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Imperial Headwear Major Partner of the Junior Presidents Cup

<i>Junior Presidents Cup set for September 18 – 20 at Myers Park Country Club</i>
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Charlotte, NC – The American Junior Golf Association is excited to announced Imperial Headwear as a Major Partner of the third edition of the Junior Presidents Cup.

­Imperial Headwear is one of the oldest brands in golf. Founded in 1916, Imperial has been designing and manufacturing premium headwear for more than 100 years. Some of Imperial’s partnerships and affiliations include: USGA, PGA TOUR, LPGA, Korn Ferry Tour, U.S. Open Championships, PGA Championships, Open Championships, Ryder Cups, Solheim Cups, and dozens of State and Regional Golf Associations.

We are very proud to be the 'Official Headwear of the AJGA' and a major partner of the 2022 Junior Presidents Cup at Myers Park Country Club. These junior golfers represent the best in the game both in the United States and Internationally. Their passion for excellence and drive to compete on a global stage is extremely admirable, and we are looking forward to supporting this world class team event.
David Shaffer, Senior Vice President of Sales at Imperial

The Junior Presidents Cup is a two-day, team match-play competition featuring 24 of the world’s top junior boys 19 years old and younger – 12 from the United States and 12 from around the world, excluding Europe – that takes place just days before the start of the biennial Presidents Cup. The Junior Presidents Cup was developed by the AJGA and PGA TOUR to give the world’s best non-European juniors a unique playing opportunity to compete in an international team match-play competition and showcase the global reach of junior golf.

The teams will compete in six Four-Ball and Foursomes matches on Monday, Sept. 19, followed by 12 Singles matches on Tuesday, Sept. 20.

This year’s teams are captained by United States’ Notah Begay III and South Africa’s Tim Clark as captains of the U.S. and International Teams, respectively.

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The United States took home the inaugural Junior Presidents Cup title in 2017 with a final score of 14 – 10 at Plainfield Country Club in Edison, New Jersey. The 2017 teams were captained by Captain Trevor Immelman and Honorary Captain Gary Player on the International side and Captain David Toms and Honorary Captain Jack Nicklaus for the United States.

The U.S. Team defeated the International Team by a score of 13-11 in the second edition of the Junior Presidents Cup in 2019 at The Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Melbourne, Australia, where Justin Leonard captained the U.S. Team and Australia’s Stuart Appleby led the International Team.

Imperial has been the ‘Official Headwear of the AJGA’ since 2019 and will continue through 2026. AJGA staff and interns wear Imperial headwear at all AJGA events. Members of the 2022 Wyndham Cup, Junior Presidents Cup and the 2023 PING Junior Solheim Cup teams will also sport Imperial hats as part of their team uniform.

Junior Presidents Cup Eligibility

The U.S. Team will be made up of the leading 10 qualified players based on the Rolex AJGA Rankings as of Aug. 19, 2022, along with the 11th player, who will be selected by the U.S. Team Captain. The 12th and final spot will be awarded to the leading player based on the Rolex AJGA Rankings as of Sept. 8, 2022, who is not otherwise qualified. In the event of a tie, the selection will be decided by the individual ranked highest on the World Amateur Golf Ranking™ (WAGR™) list at that time.

The International Team will be made up of the leading 10 qualified players based on the World Amateur Golf Ranking™ (WAGR™) as of Aug. 19, 2022, along with the 11th player, who will be selected by the International Team Captain. The 12th and final spot will be awarded to the leading player on the World Amateur Golf Ranking™ (WAGR™) list as of Sept. 8, 2022. In the event of a tie, the selection will be decided by the individual ranked highest on the most previous WAGR™ revision.

The 2022 Presidents Cup will be held at Quail Hollow Club, September 20-25. For more information about the Presidents Cup, or to purchase tickets, please visit PresidentsCup.com.

About Imperial Headwear

Founded in 1916, Imperial Headwear is the leading manufacturer of premium quality headwear, apparel, and accessories for the golf market. Imperial’s products can be found at 97 of the Top 100 and over 70% of the Top 400 golf courses in the United States, and they were voted the #1 headwear brand for all public, private and resort golf facilities by the Association of Golf Merchandisers (AGM) in 2021. 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 and apparel 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 decoration and embellishment technologies. For further information please visit Imperialsports.com. Follow Imperial Headwear on Twitter and Instagram at @ImperialHats and Facebook.com/ImperialHeadwear.  

About the Presidents Cup

The Presidents Cup is a unique golf event in that there is no purse or prize money.  Players are not paid for their participation, but each competitor allocates an equal portion of the funds generated to charities of his choice.  Since the event’s inception, more than $54.4 million has been raised for charity from event proceeds, as well as contributions made on behalf of the Presidents Cup, including a charitable donation of $5.3 million from the 2019 event alone.

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