LINKSOUL founder John Ashworth to make Hundred Hole Hike for charity

OCEANSIDE, Calif. -- LINKSOUL announces that Chief Creative Officer John Ashworth will participate in the inaugural Hundred Hole Hike, walking and playing more than 100 holes on July 16 to benefit the San Diego-Based After School All-Stars and North County Junior Golf Association.
Ashworth - the iconic golf-lifestyle apparel designer who previously created the Ashworth and Fidra brands - is striving to reach his goal of completing 108 holes on Center City Golf Course at Goat Hill, which is widely recognized as San Diego's oldest layout.

"I'm honored and excited to combine golf with the opportunity to raise money for kids in need," says Ashworth. "This is a real challenge for the mind and body, and I hope my legs can make it!"

For more information on the initiative and details on how to make a pledge, please visit hundredholehike.com/golfers/john-ashworth. Any amount helps and support is greatly appreciated.

"It's outstanding to count John among the society of dedicated men and women using their passion for the game as a vehicle to better the lives of others," says Hundred Hole Hike founder Jim Colton. "He's selected two stellar organizations with a proven track record of helping the greater San Diego community."
After School All-Stars provides free, daily comprehensive programs that keep middle school youth safe while helping them achieve academically and in life. It offers a range of activities during out of school hours with a focus on nurturing minds, bodies and spirits. These incorporate health and fitness, independent learning and enrichment opportunities.

A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the North County Junior Golf Association's mission is to make junior golf fun, affordable and accessible for parents and junior golfers alike. Since 1967, North County Junior Golf has organized tournaments and clinics for golfers of all skill levels.

About Hundred Hole Hike

Hundred Hole Hike (HHH) is a global network of golf marathons where participants plan to walk and play 100 or more holes in one day to raise money for various worthwhile charitable causes. It includes events at many courses ranked among the Top 100 by leading golf publications.

Managed by One Divot - a charity that aims to help change the world for the better one divot at a time - HHH is inspired by the success of the Ben Cox 155. Launched in 2011 at Ballyneal Golf & Hunt Club in Holyoke, CO, that event saw club member Jim Colton walk 155 holes in one day and raise more than $110,000 for Cox, a Ballyneal caddie paralyzed in a skiing accident.

The goal of the Hundred Hole Hike is to take the same passion and energy that fueled the Ben Cox 155 to a grander scale. Instead of one golfer at one club for one cause, the HHH includes golfers at clubs worldwide, all walking to raise money for a variety of worthwhile causes.

More information: www.hundredholehike.com

About LINKSOUL John Ashworth & Co. and LINKSOUL CLUB custom branding

More a philosophy than a brand, the mission of LINKSOUL is to reconnect golfers with the art and soul of the game. Crafted by legendary apparel designer John Ashworth - founder of the Ashworth and Fidra brands - LINKSOUL represents the evolution of his fashion sensibilities for a golfer's way of life.
The LINKSOUL John Ashworth & Co. collection is marked by a return to luxurious, lightweight cotton. Remarkably easy to care for and incredibly comfortable, the garments provide true and natural performance and are an ideal alternative to 100 percent polyester clothing.

Founded in 2005 and formerly known as Pima Direct, LINKSOUL CLUB custom branding is a leader in custom branded apparel for the golf industry. It offers unprecedented value and industry-best margins and services nearly 2,000 accounts worldwide - including Ryder Cup, major championships and PGA Tour event sites. The collection features a full-range of tops, bottoms, sweaters and outerwear crafted from rich materials like SUPIMA cotton and eco-friendly tech blends.

More information: www.linksoul.com, 510.618.1200

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