The panel featured opinions from leading designers including John Ashworth of LinkSoul, Billy Draddy of Fairway & Greene, Ralph Dunning of Dunning Golf, Linda Hipp of LIJA and Mike Rowley of Straight Down.
William "Billy" Draddy
William "Billy" Draddy, Senior Vice President, Creative Director of Fairway and Greene and Zero Restriction.
brings along an impressive golf business pedigree to Summit Golf Brands-the industry's leading golf-focused apparel group.
Draddy's history of product design and development in both Men's and Women's Sportswear is matched by his
innovative and quality standards, along with a passion for golf, and sports in general.
came to Summit Golf Brands 2 years ago from New York City-based Polo Ralph Lauren
, where he
had served as Vice President-Golf & Tennis
since April 2007.
had directed Polo Ralph Lauren
's golf and tennisdivisions' sales, marketing, merchandising and design departments.
Draddy began his professional career as a Designer for Joseph Abboud Sportswear at GFT USA, followed by stints as Senior Designer-Men's Apparel at The Timberland Company; Vice President-Design, Merchandising at Bobby Jones/Hickey Freeman; Vice President-Design for "hickey," Hickey Freeman's sub-brand label; and then his most recent position at Polo Ralph Lauren.