How do you foster junior golf participation? Make it fun with special apparel and accessories just for them. Here are a bunch of companies catering to young styles that will be at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando next week.
Garb is “CLOTHING FOR YOUng people.” Joe Silva founded Garb in 1996 on the belief that kids wanted a brand to call their own. The line is comprised of very classic polos, bottoms, hats and belts for your Mini-Me or junior pro. Joe set out to deliver a brand dedicated to the youth of the game that offers great styling and unrivaled quality. He has developed a brand culture. A logo wrapped vehicle hits the road on the G Tour, stopping at public courses and events to promote the products. They marked the 15th year as the premier children’s clothing company at the US Open. They seek out high performing juniors to join their Club Prodi-G. Members receive special discounts on Garb apparel based on their skill level in return for helping Garb create the best looking, feeling, and fitting garments. Applications as well as apparel ore online at www.garbinc.com
Fore Kids Golf is wrapping up babies, children and young adults in not only classic golf apparel but also luxurious spa robes. Check their website for the cutest photos befitting stately country clubs and ritzy resorts. In fact they are the preferred vendor of the Ritz Carlton Hotels. Kelsey MacLean recognized the niche opportunity after her son was born and recruited her hubby to join the team. From onesie baby suits to big boy trousers, and matching spa robes for adults, all are made with the highest quality fabrics in Peru. The soft material is hypoallergenic and very durable after many machine washes. Fine embroidery work is done at the headquarters in Pennsylvania making it a popular brand among parents and grandparents who want to show off a club membership on their little tykes. Utilizing a new online technology, embroidered personalization may be selected on their retail page at kelseymaclean.com The wholesale page remains www.forekidsgolf.com
Kissi Couture hit the junior girls golf world with a sassy line of athletic wear. The website is bright like the clothing and energetic like the owners. Two little golf divas Morgan and Makenna Rodriguez started designing their own golf clothes. When other golfers wanted them too, parents Nicole and Benjamin jumped in and the business evolved. Now their goal is “to dress every little diva on the field.” The line has expanded quickly. A baby’s onesie body suit reads, “Crawl, Walk, Golf.” Bling patches with their sayings or your own name or artwork adds to the designs. It is a very sociable proposition offering Kiss My Putt polos with frilly plackets or sleeves, an Angel skort and many accessories – jewelry, socks, hats, hair bows, little bags, umbrellas, and fun stickers. The gallery is filled with little Diva of the Month photos and bios. www.kissicouture.com