True Temper Sports Announces Second Year Sponsorship of St. Jude Classic “Hush Y’all Paddles”
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — For the second consecutive year, True Temper Sports, the number one golf shaft manufacturer in the world, is adding its own personal touch and sponsorship to the St. Jude Classic, Memphis’ official PGA TOUR event. True Temper, headquartered at TPC Southwind in Memphis, Tennessee, is the official sponsor of the on-course signs which will be used by the marshals during the tournament June 6-12, 2011.
While many tournaments use the “Quiet Please” signs, marshals at the Memphis tournament quiet the crowd for the TOUR players using the famous Hush Y’all paddles. This year, the traditional paddle handles will again be replaced with True Temper’s Dynamic Gold golf shafts.
“As one of the leading golf equipment companies, we are proud to be a part of this important tournament again in 2011,” says Scott Hennessy, president and CEO of True Temper Sports. “Our partnership with the St. Jude Classic is the perfect marriage between the tournament’s hallmark signage and True Temper’s hallmark golf shaft, Dynamic Gold. In addition to highlighting the shaft that is played by more professional golfers worldwide than any other shaft in golf, this sponsorship allows us to support the wonderful work and programs of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital here in Memphis and the PGA TOUR event that is literally in our own backyard.”
For more than 20 years, the Hush Y’all paddle has been a southern-style reminder for patrons of the Memphis tournament to remain quiet during play. The paddle has become such a sought after souvenir that the tournament’s merchandising tents sell out of them each year.
With manufacturing facilities and offices located throughout the country and the world, True Temper retains the largest market share globally in golf shafts. While True Temper offers several brands with many unique models, the Dynamic Gold and Project X brands dominate many of the headlines from the world golf tours. True Temper has already won 20 PGA TOUR events during the 2011 season and is consistently played by over 90 percent of the players in the field each and every week.
The company markets a complete line of golf shafts and performance sports products in more than 30 countries throughout the world. True Temper Sports proudly employs 1,000 individuals in ten facilities located in the United States, Europe, Japan, China and Australia.