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B. Draddy named official apparel partner of the Metropolitan Golf Association and MGA Foundation

Summit Golf Brands, the leading manufacturer of high-end golf apparel and sportswear, announced today that B. Draddy will be the Official Apparel Partner of the Metropolitan Golf Association and MGA Foundation through a multi-year agreement. One of four apparel collections within the Summit family of brands, B. Draddy designs athletic-inspired lifestyle clothing with a focus on premium quality, ultimate comfort, and a heritage-meets-modern aesthetic. B. Draddy will be the exclusive apparel provider for all needs within MGA’s schedule, outfitting staff, rules officials, event competitors, and volunteers in their B. Draddy and Draddy Sport collections. The partnership also allows MGA access to Summit’s full portfolio of industry-leading apparel brands. 

“We’re thrilled to announce this partnership and align with B. Draddy, a recognized leader in the marketplace,” said MGA Executive Director Brian R. Mahoney. “B. Draddy’s reputation as one of the highest-quality apparel brands in golf has made it a staple in golf shops throughout the Met Area. We’re excited to showcase the B. Draddy brand and elevate our product offerings to the various communities we serve.”

Based in Elmsford, NY, the Metropolitan Golf Association is one of the nation’s oldest and largest golf associations. Since 1897, the MGA has dedicated itself to serving golf in the Metropolitan New York Area, providing golfers with a wide range of services and programs. MGA members represent more than 500 Met Area clubs and courses, both private and public, and more than 150,000 golfers.

This partnership highlights B. Draddy’s continued commitment to the advancement and preservation of golf in the Metropolitan Area, where numerous members of its executive team have long-standing roots. “It’s an honor to partner with the MGA and the MGA Foundation as their Official Apparel Partner,” says Billy Draddy, Creative Director and Founder of B. Draddy. “Growing up as a caddie and now a member at Winged Foot, I have always had the utmost respect for the organization. Their dedication to preserving the history and tradition of golf has shaped the landscape of the game throughout the tri-state area.” 

Summit’s Executive Vice President of Sales, Jack Lessing, added, “As a golf company based in New York, we have had the privilege of experiencing firsthand the professionalism and impact of the Metropolitan Golf Association, not just regionally but nationally. To be able to align B. Draddy with the MGA and the MGA Foundation is one of our proudest accomplishments as a brand. It certainly hits home for me and so many of our team members based in the New York metro area.”

The alignment extends to Summit’s Advisory Board, which is composed of 30 top club professionals globally, 11 of whom are members at Met Area clubs and have a rich history with the Association, from past champions to future venue hosts of major MGA championships. Notable Advisory Board members include Matt Dobyns of Meadow Brook Club (2019 Met Open Champion and 2025 Met Open host), Mike Gilmore of Winged Foot (2000 Met Open Champion and 2024 Carter Cup host), and Reid Howey of Piping Rock Club (2022 Long Island Open Champion and 2024 Long Island Open Host).

The partnership also builds upon B. Draddy’s recent growth in outreach and product offerings, reinforcing the brand’s status as a key player among both the professional and amateur golf stage. “The MGA is a world-class organization with a storied past and rich history that we’re excited to help propel into the future,” says Chad Delp, Summit’s President & CEO. “This partnership is the first of its kind for B. Draddy, and we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to support such a legendary and important organization.”

The MGA announcement comes on the heels of another significant announcement for B. Draddy. In October 2023, B. Draddy was named the Official Apparel Provider of this year’s Presidents Cup. B. Draddy and sister brand Zero Restriction will exclusively dress both the International and U.S. Presidents Cup Teams when the event returns to The Royal Montreal Golf Club in September 2024. From the Presidents Cup to the MGA to brand ambassador Brian Harman winning The 2023 Open Championship, B. Draddy has experienced an impressive sequence of milestone achievements. 

Currently celebrating its 11th year in business, B. Draddy is one of the fastest-growing brands in golf. What started with a superior cotton polo has evolved into a full collection of luxe, lived-in essentials for men, and a recently launched women’s collection in 2023. From organic Peruvian Pima cotton to Italian merino wool and Scottish cashmere, B. Draddy blends impeccable quality with incredible comfort, for the course and beyond.