Why is the Greg Norman logo on volunteer clothing at the Sanderson Farms Championship?
JACKSON, Miss. — Volunteers are an essential part of any golf tournament.
They help with many aspects that cannot be seen on TV, such as crowd control and helping to locate golf balls and keep score. Volunteers are also given similar clothing so they can be easily located and look alike.
However, this week’s Sanderson Farms Championship volunteer apparel at Jackson’s Country Club in Jackson, Mississippi features an interesting logo.
Or to be more precise, Greg Norman’s shark was featured on his clothing brand, the Greg Norman Collection.
Nicknamed “The Shark” during his playing career, Norman is now the CEO of the LIV Golf Series, which is currently in many legal battles with the PGA Tour.
Sanderson Farms Championship volunteers wore jackets and shirts with Norman’s logo on them. Chances are most have no idea what brand the garment is, although considering what’s going on on a large scale, it’s kind of ironic.
So how does the Norman logo propagate throughout a PGA Tour event?
“You want to give volunteers a good shirt at a reasonable price, and that’s what it is,” said Steve Jent, executive director of the Sanderson Farms Championship. golf week. “I can’t afford to outfit them, if we want to give more money to charity, in something really high end, but you want to give them something really good. It’s just kind of saving a few extra bucks there.