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Sun Mountain Renews Symetra Tour Partnership and Women Will Showcase Products at Sweet Grass in Escanaba


Daytona Beach, Florida May 9, 2012 – Sixth-year partner Sun Mountain will continue product distribution & player competition, becomes Official Push Cart of the Tour

The Symetra Tour announced today the continuation of its partnership with Sun Mountain for its sixth year as an official partner. As we watch the women of the tour play in Escanaba end of June 2012, we’ll see the Official Golf Bag, Outerwear and Push Cart of the Tour, Sun Mountain products.  They’ll continue its distribution of products among the players and will also present a cash prize to a skills challenge champ at the end of the season.

Great Lakes Radio, Inc., with stations WFXD 103.3fm, WKQS 1019.fm, WQXO 1400,  WPIQ 92.7fm, and WRUP 98.3fm,k will be broadcasting from the tour stop at the Island resort and Casino in Escanaba end of June 2012.  We are encouraging all readers and listeners to make a day out of it on the golf course with the women of this tour.

We look forward to the tour stopping in Escanaba Michigan at the Sweet Grass at the Island Resort and Casino

“Sun Mountain is a very good partner of the Symetra Tour – Road to the LPGA and provides our players the very best equipment so they can play their best,” said Symetra Tour CEO Zayra Calderon. “The Sun Mountain golf bag exchange program and Sun Mountain Skills Summit are two programs that our players look forward to every year and greatly appreciate.”

Sun Mountain will choose eight Symetra Tour professionals to receive a free golf bag at four events this season, including the My Marsh Classic, Island Resort Championship, Four Winds Invitational and Symetra Classic. The selected players will donate their traded-in bag to junior golf programs near the tournament sites.

“We are very excited to continue our sponsorship with the Symetra Tour,” stated Ed Kowachek, President of Sun Mountain. “Most Symetra Tour players carry their own bags so it is a natural fit for our lightweight carry bags and push carts and gives us the opportunity to receive valuable input from tour players.”

Sun Mountain will also continue sponsoring the player competition “Sun Mountain Skills Summit.” Throughout the season, players carrying a Sun Mountain bag or wearing Sun Mountain rain gear during tournament play are eligible to receive “Sun Points” with additional points awarded to those who finish in the top-10 at each tournament.

The top-20 in the “Sun Point” standings following The Challenge at Musket Ridge will be slated to participate in a skills competition at the Symetra Classic. The final four will advance to the Skills Summit at the Vidalia Championship to compete for a $1,000 cash prize.

About Sun Mountain
For 30 years Sun Mountain has been a pioneer in the golf industry, revolutionizing golf bags, golf outerwear and golf carts. Sun Mountain’s many innovations, including the first lightweight golf bag and modern stand bag, have made it the top golf bag company in North America. Within golf outerwear, Sun Mountain redefined golf-specific performance first with the windshirt, then fleece, and again with its four-way stretch, waterproof, and breathable rainwear. The Sun Mountain Speed Cart® golf push cart transformed walking carts and created an entirely new category of golf products. Sun Mountain’s “Ahead of Time Design” motto drives the company to continually design and refine golf equipment.

About the Symetra Tour
The Symetra Tour – Road to the LPGA, is the official developmental tour of the LPGA and enters its 32nd competitive season in 2012. With the support of its new umbrella sponsor, Symetra, the Tour’s mission is to prepare the world’s best young women professional golfers for a successful career on the LPGA Tour. 2012 marks the first season that the top-10 money winners will receive full, equal status for the following season on the LPGA Tour. The 2012 schedule includes 16 tournaments with stops in 11 U.S. states and Mexico and a total purse of nearly $1.8 million. With more than 500 alumnae moving on to the LPGA, former Symetra Tour players have won a total of 362 LPGA titles, including 39 major championships. Symetra Tour events have contributed more than $5 million to charitable organizations throughout the nation since 1989. Follow the Symetra Tour on the web at www.SymetraTour.com, Facebook.com/RoadtotheLPGA, Twitter.com/Road2LPGA, and YouTube.com/Road2LPGA.


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