AHEAD named tournament title sponsor for Bear Creek


HILTON HEAD ISLAND S.C. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) is excited to announce AHEAD Headwear as the tournament title sponsor for the event at Bear Creek Golf Club.  The AHEAD Open at Bear Creek will take place May 4-5, 2013. Designed by Rees Jones, Bear Creek will challenge juniors with its narrow fairways and newly renovated greens.

AHEADFounded in 1995, AHEAD focuses on specialized high-quality graphics on headwear, apparel and accessories. AHEAD was founded by Mr. Ken Schwartz and is based out of New Bedford, Mass.  Prior to AHEAD’s founding, the golf industry was lacking a dominant brand in the headwear business. AHEAD has been successful in becoming a leading hat brand for golfers. Numerous professional golfers wear AHEAD products including: Luke Donald, Retief Goosen, Jim Furyk, Aaron Baddeley, Ryan Palmer, Tim Clark and Brittany Lincicome. Golf legends, Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer also wear AHEAD Headwear.

AHEAD supplies hats to IJGT participants at many events during the season. At the AHEAD Open at Bear Creek, all participants will receive a specially designed hat as a result of this unique sponsorship.



About the IJGT

The IJGT provides exceptional junior golfers with the opportunity to develop and showcase their competitive skills while setting high standards to preserve the traditions and integrity of the game.  As a tour that operates primarily throughout the academic year, the IJGT hosts approximately 60 tournaments annually. In addition, the IJGT hosts three international events. Each event provides multi-day competition for junior golfers of all skill levels ages 9-19. Players representing 45 states and 43 countries around the world regularly compete in events at venues such as TPC Sawgrass, Pinehurst, Bethpage State Park and Harbour Town Golf Links. Official partners of the IJGT include Bridgestone Golf, Quagmire Golf, KENTWOOL, CHAMP Spikes, AB Golf Designs, Clazic Belts, morodZ, Sundog Eyewear, PURE Grips, The First Tee, Golfweek and International Junior Golf Academy.

To obtain more information about the IJGT, please visit www.IJGT.com or call (843) 785-2444.