Back 9 USA Continues to Support Rice Planters Amateur Golf Championship

Third consecutive year as sponsor for preeminent amateur event.

Woburn, MA, May 13, 2009 --( The Rice Planters Amateur Association is pleased to announce that Back 9 USA, an emerging designer and manufacturer of golf headwear, apparel and accessories will continue to lend its support to the 2009 Rice Planters Amateur Tournament for a third straight year.

The success of the Rice Planters Amateur includes a variety of sponsorship efforts and donations from the surrounding Charleston community, along with Back 9 USA as one of its biggest sponsors. For the past two years, Back 9 USA has generously donated a selection of goods to players competing in the tournament as well as providing clothing for the Tournament Players Committee.

“Teaming up with the Rice Planters Amateur has always been an easy decision. It’s one of the best amateur events out there; tons of guys who are now on the PGA Tour have played in this event,” said Andy Hydorn, president and co-founder of Back 9 USA. “We’re proud to be a part of it because we want to support competitive levels of amateur golf. We’ve even partnered up with former players Josh Younger (AUS) and Matthew Galloway (USA) as they work towards getting their Tour cards.”

This year, Back 9 USA has stepped up to offer their patented TOURevolution™ pom-pom headcover for participants in the Snee-Am, a sponsor/Rice Planter participant golf tournament that kicks off the week. The custom designed driver headcover features the Rice Planters logo and yarn pom-pom like old school knit headcovers. Additionally, players in the 2009 Rice Planters will receive Back 9 USA hats when registering for the event prior to round 1 and the Tournament Players Committee will be wearing Back 9 USA performance polos all week.

“We are excited to continue this relationship with Back 9 USA. Our players rave about the hats and shirts Back 9 USA has provided them at registration. The Rice Planters Amateur is successful because of generous sponsors like Back 9 USA and would not be a preeminent event in the Southeast without such support,” said Bruce Fleming, Tournament Director.

The 37th Rice Planters Amateur Golf Championship will be held at Snee Farm Country Club in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, June 23 - 27, 2009. The entry fee of $250 (payable to Snee Farm Country Club) and the completed application are due by May 15, 2009 as the tournament is limited to a field of 90 players. The field will be posted shortly thereafter on the Rice Planters’ website:

About Rice Planters Amateur Golf Championship
Created by Dick Horne, a local amateur golfer, in 1973, the Rice Planters Amateur Golf Competition continues its thirty-seven year legacy as one of the premier golfing tournaments of its kind. Taking place June 23rd through 27th at the Snee Farm Country Club in Mount Pleasant, the tournament continues to attract prominent players from all over the world. For more information, visit

About Back 9 USA
Fed up with hats that barely belonged in the back window of a car, let alone on your head, two friends conspired to make a hat that actually fit, with a logo that worked as well on the first tee as it would at your local watering hole. Today, Back 9 USA designs, manufactures, and sells Back 9 USA branded headwear, apparel and accessories not only for the golf course but for everyday life as well. Back 9 USA also creates custom headwear and golf accessories for private label companies such as major golf manufacturers, non-profit organizations, and adult beverage companies. Shop Back 9 USA's entire product line of golf headwear, apparel and accessories at

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