About Our Premier Partner... Polo Ralph Lauren
Polo Ralph Lauren became a Premier Partner in 2007 after 12 years of support of the AJGA. The Official Sportswear of the AJGA, Polo Ralph Lauren continues to sponsor the Polo Golf Junior Classic held over Thanksgiving week.
In addition to the tournament, Polo Golf is the proprietor of the Polo Golf Rankings. The comprehensive ranking system is used to finalize AJGA Invitational fields and select Rolex Junior All-America teams.
The Polo Golf Junior Classic has been elevated to an even higher status within the top-tier of junior golf tournaments. The event, which has crowned such impressive champions as Tiger Woods, Stewart Cink, Hunter Mahan, Morgan Pressel, Vicky Hurst, Paula Creamer and Grace Park, continues to attract junior golf’s brightest while providing the best tournament experience possible.
Polo Golf is an Official Partner to the PING Junior Solheim Cup, an international team match play event that pits the best junior girls from the United States against their European counterparts. The fifth biennial PING Junior Solheim Cup will take place at Aurora Country Club in Aurora, Ill., in August 2009.
Polo Golf is also a Founding Partner of the Achieving Competitive Excellence Grant. The ACE Grant is designed to give top-flight junior golfers the ability to play a national junior golf schedule despite their financial resources. With Polo Golf’s support, the AJGA and other supporters hope to help all deserving junior golfers who have the skill, but not the financial backing, to participate in competitive junior golf.
As the “Official Apparel of the AJGA,” Polo Ralph Lauren also continues to outfit the AJGA staff and Canon Cup teams with products that represent the highest quality and design in the golf industry.
“Polo Golf began supporting the AJGA in 1995 by sponsoring three tournaments,” said AJGA Executive Director Stephen Hamblin. “Thirteen years later, it is one of the leading supporters of junior golf nationwide through its AJGA Premier Partnership.”
Polo Golf was launched in 1987 and began sponsoring Tom Watson and Davis Love III in 1993. The women’s golf label began in 1998, the same year Polo Golf became a sponsor of the AJGA. Polo Ralph Lauren is proud to sponsor members of the PGA and LPGA Tour including, Tom Watson, Davis Love III, Luke Donald, Jonathan Byrd and Morgan Pressel.
Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE: RL) is a leader in the design, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products in four categories: apparel, home, accessories and fragrances. For more than 40 years, Polo’s reputation and distinctive image have been consistently developed across an expanding number of products, brands and international markets. The Company’s brand names, which include “Polo by Ralph Lauren”, “Ralph Lauren Purple Label”, “Ralph Lauren Collection”, “Black Label”, “Blue Label”, “Lauren by Ralph Lauren”, “Polo Jeans Co.”, “RRL”, “RLX”, “Rugby”, “Ralph Lauren Childrenswear”, “American Living”, “Chaps”, and “Club Monaco” among others, constitute one of the world’s most widely recognized families of consumer brands.
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