AHEAD Renews Contract, Continues Support of AJGA Through 2011

AHEAD®, a leader in branded headwear, apparel and accessories, has extended its commitment to the American Junior Golf Association for another two years (through 2011), the AJGA announced Thursday.

AHEAD®, an Official Partner of the AJGA since 2002, will continue as the exclusive supplier of all AJGA tournament and staff headwear.

"We are very excited to have AHEAD® extend their partnership as “The Official Headwear of the AJGA” for a total of 10 years,” said Jason Etzen, AJGA executive vice president of corporate partnerships. “Their partnership has grown the sport of golf and impacted the lives of young people in a positive way.”

AHEAD®, a leader in the golf headwear category with its innovative designs and ornamentation, is headquartered in New Bedford, Massachusetts. The company operates four distinct business units: the AHEAD Authentic® apparel line; the Kate Lord™ Collection of fine women's hats, apparel and accessories; the AHEAD® "Heavy Metal™" line of golf accessories; and the company's unparalleled line of AHEAD® Headgear. AHEAD® is a sponsor of PGA Authentic and a supporting partner of PGA Golf Retirement Plus.

“The growth and strength of golf is in supporting the youth who play the game,” said Ken Shwartz, AHEAD® President. “We’re proud to extend our partnership with the AJGA.”

For more information, please contact Roseanna Smith ( in the AJGA Sponsorship Department at (678) 425-1741.