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January 25, 2012
Tandy Brands Signs License Agreement With Arnold Palmer Enterprises
DALLAS, Jan 25, 2012 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- Tandy Brands Accessories, Inc. announced today that it has entered into a multi-year license agreement with Arnold Palmer Enterprises (APE), to license and market products in its accessories category under the brands Arnold Palmer(R) and Arnie(R). The Company expects to see incremental impact in its accessories business in the first half of calendar year 2013.
"We are excited to be partnering with Arnold Palmer, one of the most successful names in the game of golf. Arnold Palmer's popularity is legendary and his name provides unquestioned authenticity to our products," said Rod McGeachy, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Tandy Brands. "This new license agreement is a significant win for Tandy Brands, helping further strengthen our current golf category business as well as opening up additional channels of distribution."
Under the terms of the license agreement, Tandy Brands will have rights to leverage its expertise in golf belts. The Company expects to drive incremental distribution in green grass shops, off-course golf specialty stores, department stores as well as in corporate and E-commerce shops. The license is for retail merchandise in the United States, Puerto Rico and shops at APE designed or managed golf courses in Canada.
"We are pleased to partner with Tandy Brands, as their product and expertise in the belt category fit well within the Arnold Palmer brand," said Cori Britt, VP of Arnold Palmer Enterprises. "As we work to ensure the Arnold Palmer brand is positioned for success, Tandy Brands provides the product and distribution to help us accomplish that goal."
About Tandy Brands
Tandy Brands is a leading designer and marketer of branded men's, women's and children's accessories, including belts, gifts and small leather goods. Merchandise is marketed under various national as well as private brand names through all major retail distribution channels.
About Arnold Palmer Enterprises
Arnold Palmer is many things to many people...world famous golf immortal and sportsman, highly-successful business executive, prominent advertising spokesman, skilled aviator, talented golf course designer and consultant, devoted family patriarch and a man with a down-to-earth common touch. Palmer is President of Arnold Palmer Enterprises, Inc., a multi-division structure which encompasses his global commercial activity and has continuously grown and evolved for over five decades by delivering on a promise of value, integrity and honesty. Arnold Palmer's licensing, endorsements, and spokesman associations are prevalent worldwide. For more information visit: www.arnoldpalmer.com
Posted by scurry at 02:27 PM
January 18, 2012
Moore Becomes Arnie Man
(TORONTO) - Arnie - a partnership between Arnold Palmer Enterprises and the co-founders of Quagmire Golf clothing - announces that PGA Tour star and style icon Ryan Moore has become the brand ambassador for the new golf and lifestyle apparel line directly inspired by Arnold Palmer's classic looks from the 1950s, 60s and 70s.
As part of this multi-year agreement, Moore will exclusively wear Arnie during all competitions, display the logo on his shirts, make appearances on behalf of the company and be featured in its marketing initiatives.
"Mr. Palmer is among my all-time idols as a golfer and a person, so competing in these clothes and being so closely associated with his style legacy is a dream come true," says Moore. "The research that went into each piece is really evident and when you combine those timeless elements with advanced technical fabrics you've got something great."
Consistently ranked among the sport's top-50 players, Moore has garnered worldwide acclaim for his skill as well as his attire, which has included throwback looks like skinny neck ties, cardigans and vests. In six full seasons on the PGA Tour, the 29-year-old American has one win, six runner-ups and an additional 20 top-10 finishes. Prior to turning pro, he had one of the best amateur careers in history, highlighted by a 2004 season that included victories at the U.S. Amateur, U.S. Public Links, NCAA Championship, Western Amateur and Sahalee Players Championship.
"When we discussed the guy to become the modern face of Arnie, Ryan was No. 1 on everyone's list," says Geoff Tait, Creative Director for Arnie and Quagmire. "He truly gets our vision and is a dapper guy who's always moving mainstream menswear trends onto the fairways."
Recently ranked one of "The 25 Coolest Athletes of All Time" by GQ, which previously named him one of the "50 Most Stylish Men of the Past 50 Years," Mr. Palmer was also honored as one of "The 75 Best Dressed Men of All Time" by Esquire. The Arnie collection was developed through countless hours researching primary source material - including Mr. Palmer's personal library of photographs and archive of historically significant garments. It is set for three deliveries in 2012, each with a distinct aesthetic:
1950s (February) - During this period, Mr. Palmer showcased slim, clean-fitting clothes. He preferred fitted pants and tops with short plackets, small collars and shorter sleeves. Red was a prominent color in his wardrobe and is exclusively found in the 1950s collection.
1960s (April) - While dominating the competition, Mr. Palmer was also looking the part. Wider legged pants, wider collars and longer shirt plackets were the style of the day. No golfer of the era looked as naturally cool as Mr. Palmer, especially in his staple color of blue, which is exclusively found in the 1960s collection.
1970s (July) - While piloting his own plane around the world, Mr. Palmer's wardrobe continued to evolve and set trends. He chose shirts with slightly wider collars and long plackets, but the fit of his pants more closely resembled a modern boot cut. His color palette also became more subdued, hence grey being the signature color exclusive to the 1970s collection.
For more information: www.arniewear.com, www.facebook.com/ArnieWear or 800.652.9839.
Two buddies who met on a golf trip, Geoff Tait and Bobby Pasternak founded Quagmire in 2005 and were named "Canadian Executives of the Year" by ScoreGolf Magazine in 2011. The line - which includes men's, women's and kid's golf and lifestyle clothing - is available at hundreds of pro shops and off-course retailers throughout North America.
Quagmire's management partner is the 32-year-old Jaytex Group, the Canada licensee of famous brands Kenneth Cole Reaction, Tommy Bahama, Original Penguin, Gant, Union Bay and Ben Sherman.
Posted by scurry at 11:21 AM
Palmer nostalgic, realistic about old Bob Hope event
By Larry Bohannan, The (Palm Springs, Calif.) Desert Sun
No golfer was more associated with Bob Hope or the tournament that featured Hope's name than Arnold Palmer. Not only did Palmer win the Bob Hope Classic five times between 1960 and 1973, but the 1973 event was Palmer's last of 62 victories on the PGA Tour.
Palmer was also a friend of Hope, appearing on Hope's television specials and even making a cameo appearance in one of Hope's movies, Call Me Bwana.
So Palmer is both nostalgic and realistic about the changes that have come to Hope's old tournament.
"Of course I'm sad for one thing, that it isn't the Bob Hope anymore. That's something that I suppose they ought to think about, how to incorporate Hope's name into it," Palmer said in an interview with The Desert Sun from his offices at Bay Hill Golf Club in Orlando, Fla. "But I'm happy that Humana has picked it up and is moving it forward."
Palmer also said he is happy to see the tournament aligned with former President Bill Clinton.
Palmer saw the importance of two other former presidents, Dwight Eisenhower and Gerald Ford, for the tournament specifically and golf in general.
Both Eisenhower and Ford helped grow the game and bring fans to the Hope event.
"(Clinton) will do a lot for the tournament," Palmer said.
In Palmer's time in professional golf dating back to his win in the 1954 U.S. Amateur, he has seen both the rise and fall of celebrity golf on the PGA Tour.
Read the full story on USAToday.com
Posted by scurry at 09:21 AM