Part way through her initial contact with PING, the company has been proactive and extended their contact with Brooke Henderson.
The extension of the contract was announced Monday by PING Chairman & CEO John A. Solheim.
The 18 year-old from Smiths Fall, Ontario signed her initial agreement with the company this past January.
In August Brooke became the 3rd youngest player to win on the LPGA Tour with a runaway victory at the Cambia Portland Classic. The victory prompted LPGA commissioner Mike Whan to accept her petition for membership – status she is guaranteed to carry through 2016 because of the win.
With the victory and outstanding play in the majors it was no secret in the industry that other manufacturers were willing to court her but PING ensured they would not have the opportunity.
“From a very young age, Brooke has demonstrated that rare combination of being talented and mature beyond her years, and she puts in the hard work that it takes to succeed,” Solheim said. “She won many prestigious amateur titles, at 17 was the world’s #1-ranked amateur, and her breakthrough win on the LPGA shows she belongs at the highest level in women’s golf. We couldn’t be more excited to be affiliated with her and support her every step of the way.”
Brooke is equally excited to stay a part of the PING family.
“Having played PING clubs for years, I’m really comfortable with the equipment, the people and level of fitting expertise they provide me. With their help I’m able to get the most out of every round I play. All of my success has come with PING clubs, so I am very happy to continue our relationship.”
Among the PING technology in her bag, Henderson relies on a G30 driver, fairway wood and hybrid, and Glide wedges. As part of a multi-year agreement, she will display PING logos on her hat, carry a PING staff bag and play 14 PING clubs.
Financial terms and the length of the agreement were not disclosed.