tom Doak. This transformative project will revitalize golf in the city, providing upgraded facilities at an affordable cost to both residents and tourists.

While fundraising for and development of these projects moves along, NLT is actively working to create programs that positively impact the local communities of these courses with their existing facilities. The Jack Vardaman Workforce Development Program is one of these initiatives. This program provides local youth and adolescents with internships at the courses that teach valuable job and life skills while providing an entry-point to the golf industry.

In the future, NLT hopes to partner with Howard University to provide their golf teams with practice facilities at Langston Golf Course. NLT is also heavily invested in driving sustainable practices in the municipal golf industry, analyzing their own operational impact to ensure they’re aligned with meeting their sustainability goals.

Nationally, NLT works to amplify success stories and connect municipal golf stakeholders across the country through a free webinar series and their annual Symposium on Municipal Golf.