American Golf Signs Leading Disabled Golfer Brendan Lawlor
American Golf has announced that it will sponsor Brendan Lawlor, one of the world’s leading disabled golfers, in his first full season as a professional.
The partnership will see the 23-year-old, who signed his first professional contract with Niall Horan’s golf management company Modest! Golf last September and has recently signed a new deal with Synergy Investments, wear an American Golf hat for the remainder of the 2020 season.
Lawlor said: “I can’t thank American Golf enough for the support they are providing me. They are a company who want to give back and are not afraid to support minority groups in golf who need it most. I hope that together we can help put disability golf firmly on the map.”
Lawlor, who is Irish, turned professional last August after a stellar amateur career which included victories in Germany, Belgium and Scotland in 2019. That year he also became the first disabled golfer to play in a European Challenge Tour event.
American Golf boss Gary Favell said: “We have been so impressed by Brendan and the role he is playing in encouraging more people to take-up the game of golf. Brendan is someone who has never allowed anything to get in his way. Not only is he a superb player, he is an inspirational character and we hope that through our support, we can help him continue to break down barriers and encourage more people from every background into this great game.”
As well as sponsoring Lawlor, American Golf recently invested £35,000 into Justin Rose’s new ladies professional golf tour, the Rose Ladies Series, which gives female pros more opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic.
For more information on American Golf and its sponsorship activities, visit www.americangolf.co.uk.
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