BOURBON, MO – Imperial Headwear, the #1 headwear brand for private golf facilities as reported by the Association of Golf Merchandisers (AGM) in their Member Survey, the last 4 consecutive years, announced a new partnership with the Rhode Island Golf Association. Imperial will become the Official Headwear of the Rhode Island Golf Association (RIGA) under the new agreement, and will provide all headwear for RIGA staff and committee members.

“The RIGA is very appreciative of our partnership with Imperial Headwear,” said Bob Ward, Executive Director of the RIGA. “Partnering with one of the best brands in the golf industry shows their commitment to supporting amateur golf, and we are proud to work with them to help grow the game.”

Imperial will also be offering an online-exclusive collection of RIGA headwear and apparel on their website – – with a portion of proceeds given back to the RIGA, which supports a variety of Rhode Island-based golf programs.

“I am excited to partner with the RIGA to help raise money for such a great association,” said David Shaffer, VP Sales & Marketing at Imperial Headwear. “Bob Ward and his team are doing terrific things for the game of golf in Rhode Island and Imperial is proud to support them in their mission.”

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About the Rhode Island Golf Association

The Rhode Island Golf Association is a non-profit organization of private and public clubs and courses dedicated to the service of golf in Rhode Island. Founded in 1902, our primary mission is to promote and preserve the traditions of the game of golf in the State of Rhode Island.

About Imperial Headwear

Founded in 1916, Imperial Headwear is the leading manufacturer and marketer of premium quality headwear & apparel 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 styles 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 and embroidery 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


Jim Mckenna

Director of Rules and Competitions

Rhode Island Golf Association