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Ashworth Golf to release commerative, limited-edition shirt in honor of Fred Couples
Series: Golf Buzz
Published: Thursday, May 02, 2013 | 1:45 p.m.
On Monday, May 6, the eyes of the golf world will be focused on St. Augustine, Fla., where the induction ceremony will take place for the 2013 class of the World Golf Hall of Fame.
Among those being inducted is everyone's favorite golfer (right?), Fred Couples.
To honor Freddie's induction, Ashworth Golf is releasing a commemorative, limited-edition golf shirt featuring Couples' favorite elements.
Ashworth Golf provides the details in this press release:
CARLSBAD, Calif. (May 2, 2013) – Ashworth Golf, an authentic golf brand dedicated to bringing modern style to the golf course, has announced the release of a new, limited edition golf shirt called the Fred Couples Signature shirt – 300 individually-numbered pieces designed to commemorate Couples’ induction into the World Golf Hall Of Fame on May 6 at the World Golf Village in St. Augustine, FL.
One of the game’s most popular players, Fred Couples is most recognizable for his laid-back, picturesque style both on and off the course. He has worn Ashworth on the professional stage since the brand’s inception 25 years ago and has always played a big role in the brand’s advertising. His celebrated career thus far includes 15 PGA Tour Wins, eight Champions Tour wins, a member of five Ryder Cup teams and four Presidents Cup teams. He won the Masters in 1992 and went on to captain the winning U.S. Presidents Cup team in 2009 and 2011, and will once again lead the Americans at Muirfield at the 2013 Presidents Cup.
“When you think of Ashworth, you immediately think style and of course Fred Couples,” said Susan Bush, VP of Ashworth Apparel. “We are very excited for Fred to be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame and are extremely honored to create a special shirt that truly reflects his personality and favorite elements.”
Each shirt in the Fred Couples Edition collection will be uniquely numbered inside the placket, with Fred receiving the first 1/300. The shirts are in Fred’s favorite color of blue (azure) and feature double-knit, EZ-TEC2 performance fabric, which is his go-to for performance fabric. Also exclusive to each shirt is Fred’s signature in green on the inside back neck and green thread on the top button of the placket to pay tribute to his 1992 win at the Masters.
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