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Friday, January 18, 2013
Sundog Eyewear Latest To Sign On As Sponsor Of Gateway Pro Tour
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - The Gateway Pro Tour announced today that Sundog Eyewear, a world leader in the sports sunglasses industry, has signed on as a sponsor of the Gateway Pro Tour for the 2013 season.

Sundog Eyewear has more than 30 years of industry experience, and is synonymous with the finest sunglasses designed specifically for golfers. Tour-proven by golfing superstars like Paula Creamer and Louis Oosthuizen, Sundog's revolutionary Mela-Lens™ offers golfers superior vision protection to help improve performance.

"Sundog Eyewear is thrilled to be an official sponsor of the Gateway Pro Tour and excited to introduce our Tour-proven Mela-Lens technology to the members of this premier developmental golf tour," said Rod Hoogstraten, President of Sundog Eyewear.

Sponsors provide an essential resource for the Gateway Pro Tour. Some of the ways sponsor money allows for the continued growth, success, and recognition of the Gateway Pro Tour are - Tour expansion, increased purse sizes, Nationwide and PGA TOUR exemptions, Q-School bonuses, administration, tournament equipment and materials, charity golf tournaments, community involvement and enhanced membership benefits.

"Sundog Eyewear is clearly dedicated to creating products that help the performance of golfers of all skill levels, and we are thrilled to have their support as a sponsor to help the growth of our Tour," said Ryan Pray, Executive Director of the Gateway Pro Tour.

Sundog Eyewear is available in thousands of golf shops and retailers worldwide and is proud to be the official eyewear of the Gateway Pro Tour and the American Junior Golf Association. For more information on Mela-Lens™ technology and the entire Sundog Eyewear collection visit

Established in 2001, Gateway Pro Tour was created to help aspiring PGA TOUR professionals fine-tune their skills in competitive golf tournaments. In its 12-year history, the Tour has maintained a leading position as the premier developmental professional golf tour on the West Coast and has paid out more than $43 million to players over that period. Gateway has served more than 3,400 players, with 168 GPT alums currently playing on the and PGA Tours. These players represent 32 PGA Tour wins and 78 Tour wins. Today, Gateway Pro Tour continues to provide the ideal competitive environment as well as significant financial opportunities for aspiring PGA TOUR and Tour professionals. For more information on sponsorship opportunities or information for the 2013 season, go to
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