Home / Knowledge / News / Annika Sorenstam appointed as brand envoy of Ahead
Annika Sorenstam appointed as brand envoy of Ahead
03
Dec '12
AHEAD, the innovative headwear and apparel company owned by Sweden’s New Wave Group AB, announced this week it has forged a partnership with LPGA legend Annika Sorenstam.

The partnership calls for Annika to exclusively wear AHEAD headwear during public, golf-related appearances. An impressive list of active professional golfers currently wear AHEAD gear on the course, including Luke Donald, Retief Goosen, Jim Furyk, Sean O’Hair and Brittany Lincicome.

Under terms of the partnership with Annika, AHEAD also will become the exclusive headwear and accessories partner of the ANNIKA Academy, a state-of-the-art, boutique golf school where the LPGA Hall of Famer shares her passion for golf and fitness. In addition, AHEAD and the ANNIKA Foundation, her non-profit organization that teaches youths the importance of living a healthy, active lifestyle through fitness and nutrition, will coordinate their efforts on behalf of the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA).

AHEAD has been a longtime sponsor of the AJGA as the official headwear provider, while the ANNIKA Foundation stages award-winning junior tournaments throughout the world.

AHEAD is a leading supplier of headwear to the USGA, PGA of America, Ryder Cup and numerous PGA Tour events in addition to more than 5,000 green grass and resort shops throughout the world. Included in New Wave Group AB’s corporate portfolio is Cutter & Buck, the Seattle-based sportswear and outerwear apparel company that features the ANNIKA Collection, named and designed for Sorenstam.

“I have had the pleasure of working with Annika over the years and to now partner with her on behalf of AHEAD is exciting,” said Anne Broholm, who was named chief executive officer of AHEAD earlier this year after serving as global sales manager for Cutter & Buck. “Annika’s accomplishments since capping off a remarkable professional golf career have been as impressive as the legacy she leaves behind in the game of golf. We are thrilled that she will be representing AHEAD by exclusively wearing our headwear products.”

During her tenure on the LPGA, Sorenstam amassed 72 wins, the third most all-time by a member of the Tour. Of those 72 victories, 10 were LPGA major championships. An eight-time LPGA Tour Player of the Year, she made eight appearances in the Solheim Cup on the European squad.

Since stepping away from competitive golf in 2008, Annika has turned her attention to raising her two young children and building her ANNIKA-branded businesses, including the ANNIKA Foundation, ANNIKA Academy and ANNIKA Course Design.

“I am very happy to partner with AHEAD,” says Annika. “They are a first-class brand and I look forward to working with them on various initiatives with my Academy and Foundation.”

AHEAD is best known for its premier headwear collections that feature original approaches to logo embroidery options. Founded in 1995, AHEAD has been able to capitalize on the golf industry’s desire for high-quality graphics on headwear and an array of garments.

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 16th Jan 2017

India’s WPI inflation rises to 3.39% in December 2016

India’s annual rate of inflation, based on monthly wholesale price...

Apparel/Garments | On 16th Jan 2017

EC proposes enhanced market access for Sri Lanka

The European Commission (EC) has proposed that a significant part of...

Textiles | On 16th Jan 2017

Producing contamination free cotton biggest task: CCI

Producing contamination free cotton is the biggest task for the...

Interviews View All

Rahuul Jashnani
Jashn

‘Online economy has changed the whole dynamics of buying habits.’

Siddharth Biyani
Mangalam Industries Pvt Ltd

‘The manufacturing sector is improving day-by-day, becoming better in...

Mandeep Nagi
Shades of India

Women value something that is unique and has a flavour of India

Johan Berlin
InvestKonsult Sweden AB

Investkonsult Sweden AB has been buying and selling second-hand textile...

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn, Senior Vice President - Operations Americas of Suominen...

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

Sonam & Paras Modi
SVA

Sonam and Paras Modi's Sva Couture is synonymous with head-turning...

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

"We should not compare India and the West. There are things we do that...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH
January 2017

January 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


eNEWS
Insights
Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search