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Corporate Headquarters: Bourbon, Missouri


Category: Apparel and Accessories


Mike Wrightson, President

David Shaffer, Senior VP of Sales

Dan Parenti, Senior VP Product & Marketing

John Anderson, VP of Sales – Golf

Founded in 1916, Imperial is a leading manufacturer of premium quality headwear, apparel, and accessories within the golf market.

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 99 of the Top 100 golf courses in the United States as well as over 75% of the country’s top 400 courses.

In the 2022 AMG Annual Member Survey, Imperial Headwear was voted the top headwear brand for private and resort golf facilities – the sixth 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.

In addition to its commitment to style, functionality, fit and comfort, Imperial is also renowned for its customer service and customization capabilities. Imperial offers its products using the most innovative fabrics and designs, as well as logo decoration and embellishment technologies.

Along with 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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