About Rhode Island Apparel
Rhode Island Apparel, based in Sandton, South Africa, has been all about promoting and selling the line of golf attire to Pro Shops and corporate businesses for almost 20 years. Rhode Island is owned by Global Golf, which began in 1995 as Global Golf Gloves, a one-employee business selling golf gloves to courses around the country. Within 20 years, Global Golf has grown into a multi-faceted company, currently employing over 150 quality staff stationed nationwide.
Look out for our latest releases including the Slash, Ravine, Carbon and Shoreham, which will be in stores throughout South Africa in due course. We’ve also updated our ever-popular Bahama Breeze range of shirts that come in a range of 19 different colours. Rhode Island Apparel is about offering cutting edge fashion at an affordable price.
Brand Manager – Greg Petzer
Greg Petzer has already enjoyed a lengthy career in the golf industry at only 36 years of age. It started at a young age playing for his province, then completing a diploma in sport administration & marketing and going on to gain his PGA diploma whilst working at Pecanwood Golf & Country Club. Greg spent 7 years at Pecanwood starting as the assistant golf professional and went on to become the head golf pro.
An opportunity abroad saw him do a 5 year stint in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, as the General Manager of the Mines Resort & Golf Club. Upon his return to SA, Greg tried his hand at playing the game he loves for a living. He campaigned on the IGT pro tour in 2011 and went on to gain his tour card for the Sunshine Tour for the 2012 season.
An opportunity to join Global Golf presented itself and with the strains of playing golf for a living, he took the opportunity with both hands. As Brand Manager for Rhode Island, he is very excited for the prospects of this home grown South African brand.