JJB Golf and Slazenger Sign Sponsorship Deal with Two-Time British Champion Gary Wolstenholme

Wigan, England (PRWEB) October 30, 2008

JJB Golf, the UK’s largest golf equipment retailer, and Slazenger, the premium sports equipment brand, today announced that it has signed a two-year sponsorship agreement with professional golfer Gary Wolstenholme. It is the first sponsorship deal that Wolstenholme has signed since turning professional in September 2008.

Gary Wolstenholme (MBE) won The Amateur Championship in 1991 and 2003, as well as many other amateur tournaments around the world. In addition to his second appearance at the U.S. Open in June 2008, he has played in two Masters Championships and on five Walker Cup teams to become Britain and Ireland’s record point scorer. In the 1995 Walker Cup, he famously beat Tiger Woods by one hole at Royal Porthcawl – a feat that no golfer has repeated in the thirteen years since.

The sponsorship agreement, which covers apparel worn by Wolstenholme and five corporate golf events, follows Slazenger Golf’s existing agreement with two renowned British golfers, Tony Jacklin and Sam Torrance OBE.

“Gary is England’s most capped amateur golfer and it is an honour and a thrill to be associated with such an exceptional player,” comments Martin Wild, Associate Director of JJB Golf. “Over the years, the Slazenger brand has clothed some of the greatest names in golf – Jack Nicklaus, Jonny Miller, Tom Watson, Greg Norman and, of course, the legendary Seve Ballesteros.”

For more details about JJB Golf, please visit our website http://www.jjbgolf.co.uk or call 0800 111 4177.

About JJB Golf:

As part of JJB Sports, JJB Golf sells branded golf equipment online and in 330 golf stores across the United Kingdom. Founded in 1971, JJB Sports is a public limited company and one of the UK’s largest sports retailers with over 380 stores nationwide.

About Slazenger:

Slazenger is a British sports equipment brand that sells tennis equipment, cricket equipment, golf equipment, apparel and sporting goods accessories throughout the world. Established in 1881, Slazenger is one of the oldest surviving sporting brand names.