January 20, 2014
- 2012 Masters winner Bubba Watson will help raise money for his charity with a new glove. (Dunn/Getty Images)
By Jonathan Wall, PGATOUR.COM Equipment Insider
Bubba Watson will wear one of PING's new Sensor Sport gloves at this week's Farmers Insurance Open in support of his charity, the Bubba Watson Foundation.
The 2012 Masters winner and PING have teamed up to support Watson's charity under a unique agreement in which PING will make an annual donation to the Bubba Watson Foundation, based on the number of PING Sensor gloves sold during the year.
“Instead of a traditional endorsement agreement, we’ll contribute to Bubba’s foundation annually,” said John A. Solheim, PING's chairman and CEO. “It was Bubba’s idea and it fits his desire to use his status in the game to assist charities that are doing good work in their communities. Bubba and his wife Angie have big hearts, and this arrangement will help them further their efforts. At the same time, Bubba will be out on tour representing what we feel is the best line of golf gloves in the industry.”
The Sensor Sport is one of three new PING gloves — the line also includes the Sensor Tour and Sensor Tech — that features a combination of breathable Sensor Cool technology and Solite cabretta leather that's extremely durable in all weather conditions.
“I’m excited to partner with PING by wearing the new Sensor Sport glove and at the same time help raise funds for my foundation,” Watson said. “My wife Angie and I want to use golf to assist those less fortunate. PING also believes in using the game to give back, so it’s a great opportunity for us to combine our efforts and support charities around the world. The more gloves we sell, the more people we’ll help. I hope golfers get behind this program. They’ll get a high-performance glove and contribute to great causes.”
PING's Sensor Sport, Sensor Tour and Sensor Tech gloves will be available at retail stores in mid-February.
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