We love all that Frank represents: family, adrenaline, and a passion for the sport
Bluffdale, Utah (Vocus) January 29, 2009
OGIO and Frank Lickliter II have renewed their sponsorship program for the 2009 PGA Season. Lickliter was the company's first PGA sponsored player, teaming with the gear bag manufacturer in 2008.
"We love all that Frank represents: family, adrenaline, and a passion for the sport," says OGIO Global VP Tom Gocke. "He had a bumpy year on the Tour last season - but it was a high-class problem for the new father to twin boys; that kind of sleep deprivation requires a bit of an adjustment. He's a consummate pro who is geared up to take on the Tour this year in a big way. We're delighted to have him on our team once again."
Lickliter's season begins February 2 with the Buick Invitational at Torrey Pines in San Diego, followed by the AT & T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, February 9 - 13.
In 1996, Lickliter II qualified for the PGA Tour in its Q School, and has been a full member since. He has won two PGA Tour events including the 2001 Kemper Insurance Open and the 2003 Chrysler Classic of Tucson. In December 2005 at TPC Sawgrass, he set THE PLAYERS Stadium Course record with a 62, including the first double eagle on the par-5 11th hole. Lickliter II also holds 12 course records across the United States and currently ranks 70th on the PGA Tour All-Time Career Money List.
Off course, Lickliter is deeply involved in charitable work, having helped raise more than $3M for military foundations. As the spokesperson for the Wounded Warrior Project, as well as the Naval Special Warfare Foundation and the Florida National Guard Foundation, he has traveled to Cuba, Korea, and Iraq to visit and play golf with troops at special golf clinics held in their honor.
OGIO International, Inc. is an award-winning global leader in gear bag design, recognized for its athlete-inspired technology. The privately held Utah Company, founded in 1987, distributes products nationally and internationally under the OGIO brand name, and operates an original equipment manufacturer division to produce gear bags for other internationally known brands. In 2004, OGIO's design team received the coveted Business Week IDEA Award for design excellence. The brand's collection includes an extensive line of athlete-designed golf bags; back packs; snow, skate and surf packs; school packs; motocross bags; messenger bags; and other active gear. For more information, visit http://www.ogio.com.
EDITOR'S NOTE: OGIO will be exhibiting at the 2009 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Florida (January 28 - 31) in booth #2373.
Kelly M. Mooney
This Just In PR & Marketing
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