Donna Bonn Designs makes a big splash
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Donna Bonn Designs is quickly gaining interest among the ladies pro circuits. On the scene since August 2009 at the Fall PGA Show in Las Vegas, this line has made some serious headway in the world of golf apparel and fashion.
What’s made this journey somewhat easier than most? Connections.
Donna Lippstreu Bonn comes from a family of golfers. Her father played on the PGA Tour during the 1969-70 season and her maternal grandmother was a teaching professional. She was an AJGA All-American and played at the University of Arizona. Bonn currently plays to a plus-0.2 handicap and said she shot 68 two week ago. She’s got serious game!
When it came to focusing on her clothing line, Bonn took advantage of her unique connections, reaching out to some of her LPGA friends. Leta Lindley, the 2008 Corning Classic winner, helped Bonn identify some players who could be potential ambassadors for DBD. To date, Bonn has racked up seven great girls to wear the DBD clothes.
• Anna Grzebien, former Duke All-American and 2005 NCAA Championship medalist
• Brandi Jackson, former Furman standout and 2003 NCAA East Regional champion
• Mallory Blackwelder, former NGCA All-American Scholar and SEC Academic Team at Kentucky
• Ashley Prange, former University of North Carolina All-American and winner of 2006 Golf Channel’s “Big Break V: Hawaii”
• Sara Brown, two-time Female Athlete of the Year at Michigan State
• Gerina Mendoza, former University of Texas-El Paso player, who appeared on Golf Channel’s “Big Break: Prince Edward Island”
• Rachel Conner, from Manchester, England, who will be starting her rookie year on the Duramed Futures Tour
With fit and fashion at the forefront of Donna Bonn Designs’ mission, this brand is off to a flying start. The longer-fitting polos have some serious stretch, detailed ruching and various embellishments, including some bling down the placard of the Seville polo, their No. 1 seller.
Be sure to keep your eye out for more stylish looks from DBD and the Bonn Girls.
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