BOURBON, MO – Imperial Headwear, the #1 headwear brand for Private and Resort golf facilities as reported by the Association of Golf Merchandisers (AGM) in their 2016 Member Survey, announced a multi-year sponsorship of rising golf phenomenon and winner of the 2016 Fred Haskins Award as the nation’s top collegiate golfer, Beau Hossler.
The 21-year old California native will make his professional debut on the PGA Tour this week in the Farmers Insurance Open held at Torrey Pines GC in La Jolla, CA. He will be wearing a custom TaylorMade cap (Imperial style X210Z) made by Imperial Headwear.
“I am very proud to officially welcome Beau to Imperial as a brand ambassador,” said David Shaffer, director of marketing at Imperial Headwear. “I’ve watched him grow up wearing Imperial and be successful at every stage of his amateur career. Being to able support him now as he pursues his dream is very special.”
Hossler’s decision to turn professional follows an epic junior year at the University of Texas in which he captured five collegiate victories and the prestigious Jones Cup Invitational at Sea Island, an event also sponsored by Imperial Headwear. Hossler concluded his prolific amateur career atop Golfweek’s men’s collegiate individual ranking, #2 in the Scratch Players World Amateur Ranking and #3 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking.
A few of Hossler’s notable accomplishments at the collegiate/amateur level include:
- 2016 Haskins Award Recipient
- 2016 Ben Hogan Award Finalist
- 2015 & 2016 Big 12 Player of the Year
- All-Big 12 (’15 & ’16)
- 2015 PING All-American
- 2015 All-Nicklaus Team
- 2015 Palmer Cup Team (U.S.)
- 2015 Walker Cup Team (U.S.)
- 2014 Big 12 Newcomer of the Year
- 2011 Junior World Golf Champion
Long before turning professional, Hossler has had ties to Imperial Headwear. He first entered the global golf stage at the 2012 U.S. Open held at the Olympic Club after taking the lead late in the second round while wearing a signature Tour Visor (Imperial style 3161) made by Imperial Headwear. The 17-year old ultimately finished T29 in the tournament.
“Imperial is golf’s classic brand,” said Beau Hossler. “I’ve been a fan of theirs since my junior golf days. I’m truly honored to represent the 100-year old brand, and endorse their products on and off the course.”
Imperial Headwear joins TaylorMade-adidas Golf and Konica Minolta as Hossler’s corporate sponsors.
For more information about Imperial Headwear please visit ImperialSports.com, contact your local sales representative or call (800) 950-1916.
Photo credit © 2017 Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc.
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 fabrics and designs, as well as logo and embroidery technologies. For further information please visit ImperialSports.com or call (800) 950-1916. Follow Imperial Headwear on Twitter and Instagram at @ImperialHats and on Facebook at facebook.com/ImperialInc. Imperial Headwear’s 100th Anniversary video can be viewed at https://imperial1916.com/about-imperial/.
Director of Marketing