For PGA Assistants’ Championship winner Jack Harrison, a cheque for £5,000 wasn’t his only reward after recently returning from a whistle-stop tour of Sweden with tournament sponsor Galvin Green.
The 24-year-old, who clinched the 54-hole event at Coventry GC by four shots back in August, met the people behind the famous high-performance golfwear brand and also played a round of golf at the PGA Sweden National in Malmo, home of the Nordea Masters for the past two years.
Harrison, who is assistant professional at Wildwood Golf & Country Club near Guildford, Surrey, followed that up with a round close to the company’s headquarters in Vaxjo before meeting creative director Mats Lundqvist to see what goes in to making the apparel.
"I am confident I'm wearing the best quality clothing out there" - Jack Harrison
“It was great to see what happens behind the scenes and meet the staff at their headquarters,” said Harrison, who will wear Galvin Green clothing for the coming season. “Even with the design of the waterproof trousers, something that we take for granted, the attention to detail was incredible. Having been shown the manufacturing processes that Galvin Green have in place, I am confident I'm wearing the best quality clothing out there.
“Winning the Assistants’ Championship has opened so many doors for me and to have Galvin Green meet my clothing requirements for the forthcoming season really is the icing on the cake.”
Tom Burlison, Galvin Green’s UK and Ireland marketing co-ordinator, added: “We really felt it was important for the winner to have a personal experience and insight into the brand.
“As a family-owned business focused purely on golf, the culture of Galvin Green is unique and we wanted to share that with both Jack and the PGA by introducing them to the people behind the brand.
“We also wanted to showcase the design process, manufacturing and marketing of our collection to show the attention to detail which each garment receives and the constant drive to innovate and maximise performance on the golf course.”
This year was the first of a three-year sponsorship of the PGA Assistants’ Championship by Galvin Green who are also the preferred supplier for the 2016 and 2018 European Ryder Cup teams.