PURE Grips Named Presenting Sponsor of Ontario PGA Apprentice Championship


(Pickering, Ont., March 9, 2011) - The Ontario PGA is pleased to announce PureGrips as its newest partner. PURE Grips, which is distributed by Beacon Golf Distributors and former Canadian PGA Member Ray Bessette, will assume the title sponsorship of the Ontario PGA Apprentice Championship. PureGrips is the latest technological advance in golf grips and boasts a proprietary system that installs grips at a fraction of the time and without the use of solvents or tape.

"We are excited to have PURE Grips as our newest Association partner," said Dustin Kerr-Taylor, President of the Ontario PGA. "PURE Grips is definitely a product our members will want to be familiar with and a great way to showcase them will be through the Apprentice Championship," added Kerr-Taylor.

PURE Grips was founded based on the notion of giving the golfer an edge in his or her game. PURE Grips are consistently tacky and are the first to combine superior feel and comfort, exceptional durability and easy installation, all at a great value.

"I am very pleased to be associated with the Ontario Professional Golfers' Association and its Apprentice Championship.  Being a former member of the Association, I appreciate the hard work and dedication that goes into becoming a golf professional", said Ray Bessette of Beacon Golf Distributors. 

In addition to confirming their participation in the Apprentice Championship, PURE Grips / Beacon Golf Distributors were the first company to confirm their participation in the Ontario PGA Buying Show. The Buying Show, which takes place August 25 & 26, will be held at the Toronto Congress Centre.

"In all my business endeavors in the golf industry, I have always thought about the golf professional and what they bring to the game of golf," added Bessette, a former Canadian PGA Head Professional. "Pure Grips is a young company, building their business from the grass roots, similar to what it takes to build a career in the golf industry.  Pure Grips and Beacon Golf Distributors look forward to many years of mutual support with the Ontario PGA and the Apprentice Championship."

The PURE Grips Ontario PGA Apprentice Championship goes September 14, 2011 at The Briars Golf Club in Sutton West, Ontario. The Apprentice Championship is comprised of Canadian PGA Apprentices and new Canadian PGA Candidates for Membership. The Apprentice Championship has been contested at The Briars since 2006 and has crowned five different champions. Conor O'Shea (Core Golf Academy) will be the defending champion. To learn more about PURE Grips visit www.puregrips.com

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For more information contact:

Ray Bessette
Beacon Golf Distributors

Scott Pritchard
Ontario PGA

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