January 10, 2019

        Imperial and GCSAA Announce Partnership

 BOURBON, MO – Imperial Headwear, the #1 golf headwear brand as reported by the Association of Golf Merchandisers (AGM) in their Member Survey the last 4 consecutive years, announced they will partner with the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) in 2019.

Under the new partnership agreement, Imperial will become the “Preferred Headwear of the GCSAA” and extend special discounts to superintendents across the country. Imperial will also make a limited edition “Superintendent Collection” of GCSAA chapters and superintendent-themed products available online at A portion of the proceeds from this online collection will be donated back to the GCSAA’s philanthropic organization, the Environmental Institute for Golf (EIFG). To shop the collection, please click here.

“GCSAA is excited to partner with an iconic golf brand like Imperial Headwear,” said Rhett Evans, GCSAA CEO. “Imperial makes outstanding products and clearly supports all aspects of the game of golf.”

Imperial Headwear will be exhibiting at the 2019 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Florida later this month. To schedule an appointment with Imperial Headwear (Booth #4473) at the 2019 PGA Merchandise Show, please click here. To view a digital version of Imperial’s 2019 wholesale catalog, please click here.

“I’m very proud to partner with the GCSAA because their members play such a vital role in the game we all love,” said David Shaffer, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Imperial Headwear. “Imperial appreciates all that superintendents do for golf. Now more than ever, sustainability is huge topic of conversation and golf course superintendents are at the center of this movement.”

For more information about Imperial Headwear, please visit, contact your local sales representative or call (800) 950-1916.


The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America is the professional association for the men and women who manage and maintain the game’s most valuable resource — the golf course. The golf industry recognizes the association as a key contributor in elevating the game and business.

Since 1926, with a focus on golf course management, GCSAA has been the top professional association in the United States and worldwide. Headquartered in Lawrence, Kan., it provides education, information and representation to more than 18,000 members in more than 78 countries. Its mission is to serve its members, advance the profession and enhance the vitality of the game of golf.

The Environmental Institute for Golf, a philanthropic arm of the GCSAA, is a collaborative effort of the environmental and golf communities, dedicated to strengthening the compatibility of golf with the natural environment. The EIFG concentrates on delivering programs and services that communicate best management practices of environmental stewardship on the golf course.

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About Imperial Headwear

Founded in 1916, Imperial Headwear is the leading manufacturer of premium quality headwear, apparel and accessories for the golf market. Imperial’s products can be found at 96 of the Top 100 and over 70% of the Top 400 golf courses in the United States. The Association of Golf Merchandisers (AGM) has voted Imperial the #1 golf headwear brand for 4 years in a row.

Imperial is committed to style, functionality and perfection in fit and comfort. It is this commitment that has allowed the creation of a wide variety of headwear and apparel with quality that is second to none. Renowned for its superior customer service and art customization capabilities, Imperial offers its products using the most innovative fabrics and designs, as well as logo decoration and embellishment technologies.

For further information please visit or call (800) 950-1916. Follow Imperial Headwear on Twitter and Instagram at @ImperialHats and on Facebook at Imperial Headwear’s 100th Anniversary video can be viewed at


Chris Frame

Marketing Specialist

Imperial Headwear