PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (Jan. 26, 2012) – Bauer International Inc.—which carries an unparalleled reputation as one of the finest providers of hand-crafted furnishings, accessories and fixtures for golf and country clubs, the hospitality industry, retailers, designers and specialty events—has had its designation as the “Official Furnishings and Shop Fixtures of The PGA of America” extended through 2015. The announcement was made today in conjunction with the 59th PGA Merchandise Show at the Orange County Convention Center, in Orlando.
Bauer will continue to supply furnishings and fixtures at PGA of America owned and operated facilities, including PGA Village, in Port St. Lucie, Fla., and the private Valhalla Golf Club, in Louisville, Ky., as well as at The PGA’s Championship events, such as the PGA Championship, Ryder Cup and Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid. In addition, PGA Professional-staffed facilities will have access to preferred pricing on Bauer furnishings, fixtures and golf shop planning services that will optimize sales and increase return on investment.
“Bauer International is known for its remarkable quality and beauty in its furnishings and fixtures,” said PGA President Allen Wronowski. “The PGA of America is delighted to have Bauer on board for another four years, as we showcase their fine products as part of the fabric of our PGA facilities and events.”
“We are very excited to be able to continue our relationship with The PGA of America,” said Bauer International President Kenneth Bauer. “The partnership between Bauer International and The PGA, started in 2004, has strengthened over the years, and remains a key element to our overall success. The PGA of America embodies the highest of standards, and we are very proud of our association.”
With a foundation inspired by authentic 19th century British, Dutch and French colonial designs from the West Indies, Ken Bauer, founder, president and lead designer of the Company, launched Bauer International in 1992. Combining a passion for travel and culture and their love of fine craftsmanship, Ken and his wife Dee Ann, set out on a personal journey to develop a line of hand crafted furnishings and travel accessories. From the rainforest huts of Java, sugar plantations in the West Indies and tented safaris on the Kalahari, relationships with master craftsmen were forged and centuries-old techniques were rekindled.
About The PGA of America
Since its founding in 1916, The PGA of America has maintained a twofold mission: to establish and elevate the standards of the profession and to grow interest and participation in the game of golf. By establishing and elevating the standards of the golf profession through world-class education, career services, marketing and research programs, The PGA enables its professionals to maximize their performance in their respective career paths and showcases them as experts in the game and in the multi-billion dollar golf industry. By creating and delivering world-class championships and innovative programs, The PGA of America elevates the public's interest in the game, the desire to play more golf, and ensures accessibility to the game for everyone, everywhere. As The PGA nears its centennial, The PGA brand represents the very best in golf.
Founded in 1992 in London, England, and with corporate headquarters in Charleston, S.C., Bauer International has been an integral part of the redesigning and renovation of The PGA of America’s golf properties. For the past eight years, Bauer International has served as the clubhouse furnishings and golf shop fixtures supplier to the finest courses throughout the United States and around the world. These include PGA Country Club and PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla.; Valhalla Golf Club, in Louisville, Ky.; The Ocean Course and The Sanctuary, in Kiawah Island, S.C.; Doonbeg Golf Club, in Ireland; Spyglass Hill Golf Course; in Pebble Beach, S.C.; and Fairmont Southampton and Port Royal Golf Courses, in Bermuda. Bauer International’s product offerings consist of more than 1,000 pieces spanning 10 different collections. Bauer International designs, manufactures and imports golf fixtures, residential, contract and resort furniture, featuring rattan, mahogany and leather mediums. They are proud to have furnished some of the most prestigious properties in over 50 countries.
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