Crocs, Inc. (NASDAQ: CROX) announced today that its new Crocs™ Golf with Hank Haney collection was selected as one of three overall “Best New Products” at the 2012 PGA Merchandise Show, Jan. 26-29 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. Award-winning PGA professionals and top golf buyers voted Crocs™ Golf as a top product among new merchandise displayed in the PGA Show New Product Zone. The new collection was designed in partnership with internationally-recognized golf instructor Hank Haney.
Crocs' Preston is part of the award-winning new Crocs Golf with Hank Haney collection. (Photo: Business Wire)“We’re very pleased with the positive feedback our new Crocs Golf with Hank Haney collection has received, including being named ‘Best New Product’ at the PGA Merchandise Show,” said Dale Bathum, Senior Vice President of Product Development for Crocs. “This award speaks to the innovative combination of comfort and function behind these new products that makes them unlike any other golf shoe on the market.” All Crocs™ Golf with Hank Haney styles are intended to be worn both on and off the course and were designed with input from Haney based on his experience as a leading golf instructor for the past 35 years. Each of the new Crocs™ Golf styles features a unique hybrid construction plus a midsole and footbed made with Crocs’ proprietary Croslite™ material, providing form-to-foot cushioning for all day wear. The new collection strikes the perfect balance between comfort and technical engineering for the casual golfer. In addition to the spring styles debut, attendees got a first glance at the new Crocs™ Golf fall collection, which included the Langdon LoPro and the Tyne LoPro – both styles are designed to offer the golfer more technical styling with a one-year limited waterproof warranty.
www.crocs.com for additional information. About Hank Haney Hank Haney, who is represented by Octagon, is widely regarded as one of the leading professional golf instructors in the world. Over the course of his distinguished career, Haney has instructed more than 200 touring professionals across the PGA, LPGA, Champions, European, Japanese, Australian and Asian Tours and his clients have won every major championship in professional, amateur and junior golf. He serves as the host to one of Golf Channel’s highest-rated original entertainment programs, “The Haney Project,” has authored four books on golf instruction and produced 14 instructional DVD titles, in addition to leading more than 40,000 golf lessons around the world during his 35 years of teaching. Haney also serves as Director of Instruction for the Hank Haney International Junior Golf Academy in Hilton Head, South Carolina and operates the Hank Haney Mission Hills Academy at Mission Hills on Hainan Island in China. He is the President of Hank Haney Golf Inc., which owns and operates four golf facilities in Texas. For more information, please visit www.hankhaney.com or follow along on Twitter @HankDHaney . About the 2012 PGA Merchandise Show The 59th PGA Merchandise Show brought together some 1,000 companies and brands along with more than 42,000 PGA Professionals, buyers and industry leaders from nearly 80 countries to introduce the latest in golf equipment, apparel, accessories and services, January 25-28, 2012, in Orlando, Fla. This year’s PGA Show was the industry’s most comprehensive gathering of manufacturers and influential industry leaders to participate in the event’s expansive selection of programs for merchandising, professional development, product testing and peer networking. PGA Show Week began on Jan. 25, with the 10th anniversary of the PGA Show Outdoor Demo Day at the Orange County National Golf Center and Lodge in Winter Garden, Fla. More than 6,000 PGA Professionals and invited retailers tested the latest products from 100-plus golf equipment, training aids, performance wear and golf accessory companies. PGA World Golf Hall of Fame member Jack Nicklaus joined PGA of America and industry leaders for the PGA Show Keynote address on Golf 2.0, an industry-wide initiative promoting programs to grow participation in golf. A number of high-profile professional players, teachers and celebrities made special appearances at the PGA Merchandise Show including 2012 U.S. Ryder Cup Captain Davis Love III, Tom Kite, Greg Norman, Lee Trevino, Billy Casper, Ian Poulter, Paula Creamer, Hank Haney, David Leadbetter, Michael Breed, Butch Harmon, Natalie Gulbis, Lexi Thompson, Johnny Damon and Anna Nordqvist. Comprehensive video reports and blogs can be found at the official webcast at www.PGA.com . Golf Channel, a PGA Golf Shows media partner, also provided extensive coverage for consumers at www.GolfChannel.com and presented a prime-time, one-hour PGA Merchandise Highlight Show on Monday, Jan. 30, and will re-air the highlight program on Jan. 31 at 5:00 p.m., Feb. 3 at 1:00 p.m. and Feb. 11 at 5:00 p.m. (all times eastern). Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=50159431&lang=en