Giving the next generation a chance to succeed on the green
UPS® (NYSE: UPS) will donate junior sets of golf clubs for every birdie or better that UPS golf ambassadors Lee Westwood or Louis Oosthuizen make during a competitive round in the four 2016 major championships to deserving kids in select markets around the world.
#Bags4Birdies is a program designed to support golf’s future talent, giving them the tools they need to succeed on the course. PING will partner with UPS in this initiative, developing PING Moxie G junior clubs and other golf gear for the kids.
UPS will work closely with golf’s governing bodies across the globe to select recipients in the following eight International markets: North America, UK, Germany, Costa Rica, China, South Africa, Vietnam and Japan.
“Just as UPS is committed to excellence in growing businesses worldwide, we are now applying the same principle to supporting the next generation of champions with the #Bags4Birdies program,” said Ron Rogowski, UPS vice president of brand and sponsorships. “We hope this will give the worthy recipients a head start on their own journey to excellence.”
“The support of UPS and PING via the #Bags4Birdies program will enable more children to learn and play the game, this will be invaluable to the future of South African golf,’’ said Andrew Weir, Chairman of S.A. Kids Golf. “This partnership is important as it will create a unique opportunity and access to the game, we are extremely grateful for this support.”
To follow Lee and Louis’ campaign progress, search for #Bags4Birdies online.
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PING designs, manufactures and markets a complete line of golf equipment including metal woods, irons, putters and golf bags. The family-owned company was founded in 1959 in the garage of the late Karsten Solheim, a mechanical engineer with an extensive background in the aerospace and computer industries. His frustration with his putting inspired him to design his own putter, which created a "pinging" sound when striking a golf ball. This sound was the source of the name now synonymous with innovation, quality and service throughout the world of golf. Solheim and his company are credited with numerous innovations that became industry standards, including perimeter weighting, custom fitting and the use of investment casting in the manufacturing of golf clubs. His insistence on adhering to strict engineering principles and tight manufacturing tolerances raised the level of product performance and quality throughout the golf industry. Solheim is the only person to be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame as a golf club manufacturer. Today, the Phoenix-based company is under the direction of Solheim's youngest son, John A. Solheim. PING game-improvement products can be found in more than 70 countries. For more information, visit www.ping.com.
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UPS has been a long term partner of The R&A and through this relationship, work closely to support the Amateur game through the Latin America Amateur Championship and the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship. As an extension to UPS’s desire to support grassroots golf, the ‘Bags for Birdies’ campaign will be brought to life across a selection of international markets in 2016. Working directly with official partners that share the same values, we aim to ensure that golf becomes more accessible and sustainable to children of a young age in each of these markets.
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