FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
E-Z-GO® Renews Longtime Partnership with Vaughn Taylor
AUGUSTA, GA. — E-Z-GO, a Textron (NYSE:TXT) Company, has renewed its long-time sponsorship agreement with PGA Tour player Vaughn Taylor for the fifth consecutive year.
Taylor, a veteran of the PGA Tour, was raised in E-Z-GO’s hometown of Augusta, Ga., where he attended Hephzibah High School and Augusta State University. Taylor was an honorable mention All-American during his senior season at Augusta State, and turned professional in 1999. He is a two-time winner on the PGA Tour and represented the United States as a member of the 2006 Ryder Cup team.
Taylor’s family also has ties with E-Z-GO, as his mother worked at the company for 18 years.
“E-Z-GO is pleased to continue its support of professional golf through our partnership with Vaughn,” said Mike Parkhurst, vice president of golf at E-Z-GO. “He has strong ties to the Augusta area, and we are very appreciative of his support of not only our business, but our community as well.”
“Having the support of E-Z-GO throughout my professional career has been very rewarding, and I’m delighted to continue to represent the company on the PGA Tour,” Taylor said.
Per the sponsorship agreement, E-Z-GO’s logo will appear on Taylor’s headwear during the 2012 PGA Tour season, and he will make appearances at events throughout the year.
E-Z-GO, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, is a leading global manufacturer of golf cars, utility and personal transportation vehicles. Products sold under the E-Z-GO brand include RXV and TXT fleet golf cars, Freedom RXV and Freedom TXT personal golf cars, E-Z-GO Terrain™ and Express™ personal utility vehicles, and the 2Five® street-legal low-speed vehicle. E-Z-GO also produces the Cushman® line of heavy-duty material carriers and utility vehicles, and the Bad Boy Buggies® line of off-road utility vehicles for hunters and outdoor enthusiasts. Founded in 1954 in Augusta, Ga., E-Z-GO became part of Textron Inc. in 1960.
About Textron Inc.
Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron in known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft Company, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, and Textron Systems. More information is available at www.textron.com.
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