BY ROY ALBERT ANDRADE, K1LLER, Inc.
STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT - CBS Sports has had the privilege of working with Jim Nantz for nearly 30 years, and in return has augmented its viewership across America. Jim Nantz has called some of country's biggest sporting events from the Masters Tournament, the PGA Championship, the Super Bowl and the Final Four. Now, Jim Nantz has partnered with Vineyard Vines to collaborate on a golf apparel, including accessories for men, women and children. The new line will be inspired by Nantz's love of golf both on and off the course.
"Shep, Ian and vineyard vines have been incredible partners with our philanthropic efforts through the Forget-Me-Knot collection. I could not be more impressed by their commitment to this important cause for me and my family. While that will continue, I am elated by the new golf lifestyle brand we are creating that will reflect a love for the sport and the virtues it represents. Golf is a central part of my life and I look forward to working with the great folks at vineyard vines to create an authentic golf apparel brand that speaks to the golfer," said Nantz.
"We couldn't be more excited to work with Jim. He has been the voice of golf for 32 years and resides steps from the American golf treasure known as Pebble Beach Golf Links. No one lives the golf lifestyle more than Jim -- he knows not only what it looks like but also what it feels like," said Shep Murray, vineyard vines CEO & co-founder. "As a brand, we've partnered with some of the greatest institutions in the world, like the Kentucky Derby and the America's Cup and it's very exciting to now join forces with golf's greatest voice!"
Ian Murray, vineyard vines CEO & co-founder adds, "We already consider Jim part of the vineyard vines' family and we are thrilled to expand our partnership with a respected figure in golf who shares our vision and true understanding of the 'Every day should feel this good' outlook."
Shawn W. Anderson