"Retief has been an outstanding representative for our company over the last seven years and we truly appreciate his loyalty and continuous support," said Ken Shwartz, President, Ahead. "He receives a lot of accolades for his look and style on the course, making him a wonderful ambassador for the brand. Retief is a first-class professional both on and off the course."
Goosen, 42, has 38 professional victories to his name including two U.S. Opens. He is currently No. 18 in the World Rankings and has been in the top-50 for 595 consecutive weeks. Only four golfers have been in the top-50 in consecutive weeks longer (one of which is Jim Furyk who also wears AHEAD headwear). Retief is also No. 14 on the PGA Tour in career earnings with winnings of more than $26 million.
Goosen wears AHEAD's high-performance polos on tour, designed to keep golfers dry and cool. He also wears AHEAD performance headwear. Goosen joins LPGA standout Brittany Lincicome as AHEAD brand ambassadors. Goosen and Lincicome appear in the 2011 AHEAD catalogs as well as point of sales material and website.
AHEAD® is a designer and marketer of branded headwear, apparel and accessories. Headquartered in New Bedford, Mass., the company operates four distinct business units: the AHEAD® men's apparel line; AHEAD® Headgear, AHEAD® "Heavy Metal™" line of golf accessories and the Kate Lord™ Collection of ladies hats, ladies apparel and ladies accessories. AHEAD is a supporting partner of PGA Golf Retirement Plus, a licensee of the USGA, PGA of America, PGA TOUR and the official headwear of the AJGA. For information on AHEAD, visit www.aheadweb.com