LINKSOUL John Ashworth & Co. Adds John Merrick as a Brand Ambassador

SoCal Native to Showcase Brand’s Natural Performance Materials on PGA Tour

(OCEANSIDE, CA) – LINKSOUL John Ashworth & Co. – the new golf-lifestyle apparel collection by the legendary founder of the Ashworth and Fidra brands – announces that John Merrick has become its latest brand ambassador and will wear the company’s premium garments while competing on the PGA Tour.

Throughout the season, the 30-year-old Long Beach native will showcase an array of the company’s garments crafted from natural performance materials. These include luxurious polos, sweaters, lightweight jackets and bottoms that cater to style-conscious men seeking an alternative to “golf uniform” technical pieces.

“I started wearing LINKSOUL earlier in the year and fell in love with its look and feel,” says Merrick. “The fabrics are amazing and the fit is perfect for me.”

Currently ranked No. 68 on the FedExCup, Merrick had one of the most celebrated SoCal amateur careers in recent memory. He captured the SCGA Amateur Championship at age 19 and led the 2003 UCLA Bruins to their first Pac-10 Men’s Golf Championship since 1985. He turned pro in 2004 and earned his PGA Tour card following a stellar 2006 on the Nationwide Tour. To date, Merrick’s 2012 season has been highlighted by a runner-up finish at the FedEx St. Jude Classic.

“John’s a California guy and our clothes really speak to his sensibility,” says Ashworth, the company’s Chief Creative Officer. “He’s got a great attitude, totally gets the LINKSOUL vibe and is a stellar representative for our brand.”

Featuring an array of rich fabrics such as innosoft cotton, micro merino wool and linen, the LINKSOUL Summer 2012 collection is now available exclusively at discerning specialty golf merchandisers throughout North America. These easy-to-care-for garments cater specifically to the needs of style-conscious men seeking a comfortable alternative to “golf uniform” technical pieces.

In addition to Merrick, LINKSOUL is worn by scores of discerning golfers, including Champions Tour star Michael Allen.

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