James, a former Canadian Women’s Amateur Champion and winner of the Symetra Tour’s 2015 Chico’s Patty Berg Memorial finishing T4 this past week, has signed a multi-year agreement with the Ottawa, Ontario-based brand.
The 23 year-old from Bath, Ontario is currently in 11th place on the 2016 Symetra Tour money list and already has two wins to her credit this season on the National Women’s Golf Association Tour. Her recent addition of the TheTurn Tee to her game has had an immediate impact.
“I am very excited about my new partnership with TheTurn Tee, “ says Augusta. “My favourite club in the bag is my driver so to have the perfect tee to go with it is huge. I love the consistency it gives me with the height of the ball. The first week I put it in play I won so I am excited to keep that momentum going this year!”
Introduced to the market just over two years ago, TheTurn Tee has continued to grow in reputation. The durable 3” poly-carbonate tee was developed and is made in Canada. It is fully adjustable, allowing golfers to set the tee height perfectly each time. Augusta James is using it in the #5 setting.
She joins Web.com Tour member Brad Fritsch who has been using TheTurn since 2014 as a member of TheTurn Tee team; Fritsch went on to win in a playoff at the Web.com Tour’s most recent event, the Servientrega Championship.
Aligning with athletes that have a similar focus is important to TheTurn Tee owner, Jeff Garber.
“This is a journey shared by a Canadian start up business and an athlete on a mission,” Garber shared in regards to the decision to partner with Augusta James. “Working with a quality individual with such a strong reputation within the Canadian Golf community speaks volumes as to what this translates into when it comes to establishing, growing, and building a quality brand.”
He added, “Having a high calibre golfer that is doing what it takes to earn her LPGA card is exciting. In order to get where she wants to be she needs resources and support. TheTurn Tee is in a position to provide this for her.”
In 2015 James narrowly missed advancing to the LPGA Tour after finishing 12th on the Symetra Tour Race For The Card. With her play of late, and the support of TheTurn Tee, the goal is to take that next step
Garber explains, “Expectations are high that Augusta will be an outstanding representative and brand ambassador for TheTurn each and every time that she tees it up. We welcome Augusta on board as part of our team and wish her tremendous success in pursuit of her LPGA card!”
Golfers from coast to coast now have improved access to Augusta’s tee of choice, TheTurn, as the product is now available in Golf Town stores across Canada.
TheTurn is available in five distinct packages, each includes eight tees; Traditional White, Olympic Medals, White/Neon, White/Purple, and White/Blue.