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Corporate Headquarters: Bourbon, Missouri

Website: http://www.imperialsports.com

Category: Apparel and Accessories


Mike Wrightson, President

David Shaffer, Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Dan Parenti, Vice President of Design and Brand Development

Founded in 1916, Imperial is a leading manufacturer of premium quality headwear, apparel, and accessories for the golf market and has also expanded into action sports.

When Imperial began, the company had one sewing machine and its only product was wool dress caps. Through the 1920s and 1930s, Imperial added uniform and military caps to its line. By 1950, the company developed the first adjustable size golf cap and has continued to dedicate new innovations to hundreds of products that are available today.

Imperial’s products can be found at the vast majority of the top 100 golf courses in the United States as well as over 70% of the country’s top 400 courses.

In the 2021 AMG Annual Member Survey, Imperial Headwear was voted the top headwear brand for private, public, and resort golf facilities – the fifth straight year the brand received the award. This commitment has enabled the creation of a wide variety of headwear and apparel, with quality that is second to none.

“The membership of the AGM represents the best merchandisers in the country, and to have this group vote Imperial the best headwear brand is an amazing accomplishment and the culmination of a lot of hard work from our entire team,” said David Shaffer, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Imperial.

Imperial also has a reputation for providing excellent customer service and customization options. Imperial offers its products using the most innovative fabrics and designs, as well as logo decoration and embellishment technologies.

In addition to a range of headwear, the company sells apparel, towels, blankets, headcovers, and hats for surf, action sports, travel, and outdoor adventure. It serves golf courses, private clubs, surf shops, breweries, and resorts, in addition to selling direct to consumers online.


Imperial Headwear is very strongly positioned with respect to customizable golf headwear and heritage offerings, offering more than 20 collections.

Not surprisingly, Imperial has expanded to performance materials with recent introductions, while maintaining a lifestyle brand identity.


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