March 9, 2017

BOURBON, MO – Imperial Headwear, the #1 headwear brand for Private and Resort golf facilities as reported by the Association of Golf Merchandisers (AGM) in their 2016 Member Survey, announced an Official Partnership with the Alabama Golf Association (AGA) for 2017.

“We are thrilled to team up with Imperial Headwear for the upcoming year,” said Andy Priest, AGA executive director. “Partnering with one of the best brands in the golf industry shows their commitment to supporting amateur golf while elevating the association’s image at the same time. We look forward to a great relationship for many years to come.”

Imperial Headwear will serve as the “Official Headwear of the Alabama Golf Association” and provide AGA logo hats to championship contestants, staff, board members and volunteers.

“Imperial is proud to partner with the Alabama Golf Association,” said David Shaffer, director of marketing at Imperial Headwear.  “Andy Priest and his team are doing a fantastic job of making the AGA one of the premier golf associations, and we are happy support amateur golf in Alabama.”

A variety of Alabama Golf Association hats may be purchased online through here:

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

About Imperial Headwear

Founded in 1916, Imperial Headwear is the leading manufacturer and marketer of premium quality headwear and accessories for the golf market. 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 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 digital design, logo and embroidery technologies. For further information please visit or call (800) 950-1916.  Follow Imperial on Twitter and Instagram at @ImperialHats and on Facebook at  Imperial Headwear’s 100th Anniversary video can be viewed at

About the Alabama Golf Association

The Alabama Golf Association is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational organization founded in 1915 whose mission is to serve and promote amateur golf in Alabama. AGA membership consists of over 130 member clubs represented by nearly 18,500 individuals. The activities and services of the Alabama Golf Association are governed by a Board of Directors consisting of Alabama golfers who wish to serve the game and the association through service.

AGA is the USGA’s liaison for golf in Alabama conducting national championship qualifying, administering the USGA Handicap system including the GHIN Handicap service, course & slope rating and education. The AGA annually conducts 12 championships and team match competitions for men, women, juniors, and seniors. The AGA also conducts Alabama high school golf championships and assists with many collegiate events including the SEC Men’s Golf Championship. In addition to competitions, the AGA administers the AGA Women’s Scholarship Fund that is dedicated to assisting young female golfers in higher education and supports the Alabama Turfgrass Research Foundation.

Since 1980, the AGA has managed the affairs of the Southern Golf Association which includes conducting the Southern Amateur Championship and Southern Junior Championship, in conjunction with the Board of Directors of the Southern Golf Association.

For more information about the Alabama Golf Association, visit

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David Shaffer

Director of Marketing

Imperial Headwear


Andy Priest

Executive Director

Alabama Golf Association