The world of golf apparel can be a competitive, and sometimes over saturated market. With all the options out there, sometimes it can be tough to carve out a niche and separate yourself from the competition. One professional golfer has learned that the hard way and is taking his shirts and pants and going home.
IJP Design, the golf clothing and apparel company started, and run, by Ian Poulter announced on Wednesday that it is closing down. The company announced on twitter that as of April 2, they will cease to exist.
— IJP Design (@IJPDesign) March 8, 2017
Poulter launched the company with some business partners in 2006 and has worn the clothing line on the course the past several years. Poulter posted a note on his own twitter feed, thanking everyone for their support:
— Ian Poulter (@IanJamesPoulter) March 8, 2017
Poulter missed the majority of the 2016 season with a foot injury and and has five starts left to earn $199,181 or 143 FedEx Cup points in order to retain his playing privileges as part of his medical extension. Poulter is in the field for this week’s Valspar Championship and has recieved a sponsor’s invite to play in next week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational.